Adjusting the Braille Settings in JAWS

Adjusting the Braille Settings in JAWS

Ok, so you’ve connected your braille display to JAWS, but now, you look at the braille and …….. oh no! It contracted? I can’t read contracted braille! What am I supposed to do? It’s totally fine, today, I’m going to show you how to access the braille settings in...
When to Use Braille

When to Use Braille

You may have been hearing a lot about the Monarch from APH, Humanware and the NFB. IF you haven’t you really should check it out! If you are a TVI this device will be the one that changes how we teach.  But, even if you haven’t, you can see that the way we teach...
An Introduction to Computer Braille

An Introduction to Computer Braille

So you have a brand new braille display, you are using it with JAWS or NVDA and you come to a password field. JAWS says “computer braille is required”… Oh man. What do you do now? You may have heard of computer braille but does that mean you are ready to type...
Dear General Education Teachers

Dear General Education Teachers

Note: TVI’s, this one isn’t for you. Send it on to your students’ classroom teachers. We’ll see you in the next one. Hey! So I guess you are here because you have a student in your class this year that has a visual impairment. Here’s the deal....
The Three Parts of Accessibility

The Three Parts of Accessibility

May 18th, this Thursday, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day in which we advocate for products and content to be “accessible” or rather to meet certain accessibility standards. On Thursday, it will be important to take up that fight. It is an important...
JAWS Braille Viewer

JAWS Braille Viewer

So you are ready to teach your student to use a braille display with JAWS. Good for you! For all screen reader users, a braille display provides that extra level of access that can help out in tons of situations. But you have two problems: Problem 1: How do you know...