Thank you to all who were able to join the ‘Eye Spy with Envision AI’ session last week. The event was hugely popular and we have had a number of enquiries since regarding the Envision Smartglasses. For anyone who missed the session, please find the recorded content via the link below.

The Assistive Technology Social Hub – Eye Spy with Envision AI! – YouTube

After our 2021 launch event with Envision AI, the AT Social Hub is back and will be exploring more exciting developments within the world of assistive technology – this time from our friends at Freedom Scientific.

When: Jan 21st, 2021 10:00 AM
Topic: The Assistive Technology Social Hub – JAWS & ZoomText 2021 Updates with Sharky and Zoomy!

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For over 20 years Freedom Scientific has provided access to printed text and computers for individuals with blindness and low vision. Their innovative technology is designed to promote independence, allowing blind and low vision users the same access to information as their sighted peers. Their team is passionate about what they do and is committed to the communities they serve.

JAWS and ZoomText have become a lifeline for millions of Blind and VI computer users across the globe. For our next session, Sam and the 2 Stuart’s will be examining the latest improvements and additions to the software including the new Voice Assistant features, Sharky & Zoomy!

Voice Assistant provides a way to interact with JAWS and ZoomText in Windows 10 using speech input. You can ask Sharky or Zoomy to help you with various JAWS or ZoomText features using natural language and speech. This means that the same action can be performed using similar phrases instead of a single predefined voice command.

Unlike keyboard shortcuts, which can be hard to remember, natural voice commands are an easier way to interact with JAWS and ZoomText . Using voice input to control actions can also benefit users with any conditions that prevent or limit them from using a keyboard effectively.

Please do come armed with any questions, queries, or quibbles that you would like to share with the other Social Hub members and we will all muck in to find a solution! This session is also suitable for teachers, parents and assistive technology beginners.

“For most people, technology makes things easier. For those with a disability, it makes things possible!”

Now more than ever assistive technology is invaluable to those with sight loss, visual impairment, or a learning disability. We have a solution that could be hugely beneficial to you or a family member so please do come and join other AT users as we share our experiences and support each other along the way.