Screen reader






McCabe Library (Room 007), Cornell Library (Room L18), Underhill Library (Room 105)

About JAWS

JAWS for Windows is a powerful accessibility solution that reads information on your screen using synthesized speech. JAWS provides many useful commands that make it easier to use programs, edit documents, and read Web pages. With a refreshable braille display, JAWS can also provide braille output in addition to, or instead of, speech. An array of versatile features and customizable options lets you tailor JAWS for your individual needs and preferences.

Swarthmore Enterprise License

Swarthmore has an Enterprise license for JAWS. This allows up to five concurrent users to connect to the Freedom Scientific license server for using JAWS. If you try to connect when all licenses are already in use, JAWS will launch in "Demo mode," which will work for only 40 minutes. Please be sure to close JAWS on your computer when you are done using it so the license will be available to other users.

Installation Instructions

Installation instructions.

For assistance, contact the Student Disability Services Office (studentdisabilityservices@swarthmore.edu) or the Help Desk at x4357 or support@swarthmore.edu.


JAWS 64bit for Windows

JAWS 32bit for Windows

Ways you can contact ITS or find information:

ITS Support Portal: https://support.swarthmore.edu
Email: support@swarthmore.edu
Phone: x4357 (HELP) or 610-328-8513
Check out our remote resources at https://swatkb.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/remote/overview
Check our homepage at https://swarthmore.edu/its