JAWS Screen Reader – Professional Edition


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JAWS—The World’s Most Popular Windows Screen Reader

JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is the perfect screen reading software for anyone with vision loss that prevents them from seeing their computer screen or using a mouse.

Developed to help the active computer user (of all ages) with vision loss and inability to see the computer screen or use a mouse.  JAWS is recognized as the world leader and most popular screen reading software because of its ease-of-use and compatibility in multiple computing environments and applications.

Very easy to get started and up and running quickly with the talking installation and two multi-lingual speech synthesizers and Braille output for all the popular applications on your PC.

The package includes easy-to-use Research It, Convenient OCR and Skim Reading and is fully compatible with OpenBook and MAGic.

The functionality of JAWS enables you to access Microsoft Windows and Windows-based applications to easily convert text, images, and navigation into speech.  JAWS is also compatible with all 32 or 64-bit versions of Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista® along with Windows Server 2008 and 2012.  If you have an earlier version of Windows – not a problem, JAWS’ earlier versions can be used for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.  The team at New England Low Vision and Blindness are here to help!

Regardless if you are using JAWS for home or professional use, it delivers a powerful speech and Braille output you need for any computer application and allows you to provide contracted Braille input directly from your Braille keyboard.

The Optical Character Recognition(OCR) feature of JAWS is easy to use and allows the user to access text in scanned images and PDF files that most other screen readers show as empty documents.  The add-ons for JAWS are also very helpful – such as a built-in DAISY Player, Skim Reading and Research It.

If you work remotely, the JAWS Remote Access (RA) option will allow you to use Remote Desktop, Terminal Server, and software like Citrix Program Neighborhood so you can connect remotely and run programs as if you were sittings at your own computer—all while utilizing the benefits of JAWS.

Don’t take our word for it, here’s a recent testimonial from a satisfied user. – “My grandson loves to get on his Grampas computer and do all kinds of typing, JAWS has been a life saver for him. He listens to everything JAWS says to help him achieve anything that he tries to do!”

What’s new in JAWS 18?:

  • JAWS 18 detects earlier versions and allows you to migrate your settings from JAWS 17 to this latest version
  • Export your settings from one computer or JAWS user to another
  • Touchscreen support for on-screen keyboard
  • New Options Added to Startup Wizard
  • Mouse Echo allows JAWS to speak what is under the mouse out loud
  • Text Selection and Other Improvements in Text Reading Mode
  • Works even more seamlessly with ZoomText
  • Audio Ducking drops the volume of other programs when JAWS is speaking
  • Improved Vocalizer Expressive speech synthesizer

Announcement – JAWS® Updates:

Enhancements in JAWS 2019.1907.42 (August 2019)

This update to the August 2019 release addresses a recently discovered issue where JAWS application scripts failed to load in the new released of Skype for Desktop application (version 8.51). There are other possible applications where this could have resulted in scripts not loading also such as the Desktop version of Slack. A Technical Support Notice has also been posted at: https://support.freedomscientific.com/Support/TechnicalSupport/Bulletin/1713.  JAWS Downloads:

Want to Learn More?

To schedule a no-obligation demonstration, contact a Low Vision Specialists at New England Low Vision and Blindness to learn more. You can also call our toll free number 888-211-6933 or email us at info@nelowvision.com.

Our two(2) state-of-the-art technology showrooms are a wonderful resource, showcasing a variety of leading electronic low vision magnifiers and blindness products.  You can schedule an appointment with one of our Vision Specialists who can help you find the right technology, training and care solution.

If you cannot come to us, our staff can even drive out and bring our Vision Store to you, for a no-obligation product demonstration. We offer a comprehensive line of products including electronic magnification low vision aids, blindness products, and leading low vision products for people with Macular Degeneration and other forms of vision loss.

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Two multi-lingual synthesizers: Eloquence and Vocalizer Expressive Talking installation Built-in free DAISY Player and full set of DAISY-formatted basic training books Works with Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and much more Supports Windows® 8.1 and Windows 10, including touch screens and gestures Support for MathML content presented in Internet Explorer that is rendered with MathJax Fast information look-up at your fingertips with Research It Convenient OCR feature provides access to the text of PDF documents, even those with scanned images that are reported as empty documents by screen readers
Save time with Skim Reading The only Windows screen reader to provide contracted Braille input from your Braille keyboard Fully compatible with MAGic, screen magnification software, and OpenBook, scanning and reading program JAWS Tandem available for free to help with support and training Optional support for Citrix, Terminal Services, and Remote Desktop Powerful scripting language to customize the user experience on any application Includes drivers for all popular Braille displays Includes voices for over 30 different languages Distributed worldwide with local sales and support in most countries