Freedom Scientific is offering an unprecedented deal on JAWS 16, OpenBook, and MAGic at the upcoming NFB convention in Orlando. Members can visit the exhibit hall to obtain a new license of JAWS version 16 for $75, a 92 percent savings. Deals on Jaws upgrades, OpenBook version 9, and the MAGic screen magnification suite are also available. The screen reading landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years with the rise in popularity and functionality of NVDA and AI Squared's free copy of Window-Eyes for users of Microsoft Office. The complete announcement is below.
Exclusive NFB Freedom Scientific Home-Use Program
We're very excited to share an exclusive opportunity for NFB convention registered attendees to purchase Freedom Scientific products, including JAWS Home Edition Licenses and SMAs. If you own an older version of JAWS, have your serial number ready for us in the exhibit hall, and we'll quickly get you started! Now would be the best time to upgrade and add the SMA. If you're a new user, we'll be delighted to welcome you to our JAWS family at these unbelievable prices only available in the Exhibit Hall this year!
JAWS 16 Home Edition License (New) – $75
JAWS 16 Home Edition License (Upgrade) – $50
JAWS Home Edition SMA – $100
OpenBook 9 License – $75
MAGic 13 License – $50
MAGic SMA – $75
Note, there will be exciting hardware opportunities as well. Stay tuned!Source: Freedom Scientific
It appears that FS is starting to feel some pressure. They are hoping that they will be able to get all those new people to purchase SMAs in a year or so. They believe that once people get hooked they will keep on paying.
Dwayne McNutt Friday, 26-Jun-2015 12:34 PM ET:
I thank they ought to do what Gwmicro done which is give a free copy of We for those who have Microsoft Office. Some people can not make it to the convention this year. Another thing they might could do is say a person paid $20 a month for Jaws. This could be beneficial for those who could not pay $895 or the Sma. The only downside would be that you are always paying for Jaws but I could see this working for a lot of people. I would love to switch to Jaws but I will not be able to attend the Nfb conference this year.
garym11 Tuesday, 14-Jul-2015 10:37 PM ET:
i agree with the other posters. jaws needs to be freee for those who own a copy of office . those days of gouging the customer are over. If FS does not understand they will be extinct with in a few years when NVDA and AI square rule the landscape with access tech products that improve the lives of people all around the world.
DebeeArmstrong Sunday, 26-Jul-2015 4:02 PM ET:
I don't have a problem with JAWS costing something. If they keep updating it to work better with the multitude of new, web-based offerings out there, I'm particularly eager to pay. My problem isn't with them charging, it is with how much they charge! If FS continues to want JAWS to be the premiere screen access solution, they need to survey customers regularly and charge a bit less.
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