[Nfbnet-members-list] National Federation of the Blind to Distribute Freedom Scientific’s JAWS® Training Bundle

Wichmann, Jessica jwichmann at nfb.org
Wed Apr 22 21:40:44 UTC 2015


Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
<mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>cdanielsen at nfb.org

National Federation of the Blind to Distribute
Freedom Scientific’s JAWS® Training Bundle

NFB Independence Market to Sell Training Bundle Exclusively on NLS Cartridge

Baltimore, Maryland (April 22, 2015): 
<http://www.nfb.org/>The National Federation of 
the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for 
access by the blind to information and 
technology, is pleased to be distributing the Job 
Access with Speech (JAWS) Training Bundle 
developed by 
Scientific, the manufacturer of the powerful JAWS 
screen reader and other popular access 
technologies. The National Federation of the 
Blind Independence Market is exclusively selling 
the JAWS Training Bundle on cartridges designed 
for use with the free DAISY playback equipment 
available from the National Library Service for 
the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the 
Library of Congress (NLS). This training solution 
contains over fifty hours of training in the 
DAISY audio format on how to use JAWS with your 
computer. All training is performed by 
JAWS-certified instructors from Freedom 
Scientific. Topics include JAWS basics, using 
JAWS with Windows 7 and 8 and with Microsoft 
Office 2010 and 2013, using JAWS on the internet, 
reading PDF files with JAWS, and more.

Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National 
Federation of the Blind, said: “The National 
Federation of the Blind is committed to providing 
useful products and resources to blind Americans, 
and to ensuring that they have access to training 
on the use of cutting-edge technologies. Working 
with Freedom Scientific to make the JAWS Training 
Bundle available to more blind people in a format 
that they can easily use is certainly consistent 
with our mission and represents another great 
milestone in the productive relationship we are 
building with Freedom Scientific, one of the 
leading innovators in the access technology field.”

John Blake, CEO of Freedom Scientific, said: "Our 
JAWS Training Bundle is designed to complement 
the training provided by teachers of the visually 
impaired and to promote self-study. Thanks to the 
NFB’s support and commitment, this partnership 
will provide more students and professionals the 
opportunity to develop their computer skills to 
achieve their professional and personal goals.”

Ellen Ringlein, manager of the NFB Independence 
Market, said: “We are proud to offer the JAWS 
Training Bundle in this portable format, which 
affords users many advantages. Since the training 
content is on an NLS cartridge, legally blind 
individuals can obtain playback equipment from 
their library for the blind at no charge. 
Students can now study the JAWS training 
materials from the comfort of their own homes and 
learn at their own pace. It is easy to start and 
stop training, jump to or repeat particular 
lessons, and access specific parts of the 
training for reference whenever needed. 
Purchasing the training bundle is less expensive 
per hour than paying for one-on-one training. 
Offering the JAWS Training Bundle in this format 
represents exactly the kind of usefulness and 
convenience that we strive for in all of our NFB 
Independence Market product offerings.”

For more information about the JAWS Training 
Bundle on the NLS cartridge or other products and 
literature available from the NFB Independence 
Market, please email 
<mailto:independencemarket at nfb.org>independencemarket at nfb.org 
or call (410) 659-9314, extension 2216. You may 
also browse 
<https://nfb.org/independence-market>our catalog and ecommerce site online.


About the National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind knows that 
blindness is not the characteristic that defines 
you or your future. Every day we raise the 
expectations of blind people, because low 
expectations create obstacles between blind 
people and our dreams. You can live the life you 
want; blindness is not what holds you back.

About Freedom Scientific

Freedom Scientific is the leading worldwide 
provider of assistive technology products for 
those with vision impairments. The Company sells 
its products worldwide and has offices in Florida 
and Switzerland. The Company's products have been 
translated into 24 languages and are available in 55 countries.

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