All the links are below plus
what's new in this version.
JAWS 2019 Beta Report Form:
The following features are new
to JAWS 2019.
Faster JAWS Startup with Grace
JAWS 2019 introduces a new
concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS first
launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS
not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since
Authorization can include searching for a network license, the
amount of time before JAWS started
speaking could be significant. While it is not possible to
speed up this period directly, the authorization process will
now be completed simultaneously
to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a
new "grace period" authorization state which provides limited
functionality, similar to what
is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and
braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the
authorization check has finished,
JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.
Separation of Office Scripts
JAWS Microsoft Office support
for Word, Outlook, and Excel has been separated into different
script sets which now load depending on the version of Office
currently running. This makes it much easier to make continued
improvements to Office 365 support going forward without the
risk of breaking JAWS functionality
in previous versions of Office for users who still rely on
these older versions. If you are running Office 2016 or Office
365, and the version number includes
a build number of build 10000 or higher, the newly created
Office settings for Word, Outlook, and Excel should be loaded
when you run those applications.
If you are running earlier Office versions, JAWS should load
the Word Classic, Outlook Classic, or Excel Classic settings.
To verify the version and
build number of office you are using, press CTRL+INSERT+V.
This command will also indicate if you are running a retail or
version of Office. To verify which JAWS settings are loaded,
Improved Performance in Office
With the changes made to
separate the Office 365 support from the scripts for previous
Office versions, we are now able to take advantage of more UIA
provided by Microsoft. There is also much less decision making
that needs to be done in the scripts since there are no longer
other office versions to
be considered. As a result, users should notice greatly
improved performance and responsiveness when using current
versions of Word, Excel, and Outlook.
A few areas where users may notice increased responsiveness
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• Navigating large documents in Word that contain a lot of
markup such as footnotes, endnotes, comments, tables, and so
• Editing data and formulas in Excel.
• Navigating large message folders in Outlook.
For braille users, document
spacing an formatting are now more accurately indicated on the
braille display. This includes indents, outdents, and tab
We have also addressed several issues with the braille cursor
not always being positioned where expected, which made it
difficult to sometimes edit using
If you are using a braille
display with status cells, it will now also be easier to tell
if text is centered or right justified by displaying "cj" or
in the first two cells when focused on the line containing the
centered or right justified content.
Audio Ducking Support for
Windows 10 version 1803 and Higher
The JAWS Audio Ducking feature
is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Creators update
(version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the volume
of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For
example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins
talking, the volume of the music will
be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then
raised back to its current level when JAWS stops talking.
By default, audio remains at
the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio Ducking, open
the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the
the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox
located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio
Ducking can be turned on through
Settings center by doing the following:
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1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. In the Search edit box, type "volume" without the quotes.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Lower the volume of other
programs while JAWS is speaking" in the filtered search
results in the tree view.
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle this option.
You can also press
INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by D to quickly toggle Audio Ducking
on or off. The current setting will remain in effect until you
layered keystroke again or restart JAWS.
TAB Key No Longer Echoed
For users who leave Typing
Echo enabled, JAWS will no longer announce the TAB key by
default. This means you will not constantly hear "ALT+TAB"
between applications or hear "TAB" spoken each time as you
move through links on web pages.
Note: If you prefer to have
the TAB key spoken, or you would like to mute other keys such
as SPACEBAR, ENTER, or ESC, open Settings Center and search
"manage key labels". For more details, refer to this support
article on using the
Manage Key Labels
Skype now offers three options
on Windows 10.
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1. You can continue using Skype Classic which is version 7 and
works very well with JAWS. Note that Skype Classic is expected
to be retired at some point
not yet known.
2. You can download and install the new Desktop version 8,
which is now supported in JAWS. See details below.
3. You can install the Universal App from the Microsoft Store.
However, this is the least accessible at this time and we
recommend you install Skype 7
or 8 for the best support.
For users moving to Skype 8,
please be certain to download the version referred to as
"Skype for Windows" which works well on Windows 10. Note that
Universal App we are not recommending is referred to as "Skype
for Windows 10".
For those using Skype version
8, we have added some additional keystrokes to help with
navigation since these options are not offered in Skype. These
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• Move to the chat entry field: CTRL+INSERT+E
• Move to the chat history list: CTRL+INSERT+Y
• Move to the conversations list: CTRL+INSERT+N
You can also use the JAWS
commands INSERT+W and INSERT+H while focused on Skype for a
list of most of the keyboard commands you would want to know
using Skype. For a full list from Microsoft, please visit the
Skype Hotkeys Web Page.
Tip: You can assign a
keystroke such as ALT+CTRL+S to the Skype icon on the Desktop
to quickly open Skype to answer an incoming call. If you are
application and you receive an incoming call alert, you can
press your shortcut keystroke to open Skype, press INSERT+UP
ARROW or INSERT+TAB to read the
caller information, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+P or use TAB to
choose Answer or Decline.
Download JAWS 2019
The following briefly
describes how to download, save, and install the JAWS public
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1. Select the preferred language which will list the available
download links (By default English is selected).
2. Select the appropriate download link.
3. When the dialog box opens, choose Save and select a
location where you can easily find the downloaded executable
file. Make sure
to download the correct version (64-bit or 32-bit) for your
computer, which we have detected is a
64-bit computer. Instructions to
verify whether you have a 64-bit or 32-bit computer can be
found at the bottom of this page.
4. Run the executable and follow the talking installer.
Select your preferred language:
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JAWS 2019.1809.27 64-bit English - September 2018
JAWS 2019.1809.27 32-bit English - September 2018
Do I need to download the
64-bit or 32-bit version of software?
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1. Press WINDOWS Key+R to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type "c:" without the quotes and then press ENTER to
display the contents of your C drive.
3. Press the letter P until you reach the "Program Files"
folder, and then press P once more.
If you have 64-bit Windows, you have two folders: one named
"Program Files" and another named "Program Files (x86)."
If you have 32-bit Windows, you only have one folder named
4. Please select the appropriate 64-bit or 32-bit version to
run on your system.
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