Bridges Resource Library

Freedom Scientific K-12 Student of the Month Program

Updated as of June 18, 2024.

About the Contest

The Freedom Scientific K-12 Student of the Month Program offers K-12 students the opportunity to highlight the benefits they enjoy using Freedom Scientific accessible assistive technology tools, like software (JAWS® screen reader, ZoomText® screen magnifier, and Fusion® screen reader/screen magnifier), refreshable braille displays (Focus Blue 14-cell, 40-cell, or 80-cell displays), portable magnifiers (RUBY®, RUBY® 10, RUBY® XL HD, RUBY® HD, and RUBY® 7 HD), and desktop magnifiers (ONYX® Deskset HD, ONYX® OCR, ONYX® PRO, TOPAZ® XL HD, TOPAZ® EZ HD, and TOPAZ® OCR).


  1. K-12 students in the U. S.
  2. Blind or have low vision
  3. Have shown a conscientious commitment to their educational objectives
  4. Use Freedom Scientific technology in pursuit of educational goals
  5. If chosen, must (a) complete permission forms and (2) make a short video about the student, the use of Freedom Scientific tools, and the student’s goals.


  • None; one student is chosen each month
  • “Any student nominations that are not selected will automatically be entered for the following month.”


  • $300 Amazon gift card
  • A five-year license of JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion software
  • A free, refurbished computer along with a free Home Annual license of JAWS or ZoomText.
  • Featured on Freedom Scientific’s blog and social media: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Nomination form

Contact the Bridges Helpdesk for More Information

Our Accessible web form


Text: Send to: (410) 357-1546

Voice mail: Call (410) 357-1546, leave a voice mail message, and we will return your call

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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