Freedom Scientific announced the release of version 15 of JAWS for Windows, the world’s premier screen reading software. This release includes support for Windows 8 Professional on both Tablets and Touch Screen computers. JAWS 15 has been designed to give blind users control when working with traditional desktop applications like Office 2013 along with the new Windows 8 Start Screen and the Modern apps such as News, Weather, Email, and Internet Explorer 10.
With the addition of the JAWS Touch Cursor, users can easily explore the screen by moving a finger around to learn the layout, hearing the items as they pass over them. By using gestures similar to those used on smartphones today, JAWS users can also navigate by object on touch screen devices such as the Microsoft Surface Pro.
The JAWS 15 upgrade is an SMA release and can be downloaded as either a 32- or 64-bit version from the JAWS downloads page.