- Download a copy of JAWS which will run in 40-minute mode, meaning after running for 40 minutes JAWS will stop working. To use JAWS again, you must reboot the computer.
- Teaching JAWS in 30 Minutes or Less– Hadley School
- SVRC JAWS Training videos (series of 4 videos on teaching JAWS)
- Back to Work Blind by George Calvert free to download book on JAWS basics with a focus on productivity quickly
- JAWS lesson plans from the Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Download a copy of NVDA which is open source software and available at no cost. Donation is optional.
- Learn NVDA video series from AFB
- NVDA User Guide from NV Access
- NVDA Keyboard Shortcuts
- Is already installed on Windows computers and is really only a viable alternative as a screen reader in Windows 10 most recent upgrades.
- Microsoft Windows 10 Narrator User Guide
- Windows 10 Narrator Keyboard shortcuts
Windows Keyboard shortcuts
The basis for using any of the screen readers are using the Windows shortcut keys:
- Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts from RNIB
- Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts
- How to Navigate Windows with a Keyboard from Computer Hope