JAWS Downloads

JAWS Screen Reading Software

The latest version of JAWS can be downloaded using Check for Updates from the JAWS Help menu. For new installations, download and save the executable file to your local PC and install from there. Make sure to download the correct version (64-bit or 32-bit) for your computer, which we have detected is a -bit computer. Instructions to verify whether you have a 64-bit or 32-bit computer can be found at the bottom of this page.

Learn what is new in JAWS 18.

Windows 10 Upgrade Information

Note: You will need an internet connection during the JAWS installation. If you will be installing JAWS on a computer that does not have Internet access, you will need to download and install the Convenient OCR Installer before beginning the main JAWS installation.

Non-Tandem builds

Do I need to download the 64-bit or 32-bit version of software

  1. Press WINDOWS Key+E to open Windows Explorer.
  2. If you are using Windows 7, you should be focused on the OS (C:) drive and can press SPACEBAR to select it, and then ENTER to display the contents on the root of the C drive.
    If you are in Windows 8, you will have to first press RIGHT ARROW to navigate to the OS (C:) drive, and then proceed to press SPACEBAR and ENTER to open the root of C.
  3. Press the letter P until you reach the "Program Files" folder, and then press P once more.
    If you have 64-bit Windows, you have two folders: one named "Program Files" and another named "Program Files (x86)."
    If you have 32-bit Windows, you only have one folder named "Program Files."
  4. Please select the appropriate 64-bit or 32-bit version to run on your system.