Registration closes January 30, 2024

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Start time: 2:30 p.m.

End time: 4 p.m.





Last year’s Screen Reader Showdown generated so much excitement that we decided to bring it back for this year’s Talk Tech Tuesday!

Interested in hearing what MDE-LIO Technology Team Instructors Ather and Jesse have to say about your favorite screen reader? Join them for an engaging discussion on what is new and upcoming with JAWS and NVDA 2024 using Windows.

This presentation will include: 

  • new features introduced in JAWS 2024, as well as features introduced in JAWS 2023 that were not discussed at last year’s Screen Reader Showdown
  • what the NVDA developers have been implementing into the latest update of NVDA
  • information about connecting the Assistive Technology Guidelines to screen readers
  • advantages and disadvantages for using each screen reader in terms of using internal and external braille input methods

About Talk Tech Tuesdays

In this free webinar series, learn skills and techniques for teaching assistive technology (AT) to students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI). Each session will be held the last Tuesday of every month through May 2024. These webinars are open to anyone who would like to brush up on their AT skills, learn about recent AT updates, obtain resources, and more!


Professionals, parents, college students studying BVI professions, and high school students in grades 10-12 are welcome to attend.

Required Technology

This event will be conducted online via Zoom; participants do not need to have Zoom, but they must have internet access and a computer with a camera.

Online Event Expectations

Participants are expected to be respectful and courteous to others during this event. MDE-LIO reserves the right to mute, turn off video, and/or remove participants who do not adhere to this expectation.


It is important for participants to request accessibility accommodations at least three weeks prior to the event. Outside agencies MDE-LIO contracts with to provide accommodations cannot guarantee services if requests are made in less than three weeks.

Contact Information

Pat Love-Sypho