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This site contains two sets of guides: one for users of screen magnifiers, and the other for users of the Jaws screen reader. They cover various aspects of Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 and a few useful applications. All the guides are free.

Windows 8.1

There are four new Jaws guides for Windows 8.1:

Audacity 2.0.5

The Jaws guide to Audacity has been updated for version 2.0.5 of this free multi-track audio editor. One of the recent new features which is available if you’re using Windows Vista or later, is that using the WASAPI audio interface you can record the audio being sent to a playback device even if your sound card doesn’t support “Stereo Mix”.

Start screen, Search pane, and Taskbar on Windows 8

There are three new Jaws guides for Windows 8:

File Explorer on Windows 8

There’s a new Jaws guide to File Explorer on Windows 8. It includes a detailed description of how to use the ribbon.

Audacity 2.0

Audacity is a free multi-track audio editor. Version 2.0 of this program has recently been released, and the Jaws guide to Audacity has been updated to cover this version. In addition, the sections of the guide on moving the cursor and selecting audio have been revised and expanded.