If you are blind or visually impaired you will need a screen reader to provide the speech or Braille output. VP Algebra will only work with Jaws currently, versions 4.5 and newer. VP Arithmetic will work with Jaws, Window Eyes, or Connect Outloud.
If you want to use VP Arithmetic with a screen reader but don't have one yet, we are offering a special price for Connect Outloud, $75, but it can only be purchased along with Virtual Pencil Arithmetic, or by registered virtual Pencil users (you must be registered as a user in our database). This version will run as a demo, or can be activated with a user code from our Orders page. The demo will run for 24 total hours, i.e. you could use it for 24 days, one hour a day, or 3 days at 8 hours each day, etc.
Here is the description from the Freedom Scientific web page:
General features of Connect Outloud allow users to surf the web, send and receive email and create documents in the easy to use Freedom Scientific (FS) word processor. It has no complicated configurations to learn or difficult menus to navigate. With the Tutor Mode, getting started is a snap. The Eloquence speech synthesizer for seven languages is included. Connect Outloud also supports most popular Braille displays and notetakers.
To download Connect Outloud click here: DOWNLOADS PAGE