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Free, on-demand, high-quality, accessible training resources from Freedom Scientific (JAWS, Fusion, ZoomText, and Focus Blue Braille displays)!

Freedom Scientific provides wonderful tools: screen reading software, screen magnification software, a combination of both, and refreshable Braille displays. But Freedom Scientific does not stop there: they have created an immense pool of free and accessible training tools for students and teachers.

Did you know that JAWS provides access to Google products like Google Calendar, Docs, Sheets, and Slides?

Did you know that JAWS also provides access to Microsoft products, including Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Teams, and Skype?

Did you know that ZoomText users can harness the power of JAWS with Fusion—combining the best of screen reading and screen magnification software?

With technology demands increasing every day, we encourage you to explore the wealth of training resources available from Freedom Scientific and make this powerful accessible assistive technology work for you! Please check out our Freedom Scientific Resource Guide.

Also, Freedom Scientific’s Teaching Resources might be the perfect post-holiday gift for your teachers and parents.

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This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

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