JFW 10 out
This just came to my inbox and sounds great, however , these guys are great at promising wonderful things and, well, let's just say they some times don't live up to the hype!
Oh well, we'll just have to wait and see, but, here is the info for those of you wondering about JFW 10.
Freedom Scientific Releases JAWS® 10
Users Call JAWS Tandem™ a "Breakthrough"
(St. Petersburg, Florida, November 3, 2008) — Freedom Scientific today announced the English release of JAWS version 10, the world's leading screen reader
for visually impaired computer users. This new release includes new features that will expand employment, training, and educational opportunities for users
at all levels. These new features include AutoForms Mode, JAWS Tandem, and RealSpeak™ Direct Solo.
"The new AutoForms Mode makes it easier than ever for new users to work with Internet Explorer, FireFox 3, and Acrobat Reader," said Eric Damery, Vice President
of Software Product Management. "There is no question that JAWS 10 has taken working with HTML and PDF forms or Web-based applications, especially the
new Web 2.0 Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA), to a new level."
For more information,
try the updated Surf's Up training
aid which now includes all the details on AutoForms Mode.
"JAWS Tandem provides an accessible remote assistance option for anyone with access to the Internet - including dial up. Technical Support staff, consultants,
trainers, dealers, and knowledgeable friends now have a simple and powerful tool to assist JAWS users from a distance. It literally lets our Tech Support
team make house calls," added Damery. "Perhaps the most important part of this feature is that friends can now help friends. Whether troubleshooting a
problem on their friend's computer, teaching them something about JAWS, or even test-driving some new software with JAWS on their friend's machine before
buying, it has already proven to be a huge success."
For more information, take a look at the
FAQs on JAWS Tandem.
The RealSpeak Solo Direct Synthesizer is another new feature in JAWS 10. RealSpeak Solo is much more responsive than the SAPI 5 option in JAWS 8 and 9.
Customers will also appreciate the 43 different voices in 19 languages and the convenient on-line location where everyone can
sample and download any of the RealSpeak Direct voices
for use with JAWS and the upcoming MAGic 11 update. These new voices are even available for use with demonstration licenses of JAWS.
To make learning JAWS even easier, free DAISY training material for JAWS and MAGic is now offered via the Check for Updates feature. JAWS 10 now includes
17 DAISY titles which can all be read using the free software DAISY player (FSReader Demo) installed with all versions of JAWS and MAGic. MP3 versions
of all the DAISY training material are also available free of charge on the
Training Downloads Web pages.
Hear All the New JAWS 10 Features Demonstrated in FSCast
Listen to Eric Damery, Product Manager for JAWS, and Jonathan Mosen, Vice President of Blindness Hardware Product Management, discuss the latest JAWS 10
enhancements in the
August 2008 FSCast
September 2008 FSCast.
The August FSCast covers AutoForms Mode and RealSpeak Solo Direct, and the September FSCast covers JAWS Tandem and the new iTunes 8 support. For more information
about JAWS 10,
see the What's New page.
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