JAWS Training


The JAWS® Training page is your one-stop source for finding free training materials, in a variety of formats, and on a range of topics.

Getting Started with JAWS

Just installed your brand new copy of JAWS on your Windows computer? Our Basic Training will help get you up and running with this powerful screen reader.

JAWS Getting Started

JAWS Training Videos

Check out and subscribe to the Freedom Scientific Training YouTube channel. Our videos offer quick tips and hints for both new and experienced JAWS users. Watch a video to learn something new or refresh your skills.

Additional JAWS Training

Learn more about using several popular JAWS features and how you can use them in various applications to increase your productivity. These lessons are available for download in both DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) and MP3 format.

Additional JAWS Training

Surf’s Up, Browsing the Web with JAWS

Surf’s Up is a series of self-guided lessons that teach you to read and navigate the web using JAWS. Get started now.

JAWS FAQs

Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about using JAWS.

JAWS FAQs

JAWS Hotkeys

JAWS has an extensive list of keyboard commands. Keyboard key combinations (called keystrokes or commands) provide quick and effective access to the entire scope of Windows features. Programs are opened, used, and closed. Letters are written and edited. Spreadsheets are compiled and calculated. Files are created, modified, and deleted. The Internet is browsed, and files and programs are downloaded. Through extensive use of keystrokes, the limitations of a graphical user environment are overcome.

JAWS Hotkeys

JAWS Touch Gestures

If you have a computer running Windows that includes a touch screen, such as the Surface™ Pro tablet from Microsoft, you can control JAWS directly from the touch screen.

Performing JAWS and Windows commands from a touch screen is accomplished by different touch gestures using one or more fingers. Gestures include taps, flicks, swipes, rotating, and pinching.

JAWS Touch Gestures