JAWS for Windows
Screen Reading Software

“I am a computer/technology teacher who has taught JAWS to students from K-21 years old at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh for 13 years. I don't have a clue to how students that are blind could have ever used a computer without JAWS. Great product! ”
- Pam Snyder, M. Ed, VI

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Powerful Access to Screen Content

Using JAWS, get started today, working with Microsoft and IBM Lotus Symphony applications. JAWS® is the world's most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content. JAWS reads aloud what's on the PC screen and gives the user a unique set of intelligent tools for navigating and accesses Web pages and all screen content.

Compatible With the Most Frequently Used Workplace and Classroom Applications

JAWS enables you to work with Lotus Symphony, a suite of IBM tools for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation creation and with Lotus Notes by IBM. JAWS also is compatible with Microsoft Office Suite, MSN Messenger, Corel WordPerfect, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Internet Explorer, Firefox - and many more applications that are used on a regular basis on the job and in school.

Unmatched Braille Support

With a refreshable Braille display like Freedom Scientific's Focus, JAWS also provides 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.

JAWS Data Sheet

JAWS Pricing for U.S. Customers

JAWS Professional: $1,095

Note: All JAWS Professional products can be used with all 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. You can also use 32-bit versions of Windows XP operating systems and Windows Server 2003.

Add access for Remote Desktop, Terminal Server/Citrix: $200 (JAWS Professional only)

JAWS Standard: $895

Note: All JAWS Standard products can be used with all 32-bit or 64-bit Home, Home Basic, and Home Premium versions of Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista. You can also use 32-bit Windows XP Home operating systems.

Additional 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.

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Software Maintenance Agreement Pricing
for U.S. Customers

SMA for JAWS Professional at time of purchase:
$200 ($260 if purchased separately)

SMA for JAWS Standard at time of purchase:
$120 ($180 if purchased separately)

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FREE Trial Download of JAWS:

32-bit Demo of JAWS 15
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64-bit Demo of JAWS 15
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JAWS Features

  • Talking installation - fast and easy
  • Two multi-lingual speech synthesizers - Eloquence and Vocalizer with great natural-sounding speech. Sample and download Vocalizer voices.
  • DAISY-formatted basic training in text and audio
  • More than 15 years experience working with Windows, distributed in 55 countries, and translated into 24 languages
  • JAWS 11.0.1467 and later supports dual monitors
  • Research It at your fingertips - fast and simple to look up information like definitions, sport scores, area codes, stock listings, and more
  • Convenient OCR - with just a few simple keystrokes, access any image on the screen that includes text

Multi-user Licensing

Multi-user buying options are available for JAWS Professional and Standard licenses, MAGic Professional licenses only, and all OpenBook licenses. They may be purchased in blocks of five seats in all cases. In the US, please call 1-800-444-4443 for pricing. International customers, please contact your local distributor for pricing.

Site License: Specifically designed for educational institutions, public libraries, and organizations whose sole purpose is to better the lives of the visually impaired. The Site License may only be used at one designated location.

District License: Also designed for educational institutions, public libraries, and organizations whose sole purpose is to better the lives of the visually impaired. This license allows the institution to install the software at more than one facility.

Enterprise License: Tailored to meet the needs of private businesses and government agencies. The enterprise license may be installed in multiple locations, but may only be used on machines owned by the specified company or agency.

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JAWS has been tested to perform best with the latest Windows operating systems and software applications. As new versions of Freedom Scientific products are released, support for older software may not continue. Please contact Technical Support with specific questions regarding older software.