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JAWS guides, tutorials, and documentation
Here are some resources to help using JAWS. JAWS audio training JAWS comes buil... more
Silent and offline installations of JAWS
Some organisations may need to silently deploy JAWS onto multiple systems on the... more
JAWS support for Remote Access
JAWS can be configured to work over a remote access connection using either Citr... more
Which versions of Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer is JAWS compatible with?
Here is a list of each JAWS version back to JAWS 10, along with the versions of ... more
Are there tips for using JAWS for Windows with Terminal Emulation programs?
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What speech languages does JAWS support?
The languages that are spoken by JAWS depends on the synthesizer currently in use. If you are using the default Eloquence synthesizer that is installed with JAWS, the following languages are available:
  • American English
  • British English
  • Castilian Spanish
  • Latin American Spanish
  • French
  • French Canadian
  • German
  • Italian
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Finnish

You can also use Nuance® Vocalizer™ Expressive voices with JAWS for more natural-sounding, highly-responsive speech. Vocalizer voices are available in a wide variety of languages, even more than Eloquence. Visit the Vocalizer Expressive Voices page on the Freedom Scientific Web site to see all available languages, listen to samples, and download voices for use with JAWS.             

What are the system requirements for JAWS?

To use JAWS for Windows, you need a personal computer running Microsoft® Windows® with the following:

Description Specification
JAWS Home Use Edition and JAWS Professional Windows® 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server® 2012, and Windows Server 2008
Processor speed Minimum 1.5 GHz processor
Memory (RAM) 4 GB recommended (64-bit)
2 GB recommended (32-bit)
Required hard disk space 20 MB to 690 MB required per voice for installing Vocalizer Expressive, Vocalizer Direct, or RealSpeak Solo Direct voices (file sizes will vary depending on the voice installed)
Video A display adapter capable of at least 800 x 600 screen resolution with 16-bit colour (1024 x 768 screen resolution with 32-bit colour recommended)
Sound Windows compatible sound card (for speech)

Note: The Previous JAWS Downloads Web page has older versions of JAWS for Windows XP computers.