RE: jfw for the blind or visually impaired

  • From: "Kimsan Song" <kimsansong@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 17:29:39 -0700


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



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

----- 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

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

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Take care.


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