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I recently learned of a free eBook via the JAWS For Windows Mailing List, which focuses on teaching new JAWS users to use their screen reader in an efficient manner.
The title of the said eBook is ‘Getting Back to Work with JAWS’, and it can be downloaded as a ZIP File from this link.
The eBook in question covers three primary areas, and they are:

  1. JAWS and the basics of Windows 7.
  2. JAWS and using Internet Explorer.
  3. JAWS and Microsoft Office programmes.

Getting Back to Work with JAWS has been written by George Calvert, and the author hopes that the eBook will “give new JAWS users techniques, tips and strategies needed to become a productive JAWS user in a very short period of time”.
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    On February 24th, 2015, the Google Accessibility Team announced the release of five videos on YouTube to help blind and visually impaired people get started with Google Docs, Drives, Slides, and Sheets using the NVDA screen reader with the Firefox web browser on Windows.

      All visually impaired tech users should check out the tutorials created by NCBI’s Technical Support Officer, Paul Traynor. They cover a very wide range of technologies and tasks such as using Facebook, Skype, YouTube, iTunes and Dropbox; booking flights online; setting up an email account; using Windows7, Vista and XP; Microsoft Word; Apple Mac and iPhone; installing antivirus software; etc. All tutorials are simple and easy to follow. You can get them from Paul’s tutorials page on Easylinks.