Screen Reader Support


JAWS Screen Reader

Ensemble Video 4.8+ works with Screen Reader tools designed to read text displayed on-screen, a crucial advancement for anyone with visual impairment. JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is the world's most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC. 

JAWS + Firefox Recommendation

Ensemble Video recommends using JAWS Screen Reader with the Firefox browser. For more information, review the following article on How to use JAWS with Firefox

JAWS Keystrokes

Jaws uses the Numpad Insert key to modify the behavior of other keys on a desktop keyboard, or the Capslock key on a laptop keyboard. This is known as the Jaws key.

Jaws Action Jaws Key Commands

Read from cursor point to the bottom of the page

Jaws key + Numpad 2

Move to next focusable element


Move to next landmark


Move to main landmark


Move to next heading


Move to next list


Move to next graphic


Move to next form field


Move to next table


Navigate table content

Control + Alt + up/down/left/right arrow keys

Show list of all landmarks

Jaws key + Control + r

Show list of all headings

Jaws key + f6

Show list of all links

Jaws key + f7

Stop Jaws talking


Toggle virtual cursor on/off

Jaws key + z

Refresh virtual buffer

Jaws key + Escape

Note: Use the Shift key with the above commands to move to the previous instance of the element instead of the next. For example Shift + h moves to the previous heading.


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