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

The Taskbar on Window 10, Anniversary update

The Jaws guide to the Taskbar on Windows 10 has been updated to cover the Windows 10 anniversary 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 original guide is still available: Jaws guide to the Taskbar on Windows 10 version 1511.

The Taskbar on Windows 10

There’s a new Jaws guide to the Taskbar on Windows 10. It covers the Start menu, search, Cortana, the taskbar buttons, the notification area, and notifications.

File Explorer on Windows 10

There’s a new Jaws guide to File Explorer on Windows 10. It includes a detailed description of how to use the ribbon.

Audacity 2.1.0

The Jaws guide to Audacity has been updated for version 2.1.0 of this free multi-track audio editor. New features include:

  • A new recording meter, which is more accessible – the peak level during a monitoring session can be read by screen readers.
  • A new improved Noise reduction effect, which replaces the Noise removal effect.
  • A limited introduction of real-time preview for effects.

Windows 8.1

There are four new Jaws guides for Windows 8.1: