NFB 2020 Virtual Convention Schedule and Show Specials
Vispero is delighted to be a part of the virtual 2020 national convention! Although we don’t have the pleasure to meet with you in person this year, we’ve outlined much of our participation here, including our latest news, presentations, and of course, summer convention specials on many of our popular products. Please be sure to check the NFB Convention website for information on registering, as well as any changes to their official program. Most sessions will be hosted on the Zoom platform.
NFB Official Session Schedule
Tuesday, July 14
What’s New in JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion – Live Session
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET Vispero Presenters: Eric Damery, Vice President Software Product Management; Rachel Buchanan, CVRT, Product Manager, User Education and Outreach; and Glen Gordon, Software Fellow.
Description: As Eric has done each year at the beginning of the convention, he and his guests will discuss everything new about the software over the past year, and a look ahead to what is coming with 2021 just around the corner. There will be plenty of discussion on licensing options, convention specials, new features, and as always, there will be time for questions and answers.
Empowering Independence – Learning Fusion JAWS and ZoomText – Live Session
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Vispero Presenters: Rachel Buchanan, CVRT, Product Manager, User Education and Outreach; Elizabeth Whitaker, Technical Writer, User Education and Outreach.
Description: This session will acknowledge the obstacles inherent to learning and teaching assistive technology and detail our strategy for providing user education to anyone interested in Fusion, JAWS, or ZoomText.
We’ll be going over how we came to the decision to make all our online training free, and what that decision means for future content.
Wednesday, July 15
It Happened in Florida: How Florida Division of Blind Services and Vispero made JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion available for all Floridians – Live Session
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET Presenters: Douglas Gerry, National Software Sales Manager, Vispero
Description: A discussion of how Florida became the first state to offer Freedom Scientific software to everyone statewide and how Florida residents can get it.
The OS Trap for Blind Students – Live Session
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET Presenter: Ron Miller, Blindness Technology Product Specialist, Vispero
Description: Will discuss the negative results often experienced by current blind students who use a braille note taker as their sole accessibility device during their K-12 matriculation, versus the Continuity of platform in the Windows 10 operating system achieved when the ElBraille is used in this same role.
Friday, July 17
Advancing Technologies Inspired by the Blind: The Vispero Journey to Independence – Live
Presenter: Tom Tiernan, President and CEO
4:20 PM – 4:35 PM ET
NFB Virtual Exhibit Hall Schedule
Our exhibit hall activities will be broken down by topic, and we encourage you to visit as often as you’d like. In each exhibit session, they’ll be plenty of time for Q & A, so your experience can be as close to an actual convention as possible. Register in advance at coming soon.
Tuesday, July 14
9 AM – 10 AM ET What’s New in Freedom Scientific Software
10 AM – 10:30 AM ET Connect and Learn with Freedom Scientific
10:30 AM – 11 AM ET Scanning & Reading Solutions
11 AM – 12 PM ET Handheld & Portable Video Magnifiers
12 PM – 12:30 PM ET Wearable Devices
12:30 PM – 1 PM ET Annual Software License vs SMA – Which is Right for Me?
1 PM – 2 PM ET Braille Displays/ElBraille
2 PM – 3 PM ET Transportable and Desktop Video Magnifiers
3 PM – 4 PM ET Navigating the Software Licensing Portal
20% off Home Annual License Renewals – if you already have the home annual license, simply login to the software portal and find the “renew” button. The renewal button will take you to the store to purchase an additional 1, 3, or 5 years, which will be added on to the end of your existing license term. The discount will automatically be applied to your purchase.
20% off Home Upgrades and SMAs (Software Maintenance Agreements) – Simply enter your serial number on our Serial Number Lookup Page to check your status. Discount will automatically be applied to your purchase (no code necessary for software).
Hardware Products – Special Pricing Available July 3 – 31, 2020
PLEASE NOTE: Special pricing is valid in the United States. Only one coupon code may be used at a time during checkout. If you have any questions, please call our Customer Service Team at 1-800-444-4443, available from 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday.