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Use the Smart Glance Feature of JAWS and Fusion to Discover Web Page Highlights

To grab users’ attention, web content designers often highlight certain key text or areas of a page, for example by using a larger font or a specific color combination that stands out. On some pages, these high traffic areas may be indicated using a heading or other element that screen reading software recognizes. Unfortunately, these… Continue Reading Use the Smart Glance Feature of JAWS and Fusion to Discover Web Page Highlights

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Help is Just a Keystroke Away

One of the biggest barriers faced by people experiencing vision loss is access to reliable transportation. Lack of transportation has kept some people from coming to the Council for technology help. In recent years, we have been working to overcome this barrier by offering technology instruction using remote access. Remote access means a staff member… Continue Reading Help is Just a Keystroke Away

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Access Technology Tip: Making it Easier to Participate in Online Meetings

In recent years, many of us have participated in online virtual meetings. For individuals who use synthetic speech to access information—such as screen readers or screen magnification software—it can be a challenge to participate in these meetings while listening to the computer speak. Freedom Scientific has recently introduced a new feature in both JAWS and… Continue Reading Access Technology Tip: Making it Easier to Participate in Online Meetings

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Changes on the Way from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled

Thanks to technological improvements at the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) over the last several years, people who want to continue reading have more options than ever. And more digital advances are on the way. Created by a 1931 Act of Congress, NLS is a free braille and talking book… Continue Reading Changes on the Way from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled

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The JAWS logo and the words Jaws Smart Glance

Use the Smart Glance Feature of JAWS and Fusion to Discover Web Page Highlights

To grab users’ attention, web content designers often highlight certain key text or areas of a page, for example by using a larger font or a specific color combination that stands out. On some pages, these high traffic areas may be indicated using a heading or other element that screen reading software recognizes. Unfortunately, these… Continue Reading Use the Smart Glance Feature of JAWS and Fusion to Discover Web Page Highlights

Remote Incident Manager logo

Help is Just a Keystroke Away

One of the biggest barriers faced by people experiencing vision loss is access to reliable transportation. Lack of transportation has kept some people from coming to the Council for technology help. In recent years, we have been working to overcome this barrier by offering technology instruction using remote access. Remote access means a staff member… Continue Reading Help is Just a Keystroke Away

Illustration of people participating in a virtual meeting

Access Technology Tip: Making it Easier to Participate in Online Meetings

In recent years, many of us have participated in online virtual meetings. For individuals who use synthetic speech to access information—such as screen readers or screen magnification software—it can be a challenge to participate in these meetings while listening to the computer speak. Freedom Scientific has recently introduced a new feature in both JAWS and… Continue Reading Access Technology Tip: Making it Easier to Participate in Online Meetings

Close-up view of person inserting cartridge in digital player

Changes on the Way from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled

Thanks to technological improvements at the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) over the last several years, people who want to continue reading have more options than ever. And more digital advances are on the way. Created by a 1931 Act of Congress, NLS is a free braille and talking book… Continue Reading Changes on the Way from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled