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.

Windows Live Mail 2011

There’s now a Jaws guide to Windows Live Mail 2011. This includes a detailed description of how to use the ribbons in this program, using either the standard windows keystrokes or the Jaws virtual ribbon.

Taskbar on Windows 7

There’s a new Jaws guide to the taskbar on Windows 7, and it covers the Start menu, the taskbar buttons, and the Notification area.

Windows Explorer on Windows 7

There’s a new Jaws guide to Windows Explorer on Windows 7. It includes libraries which are new in Windows 7, and advanced search techniques.

Google guide updated

The Jaws guide to searching using Google has been updated to cover recent design changes. These include the restructuring of the search options, and the inclusion of landmarks in the result pages to aid navigation.

September update

There’s now a Jaws guide to the BBC iPlayer website, where you can listen to BBC radio programmes broadcast in the last week, and also to those currently being broadcast. If you live in the UK, there is also a similar service for BBC TV programmes, and some of these are audio described. The Jaws guide to Audacity has been updated for version 1.3.9.