Tutorial for Screen Reading with Jaws
Tutorial for Screen Reading with Jaws
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Quick Reference Guide and Tutorial for Screen Reading with Jaws, prepared by Maeve May.

Introduction and how to use this website for Jaws users.

The notes, shortcuts and tutorials in this website are intended to be used as a quick reference and as a supplement to the complete set of shortcuts supplied by the Jaws suppliers, Freedom Scientific. The text of this tutorial have been compiled by Maeve May through the Vision Impairment Unit, Disability Services and intended to be used as a guide for visually impaired TAFE students and as a reference for TAFE teachers teaching visually impaired students.

To quickly find information within the web page, press H key to move to the next heading within the web page. Keep pressing H until you find what you want then press P for Jaws to start reading the paragraph underneath. Alternatively press Insert F6 to list all headings on the page.

As it is almost impossible to remember all keyboard shortcuts, referring to the Jaws and windows help at any stage will assist you. The following is a list of Help shortcuts.

Help for Jaws & Windows

Insert 1. Keyboard Help on/off toggle – identifies keys when pressed.

Insert 2. Change Echo to character, word, both character and word, or none 4 way toggle.

F1. Windows Help – type question and press enter.

Insert F1. Screen Sensitive Help – Virtual viewer. List info about the file you have open.

Insert F1 twice quickly. Jaws Help – Control tab to index.

Insert H. Help for Jaws keyboard shortcuts specific to active application.

Insert W. Help for Windows keyboard shortcuts specific to the active application.

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