Student communicating with female staff member through assistive technology
A male student communicating via sign language to a female staff member
Dog guiding a visually impaired student



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Pellissippi State Has First JAWS Certified Trainer in Tennessee

Congratulations to Darrell Bowles, Assistive Technology Trainer in Disability Services, on passing the JAWS certification exam! Darrell is the only JAWS-Certified individual in Tennessee.

JAWS, screen reading software from Freedom Scientific, enables people with vision loss to independently use a computer with a keyboard, speech or Braille display.  The Certification allows for training in a number of environments, including work, school, and Home training. 

In addition to using JAWS, Darrell also uses several other screen reading programs: Window Eyes and NVDA for Windows and VoiceOver for iOS.  He holds an Associates’ Degree from Pellissippi State in Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) and is currently a student at the University of Tennessee, seeking a degree in Communication Studies.