Re: Learning Jaws and the Keyboard
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This is a late response. I first started to learn to type on an old manual typewriter when I was about your daughter's age fifty years ago. At thattime my classroom had a Braille book with a prototype of a keyboard showing keys with Braille labels that was part of the Braille book. I memorized the keyboard and my average typing speed on a typewriter is about 60-70 WPM. If your daughter is going to be proficient she needs to learn proper fingering and memorization. This is the same method that professional sighted stenographers and typists have used for years. Of course, at that time while use of Braille was encouraged for totally blind children it was also expected that blind children learned how to adapt and used standard whenever possible. hope this helps.
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From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 11:02 AM
Subject: Learning Jaws and the Keyboard
I am a typically sighted parent of a blind child (age 9). I interact with many other parents of blind children and could use some advice for my child and to share with other parents.