Sharkvember - The Next Big Thing from JAWS

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Freedom Scientific is offering a rare opportunity to collaborate on new features and improvements to the user experience for JAWS. 

Quantum RLV is pleased to collaborate and help with your submission. Our assistance may take the form of support from one of our JAWS specialists, by loaning equipment or offering advice. 

$1000 Amazon Gift card and a 5 year JAWS licence up for grabs. Good luck!


Next Big Thing Contest

Join us in the “Next Big Thing” Contest and make your mark on the evolution of JAWS and ZoomText. We’re searching for innovative software feature ideas that can enhance accessibility and help improve the user experience. Here’s how you can participate

Contest Period

From September 5th to October 16th 2023. You have the opportunity to contribute your visionary ideas for our software products.

Individuals or teams of up to three people, all aged 18 or above, are welcome to submit their entries. 

Submission Guidelines

Create a three-minute video presentation outlining your software feature idea. Your submission should address the following points

  1. Introduction– Introduce yourself or your team, let us know who’s behind the brilliance! 
  2. Feature Idea– All the details you can think of! Share the details of your software feature idea for JAWS or ZoomText.
  3. How It Helps– Break it down! Tell us the magic of how your feature helps users who are blind or have low vision.
  4. Impact– Dream us the big picture! Pull out the crystal ball and reveal the potential impact to the community of people who use JAWS and ZoomText.
  5. Real-Life – Share scenarios illustrating where your feature would be valuable. 

To enter the contest, complete the submission form below. Provide your details as described above and share a link to your three-minute video presentation. To share the link to your video, first upload it to Google Drive, DropBox, OneDrive, or YouTube.

Judging and Prizes

Entries will be evaluated based on creativity, relevance, and potential impact on accessibility. Finalists will be contacted by October 23rd, 2023. The top three submissions will receive a five-year software license of Fusion, JAWS, or ZoomText, and will have the opportunity to present their ideas at the “Sharkvember, Next Big Thing” event on November 14th, 2023.  

Each individual participating in the winning submission will be awarded a grand prize of a $1,000 Amazon gift card. 

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to help shape the “Next Big Thing” in JAWS and ZoomText. Your innovative ideas can play a pivotal role in enhancing accessibility for everyone. Dive into the contest, share your vision, and be part of the future of accessibility with us.


Submit your entry here:


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