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Friday, May 4, 2012

Screen Reader Showdown

The Saturday Technology Training Session for May 5th, 2012 will feature demos of new products from Freedom Scientific and TCS Associates followed by a Screen Reader Showdown between JAWS, Window Eyes and NVDA.

Jerry Marindin from Freedom Scientific will demo the new Focus 40 Blue Refreshable Braille display and input, and Matt Belcher from TCS will demo Braille notetakers, the Braille Pen 12 refreshable Braille display and input which works with iOs, and the Orabis read-aloud text reader and a magnifier. 

After these demos three volunteers will use JAWS, WindowEyes and NVDA to perform a list of tasks and compare the various features and capabilities of the screen readers.  This Screen Reader Showdown is modeled on Jamal Mazrui’s Dueling Operating Systems event from CSUN 2008, and may use some of the same tasks.  Thanks to Zuhair Mahmoud for volunteering to use JAWS, John Herzog for volunteering to use NVDA and Lloyd Rasmussen for volunteering to use Window Eyes.

Saturday Technology Training Session
1:00PM to 4:00PM,
May 5th, 2012
Room 215, Adaptive Services
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street NW

Saturday Technology Training Sessions occur on the first and third Saturday of each month in room 215, Adaptive Services Division of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  They focus on the topic of adaptive technology as it relates to employment for people with disabilities.  The library is located at 901 G Street, NW Washington DC 20001, diagonally across the street from the 9th street exit of the Gallery Place Chinatown Metro stop, or two blocks from the 11th and G exit of Metro Center.  There is no public parking at the MLK Library. 

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