Marie, your comments about eye strain and a limited field of vision were also in my mind when I referred in a previous message to being able to read enlarged text efficiently. In any case, those factors are considered in a professionally done assistive technology evaluation, which apparently Kimsan's students are not getting. Gary King w4wkz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ----- Original Message ----- From: Marie Lyons To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:57 PM Subject: RE: jfw for the blind or visually impaired There are a group of visual disability that affect peripheral vision. That would mean you could get less of a word in your field of vision. It could have to do with eye strain as well. If you can see 20 point font but only read one letter at a time JAWS could be a very useful tool. Marie -----Original Message----- From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kimsan Song Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:36 PM To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: jfw for the blind or visually impaired Cy, That was my Original thought. I kind of figured that there were no criteria, which brought me to presenting this discussion or lack of... Where I work, I am part of a multidisciplinary team supporting blind and visually impaired school students and I have observed the teachers for the blind assess these students and reccomend jaws training. My confusion was why when these students are able to read 20 plus pt font just fine, why introduce them to jaws? and when they use computers else where its the same exact set up font wise etc. Meaning, the only time they use jaws is when they are in class with me... Anyways, thanks for your response. Take care.