Introduction to JAWS Course

The Introduction to JAWS course provides an introduction to the Freedom Scientific assistive technology screen reader JAWS, commonly used by people who are blind or have low vision. Public sector organizations frequently require IT systems to be accessible to the JAWS screen reader because it is the most widely used screen reader by people who are blind. During the procurement process, these organizations use JAWS to verify that accessibility requirements, such as Section 508, have been properly implemented. Testing with JAWS enables an organization to identify usability barriers faced by people with disabilities when accessing Information Technology (IT) systems. Starting with an introduction to JAWS, the course covers the features of JAWS, basic and advanced JAWS settings, and how to use JAWS to test for accessibility.


This course has the following prerequisites:


  • Developers
  • Quality Assurance Specialists

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • JAWS Overview
  • JAWS Navigation
  • Testing Methodologies
  • Testing Web Content with JAWS
    • Images
    • Forms
    • Headings
    • Links
    • Frames
    • Data Tables
    • Simulated Controls
    • Reading Order
  • References