Welcome

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 and a few useful applications. All the guides are free.

Audacity 2.3.0

The Jaws guide to Audacity has been updated for version 2.3.0 of this free multi-track audio editor. One of the new features is punch and roll recording, which allows you to easily correct mistakes immediately after you’ve made them.

Taskbar on Windows 10, April 2018 update

The Jaws guide to the Taskbar on Windows 10 has been updated to cover the Windows 10 April 2018 update. As before, it covers the Start menu, search, Cortana, the taskbar buttons, the notification area, and notifications.

For those using Windows 10 before this update, the previous version of the guide is still available: Jaws guide to the Taskbar on Windows 10 version 1709.

File Explorer on Windows 10, fall creators update

The Jaws guide to File Explorer on Windows 10 has been updated to cover the Windows 10 fall creators update. The guide now includes a description of OneDrive’s Files On-Demand option.

Taskbar on Windows 10, fall creators update

The Jaws guide to the Taskbar on Windows 10 has been updated to cover the Windows 10 fall creators update. As before, it covers the Start menu, search, Cortana, the taskbar buttons, the notification area, and notifications.

For those using Windows 10 without this update, the previous version of the guide is still available: Jaws guide to the Taskbar on Windows 10 version 1703.

Audacity 2.2.0

The Jaws guide to Audacity has been updated for version 2.2.0 of this free multi-track audio editor. One of the new features is that clips are now accessible for users of screen readers.