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Well if that is of concern, I would use my own
license and contact either the state agency first, or a private assistance
provider, such as Easter Seals. They can use "ticket to work" and if you
aren't interested in giving the job to the state agency, let one of the private
agencies use the ticket to work program.
Whoever provides it, other than the employer, gets
reimbursed for their work with you.
The company may be able to benefit from tax
incentives as well if they provide it.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS
on a PC they're giving me for my job?
Also, let’s not push our rights back into the dark ages.
What if you required a refreshable Braille Display. Would you fork
over $5,000 and purchase your own? We have every right to have the
equipment to perform our jobs! We have fought long and hard for this
right, don’t shove it out the door. If you purchase your own license of
JAWS you set a precedent for every single person with a disability that this
company hires in the future.
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio - Board of
Cuyahoga County Chapter - President
National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends
who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Every
day we work together to help blind people live the lives they
is an excellent point.
people have suggested avoiding paying for a Professional copy of JAWS and use
a home use license. The home use license is for just that, not for work.
Don’t forget that JAWS reaches out to the license server every time it
is started. You don’t know what type of information is being sent to the
license server. By using JAWS home annual license for work purposes is
strictly forbidden and you take the chance of losing your license. You
may take your personal laptop to the office and use it for non-work related
tasks, but if you are performing a job and using JAWS it really needs to be
the Professional license.
is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
| Henry Ford
how I would approach my employer.
them you’re thrilled to be working for them and you want to hit the ground
running as far as being productive. In order to do this, you need to have
JAWS, a “screen reader” (you may have to explain what that means) on the
work laptop you’ll be using.
you are going to use your own personal copy of JAWS, tell them that and say
you would like to install your own copy of JAWS on the computer (that means
they won’t have to pay for a copy of JAWS). Emphasize that, if u’r eusing
your own personal copy, they won’t have to pay anything. If you want
them to buy the program, you’ll need to tell them that and stress that it’s
a reasonable accommodation you need in order to do the job. You don’t
necessarily need to use ADA specifically.
urge you to get in touch with them immediately.
the positive nature of you being ready and eager to start working; all
you need is this one small reasonable accommodation, etc etc.
I'd ask them to
install JAWS, but leave4 the licensing and configuring to you, unless
they're providing the license, in which case, let them license it and then
hand it over to you for the rest.
7/22/2020 10:58 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
probably have a tech person who takes care of their
would ask them to install Jaws for you and give them the Jaws key to put
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Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:51
Subject: How do I approach an employer
regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my
just been hired as a customer service representative, a work from home
job. For my work, I’ll be using a PC that they’re providing. I’d try
to convince them to allow me to use my laptop, but I have to use their
headset to do my job, and I suspect it wouldn’t work on my system. I think
it uses Windows 10, but I don’t know the version. With all this in mind,
I’m hoping to install JAWS on it. I do, however, have some questions to
how do I approach them regarding installing JAWS on the PC? I don’t know
much about Narrator, and I do know more about JAWS, so that would make me
more productive from the start. I would rather not bring up the A.D.A.
unless I have to.
other concern is installing JAWS itself. Since this PC is specifically for
work, I suspect they have limited what can be installed on it. What do I
need to tell them I need to install it?
get this PC on Friday, and my training begins on Monday morning. The
good news is I have all weekend to sort this out. The bad news is I think
there won’t be people who can help me that work there over the weekend.
This is why I’m writing this note tonight. I have all day tomorrow to get
advice and ideas.
my girlfriend Valerie, and furry