[blindkid] Technology question

Tom and Deb OConnor toc6642 at charter.net
Mon Apr 30 16:09:54 UTC 2012

NVDA is a free screen reading program that may be a good alternative to 
JAWS for him now.  Just type in NVDA and check out the site.  Maybe his 
vision teacher would be able to help him with this.

Tom & Debbie O'Connor
toc6642 at charter.net

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:30 AM, Rosina Solano wrote:

> Okay, I have a tech question for you older kids or parents out there.  
> We are tech deficient and stupid so hoping for input for you more 
> experienced users.
> What do you use your tech for?  For example do you find that you use 
> your notetakers for writting assignments and such?  Do you use it for 
> internet or do you use your laptop more for internet?  For those with 
> smart phones, what do you use them for other than phones?   
> My son has a notetaker and uses it a little for school work, but it 
> will get used lots more this coming year.  He is interested in getting 
> his own email and maybe FB to stay in contact with his friends and 
> some of his mentors.  I am thinking of getting him his own laptop, but 
> JAWS is so expensive, does anyone use any cheaper programs?  What do 
> you use them for?  He wants to keep in touch with his friends far 
> away, and to play online games and look stuff up himself.  I am tech 
> ignorant so don't even know what way to go.  I know all of the items 
> can do this, but realistically what do you use for what applications.
> I hope that I am not rambling;
> Thanks;
> Rosina, Missouri
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