About JAWS

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Overview

JAWS (Job Access with Speech) is a screen reading application that communicates content from the computer screen to people who have varying levels of vision loss or have trouble navigating with a mouse. JAWS communicates through speech and braille output for many applications on your Windows computer.

Some features include:

  • Eloquence and Vocalizer Expressive multilingual synthesizers
  • Talking installer
  • Convenient OCR feature for image files or inaccessible PDF documents
  • Built-in DAISY player and DAISY-formatted basic training books
  • Works with the latest versions of Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Edge, and more
  • Support for Windows 10 and Windows 8.x
  • Support for MathML content presented in Internet Explorer that is rendered with MathJax
  • JAWS Tandem available for free to help with support and training
  • Drivers for all the popular braille displays
  • Voices for over 30 languages

For access to common keyboard commands, using web browsers, and navigating documents, see:

Learn more

  • For more on JAWS for Windows, including usage guides, see the JAWS documentation.
  • For additional JAWS support, contact the Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers at atac@iu.edu.

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