probably have most of you beat, my Jaws serial number is 1056. I first bought
Jaws for DOS in 1989, I think it was version 1.1, when Windows 3.1 came out in
19992 I used it alongside DOS.
for Windows was actually first released in January 1995, it was JFW 1.0 with
support for Windows 3.1/3.11 and Windows for Workgroups
2.0 was released in 1996, not sure when, it had support for Windows 95 which
was released in August of 1995. Back in those days there usually was not
support for a new OS version at the time of release.
am looking some of this up in a Wikipedia article, for some reason they skip
between, in 1998, 1999 and 2000 we of course had the release of Windows 98,
98SE and Millennium.
XP was first released on August 24, 2001
4.0 which came out in September 2001 and I am pretty sure it support Windows
4.5 came out in August of 2002 and it was the first version which had quick
nav keys for IE.
5.0 was October 2003 and then there was a longer gap as JFW 6.0 didn't come
out until March 2005, it introduced the ILM licensing
7 was released later that same year (2005) and 7.1 is listed with a release
date of June 2006.
Vista was released in November of 2006 and I'm pretty sure JFW 8 which was
released in November of 2006 had support for it as well as introducing
Realspeak Solo voices. From here on it seems to go to the annual release
schedule in late October/early November.
Tandem was released with Jaws 10 in November 2008
7 was released in July of 2009 and JFW 11 came out in the fall with support
for Windows 7 and it introduced Research It
2010 JFW 12 replaced the old configuration manager with the Settings
13 in 2011 introduced one of my favourite features, Convenient
14 in 2012 came with Windows 8 support and Flexible Web
15 in 2013 had Windows 8 touch screen support and introduced FS Reader
16 in 2014 introduced command search in Settings Centre and Convenient OCR
which in V13 only applied to graphics on the screen was expanded to handle
entire PDF documents
10 first was released on July 29, 2015 and an update to Jaws 16 from the
previous fall had initial support for it.
17 in 2015 introduced smart navigation for tables and Liblouis, an open source
JFW 18 in 2016 (last fall) introduced mouse echo, audio ducking and Settings
import/export was reintroduced.
is a link to the Wikipedia article:
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Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2017 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: training
had an early demo version that was something like 0.76 with a serial in the
should have stock in the company since I have owned every version since DOS,
either purchased or through paying for skipped updates.
I can't remember which year I did stgarted with JAWS Version of
guess it was around 1998
thought that the first JAWS version was started from 3.2 it amazing to
know it started from version 3 but I'm not sure.
Original Message -----
Thursday, June 08, 2017 8:37 PM
Re: training modules
to believe I started on JAWS 3.1 isn’t it!
a great day!
If you open the FS reader, you should be able to
access tutorials from there by pressing control+J. There are links to
tutorials. If they are not already downloaded and placed in the
appropriate place, the program will do this for you. These are in
Daisy format and you can use control+P to toggle play and pause.
This is a
global key command, so as long as the reader is open, it takes presidence
over other programs using that key command. This makes it very handy
if you want to practice what you are reading in an open program. This
information should be enough to get you started.
On 6/8/2017 2:46 PM, Bob Hicks
I downloaded my version of Jaws 18. How do I git the
training modules into FS reader? tia
Have a great day!