What does JAWS do?

JAWS reads aloud any text displayed on a computer screen.

Where can I access JAWS?

Information Commons Level 1: PC 1056.

How do I access JAWS?

First open the applications or documents you would like to read, then:

  • Either click on the JAWS icon (below) on the desktop


Or from the Start menu at the bottom of the screen, select All Programs > JAWS 14.0 > JAWS.

How do I get help with JAWS?

Please see these User guides for help with JAWS. You can also access help from the JAWS toolbar. Alternatively, if you have any questions, you can contact the Inclusive Learning Team.

How do I use JAWS?

To view the JAWS toolbar, click on the icon at the bottom of the screen, or Insert + J. You can also:

  • Press Insert + Down arrow to turn on the speech synthesiser.
  • Use the Esc key to turn off the speech synthesiser.
  • Press Insert + F4 to close down JAWS.
  • For the Help menu, open the JAWS toolbar and press ALt + H, or for useful JAWS keystrokes, press Insert + H.

Further information and comments

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