RE: jfw for the blind or visually impaired

  • From: "White Samuel L" <Samuel.L.White@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 06:55:05 -0500

You teach a child to add, subtract, multiply and divide before you show
them to use a calculator, because one day the battery in the calculator
may die.

From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Kimsan Song
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:30 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: jfw for the blind or visually impaired


Thankyou for your input.

I am aware of the several magnification programs that exist but it seems
as if the powers that be are pushing for jaws training with my visually
impaired students and I think jaws will not be a good idea because the
students are mouse users using 28 pt font.

I just finished explaining to someone off list that I am just suppose to
teach jaws to my middle and high schoolers and if I even bring up screen
magnification programs or any other screen reader, it would just be shot

Back to the original inquory, it seems as if jaws is for the blind
(which I knew so don't laugh at me) I just get confused when the
teachers for the blind are having me teach jaws to students who depend
and work with the mouse.



From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of mike grove
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:40 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: jfw for the blind or visually impaired


 there are a number of different kinds of software for visually impaired
use.  jaws is by far the best screen reader i have found for an
individual that can nolonger read the print inspite of size. there are
some products that magnify the screen.  One in particular is zoom text.
i am now blind, but for the last thirty years i could see enough to
still read larger print. Now that i can't, i have switched to jaws.
those are just a few of the options.  i am sure that there are more.  i
hope this was of some help for u.  

        ----- Original Message ----- 

        From: Kimsan Song <mailto:kimsansong@xxxxxxxxxxx>  

        To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

        Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 6:18 PM

        Subject: jfw for the blind or visually impaired



        I wanted to post this here seeing as this mailing list gets lots
of traffick.

        My question is concerning the use of jaws and is the "screen"
reader mainly used for completely blind individuals or partially sighted

        I am not a teacher for the blind, so it is interesting to me
when a person is told due to his or her "lack of vision" jaws will be
reccomended. So, the question raised here is where would a persons
vision need to be at in order to use jaws? If someone can read 20 point
font or higher would jaws be necessary?

        Any feedback would be appreciated.

        Take care.


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