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Screen Readers

JAWS for Windows


Jaws is the most popular software in use in the world today by people who are blind or vision impaired. Jaws works with your PC to provide access to todays software applications and the Internet. Information from the screen is read aloud, providing technology to access a wide variety of information, education and job related applications. By streamlining keyboard functions, automating commands, and eliminating repetition, JAWS allows the operator to learn faster and easier than ever before. See more information about this product at



TextAloud is Text to Speech software that converts your text from MS Word Documents, Emails, Web Pages and PDF Files into natural-sounding speech. You can listen on your PC or create audio files for use on portable devices like iPods, PocketPCs and CD players. TextAloud even has automatic iTunes/iPod syncing.


If you would like to learn more about using JAWS or TextAloud, please schedule an appointment at the Universal Design Technology Lab.

Last modified August 01 2011 04:00 PM

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