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Freedom Scientific JAWS 17

Last Review:

Available To:

  • Students Admitted to UT Arlington

Vendor: Freedom Scientific

Product: JAWS

Version: 17.0

Standard Software Supported By: Labs

OIT Support Levels: Minimal


JAWS offers comprehensive screen reading capability for Windows that includes extended product customization through powerful utility managers. Assisting the visually impaired users, JAWS will read aloud what's on the PC screen and provide braille support that receives input from a braille keyboard.

System Requirements: MFg. Minimum

  • Base OS: Windows
  • OS Version: 7
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 4 GB recommended
  • Hard Disk Total Size: 200 MB

System Requirements: OIT Required

  • Base OS: Windows
  • OS Version: 7
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 4GB

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How to Get:

Academic Use

  1. The JAWS disability assistive software is made available through a Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) owned license.
  2. Students or faculty who are in need of using the software for their purposes will need to submit a request to OSD.
  3. Please call the OSD at (817) 272-3364 or e-mail them at to submit your request.
  4. If approved for use, please submit a installation help request via our self-service IT service request ServiceNow portal