Hi Everyone, My name’s……... Thank you all for coming, and welcome to the VI Workshop.
The idea of this workshop is that it’s an opportunity for you to ask questions about the various VI software that’s out there. I also have a presentation detailing some of the more popular software &, for those more familiar with the field, some slides detailing updates to the latest versions of the software.
JAWSby Freedom ScientificComplete Screen ReaderVery comprehensive & customizableIdeal for blind users or those with very low visionFull Braille support
SuperNova by DolphineReader - formally HalIncludes: Some Visual Features - highlighting curser options Basic and Advances Screen Reading Features Brail input and OutputMagnifier – formally LunarIncludes : Visual Features Advance magnification features 1x - 60x Item finderReader Magnifier– formal Lunar Plus Includes: the same as the reader and magnifier except for some advance screen reading featuresAccess Suite – Includes: All features availableDolphin Pen: any version on pen and also now includes a CD to put on one PC.
ZoomText byZoomText Magnifier Includes: Magnification 1x - x36Colour FilteringTalking setup ProgramZoomText Magnifier & ReaderIncludes: Magnification 1x - x36Colour Filtering Reading – ScreenReading, DocReader & AppReader Talking setup Program
Zoom-Twix - by AbiSeeInstantlyTakes a picture of a document -Scan 20 pages per minutesReads the document out loudZoomable long distance camera - capture what’s on a WhitboardDisplays it on screen in different ways.Saves documents in various formats. Pearl –by Freedom ScientificTakes Pictures of books docs etc - Scan 20 pages per minutesReads AllowedLive video magnification - to help fill forms outEnlarge and reformat textAdd comments and highlightsExport to other applications – Word or NotepadPortable access – fold up and carry.
Rubyby Freedom ScientificMagnification - 2x to 14x with handle extended 5x to 10x flat on the paperDifferent colours and contrasts modesUses 4 AAA rechargeable batteries - 2 hours continuous use 2 hour charge timeWeighs only 7.7 ouncesIntel reader by IntelCaptures Text and reads allowedStore space 4GB - can hold up to 600 processed pages (images and text) with up to 20 pages waiting to be processed or up to 500,000 text-only pagesUpload - Digital books and Daisy BooksRechargeable 6-cell lithium-ion DC7.4V, 3300 mAhCharging time approx. 150 minutesThe Intel Reader can - Play over 4 hours of text-to-speech or .mp3 audio with full charge
Only use if there are people who are familiar with the old software
Also supports Skype.Improved help – task based app sensitive help. Improved Speech – 4 improved verbosity schemes / separate speed for spelling / improved options for capital annoucement / fixed bug in word echoVisual – grayscale scheme / new mouse schemes / magnify opengl & dd3d apps Hotkeys – better laptop support / updated competitor hotkey emulationBraille input with HIMS Braille Sense Plus – write text directly into Windows apps incl. Contractions.
7 supportSmooth mouse panning in large magnificationAbility to write or download scripts which will allow more customisation.Vista support – improved stability / works at logon screenMore application support – office 2007 / Acrobat + Reader 8 / Firefox 2 + / Internet Explorer 8Visual enhancements – more colour schemes / preview window to see cursor enhancements
Any more questions, we’re around this afternoon so please feel free to harass us!
What’s New in JAWS 12?<br />Supports multi-monitor setups in Windows 7 & Vista.<br />Microsoft Office 10 support<br />FSReader (JAWS’ Daisy Reader) now included free.<br />Advanced Settings easier to navigate.<br />Text Analyser – picks up formatting errors.<br />Virtual Ribbon<br />
What’s New in SuperNova?<br />Support for W7 + 64-bit Citrix<br />Better Microsoft Office support.<br />Improved Help<br />Improved Speech<br />Enhanced Control Panel<br />Better Hotkey support for laptops.<br />Faster to start up.<br />Braille Input.<br />
What’s New in Zoomtext v9.1?<br />Windows 7 support.<br />Smooth Panning.<br />Support for Scripting.<br />Better support for Windows Vista.<br />More application support.<br />Visual enhancements.<br />
What’s New in Kurzweil 1000?<br />Now works with the Zoom-Twix camera as well as the traditional flat bed scanner.<br />Advantages;<br />Speed of the Zoom-Ex camera<br />Advanced features of Kurzweil 1000 (calendar, word processor, etc)<br />