Special Help Mode which makes learning the keyboard quick and easy.
JAWS for Windows (JFW) offers all the features that made JAWS for DOS so popular, plus
many more. JFW incorporates such features as:
Smart Screen Technology; the helpful Wizards; a bitmap recognizer; logical, easy to use
speech pad; multiple synthesizer support; the powerful, new JAWS Macro Application
Language (JAMAL); and total flexibility.
Smart Screen Technology - Smart Screen is the hands-off screen reading technology that
allows JFW to speak any program automatically. It intelligently looks at the screen and
determines what to speak so unfamiliar applications can be used immediately. Menus, dialog
boxes and help files are spoken without the need for user setup. JFW announces each time a
new window is opened or closed, and whenever it gets the focus.
Dual Cursor Design - JFW uses two cursors. The PC cursor, tells you where you are
typing on the screen, menu item selected, etc. The JFW cursor, acts like the Mouse cursor.
It roams around the screen like a person's eyes, going and seeing where the PC cursor
JAWS Wizards - JFW has the incredible Wizards! Built-in helpers that pop-up at the
touch of a key. For example - the Dictionary Wizard automates the task of entering words
into the on-line pronunciation dictionary. Other Wizards are available for tutoring or to
make other complex tasks easier.
JFW includes the software on CD-ROM, a print Quick Start Manual, the Quick Reference
Guide in print and Braille and our Basic Training Audio Cassette Training Tapes. JAWS for
Windows is a true 32-bit application. This means that it takes advantage of all the power
and sophistication available in Microsoft's Windows operating systems. It also means
faster response, even with software synthesizers and Braille displays. JFW also features
fantastic support for Internet Explorer including the ability to reformat complex web
pages and list links alphabetically in an easy-to-use list box. Other features include
MS-DOS windows support, improved help functions, and many other features which make JAWS
for Windows the most powerful, responsive and generally applicable Windows screen reader
Dedicated, Multi-Lingual Software Synthesizer Included
Along with a simple installation, JAWS for Windows will install its very own software
speech synthesizer that works with your Microsoft Windows sound card. Right from the
start, without any additional hardware or software, you add the power of JAWS for Windows
to your computer at home, on your laptop, at school, or in the office without the need to
purchase an additional synthesizer or move one from system to system. This synthesizer
features support for seven languages, including U.S. English, British English, German,
Italian, French, Castilian Spanish and Latin Spanish. Optionally, you may choose DECtalk hardware
synthesizer the very best in synthesizers.
32-bit and 64-bit JFW Offers
- Support for software and hardware synthesizers and Braille displays
- Screen sensitive and context sensitive help to learn the applications
- Complete on-line documentation
- Dictionary Manager for improved pronunciation
- Keyboard and hot key help to learn the keys
- Keyboard Manager for customizing layouts
- Frame Manager for non-standard applications
- Access to MS-DOS windows
- Support for Microsoft Active Accessibility in Windows
Talking CD Install
New installation is easier than ever. Just insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive and
leave the installation to us. In a few minutes, JAWS for Windows will install on your
computer. Not only will the installation be easier, but also right from the moment it
starts, your computer will talk. The installation is interactive, giving you the
information you need, immediately, verbally, without having to second-guess the
JAWS for Windows Merge:
A new utility that runs during the installation of JFW will upgrade the previous versions
installed on your computer. Now, you won't have to manually merge the changes from the
previous configuration file to the new version. With this utility, the changes and
additions to the new version are automatically merged into your dictionary, graphic, and
configuration files. In a future release, the utility will be enhanced to also merge the
script and frame files.
Fantastic Support for Microsoft Internet Explorer:
Everyone has been searching for a screen reader with comprehensive Internet capabilities.
Now, the search has ended. The latest version of JAWS for Windows has the ability to read
almost every page found on the Internet using Microsoft Internet Explorer. With a simple
keystroke, pages with graphics, complex columns, and even frames are reformatted into an
easy-to-read single column. In addition, with a single keystroke, you will have access to
all the frames or links on the page in a list box. Once in the list box, just type the
first letter of the link you want to view and JFW jumps through the list to the link you
chose to let you press ENTER to select it.
