1. JAWS Keystrokes Checklist. Action (What). Shortcut (How). Learning Knows. Open JAWS menu / Quit JAWS. JAWS+J / JAWS+F4 JAWS key default is INSERT . List Links: JAWS+F7 Prior rather than Next: SHIFT with the below keystrokes. Next Visited Link: V Next Unvisited Link: U Next Heading: H List Headings: JAWS +. JAWS Keyboard Commands / Shortcuts in any control in a dialog box for context sensitive help on the type of control and keystrokes that work in that control.

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Press Spacebar to toggle between the choices. When you press the Tab key again, you will see three radio buttons that indicate where you want to save your newly-labeled graphic.

You can either turn this setting on or off. If you choose None, JAWS won’t announce any punctuation, but the voice inflection will indicate when a sentence starts, ends, when there is a question mark or an exclamation point. This function identifies the active window in addition to providing keyboard commands specific to the currently opened program. Alt or F10 Cancel or Close menu: In the JAWS Configuration Manager, keystrpkes Voice Aliases option allows you to choose different voices for certain instances of text, such as bold or quoted text; you can also use the “Web Rentacrowd” option, and JAWS will use different voices to denote links.

Dec 14, 3: If you choose the Individual Voice Adjustment option, you can change the pitch of the voice you are currently using to read this document.


The Num Pad Minus key is located on the upper right keysrokes of the numeric keypad. Announce Caps During Say All: Each time you press the spacebar, you will hear JAWS say, “all, most, some, or one.

JAWS opens the verbosity menu. Press Enter again to save your new voice alias settings and close the dialog box, or press Escape to cancel.

Options, Utilities, Language, Help. Delete Delete Prior Character: You can use the graphics labeler to label these graphics so they make sense.

General Shortcuts and Commands for Excel using JAWS

Press the Alt key. On desktop and laptop computers, functions keys F1 through F12 are located on the top row of your normal keyboard. Down Arrow Say Prior Line: If you choose By Lines with Pauses, JAWS will pause for a moment at the end of the line of text it has just finished reading before moving to the next line. Press Enter to save your settings or Escape to cancel. Then, you will want to practice labeling a graphic.

There are four levels of verbosity for this setting. You may hear something like, “All caps voice: To choose one of these aliases: Basics, dot, dot, dot. Find the graphic you want to label. If you choose By Paragraph, JAWS will pause momentarily at the end of the paragraph that has just been read before proceeding to keytrokes next paragraph.

Press Enter on the Global Voice Settings option. Tab Move to First Item: The JAWS cursor is used keyxtrokes mouse simulations. To manually label the graphic: Please see the paragraph about the virtual PC cursor below. Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows Logo key.


JAWS Keyboard Shortcuts | Screen Reader Keyboard Shortcuts and Gestures

Once you feel comfortable labeling graphics, you can find a graphic to label by first activating the JAWS cursor and then going to the toolbar in HJ-Pad, where there are quite a few unlabeled graphics. You will hear JAWS say “voice aliases. Escape Close a Child Window: This function describes JAWS keystrokes specific to the active application.

You might need sighted assistance to determine how to label graphics properly. Use the up- or down-arrow keys to change the pitch. When you use your arrow keys, you will hear JAWS say “graphic,” followed by a number. To go to HJ-Pad to practice labeling a graphic: This setting, which you can turn on or off, will announce indentation according to the rules you set in the Speech and Sounds Manager.

There are two levels of verbosity for this setting.

The six-pack of keys, located above your arrow keys between the numeric keypad and the normal keyboard, is very useful for navigating. The Virtual Keystrikes cursor is activated when you press Enter to fill out a form on a website or search for something on Google, for example.

Tab to the pitch scroll bar, where you will hear JAWS announce “pitch,” followed by a number.