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Freedom Scientific releases JAWS 15 screen reading software

Posted Oct 28, 2013 by Robert Kingett
JAWS has been one of the popular screen readers that incorporate features to make navigating the computer and web just as effortless, and in some cases, more effectively than the sighted populace.
Freedom Scientific is the leading worldwide provider of assistive technology products for those with vision impairments. The Company sells its products worldwide and has offices in Florida and Switzerland. The Company’s products have been translated into 24 languages and are available in 55 countries. Freedom also has a line of software products for those with learning disabilities.
Freedom Scientific today announced the release of version 15 of JAWS® for Windows, the world's premier screen reading software. This release includes support for Windows 8 Professional on both Tablets and Touch Screen computers. JAWS 15 has been designed to give blind users control when working with traditional desktop applications like Office 2013 along with the new Windows 8 Start Screen and the Modern apps such as News, Weather, Email, and Internet Explorer 10.
With the addition of the JAWS Touch Cursor, users can easily explore the screen by moving a finger around to learn the layout, hearing the items as they pass over them. By using gestures similar to those used on smartphones today, JAWS users can also navigate by object on touch screen devices such as the Microsoft Surface Pro.
The JAWS 15 upgrade is an SMA release and can be downloaded as either a 32- or 64-bit version from the JAWS downloads page. DVD shipments to SMA holders and new product customers will commence on November 1, 2013.