Welcome to your one-stop resource for the world's leading screen reader,
JAWS for Windows®.
From this page, you can discover more about JAWS, quickly and easily navigate to a number of
online resources, download updates, and learn valuable tips and tricks for using JAWS.
What is JAWS?
JAWS for Windows is a powerful accessibility solution that reads information
on your screen using synthesized speech. JAWS provides many useful commands
that make it easier to use programs, edit documents, and read Web pages.
With a refreshable braille display, JAWS can also provide braille output
in addition to, or instead of, speech. An array of versatile features
and customizable options lets you tailor JAWS for your individual needs
and preferences. For information on what you need to use JAWS for Windows on your computer, see
For information on what you need to use JAWS for Windows on your computer, see System Requirements.
Access to Applications You Need
With JAWS, you can work with Lotus Symphony, a suite of IBM® tools for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation creation. JAWS is also compatible with Lotus Notes® by IBM, as well as Microsoft® Office Suite, MSN Messenger®, Corel® WordPerfect, Adobe® Acrobat Reader, Internet Explorer™, and Firefox™.
What Users Say About JAWS
Here's what one prominent eye doctor says about using JAWS: "After losing my vision, I realized the importance of assistive technology as part of optometric rehabilitation. I would not be able to perform my duties as the Chief of Low Vision if I didn't have JAWS." - Dr. Bill Takeshita, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, Chief of Low Vision, Center for the Partially Sighted, Los Angeles, CA, Director of Low Vision, Braille Institute of America
Get the Free JAWS Demo
FREE 32-bit DEMO of JAWS 15 (115 MB FTP download)
FREE 64-bit DEMO of JAWS 15 (121 MB FTP download)
RSS Feeds on the Web
Feeds on the Web allow you to automatically receive updated information from your favorite Web sites. Just subscribe to the feed and then your Internet Explorer or other feed reader shows when there is updated content. Learn more about RSS Feeds on the Web and how to subscribe to and use them.
Online Training Now Available
Now you can learn to use JAWS - from basic steps to more advanced - in the comfort of your home, office, or school dorm. New Webinars eliminate travel expenses, making it easier to get approval to learn at work and to find time to train. Read more about our new e-learning opportunities.
Working in Tandem with JAWS
Trainers, technical support specialists, and others will benefit with the new Tandem® application that was first released with JAWS 10. As unique as an application comes, Tandem lets you access another JAWS computer
so that you can provide hands-on technical support, write and distribute scripts from a distance, and conduct remote JAWS training. It consists of a
controller system, used by support personnel, distributors, dealers, consultants, and trainers, and a target system, which is a customer’s computer and JAWS
Note: A synthesizer that supports the given language is required for reading some of these pages with JAWS.
New Surf's Up Training
Surf's Up! - Surfing the Internet with JAWS and MAGic have been updated to help instructors and students take advantage of new
features. Surf's Up are Freedom Scientific Web pages that explain how to surf the Web with JAWS
screen reading software and MAGic screen magnification software. Surf's Up now also includes help with using MAGic screen magnification software on the Web. In addition, you'll find many new and updated
exercises for practice throughout.
JAWS Purchasing Information
JAWS Professional: $1,095
Add access for Remote Desktop, Terminal Server/Citrix: $200 (JAWS Professional only)
JAWS Standard: $895
JAWS 64-bit Standard can be used with 64-bit Home, Home Basic, and Home Premium versions of Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista.
JAWS 32-bit Standard can be used with 32-bit Home, Home Basic, and Home Premium versions of Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Home.
Note: While JAWS supports the Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system, support for Media Center applications is limited to areas where Microsoft Active Accessibility® has properly exposed adequate information.