Not 100% sure if this works in Windows 7 or not, but you can give it a try. Narrator was beefed up in Windows 10, and I know these steps would work on Windows 10:
Press the Windows Key + Enter simultaneously to start Narrator. This works at the login screen in Windows 10.
Hold down Caps Lock and use the left/right arrow keys to move between objects/buttons/controls. This works at the login screen and on web pages.
I was able to use Narrator in this fashion to login, download, and install JAWS on a new Windows 10 installation. However, Narrator was far less sophisticated in Windows 7 so this may not work.
I hope this helps!
Aaron M. Page, B.S.
EIT Accessibility Specialist
Accessible Technology Services, University of Montana
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I have 2 new computers with Windows 7 Pro that do not yet have a screen reader.
I think I’ll need to use Microsoft Narrator to gain Administrative privileges to download and install JAWS.
Do you think this will work? How can I activate Narrator? Any advice on practical use within Narrator will be much appreciated.
Is there any way to activate Narrator from the Login Screen? I doubt it, but thought I’d ask.