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Screen reader and text-to-speech software supported by George Mason University assists students, faculty, and staff who are visually impaired due to blindness or low vision. All software is available in the AT Labs on campus.
JAWS For Windows
*JAWS for Windows from Freedom Scientific, is screen reading software for Windows operating system. JAWS reads the information on the screen to benefit those users who are blind or have significant low-vision. All information including menu bars, text in word processors, email, web pages, and information found in dialog boxes is provided through speech output.
JAWS Training Resources
- *JAWS Quick Start Guide
- JAWS Internet Keystrokes – Word Doc
- PowerPoint 2010 Keyboard Commands- Word Doc
- JAWS PowerPoint Helpful Hints – Word Doc
- *Blackboard Screen Reader Tutorials
*NVDA is a free screen reading software developed by NV Access. Like JAWS, it is available only for Microsoft Windows and can be downloaded to any PC or onto a USB drive. At Mason, NVDA is installed on the AT Lab computers.