View Internet Tool Bar:
JAWS for Windows gives you access to the tool bar in IE. With a single keystroke, you are
in a list box of all the icons on the tool bar. Type the first letter of the item to
locate and select the icon and when you press ENTER you simulate the point and click
maneuvers without having to navigate the mouse pointer or label graphics.
Support for Microsoft Outlook Express E-mail:
JFW features the same functionality for Microsoft Outlook Express that it does for
Internet Explorer! Use the same screen-reading techniques to reformat the page and bring
up links and e-mail addresses alphabetically in an easy-to-use list box. Another keystroke
allows you to look for and open e-mail attachments. With JFW, complete internet access is
just a keystroke away! Everyone has been searching for a screen reader with comprehensive
Internet capabilities. Now, the search has ended. The newest version of JAWS for Windows
has the ability to read almost every page found on the Internet using Microsoft Internet
Explorer. With a simple keystroke, pages with graphics, complex columns, and even frames
are reformatted into an easy to read single column. In addition, with a single keystroke,
you will have access to all the frames or links on the page in a simple list box. Once in
the list box, just type the first letter of the link you want to view and JFW jumps
through the list to the link you chose to let you press ENTER to select it. This new
version of JAWS for Windows also gives you access to the tool bar in IE with a list box
too. With a single keystroke, you are in a list box of all the icons on the tool bar. Type
the first letter of the item to locate and select the icon and when you press ENTER you
simulate the point and click maneuvers without having to navigate the mouse pointer or
Enhanced Braille Capabilities:
Many Braille enhancements now make refreshable Braille displays work better than ever. At
the heart of the changes is the all new structured mode. Freedom
Scientific has placed heavy
emphasis on this display mode, which lets modifiable Scripts pick relevant information
from the screen and display it in a single Braille line with the ability to pan through
it. An example of this can be seen in dialog boxes where structured mode displays the
window type and title. If the dialog is a multi-page dialog, the page tab with focus will
be displayed. Also on the display you will find the group box name, the control with focus
along with its condition. All of this on one line and you have the ability to customize it
as well via scripts. The original structured mode that has been in JAWS for Windows
is now going to be known as Speech Box mode and will still let you review the most recent
spoken information sent to the synthesizer. Another Braille feature that is now
available lets you select text without ever taking your hands off the Braille display.
Other Braille options found in the Configuration Manager include Braille marking, Braille
Sleep mode, Braille Dot Patterns, Braille Cursor. You can even use abbreviations now.
Audio Programming Compatibility:
JAWS for Windows is now compatible with music programs. Most specifically, you can use the
music program, Cakewalk Pro Audio, with JFW to quickly record, edit, process,
and mix complete multi-track MIDI and audio projects. There is even a complete text file
in the TECNOTES directory to help get you started.
New and Improved Miscellaneous Scripts:
Freedom Scientific is continuously improving the scripts in an attempt to keep up with the
numerous application releases. Included in the release of JAWS for Windows, we have
included scripts for Microsoft Office, Corel WordPerfect, Eudora, Quicken, Outlook, Outlook Express,
Netscape and many more. Improvements have also been made for Microsoft Word to properly identify the
font characteristics including accurate point size even when the tool bars are turned off. JFW also recognizes when tables are present within a document and lets you read and move
logically around in the table.
JAWS for Windows can support multilingual synthesizers and let you switch between
synthesizer languages on the fly. Also, JFW will tell you when you select and unselect
JFW includes an extensive set of scripts and support for MSAA in Lotus Notes.
JFW Version Basic Features:
True 32-bit Application - JAWS for Windows (JFW) takes full advantage of all the power and
sophistication available in Windows, including the multi-processing and multi-threading
capabilities evident in all true 32-bit applications. This means faster response, even
with software voice synthesizers. JFW supports Microsoft Speech API so you can use JAWS
with software synthesizers like DECtalk Access32 and FlexTalk.
Supports Microsoft's Active Accessibility - JFW supports Active Accessibility in
Windows. If you need to use the latest applications that have built-in Active
Accessibility like the Microsoft Office or Internet Explorer, JFW is already enabled for
Works in an MS-DOS Window - All the power of JFW is available in an MS-DOS window.
There is no longer any need to switch to an MS-DOS screen reader to run MS-DOS
JAWS Help System - The process of learning new computer systems and applications that
run on those operating systems just got a lot easier with JAWS for Windows. Most new users
of JAWS find it intuitive and easy to master. However, JAWS also furnishes a fully
developed help facility that is always available with the touch of your keyboard. You can
access JAWS help through the JAWS Help menu or directly from your keyboard.
Hot Key Help - Press INSERT+H to get instant help for the JAWS hot keys or Windows
short cut keys available in the current dialog window.
Screen Sensitive Help - Press INSERT+F1 to hear a description of the current focus
item. You hear the identity of the active window, instructions on using the available
options, and help on maneuvering within the window.
Keyboard Help Mode - Let's you hear what keys you are pressing. Press INSERT+1 to enter
Keyboard Help mode and with each keystroke you hear a description of its function with a
Online Help - Lets you have instant access to all JAWS for Windows help including the
user manuals and other printable documentation provided for your reference purposes.
JFW Configuration Capabilities - You can customize any of the JAWS for Windows standard
settings for the current application or across all applications. JFW comes with various
utility managers to help you accomplish this.
Keyboard Manager - This manager lets you browse and change JAWS keys for any
application or all applications. Each key assignment is accompanied by a description of
Graphics Labeler - This manager lets you give meaningful names to the graphics
displayed on your screen and help you to recognize graphics on your screen.
Dictionary Manager - This manager lets you store special pronunciations for the current
application or across all applications by changing default pronunciations to words or
Configuration Manager - This manager lets JAWS for Windows give you the utmost
flexibility to "hear" the screen in a personally tailored manner. You can change
the way things are spoken and how much is spoken; change the verbosity, screen echo,
graphics verbosity, punctuation, and numbers.
Frame Manager - This manager lets you create screen boundaries and then have that area
monitored for automatic reading of all, highlighted or no text. You can assign a frame to
a key so that you can read the area on demand. This feature is available on an application
basis or across all applications.
Script Manager - This manager lets you modify JFW standard scripts or create your own
to accommodate even the most difficult, non-standard Windows applications.
Supports MSAPI Software Synthesizers - JFW uses the industry standard SSIL and supports
Microsoft's Speech API (SAPI). You can use JAWS with software synthesizers while the
Control Panel "knows" the capabilities of each synthesizer and takes advantage
of each. Most common speech synthesizers are supported including DECtalk PC, Accent,
Apollo, Audapter, KeyNote, DoubleTalk, TripleTalk, Infovox, Echo,
Sound Board and others.
Support for Refreshable Braille Displays - The Braille support lets JAWS send output to
any of the most popular Braille displays along with the standard speech output.
Custom Scripts for More Than 40 Applications - JAWS for Windows
has been customized and configured more than 40 applications.
Technical Support - Freedom Scientific, Inc. is proud of its unique Technical Support team of
knowledgeable individuals who all use the JAWS for Windows product every day.
also has over 70 representatives throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Most of
our dealers are users of our products, and their knowledge of the technology, which can be
used by blind, visually impaired, and learning disabled computer users, is extensive. Your
local dealer offers strong customer service and product support.
Internet Support - Freedom Scientific, Inc. maintains a positive
presence on the Internet by enabling JAWS for Windows to be used
with most Internet browsers, specifically Microsoft Internet
Software Maintenance Agreements (SMAs) - After purchasing JAWS for Windows, how would
you like to have the latest version shipped directly to you as soon as it becomes
available? Our software maintenance agreement allows you to do exactly that. Just ask us
for information on the software maintenance agreement and pay one low price to receive
continuous updates at your home, office, or campus.
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