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  1. 1. Lina KolkerTouro CollegeEdSE 650 OQProfessor Yvette ColonASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY:JAWS for Windows Screen Reader
  2. 2. WHAT IS JAWS? JAWS for Windows is an assistive technology device that reads information on a computer screen using synthesized speech
  3. 3. BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS JAWS makes it possible for students who are blind not only to receive information from the screen but also interact with and work in a computer environment. Easy to use keystroke commands for: using programs editing documents reading Web pages
  4. 4. BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS For students who are both blind and deaf, JAWS provides an output in Braille. Compatibility with refreshable Braille displays allows for Braille output in addition to, or instead of, speech
  5. 5. BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS The new Convenient OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature enables the user to interact with any image on the screen that includes text. Examples: PDF files set up screens for applications DVD menu selection screen
  7. 7. JAWS IS COMPATIBLE WITH… Lotus Symphony Suite of IBM® tools word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation creation Lotus Notes® by IBM Microsoft® Office Suite MSN Messenger® Corel® WordPerfect Adobe® Acrobat Reader Internet Explorer™ Firefox™
  8. 8. COMPANY INFORMATION JAWS for Windows is manufactured by Freedom Scientific company URL: