xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> Freedom Scientific - Products for the Visually Impaired : RSS : Training : Rss http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/training.asp The Freedom Scientific Training Department's motto is, "Power to work, power to learn, power to grow." We have grown over the years and have created some wonderful training materials that we want to share with you. Please take advantage of all of the training information and materials we have posted here on our site. We hope you will come back often to see what is new. Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:21:18 GMT ListGarden Program 1.3.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss PAC Mate Omni Training in DAISY Text and Audio Format Now Available! http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training.asp <p>The first new DAISY book for the PAC Mate Omni is now available for download! This DAISY book is in both text and narrated audio format. These new DAISY books are in the process of being created, and more will follow in the coming days. Be sure to get the first one, <a href="ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/WebFiles/daisy/IntroToPACMateOmniQX.exe">Introduction to the PAC Mate Omni QX (DAISY 3.7MB)</a>, and check back soon for more.</p> <p>In addition, for those who just want to hear the audio, the MP3 files are being made available separately from the DAISY books. Go to the <a href="http://www.freedomscientific.com/downloads/training/training-downloads.asp#pmdl">PAC Mate training downloads</a> section of the training downloads page to find these and other great training files.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:29:52 GMT Training-2008-06-25-16-29-52 PowerPoint 2003 Training with JAWS and MAGic http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/accessibility.asp#powerpoint <p>Learn how to create and give PowerPoint&reg; 2003 presentations using JAWS&reg; screen reading software and MAGic&reg; screen magnification software. This lesson teaches you how to use the keyboard to create and give presentations, and includes a link to practice files.</p> <p>Some of the things you will learn include:</p> <ul> <li>Use JAWS or MAGic and the keyboard to create and present slide shows</li> <li>Set a background color for all slides in the presentation</li> <li>Use a photograph as a background for an entire slide</li> <li>Label pictures and objects with alternate text</li> <li>Use design templates in PowerPoint to choose a variety of different slides</li> <li>Navigate at the object as well as the text entry level of slides</li> <li>Insert a button to play a sound on a slide</li> <li>Use slide animation effects to fly in bullet points one at a time</li> <li>Rearrange animation effects for a more effective presentation</li> <li>Insert and be able to read speaker's notes during your presentation</li> <li>And much more!</li> </ul> <p>Go to the <a href="http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/training-powerpoint.asp" target=_blank">PowerPoint 2003 with JAWS and MAGic training page</a> now and get started, or use the link on that page to download the lesson along with practice files and work offline at your leisure.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2008 13:17:59 GMT Training-2008-06-25-13-17-59 Introduction to PAC Mate Omni from Jonathan Mosen, MP3 Audio http://www.freedomscientific.com/downloads/training/training-downloads.asp#new <p>Download the MP3 audio file from Jonathan Mosen introducing the PAC Mate Omni and hear some of the new features described and demonstrated.</p> <ul> <li><a href="ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/WebFiles/PACmateBX/PACMateOmniIntro.zip">Introduction To the PAC Mate Omni by Jonathan Mosen (MP3 32.4MB)</a></li> </ul> Thu, 19 Jun 2008 19:33:44 GMT Training-2008-06-19-19-33-44 Creating Accessible Forms in Excel using Input Messages, New DAISY Book! http://www.freedomscientific.com/training.asp <p>A new DAISY book that teaches how to create accessible forms in Excel® is available from the Training Department.</p> <p>Authors of workbooks using the Microsoft® spreadsheet program Excel can use the Input Message feature of Excel to create accessible forms that provide outstanding feedback and instructions for users of JAWS® screen reader software and MAGic® screen magnification software. Hyperlinks can be used to expedite navigation within the form for JAWS and MAGic users.</p> <p>The new book is available for download in the JAWS and MAGic sections of the <a href="http://www.freedomscientific.com/downloads/training/training-downloads.asp">Training Downloads</a> page. The title of the book is Creating Accessible Forms in Excel using Input Messages and is offered in a text-only DAISY format.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:17:00 GMT Training-2008-04-11-16-09-26 Training Lab in Saint Petersburg now Using Office 2007 and Windows Vista When you visit the Saint Petersburg Training Headquarters to attend one of our hands-on workshops, you receive training in JAWS and MAGic using the latest versions of Windows Vista® and Office 2007! If you are new to working in either of these environments, consider signing up for one of our workshops soon, even if you have been to training here previously! Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:16:00 GMT Training-2008-04-11-16-08-06 Training Downloads - New Web Page from the Training Department! http://www.freedomscientific.com/downloads/training/training-downloads.asp A new Web page with links for training materials has been posted by the Freedom Scientific Training Department. The Training Downloads page is your <b>one-stop source</b> for finding all of the free training materials we have available! Find that DAISY book or MP3 file you are looking for. Find training for multiple products in one place, instead of having to search through several different product pages. Please take advantage of all of the training information and materials we have posted here. We hope you will come back often to see what is new! Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:15:00 GMT Training-2008-04-11-15-57-21 The Hadley School for the Blind to Sponsor a Webinar on JAWS and MAGic Training Resources http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/training.asp <p>Eric Damery and Dan Clark from Freedom Scientific join George Abbott, Dean of Educational Programs and Instruction at the Hadley School for the Blind, on Wednesday, November 28, at 3:00 PM CST and 21:00 GMT, to discuss training resources for teachers, trainers, and users of JAWS® for Windows® screen reading software and MAGic® screen magnification software. Eric and Dan each have more than 10 years of adaptive technology industry experience, and work constantly to improve the methods and delivery of training materials.</p> <p>To participate, please <a href="http://www.hadley.edu/seminar">register for the seminar</a> well in advance to get a password.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2007 16:45:00 GMT Training-2008-03-25-13-31-08 Basic Training for JAWS 9 Posted in DAISY and MP3 Format - Brand New! http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/training.asp <p>The brand new JAWS 9 Basic Training has been posted in both DAISY (text and audio) and MP3 formats. The Basic Training for JAWS 9 was completely redone and recorded in Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007. This DAISY book contains almost nine hours of comprehensive training for all the essential functions of JAWS, including practice files you can use to follow along. You'll learn everything you need to know to get started quickly with JAWS and how to make use of its extensive set of features.</p> <p>Download the <a href="ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/WebFiles/daisy/JAWS9BasicTraining.exe">Basic Training lessons complete DAISY files for JAWS 9 (325 MB)</a>.</P> <p>For the JAWS 9 Basic Training in MP3 format, you have a choice of downloading the entire package or individual MP3 files. Visit the <a href="http://www.freedomscientific.com/training/JAWS_training_hq.asp#basic">MP3 download section for JAWS 9 Basic Training</a> to view the different modules available. New modules include:</p> <ul> <li>The Adjust JAWS Options Dialog Box <li>The JAWS Startup Wizard <li>Office 2007 with MAGic and JAWS <li>Script Writing with MAGic and JAWS <li>And much more! </ul> Fri, 09 Nov 2007 19:45:00 GMT Training-2008-03-25-13-31-26 What's New for JAWS 9 Posted - New! The What's New for JAWS 9 is now available for download in both DAISY and MP3 format! Get a preview of what's coming and listen as Eric Damery, Product Manager for JAWS, discusses The JAWS Startup Wizard, HTML formatting retained when selecting, copying, and pasting, the newly designed INSERT V JAWS options dialog box, and many other new additions! Download the What's New for JAWS 9 in one of the following formats: <ul> <li><a href="ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/WebFiles/daisy/WhatIsNew9.exe">What's New in JAWS 9.0 (DAISY 29 MB)</a> <li><a href="ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/WebFiles/JAWS/WhatIsNew9.zip">What's New for JAWS 9.0 (27 MB)</a> </ul> Fri, 09 Nov 2007 19:40:00 GMT Training-2008-03-25-13-31-37 Basic Training for MAGic 11 Posted in DAISY and MP3 Format - Brand New! http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/magic_training_hq.asp#basic <p> The brand new MAGic 11 Basic Training has been posted in both DAISY (text and audio) and MP3 formats. The Basic Training for MAGic 11 was completely redone and recorded in Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007. This DAISY book contains over five hours of comprehensive training for all the essential functions of MAGic, including practice files you can use to follow along. You'll learn everything you need to know to get started quickly with MAGic and how to make use of its extensive set of features. </p> <p> Download the <a href="ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/WebFiles/daisy/MAGic11BasicTrainingDAISY.exe"> Basic Training lessons complete DAISY files for MAGic 11 (190 MB)</a>. </p> <p> For the MAGic 11 Basic Training in MP3 format, you have a choice of downloading the entire package or individual MP3 files. Visit the <a href="http://www.freedomscientific.com//Training/MAGic_training_hq.asp#mp3" target="_blank"> MP3 download section for MAGic 11 Basic Training</a> to view the different modules available. New modules include: </p> <ul> <li>Office 2007 with MAGic and JAWS</li> <li>SayAll and Alternate SayAll with RealSpeak Solo&reg; SAPI 5 synthesizer for MAGic</li> <li>Focus Enhancements</li> <li>Script Writing with MAGic and JAWS</li> <li>And much more!</li> </ul> Fri, 07 Sep 2007 15:01:00 GMT Training-2008-03-25-13-31-54 Introduction to Vista for MAGic and JAWS Revised http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/training.asp <p> The DAISY book <strong><i>XTraJAWSAndMAGicIntroToVista</i></strong> has been revised. Because the installer puts them in the proper place for either JAWS or MAGic users to find them, please download the appropriate version. JAWS users please download <a href="ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/WebFiles/daisy/XTraJAWSAndMAGicIntroToVista.exe">XTraIntroToVistaJAWS</a> and MAGic users please download <a href="ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/WebFiles/daisy/XTraMAGicIntroToVista.exe">XTraIntroToVistaMAGic</a>. Note that the books are exactly identical in content, they just install to the proper location for each product.</p> <p> These books are also available on the JAWS and MAGic Training Headquarters Web pages in MP3 format.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2007 15:00:00 GMT Training-2008-03-25-13-32-37 What's New for MAGic 11.0 http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/MAGic_training_hq.asp#WhatIsNew <p>The What's New for MAGic 11.0 is now available for download in both DAISY and MP3 format! Get a preview of what's coming and listen as Dusty Voorhees, Senior Product Manager, discusses Windows Vista™ support, Microsoft Office 2007 support, the inclusion of the new RealSpeak Solo speech synthesizer, the new Focus Enhancement feature, and many other new additions! Download the What's New for MAGic 11.0 in one of the following formats:</p> <ul> <li><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/WebFiles/daisy/WhatIsNewMAGic11.exe">What's New for MAGic 11.0 - DAISY format</a></font></li> <li><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/WebFiles/MAGic/WhatIsNewMAGic11.zip">What's New for MAGic 11.0 - MP3 format</a></font></li> </ul> Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:46:00 GMT Training-2008-03-25-13-35-35 MAGic Keystrokes List Updated http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/MAGic_training_hq.asp#keys <p>To coincide with the release of the MAGic 11.0 public beta, the MAGic Keystrokes Web page has been updated. We've added new keystrokes and made some corrections in the Microsoft Excel keystrokes section. It contains a list of all the <a href="http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/MAGicKeystrokes.htm" target="_blank">MAGic keystrokes</a> in one HTML page. Use the MAGic list of headings to move to the keystroke section you want or use the Find command to search through the entire document to search for different items. An updated version of the <a href="http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/MAGicKeystrokes.pdf.zip">MAGic keystrokes in accessible PDF format</a> is also available for download.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:45:00 GMT Training-2008-03-25-13-36-16 JAWS and MAGic: an Introduction to Windows Vista - New DAISY book http://www.freedomscientific.com/training/JAWS_training_hq.asp#Vista <p>NEW from the Training Department at Freedom Scientific!</p> <p>Be the first to get your copy of the free book that introduces JAWS and MAGic users to the Windows Vista environment! This brand new DAISY book is available for download on the Freedom Scientific JAWS Training Headquarters Web page. The new book is formatted in both text and audio DAISY format, proven to be the best for all-around learning. Read it at your own pace with JAWS or MAGic, or sit back and relax as you listen to the narrated audio. One hour and 18 minutes in length, topics covered in this book include:</p> <ul> <li>Installing JAWS or MAGic in Windows Vista (installation, authorization, activation, startup wizard, and RealSpeak Solo synthesizer installation)</li> <li>User Account Control (UAC) - What is it? How do I enable or disable it?</li> <li>Main parts of the Windows Vista Screen</li> <li>Main parts of the Start menu (search edit field, all programs, right pane, tab order in the Start menu, turning off the computer)</li> <li>Uninstall or Change a Program</li> <li>Windows Vista Explorer</li> <li>Volume Mixer</li> <li>Sidebar and Gadgets</li> </ul> <p>Visit the <a href="http://www.freedomscientific.com/training/JAWS_training_hq.asp" target="_blank">JAWS Training Headquarters</a> and choose the link <a href="ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/WebFiles/daisy/XTraJAWSAndMAGicIntroToVista.exe" target="_blank">JAWS and MAGic: an Introduction to Windows Vista</a> to begin the download. The book is also available on the JAWS Training Headquarters in MP3 format.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2007 18:30:00 GMT Training-2008-03-25-13-36-25 NEW! Supporting and Teaching Windows with JAWS and MAGic, Now Includes Using MAGic With JAWS http://www.freedomscientific.com/training/JAWS_training_workshops.asp#Descriptions <p>As JAWS and MAGic continue to grow and improve, so has our training. If you have not attended a JAWS workshop in the last few years, you'll want to get caught up with the latest features and techniques. Now includes MAGic as part of the documentation and training. Use both JAWS and MAGic together during the workshop and experience the total solution! Read more about our extended training on the JAWS training <a href="http://www.freedomscientific.com/training/JAWS_training_workshops.asp">workshops page</a> and sign up now to enhance your skill set.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2007 18:30:00 GMT Training-2008-03-25-13-36-46 Laptop Keystrokes DAISY Book http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/JAWS_training_hq.asp#Laptop <p><i>Laptop Keystrokes with JAWS</i> is the latest new free DAISY book from the Freedom Scientific Training Department. This brand new text and audio DAISY book is posted on the <a href=" http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/JAWS_training_hq.asp" target="_blank">JAWS Training Headquarters</a> page. <i>Laptop Keystrokes with JAWS</i> shows you how to make the most of JAWS when using a laptop keyboard instead of a regular desktop keyboard.</p> <ul> <li>Learn why power JAWS users set JAWS to laptop layout even when they are using a regular keyboard.</li> <li>Use the included sample practice document to practice laptop reading commands with JAWS.</li> <li>Use the included complete list of JAWS keystrokes to find other keystrokes you may not be familiar with.</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.freedomscientific.com/training/JAWS_training_hq.asp#Laptop" target="_blank"> <i>Laptop Keystrokes with JAWS</i></a> is available for download today! The new DAISY book is 17 minutes in length and will prove invaluable to students and business people alike who routinely use a laptop with JAWS.</p> Thu, 10 May 2007 12:15:00 GMT Training-2008-03-25-13-36-57 Supporting and Teaching Windows with JAWS--Updated, Now Five Days http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/JAWS_training_workshops.asp#Descriptions <p>As JAWS continues to grow and improve, so has our training. If you have not attended a JAWS workshop in the last few years, you'll want to get caught up with the latest features and techniques. Read more about our extended training on the JAWS <a href="http://www.freedomscientific.com/training/JAWS_training_workshops.asp">training workshops</a> page and sign up now to enhance your skill set.</p> Thu, 10 May 2007 12:10:00 GMT Training-2008-03-25-13-37-06 MAGic Keystrokes Guide http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/MAGic_training_hq.asp#keys <p>New from the Training Department! Now available: a list of all the <a href="http://www.freedomscientific.com/training/MAGicKeystrokes.htm">MAGic keystrokes</a> in one HTML page. Use the MAGic list of headings to move to the keystroke section you want or use the Find command to search through the entire document to search for different items. A version of the <a href="http://www.freedomscientific.com/training/MAGicKeystrokes.pdf.zip">MAGic keystrokes in PDF format</a> is also available.</p> Thu, 10 May 2007 12:05:00 GMT Training-2008-03-25-13-37-15 New JAWS Training Workshops Posted http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/JAWS_training_workshops.asp#scheduleOL <p>JAWS Training in Athens, Georgia, July 10-11, 2007, at Advanced Learning Technologies (ALT)</p> <p> The <a href="http://www.amac.uga.edu/" target="_blank">Alternative Media Access Center</a> (AMAC) will host a two-day training seminar on the use of JAWS, a powerful accessibility solution that reads information on the computer screen using synthesized speech. The seminar will be held July 10th and 11th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the offices of Advanced Learning Technologies in Athens. <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;hl=en&amp;tab=wl&amp;q=2500%20Daniels%20Bridge%20Road,%20Building%20300,%20Athens,%20GA%2030606" target="_blank">(Directions to ALT)</a> </p> <p> The seminar is free to participants from University System of Georgia (USG) schools who are members of AMAC. The cost is $150.00 for participants from USG non-member schools, and $300.00 for participants from other institutions. Seating is limited to 15 and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Lunch is not included in the registration. CEUs are available. </p> <p> In addition to its screen reading capabilities, JAWS, by Freedom Scientific provides many useful commands that make it easier to use programs, edit documents, and read Web pages. With a refreshable braille display, JAWS also can provide braille output in addition to, or instead of, speech. An array of versatile features and customizable options lets the user tailor JAWS for individual needs and preferences. </p> <p> To register for the seminar please visit the <a href="http://www.amac.uga.edu/training.php" target="_blank"> training Web page for AMAC</a>. </p> Thu, 10 May 2007 12:00:00 GMT Training-2008-03-25-13-37-34 Sitemap AROGA Marketing Group - Québec Office
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