Sam, Thank you for the input. From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of White Samuel L Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 4:32 AM To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: jfw for the blind or visually impaired Well, at one time I was at the point I could read 20 point text and had the opportunity to start with JAWs. I could still read, so why should I start using JAWs was my thinking. Well, I was wrong. My vision got worst and my computer skills using JAWs became very very frustrating (I almost gave up using the computer). But after long hours of studying, I was able to get back to using the computer almost as well as I use too. So, my long suggestion, is to learn it now. That way, at least the user will be able to see what JAWs is reading and how different what they hear and see are. It is very difficult to visualize what is on the screen when all you hear is text being read and 'graphic', 'graphic', 'graphic'. (and the reason JAWs only says 'graphic', is because the developer was to lazy to label or set the attribute with a name or title) Oh forgive me I digress. Because I am a developer and I know how easy it is to make an application accessible. So, let them learn it now. sam _____ From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kimsan Song Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:18 PM To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: jfw for the blind or visually impaired Hello: 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 individuals? 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.