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Carroll Center for the Blind Publishes New Guide to Zoom Meetings for Screen Reader Users

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The cover for "Getting Started With Zoom Meetings: A Guide for JAWS, NVDA, and iPhone VoiceOver Users." The book title and written by Heather Thomas appears above the Carroll Center for the Blind logo. On the right side features a pair of headphones and an iPhone displaying the Zoom app resting on top of a laptop keyboard.

Getting Started With Zoom Meetings: A Guide for JAWS, NVDA, and iPhone VoiceOver Users is the first-ever, step-by-step text-based guide to Zoom Video Communications for screen reader users.

The Carroll Center for the Blind has announced that it has published a new book, Getting Started With Zoom Meetings: A Guide for JAWS, NVDA, and iPhone VoiceOver Users, by Heather Thomas. The book is expected to serve as an invaluable resource for people have vision loss, wanting to participate in and host Zoom meetings in the workplace, for educational purposes, and for personal use. The publication is timely as so many people are now required to work and stay at home.

“We’re excited to introduce this first-ever, step-by-step text-based guide to Zoom Video Communications for screen reader users,” said Thomas, who serves as the Accessibility Services Associate at The Carroll Center. “With so many of us now learning, working and connecting through remote methods, I wanted to create a resource to help during this time of social distancing as people are relying on Zoom to stay connected.”

The Carroll Center produced the book because its clients and staff members have been affected by nationwide stay-at-home orders and quarantines. Most remote workers at this time have shifted to telecommunications software like Zoom, Google Meet or Skype.

People who are blind or partially sighted must use special screen reading software to access digital content on computers and smartphones. With this book, they now have a guide to working effectively with Zoom meetings.

The digital-only book is available to purchase for $18.00 on the Carroll Center store website

About the Carroll Center for the Blind

Established in 1936, the Carroll Center for the Blind empowers those who are blind and visually impaired to achieve independence and to lead a fulfilling life. The nonprofit organization provides services for individuals of all ages including vision rehabilitation services, vocational and transition programs, assistive technology training, educational support, services for seniors, and an optical shop. For more information, visit www.carroll.org.

Source, Cool Blind Tech

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