Tag Archives: Freedom Scientific

JAWS 13: The First Screen Reader To Recognize Text In Images

By Curtis Chong On October 24, 2011, Freedom Scientific announced the release of JAWS® for Windows version 13.  Most significant about this newest release of JAWS is a new feature which Freedom Scientific calls Convenient OCR.  Simply put, Convenient OCR … Continue reading

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Web Page Reading: Have It Your Way

By Michael Barber Contributing Writer Burger King is not the only company who lets you “have it your way.”  When it comes to the automatic reading of a web page when it’s loaded, Freedom Scientific gives you a choice.  You … Continue reading

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CSUN: A recap from the week in San Diego

By Curtis Chong Contributing Writer From March 15-19, I attended the 26th annual CSUN International Technology & People with Disabilities Conference held in San Diego.  During the conference, I attended a number of formal sessions, visited with a few companies in … Continue reading

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Ruby magnifier a handy tool

By Julie Aufdenkamp Contributing Writer For some blind people with usable vision, a handheld CCTV may prove to be a valuable tool at work or home or anywhere in between.  I recently acquired one of these pocket-sized video magnifiers, called … Continue reading

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Microsoft Ribbon is accessible

By Curtis Chong Contributing Writer A significant new feature of the latest version of JAWS for Windows is the Virtual Ribbon. According to JAWS’ developer, Freedom Scientific, the Ribbon is a new menu style that is available in many new … Continue reading

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JAWS 12 shows some improvement

By Curtis Chong curtis.chong@blind.state.ia.us [tweetmeme service=”idbonline”] In early July, I attended a three-hour session conducted by Freedom Scientific  during which the company provided a sneak preview of JAWS for Windows Version 12. Freedom Scientific has been working on this newest … Continue reading

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