JAWS 2022: The Latest Version of the World's Most Popular Screen Reader
JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is a screen reader software that enables people who are blind or visually impaired to use a computer. JAWS reads aloud the text and graphics on the screen, as well as the commands and menus of the applications. JAWS also provides Braille output for users who have a refreshable Braille display.
JAWS is developed by Freedom Scientific, a company that specializes in assistive technology products for people with disabilities. JAWS is compatible with Windows operating systems and supports a wide range of applications, such as Microsoft Office, Google Chrome, Adobe Reader, Skype, Zoom, and more.
In October 2021, Freedom Scientific released JAWS 2022, the latest version of the screen reader. JAWS 2022 offers many new features and improvements that enhance the user experience and accessibility. Here are some of the highlights of JAWS 2022:
Picture Smart is a feature that allows JAWS to describe the content of an image on the screen or from a file. Picture Smart uses artificial intelligence to analyze the image and provide a summary of what it contains, such as objects, people, colors, text, etc. Picture Smart can also recognize faces and emotions, as well as read text within an image using optical character recognition (OCR).
To use Picture Smart, you can press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by P on your keyboard. Then you can choose one of the following options:
From Clipboard: This option will describe the image that is currently copied to the clipboard.
From File: This option will allow you to browse and select an image file from your computer.
From Camera: This option will activate your webcam and take a snapshot of what it sees.
From Screen: This option will capture the entire screen or a portion of it and describe it.
You can also use Picture Smart with a touch screen by double-tapping and holding on an image. JAWS will then speak the description of the image.
Voice Assistant is a feature that allows you to control JAWS with your voice. Voice Assistant uses speech recognition technology to understand your commands and execute them. Voice Assistant can perform various tasks, such as reading text, adjusting settings, launching applications, navigating web pages, and more.
To use Voice Assistant, you can press INSERT+ALT+SPACEBAR on your keyboard or say \"Sharky\" if you have enabled the wake word option. Then you can speak your command in natural language, such as \"read this paragraph\", \"open Word\", \"go to Google\", etc. JAWS will confirm your command and perform it.
You can also use Voice Assistant with a touch screen by double-tapping and holding on the screen. JAWS will then listen for your command.
Text Analyzer is a feature that helps you identify and correct errors in text documents. Text Analyzer can detect various types of errors, such as spelling mistakes, punctuation errors, extra spaces, mismatched quotes, etc. Text Analyzer can also suggest corrections for some of the errors.
To use Text Analyzer, you can press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by A on your keyboard. Then you can choose one of the following options:
Analyze Current Document: This option will scan the entire document for errors and list them in a dialog box. You can then review each error and fix it or ignore it.
Analyze Next Error: This option will move to the next error in the document and announce it. You can then fix it or ignore it.
Analyze Previous Error: This option will move to the previous error in the document and announce it. You can then fix it or ignore it.
You can also use Text Analyzer with a touch screen by double-tapping and holding on the text. JAWS will then announce the error if there is any.
JAWS 2022 is a powerful and user-friendly screen reader that offers many features and improvements that make using a computer easier and more accessible for people who are blind or visually impaired. JAWS 2022 is available for purchase or upgrade 06063cd7f5