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There is a tutorial for blind users on the JAWS CD. This tutorial is designed for a sighted tutor to teach a blind user to use JAWS with Windows programs. JAWS® screen reader provides access to software applications and the Internet. With its internal software speech synthesizer and a computer sound card, information on the screen is read aloud. This comprehensive tutorial provides specifics on using JAWS with Windows including: basics, keyboard commands, JAWS screen reading commands, how to switch between applications, work with windows and dialog boxes, and much more.

These tutorials are the property of Kathleen Beaver at CAT/UB and are to be used solely for educational purposes by the end user. Distribution of copies for sale or publication elsewhere is strictly prohibited without the author's permission.

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To Use Tutorial:

JAWS Software

Either download the complete tutorial (592k), or individual sections based on tasks featured below.

Introduction (193k)

The Mouse
The Keyboard
Reading Screens & Documents

Module 1 (215k)

Windows Basics
The Windows Screen
Loading a Program
Running Programs
Working with a Window
Shutting Down the System
Review of Keyboard Commands
Practice Exercise

Module 2 (153k)

Switching between Applications
Accessing Menus
Working with Dialog Boxes
Saving a File
Review of Keyboard Commands
Practice Exercise

Module 3 (150k)

Opening a File
Cursor Movement
Selecting Text
Selecting All Text
Aligning Text
Applying Font Styles
Unselecting Text
Review of Keyboard Commands
Practice Exercise

Module 4 (232k)

JAWS Cursors
The JAWS Window
Basics Settings Dialog
Voices Dialog
Individual Voices
The Configuration Manager Window
Virtual Viewer
Saving a Configuration
The JAWS Dictionary

Module 5 (101k)

Adjust JAWS Verbosity
JAWS Managers

Module 6 (156k)

JAWS with the Internet
JAWS with Microsoft Word

 

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