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Accessibility and Assistive Technology: JAWS Screen Reader

A resource guide for assistive technology, accessibility, and digital learning tools available at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

JAWS Screen Reader

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What is JAWS?

JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is a computer screen reader and magnification program for Windows that provides text-to-speech reading capabilities. It is particularly geared toward users with low vision or blindness, and is a popular tool for using programs not designed for accessibility.

JAWS Packaging

UIUC's Undergraduate Library has version 13 available on all public computers.

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