University of Edinburgh

JAWS for the Beginner

Presented on Tuesday, 6th September 2016


This one day hands-on course explored set up, applications, internet, remote access and scripting in JAWS (Windows Computer screen reader*) including practical sessions on:

  • Desktop Area - best setup for a user.
  • Word
    • Jaws Dictionary
    • Help Files
    • Language Setup - Voices!
    • Shortcuts/Keystrokes
  • Outlook
  • Web Page Navigation - Basics

There was discussion about hardware that complements JAWS in a school environment.


Participants said:

"Very clear description of all aspects of starting to use JAWS. Excellent! Thank you."

"It will enable me to include JAWS as an additional skill for one of my pupils."

Target Audience

Those supporting children and young people with a visual impairment in a school environment.


Matt Pateman, Training and Support Manager, Sight and Sound Technology and Ruth Gallagher Carr, Sight and Sound Business Development Officer Scotland.

*For more information about the program: