JAWS Screen Reader – Home Edition
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JAWS – The World’s Most Popular Windows Screen Reader
JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC. You will be able to navigate the Internet, write a document, read an email and create presentations from your office, remote desktop, or from home.
What is a screen reader?
A screen reader is a software program that enables a blind or visually impaired user to read the text that is displayed on the computer screen with a speech synthesizer or braille display. JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC..
- Read documents. emails, websites and apps
- Easily navigate with your mouse
- Scan and read all of your documents, including PDF
- Fill out webforms with ease
- Easy to use with Daisy formatted basic training
- Save time with Skim Reading and Text Analyzer
- Surf the net with web browsing keystrokes
- Two multi-lingual synthesizers: Eloquence and Vocalizer Expressive
- Includes drivers for all popular Braille displays
- Convenient OCR feature for image files or inaccessible PDF documents
- Picture Smart service to recognize images
- Voice Assistant to issue infrequently used commands
- Supports PEARL Camera for direct access to print documents or books
- Built-in free DAISY Player and full set of DAISY-formatted basic training books
- Works with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and much more
- Supports Windows® 11, Windows 10, Windows Server® 2019, and Windows Server 2016
- Become more efficient with Skim Reading and Text Analyzer
- Compatible with ZoomText, Fusion, and OpenBook Scanning and Reading Software
- JAWS Tandem Center is available for free to help with support and training
- Optional support for Tandem Direct, Citrix, Terminal Services, and Remote Desktop
- Powerful scripting language to customize the user experience on any application
- Kiosk support available
Software for Home
Our powerful accessibility software solutions for home users are available in a subscription-style license, providing you great flexibility in managing your license via our software portal using an email address, like other commonly used subscription-based software products.
These licenses can be installed on up to three computers for personal, noncommercial use.
Your subscription includes technical support and all upgrades and updates released during the license term. These licenses are automatically renewed each year.
This subscription license is only available as a one-year automatically-renewed option through our online store for designated products below (payment via credit card only).
Existing customers with perpetual licenses who would like to upgrade or renew their SMAs can visit the SMA lookup page.
JAWS System Recommendations
To use JAWS for Windows, we recommend a personal computer running Microsoft® Windows® with the following:
- Operating System: Windows® 11, Windows 10, Windows Server® 2019, and Windows Server 2016.
- Processor Speed: Recommended: 2.0 GHz i5 dual core or higher processor.
- Memory (RAM) Recommended: 8 GB or more.
- Required hard disk space:
- 2 GB with more space required for additional voices.
- Recommended: SSD drive.
- Video/Graphics card with support for DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
- 1024×768 display resolution.
- Sound: Windows-compatible sound card (for speech).
- What’s New in JAWS
- JAWS Keystrokes (PDF)
- JAWS Keystrokes (text)
- JAWS Keystrokes (HTML)
- Braille Display Input Commands (HTML)
- JAWS Quick Start Guide (PDF)
- JAWS Quick Start Guide (text)
- JAWS Help System (ZIP file) Note: After unzipping and saving the help files, select JFW.CHM to launch the primary help file.
- JAWS Support for ARIA (Word file): ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) is assistive technology markup used by Web content creators to make Web pages more accessible for screen readers. This is done by adding specific ARIA tags and elements to HTML code. Read this document to learn more about JAWS support for ARIA markup.
- JAWS Tandem Quick Start Guide
- JAWS Tandem FAQs
- Software Activation
- Previous JAWS Documentation: If you want to view documentation for earlier versions of JAWS, visit the Previous JAWS for Windows Downloads page and download the appropriate JAWS version. Install this program and then look in the Help folder to find the product documentation.
JAWS Scripting Resources:
- Basics of Scripting Manual (HTML)
- Basics of Scripting Manual (self-extracting file)
- Enhancements in Scripting
- FSDN (Functions Reference Manual)
- JAWS UIA Script API Documentation
- Domain Scripting Quick Start (PDF)
- Research It: Creating Rule Sets for JAWS (Word file)
- Updating Verbosity Scripts for the JAWS Options Tree View (self-extracting file)
- <Click Here to access July 2022 Release>
- <Click Here to access June 2022 Release>
- <Click Here to access February 2022 Release>
- <Ckick Here to access December 2021 Release>
- <Click Here to access November 2021 Release>
- <Click Here to access July 2021 Release>
- <Click Here to access May 2021 Release>
- <Click Here to access April 2021 Release>
- <Click Here to access February 2021 Release>
- <Click Here to access January 2021 Release>
- <Click Here> to access 2021 Pre-Release>
- <Click Here> to access August 2020 Update>
- <Click Here> to access the April 2020 Update>
- <Click Here> to access the March 2020 Update>
- <Click Here> to access the February 2020 Update>
- <Click Here> to access the August 2019 Update>
- <Click Here> to access the June 2019 Update>
- <Click Here> to access the August 2018 Update>
- <Click Here> to access the May 2018 Update
Downloads for the January 2022 Updates:
- JAWS 2022 What’s New in 2022: https://support.freedomscientific.com/downloads/JAWS/JAWSWhatsNew
- JAWS 2022 Connected:https://jaws2022.vfo.digital/2022.2112.24.400/80824FB8-21F9-4D84-85EB-4008CD002070/J2022.2112.24.400.exe
- JAWS 2022 Offline 64 Bit:https://jaws2022.vfo.digital/2022.2112.24.400/80824FB8-21F9-4D84-85EB-4008CD002070/J2022.2112.24.400-Offline-x64.exe
- JAWS 2022 Offline 32 64 Bit:https://jaws2022.vfo.digital/2022.2112.24.400/80824FB8-21F9-4D84-85EB-4008CD002070/J2022.2112.24.400-Offline-x86.exe
- ZoomText 2022 Connected:https://zoomtext2022.vfo.digital/2022.2112.10.400/983A3F44-83C0-4017-A6D5-2CB9A9710F72/ZT2022.2112.10.400.exe
- ZoomText 2022 Offline:https://zoomtext2022.vfo.digital/2022.2112.10.400/983A3F44-83C0-4017-A6D5-2CB9A9710F72/ZT2022.2112.10.400-Offline.exe
- Fusion 2022 Connected:https://fusion2022.vfo.digital/2022.2112.5.400/3065094C-E40A-4D29-9875-467B73F9724B/F2022.2112.5.400.exe
- Fusion 2022 Offline:https://fusion2022.vfo.digital/2022.2112.5.400/3065094C-E40A-4D29-9875-467B73F9724B/F2022.2112.5.400-Offline.exe
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