JAWS Tutorial for Users

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JAWS

Tutorial for Users



Factshe
e
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Mada Qatar Assistive Technology Center

Tel: 44594050

Fax: 44594051

Email: info@mada.org.qa




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Produced by:


Freedom Scientific United States

Distributors:


Media Logue: Lebanon Tel
:
+961 3 84 17 59







Job Access with Speech (JAWS) is a screen reading program for Windows that enables blind and visually
impaired individuals access the
information on their personal computers or laptops. It enables users to access the
various applications and programs that can be run on a windows based PC both at home and at work.

The programs that can be accessed via Jaws range from a simple word process
ing to complicated applications
such as spread sheets and calculators. It can also be used to access the Internet and to use email and instant
messenger applications. Jaws can be used with Skype, face book and other social networks. It 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®
W
ordPerfect, Adobe® Acrobat Reader, Internet Explorer
™, Firefox™.
JAWS is

widely held to be the most
comprehensive
screen reader on the market. It certainly is the most popular and therefore there is more access to
training files and tutorials on the net. It is very good on the Internet however this depends

on accessibility of
websites accessed.

It supports Arabic when used with Sapi.

Languages supported

By default, Jaws uses the Eloquence speech synthesizer, which can read text in American and British English
and many other languages.
When used with Sapi

5 speech synthesizer it supports Arabic.

You can choose
between female or male voices and pitch tone and speed can be varied.

System Requirements

JAWS 64
-
bit Professional can be used with all 64
-
bit versions of Windows 7, Windows Vista®, and Windows 2008
Server. JAWS 32
-
bit Professional can be used with the following 32
-
bit operating systems: all 32
-
bit versions of
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
XP Professional, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Media Center Edition,
Windows 2008 Server, and Windows 2003 Server.JAWS is

widely held to be the most comprehensive
screen


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reader on the market. It certainly is the most popular and therefore there is more acce
ss to training files and
tutorials on the net. It is very good on the Internet however this depends on accessibility of websites accessed.

It
supports Arabic when used with Sapi.

Training Required

The learner who uses any screen reader needs to learn windo
ws concepts, MS Office keystrokes, and the screen
reader keystrokes. If user is already used to a screen reader and has knowledge of windows concepts Jaws will
be a welcome improvement. However if a learner is learning to use the screenreader for the first

time the learning
curve can be very steep.




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Contents


Creating a folder within windows explorer

5

Basic word Processing with Jaws

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Open word document write some text.

6

Save document in a specific location

6

Selecting text within a word document

7

Using the Internet with Jaws.

9

Open Internet explorer and search for a topic
9

Navigation on a web site

10

Review

11

Downloading a book
from Book share

11

To access your bookshare account and download a book to read

11

To read your book

12

Microsoft Outlook for Jaws Users

12

How to create and send an e
-
mail using Microsoft Outlook

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Creating a folder within windows explorer

Keystrokes you will need to know

Windows key and e

Alt v and arrow down

Step 1

Windows key e and arrow down until you hear windows explorer enter

Step 2

Press alt v and arrow down to list and enter

Step 3

Shift tab immediately and arrow down until yo
u locate your C drive
and enter

Step 3

Use right arrow to expand the c drive and arrow down to hear folders that are already in your
C drive

Step 3

Arrow back up to c drive
always use this as you location key. This is where you will create a
new folder.

S
tep 4

When on your c drive press enter then use alt f, arrow down to new, right arrow and enter
when you hear folder and write your name

Step 5



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You have now created a folder and called it after yourself. You will use this to save all your
practice documen
ts during this lesson.





Basic word Processing with Jaws

Open word document write some text.

Save document in a specific location


Keystrokes you will need to know

Windows key w and enter
-

opens word

F12


used to save a document when you wish to name it

Alt s to save when document has already been given a name .

Step 1 Please open word by using windows key and w and enter, if you do not hear word use
arrows down until you hear Word and enter you wil
l be placed at the top of the document and
can start typing immediately

Step 2 Please type the following ‘I am learning how to use word with the screenreader called
Jaws. ‘

Step 3 Save your document by pressing f12 you will be asked to give the document a

name
call it JAWS 1.



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Step 4 Press shift tab three times until you hear c drive you will need to know the name of
your c drive this computer reads Lenovo use this as your location key.

Step 5

Use right arrow to open c drive and arrow down to folder where

you wish to save the file. And
enter your file is now saved in the location you chose.

Step 6 the next time you open this word document you will press alt s to save and it will
always be saved in the same location.







Selecting text within a word
document

Keystrokes you will need to know

Shift right arrow


selects one letter to the right

Shift left arrow


selects one letter to the left

Control shift right arrow selects one word to the right

Control shift left arrow selects one word to the lef
t




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Step 1 Open word and write the following piece of text , I am going shopping today with my
friends.

