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JAWS for Windows 3.2
(May be Authorized for Windows NT or Windows 95.)
JFW 3.2 Includes Software, Manual, Quick Reference Guide in Braille, and audio cassette training tapes. JAWS for Windows is a true 32-bit application. This means that it takes advantage of all the power and sophistication available in Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0. It also means faster response, even with software synthesizers and Braille displays. JFW 3.2 also features fantastic support for Internet Explorer 4.01, including the ability to reformat complex web pages and list links alphabetically in an easy-to-use list box. Other features include MS-DOS windows support, improved help functions, and many other features which make JAWS for Windows the most powerful, responsive and generally applicable Windows screen reader available.
Dedicated, Multi-Lingual Software Synthesizer Included
Along with a simple installation, JAWS for Windows will install its very own software speech synthesizer that works with your Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows NT sound card. Right from the start, without any additional hardware or software, you add the power of JAWS for Windows to your computer at home, on your laptop, at school, or in the office without the need to purchase an additional synthesizer or move one from system to system. This synthesizer features support for seven languages, including U.S. English, British English, German, Italian, French, Castilian Spanish and Latin Spanish. The DECtalk Access32 software synthesizer is also available at an additional charge.
32-bit JFW Offers
JAWS for Windows 3.2 includes a number of exciting new features. Choose one of the following nine links for more information. There is a "Top of List" link at the bottom of the page.
New installation is easier than ever. Just insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive and leave the installation to us. In a few minutes, JAWS for Windows will install on your computer. Not only will the installation be easier, but also right from the moment it starts, your computer will talk. The installation is interactive, giving you the information you need, immediately, verbally, without having to second-guess the installation process.
During the installation, JAWS for Windows runs a diagnostic tool, called Dr. JAWS, that reviews your current system and recommends the best setup for running JAWS for Windows. It will check the number of colors and the video card in your system and if you indicate in the installation, will even make the appropriate adjustments to your system.
A new utility that runs during the installation of JFW 3.2 will upgrade the previous versions installed on your computer. Now, you won't have to manually merge the changes from the previous configuration file to the new version. With this utility, the changes and additions to the new version are automatically merged into your dictionary, graphic, and configuration files. In a future release, the utility will be enhanced to also merge the script and frame files.
Along with a simple installation, JAWS for Windows will also install its very own software speech synthesizer that will work with your Microsoft Windows 95 sound card. Right from the start, without any additional hardware or software, you add the power of JAWS for Windows to your computer at home, on your laptop, at school, or in the office without the need to purchase an additional synthesizer or move one from system to system.
Everyone has been searching for a screen reader with comprehensive Internet capabilities. Now, the search has ended. The newest version of JAWS for Windows has the ability to read almost every page found on the Internet using Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01. With a simple keystroke, pages with graphics, complex columns, and even frames are reformatted into an easy to read single column. In addition, with a single keystroke, you will have access to all the frames or links on the page in a simple list box. Once in the list box, just type the first letter of the link you want to view and JFW jumps through the list to the link you chose to let you press ENTER to select it.
This new version of JAWS for Windows also gives you access to the tool bar in IE 4.01 with a list box too. With a single keystroke, you are in a list box of all the icons on the tool bar. Type the first letter of the item to locate and select the icon and when you press ENTER you simulate the point and click maneuvers without having to navigate the mouse pointer or label graphics.
Many Braille enhancements now make refreshable Braille displays work better than ever. At the heart of the changes is the all new structured mode. Henter-Joyce has placed heavy emphasis on this display mode, which lets modifiable Scripts pick relevant information from the screen and display it in a single Braille line with the ability to pan through it. An example of this can be seen in dialog boxes where structured mode displays the window type and title. If the dialog is a multi-page dialog, the page tab with focus will be displayed. Also on the display you will find the group box name, the control with focus along with its condition. All of this on one line and you have the ability to customize it as well via scripts.
The original structured mode that has been in JAWS for Windows is now going to be known as Speech Box mode and will still let you review the most recent spoken information sent to the synthesizer.
Another Braille feature that is now available lets you select text without ever taking your hands off the Braille display. Other Braille options found in the Configuration Manager include Braille marking, Braille Sleep mode, Braille Dot Patterns, Braille Cursor. You can even use abbreviations now.
JAWS for Windows is now compatible with music programs. Most specifically, you can use the music program, Cakewalk Pro Audio version 6.1, with JFW 3.2 to quickly record, edit, process, and mix complete multi-track MIDI and audio projects. There is even a complete text file in the TECNOTES directory to help get you started.
Henter-Joyce is continuously improving the scripts in an attempt to keep up with the numerous application releases. Included in the 3.2 release of JAWS for Windows, we have included new scripts for Corel WordPerfect versions 7 and 8, the E-mail package, Eudora, versions 3 and 4, Quicken 98, Outlook, Outlook Express, and Netscape version 4.04.
Improvements have also been made for Microsoft Word 8 to properly identify the font characteristics including accurate point size even when the tool bars are turned off. JFW also recognizes when tables are present within a document and lets you read and move logically around in the table.
JAWS for Windows version 3.2 can now properly support multilingual synthesizers and let you switch between synthesizer languages on the fly. Also, JFW will now tell you when you select and unselect text.