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JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is the world's most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on Windows PC.
JAWS Home Edition is intended for use by end-users for personal, non-commercial use only and runs on all versions of the Windows® operating system.
JAWS Professional is intended for use by organizations and end-users for any purpose – whether commercial, educational, or personal.
Additional options for JAWS Professional include Multi-user, Enterprise, and District licenses.
JAWS Home Edition and JAWS Professional
Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008
Minimum 1.5 GHz processor
4 GB recommended (64-bit) 2 GB recommended (32-bit)
Required hard disk space
20 MB to 690 MB required per voice for installing Vocalizer Expressive, Vocalizer Direct, or RealSpeak Solo Direct voices (file sizes will vary depending on the voice installed)
A display adapter capable of at least 800 x 600 screen resolution with 16-bit color (1024 x 768 screen resolution with 32-bit color recommended)
Windows compatible sound card (for speech)