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Now Available: The Windows Screen Reader Primer: Second Edition: All the Basics and More

The second edition of The Windows Screen Reader Primer: All the Basics and More has been published by the Carroll Center for the Blind. Available free of charge in Word and ePub formats and authored by David Kingsbury, Assistive Technology Instructor at the Carroll Center, the book aims to help JAWS, NVDA, and Windows Narrator users to work more effectively with the most important PC applications. These include the Windows operating system, the four primary Office Suite applications (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint), and the three most commonly used web browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox). Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive for Desktop, the three most popular cloud-based file-sharing programs, are covered as well as Adobe Acrobat Reader for accessing PDF files. A new chapter on participating in, scheduling, and hosting Zoom meetings is included, along with an appendix on using academic style guides for formatting Word documents and a glossary with definitions of computer-related terms and practice exercises. The book is intended for beginners and intermediate users and those who train them. Experienced users of screen reader programs in the Windows environment can also find useful tools and techniques to enhance their skills. You can download the book and make a voluntary donation, if desired, to the Carroll Center at: Download The Windows Screen Reader Primer from the Carroll Center Store. Bookshare subscribers can download the book to their computer or smartphone. To access it from a computer, subscribers can go to: The Windows Screen Reader Primer on Bookshare and sign into their account. Or using the Bookshare Reader smartphone app, search for “Windows Screen Reader Primer,” and download it there.