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This site contains a set of guides for users of the Jaws screen reader. They cover various aspects of Windows and a few useful applications, and they will also be useful to users of other screen readers. All the guides are free.

Taskbar on Windows 10, May 2020 update

The Jaws guide to the Taskbar on Windows 10 has been updated to cover the May 2020 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 versions 1903 and 1909.

Audacity 2.4.1

The Guide to Audacity has been updated for version 2.4.1 of this free multi-track audio editor. One of the new features of this version is that scrubbing is now accessible using the keyboard.

Windows 10, November 2019 update

Both the Jaws guide to the Taskbar on Windows 10, and the Jaws guide to File Explorer on Windows 10 have been updated to cover the November 2019 update.

Taskbar on Windows 10, May 2019 update

The Jaws guide to the Taskbar on Windows 10 has been updated to cover the May 2019 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 1809.

Audacity 2.3.2

The Guide to Audacity has been updated for version 2.3.2 of this free multi-track audio editor. In addition to working well with Jaws and NVDA, this version of Audacity now works well with the Narrator screen reader on Windows 10. One of the new features of this version is that no additional software has to be installed to be able to export audio in the MP3 format.