Showing JAWS

Notes

Visit Freedom Scientific's website to purchase and download JAWS. To learn more about shortcut keys, reference the "JAWS 16 Introduces MathML Support" section on the What's New in JAWS webpage.

Versions for JAWS

Versions table
Version Notes
15 and below

Does not support MathML

16.0-16.0.2136 (Oct 2014 - Apr 2015)
  • MathML support only in IE and only with MathJax
  • No visual presentation of Math Viewer

Math Viewer displays the mathematics that a JAWS user is interacting with in a separate window. This is different from the visual rendering of MathML provided by a native renderer or MathJax on the webpage itself.

16.0.2339-17.0.2007 (Apr 2015 - May 2016)

For now, math content on a web page or in the Math Viewer is only spoken and displayed visually by JAWS and is not shown in braille. Refer to JAWS16 documentation online.

  • MathJax no longer a requirement
  • Math Viewer is displayed visually and both IE and Firefox are supported

Math Viewer displays the mathematics that a JAWS user is interacting with in a separate window. This is different from the visual rendering of MathML provided by a native renderer or MathJax on the webpage itself.

17.0.2211+ (June 2016 and later)

JAWS 17 added support for displaying MathML content in braille using the popular Nemeth Braille code. Using a refreshable braille display and with JAWS configured for Contracted Braille, the message "Math" is displayed followed by the expression. If the expression is too long to fit on the display, use the panning buttons to view the rest of it.

To learn more, visit Freedom Scientific.