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JAWS Topics: Phonetic Announcement

JAWS contains an auditory feedback feature called "phonetic announcement" that is both useful to some users and annoying to others.  Today, I will provide a...
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Using High Contrast Themes in Windows 10

This past month at my internship, I found that I was experiencing a stronger aversion to light than I normally do, so I decided to try using high contrast...
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Windows 10 May Update

Developers continuously work on improving their software. Windows 10 (May 2019 release) has numerous accessibility improvements including: Bigger, brighter...
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JAWS Topics: Basic Navigation

In order to become an independent screen reader user on the computer, you will need to know how to navigate.  Today, I will discuss the most basic skills for...
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JAWS Topics Series Announcement & First Post: Typing Feedback

JAWS Topics Series Announcement Hi there y'all! Allen here from Nashville.  I wanted to put it out there that I have decided that there's no better time than...
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Improved View in MS Word!

Microsoft Word is one of the most used programs in the world, a productivity juggernaut of a program within the Microsoft Office suite.  Inevitably, we are all...
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Windows Magnifier: Have Magnifier Follow

One of the key philosophies I hold is that I should teach my students to use AT solutions that are easily attainable after they graduate from high school.  The...
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Upcoming Windows 10 software updates

Windows 10 Insiders share information about Windows 10 Build 18298 and the upcoming major Windows 10 upgrade. Windows Insiders is a program for Windows users...
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Producing Nemeth Code Through MathType, Word, and Duxbury

What's the big deal with this solution? Teachers of students with visual impairments are often strapped for time as it is, driving between schools to serve...
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New Narrator Guide

Narrator is the native Windows 10 screen reader. With the recent release of Windows 10 (version 1809), comes improvements in Narrator and a new Narrator User...
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Narrator Update: Podcast Demo

In this 30 minute podcast, David Woodbridge demonstrates the new and improved Narrator (MP3) features currently available in the beta version of Narrator....
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JAWS 2018 Updates

Freedom Scientific shares exciting new JAWS updates. Here is a quick list of new features: JAWS Version Number Change - JAWS versions will now be labeled by...
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Windows 10 in S Mode

According to Microsoft's website, "Windows 10 Education in S mode is designed to give schools the familiar, robust, and productive features they count on from...
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Windows 10 Build 17692: Accessibility and more!

Microsoft is constantly working on improving their software. Recently released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17692 has a number of exciting new features...
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Windows 10 Spring Creators Update and Freedom Scientific

Freedom Scientific carefully reviews each software beta release in order to keep their products compatible. For users who ". . . use a dongle to authorize...
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HP Sprout For Low Vision Accessibility Review

When I visited my college to set up my disability services file in April 2015 (read more about creating a disabilities file here), my mom and I decided to stop...
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What's new with NVDA

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a popular free screen reader which enables blind and visually impaired users to access computers. Like all software...
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New Accessibility Features in Windows 10 Fall Creators and Redstone 4

New features for Fall Creators Update Like JAWS and NVDA, keyboard help is now available in Narrator. Press Caps+1 to turn on or off. This feature tells you...
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How to edit default apps with JAWS: video tutorial

 Microsoft understands that users have personal preferences and provides users with the means to change the default settings in built-in apps. You can also...
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How to Fix Magnifier issues after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Are you experiencing jerky movements or jumping around the screen when using Magnifier with the Windows 10 update? The Windows 10 Fall Creators update has two...
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Windows 10 JAWS Text Tutorial: Notification Area and Action Center

This is a text tutorial, provided freely by The W-10 and Jaws group, anyone may freely share this file. Author: Jim Flusche This text file is updated to the...
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Windows 10 version 1709 update for screen readers

On October 17, 2017, Windows 10 Fall Creator's Edition, version 1709 will be rolled out. This is a major update with new features and refines the user...
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Microsoft Edge Accessibility with JAWS and NVDA

Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft.  Edge is included in Windows 10 and is replacing Internet Explorer as the default web browser on all...
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Low Vision Access in Windows 10

Note: This article is written from the point of view of a teacher of the visually impaired. For a student perspective, please see “Accessibility Settings for...
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Microsoft's Eye-Tracking System Review

Microsoft recently announced the new built-in eye-tracking technology for Windows.  This technology is currently available for beta tesing. Eye-tracking...
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Eye Control: Eye Tracking in Windows 10

Microsoft recently announced an upcoming accessibility feature for Windows 10, called Eye Control. This feature supports users with severe motor issues to be...
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Using and Editing a Microsoft Word Document

Below is a video demonstrating the basic JAWS commands used to navigate and edit a Microsoft Word document. Commands I Used:   Alt + P, O — command to...
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Change eBooks Into Perfect Text: Codex

Using a program called Codex, you can change Kindle, Bookshare, ePUB, other ebooks, and more into Microsoft Word Text. Watch Codex Video by KaleighJRain Editor...
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Will JAWS, ZoomText, and MAGic work with Windows 10 Creators update?

The next major Windows update, Window 10 Creators, is scheduled for public release in April 11, 2017.  If you are using JAWS, ZoomText or MAGic applications,...
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KNFB Reader is now available for Windows 10 Devices

KNFB Reader was first released in 2014, as a fully accessible application that enables users who are visually impaired and blind to quickly and easily access...
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Creating Math Material Using HTML and MathML -- Accessible on Windows or iOS Devices

Learn how to transform math material such as worksheets and textbooks into HTML content that students can access on iOS devices or a WINDOWS computer. I am...
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Windows 10 and Screen Readers

Windows 10 - the latest version of Windows from Microsoft - includes Cortana, virtual desktops, a new web browser called Microsoft Edge and other exciting...
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Accessibility Improvements for Windows 10

Want to know more about the accessibility of the newly released Windows 10 Build 15002?   More inclusive experience out of the box Narrator support for...
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Can a Tablet Really Replace Your Traditional Notebook?

A few months back, Apple released a commercial advertising the iPad Pro. In it, they position the iPad as a full-fledged computer, in other words, one that can...
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What's New in Office 365: October 2016

Check out the new Office 365 for Microsoft Windows!  There are a number of new features including in 2016, including  Editor (spelling, grammar, writing...
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The Ultimate Guide to Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 10 has keyboard shortcuts that help you navigate around the interface, gets apps in position, trigger events, change settings and more.  David Nield...
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Ranking Screen Readers in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

James Oates reviews the top three screen readers - JAWS, NVDA and Narrator - using Windows 10 Anniversary Update.  The results might surprise you!  Below is...
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Windows 10 Upgrade for Assistive Technology Users

For the general public, the free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends on July 29, 2016.  However, if you use assistive technologies, you can still receive the...
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Future Improvements to Narrator in Windows 10

Learn about the future improvements to Narrator for Windows 10.  The Narrator website includes details about each feature and the hotkey commands that...
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Using Mail for Windows 10 with Narrator

Learn how to use the Mail app with Windows 10 running Narrator, the built-in screen reader. Microsoft Support offers clearly written instruction and videos on...

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