Step 2 Highlight the word friends using control shift and left arrow

Step 3 Cut this word using control and x

Step 4 Replace with the word parents.

S
tep 5 Your text now reads I am going shopping today with my parents.

Step 6 Save this document using f12 and call it shopping.





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Using the Internet with Jaws.

O
pen Internet explorer and search for a topic

Keystrokes you will need to know

Windows key e
and enter


Opens Internet explorer

Alt d which brings you to the menu bar

Insert f7 which reads a list of links


Step one

Open Internet explorer by pressing windows key and e and enter

Step two

Press alt d this brings you to menu bar where you can input the address of the website

Step three

Input
www.google.com

which accesses a search engine so you can look up any topic you
wish, wait for page to load and li
sten for type in text

Step four

type in a topic that interests you for example History of Doha and enter

Step 5

Wait for search to happen then press insert f7 the different sites that provide information for
you will be read out

Step 6

Enter on site th
at seems interesting.



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Step 7

Insert down arrow will prompt jaws to start reading what is on the site you entered.

Navigation on a web site

New Keystrokes for this lesson

Insert f6 and arrow down


will read out the list of headings on a page

H


Will move through headings on page

Step 1

Please open Internet explorer pressing windows key and e

Step 2

Please enter the site
www.ncbi.ie

Step 3

Press insert

f7 to have links read out to you

Step 4

Please enter

on services for individuals by the NCBI

Step 5

Press insert f6 this will display a list of headings on the page

Step 6

You can arrow down and enter on heading technology training.

Step 7



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Please read using insert down arrow and find out what training
NCBI can provide.

Review

Which keystroke will give you a list of links on a web site?

a)

Insert f7

b)

Insert f4

Which keystroke will start reading the site for you ?

a)

Insert f2

b)

Insert down arrow


Downloading a book from Book share

To access your bookshare

account and download a book to read

Step 1

Please open internet explorer using windows key and e then press alt and d enter the address
www.bookshare.org

Step 2

When you hear email edit type in text, type in your email address

or if you do not hear t
his tab
until you hear email edit type.

Step 3

Tab to password and when you hear type in text, type in your password enter

Step 4



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Once page has loaded press f and enter this brings you to edit field of search where you can
enter the title of the book you w
ish to download.

Step 5

You will hear the percentage read out to you as page is loading once page is fully loaded press
insert f7 arrow down until you hear title of your book then arrow down until you hear
download in daisy and enter ( you could also choo
se download in text format or Braille
whichever you prefer)

Step 6

You will be asked if you wish to open or save book choose save using alt s then shift tab twice
and arrow down to find your location key c drive use right arrows to save book in folder yo
u
have selected.

To read your book

Your book is compressed in a zip file to unzip you must locate your book then press the key
three keys to the right of the space bar. Then press t this will extract all documents from your
downloaded book .

You can open
and read the book with your daisy reader now.

Microsoft Outlook for Jaws Users


How to create and send an e
-
mail using Microsoft Outlook

Keystrokes


Control N Opens new email


Alt S This sends the email

Step one



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Control escape and arrow up to Microsoft outlook and enter. You are now in your email
application.


If you have password for your application enter this now. To make this easier press alt v
which brings you to view menu arrow down and make sure the to d
o list is turned off.

Now you are going to send an email.

Step two

Press control n enter and now you are in the to field, or address field of your email. Let’s say
you are sending an email to rwall@mada.org.qa. Copy this address in the field using shift a
nd
arrows to highlight the address and control c and control v to paste.

Now Tab down until you hear cc field if you wanted to send a copy of your email to some
other person you would paste their email address into this one. Tab again and you will be
brou
ght to the subject field. It is important you put in a subject as many people will not open
an email with no subject in case it may have a virus. So in this case you will put your name in
the subject field. Usually the subject field will give some indicati
on of what is in the email.

Step 3

Please enter the following text

Dear Fatma

The meeting will take place in Doha on the 29
th

of September.

Best wishes

Keedija

Now send the email using alt s
.
Well done you have sent an email with outlook




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Summary

Jaws, although one of the most commonly used screenreader software solutions worldwide
may not be suitable in meeting the needs of every blind or visually impaired computer user.
Careful consideration must be given to matching the features of Jaws with th
e goals and
preferences of each person with a disability.

As such, this guide is intended to provide an introduction to the use of Jaws and to provide
people with a step by step start up guide to allow people the opportunity to try the software
and to eval
uate it for themselves.

Further information and specialist support is available from any member of the Assessment
and Advice Team at the Mada Center, and staff can guide people in selecting and setting up
the best screenreading solution to meet their own p
articular needs.

For further information or an individual assessment contact:


Mada Qatar Assistive Technology Center

Tel: 44594050

Fax: 44594051

Email: info@mada.org.qa










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