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Learn JAWS Scripting From Scratch! A Comprehensive Course for the Scripting Beginner!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to write scripts for the well-known screen-reader JAWS for Windows? Do you work with an application which is only partly
accessible and you would like to do more so as to improve the experience? Have you tried scripting yourself but you do not find working through help topics
or the Scripting Manual particularly easy?

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then why not learn scripting in our 6 lesson class. The objective once the course is completed is that you will have a good understanding of scripting basics and how to go about customising JAWS to work alongside applications.

There's nothing like having someone teaching you a topic. Now, here is your chance to learn JAWS scripting in this way.

What Do I Get?

  • Tuition from someone who has been writing scripts (and creating JAWS-based products) for 15 years, who has taken the advanced JAWS scripting class from
    Freedom Scientific in Florida and who holds current JAWS product certification.
  • Six lessons, each of 2 hours duration.
  • Opportunities to create scripts during the course.
  • Extensive documentation to support the topics covered.
  • Code samples to illustrate specific points.
  • A recording of the entire course in audio format.

Topics Covered include:

  • An introduction to JAWS script writing and why you would want to create scripts.
  • File types and their meanings.
  • Using the Keyboard Manager effectively.
  • JAWS script hierarchy.
  • Technical overview of scripts.
  • The Script Manager and how it works.
  • Manipulating cursors.
  • Reading the screen.
  • Automating common routines.
  • Creating a global script which can be used anywhere.
  • Constants and variables.
  • Understanding functions.
  • Passing keystrokes through to applications.
  • Calling a function from within a script.
  • Calling a script from within a script.
  • Using contextual voices and why this is important.
  • Placing text into the JAWS Virtual Viewer.
  • Creating application-specific Hotkey Help with Hyperlinks.
  • Creating JAWS specific Dialog Boxes.
  • Linking script files together.
  • Windows program structure.
  • Reclassifying unknown window classes.
  • Exploring applications with the JAWS utility functions.
  • Putting it all together. Creating scripts for an application.
  • Improving access to websites and browser-based applications.
  • Working on your own and furthering your knowledge.

What Else Should I Know?

You should have a good working knowledge of JAWS and Microsoft Windows in general.
We do not cover advanced scripting topics, such as interacting directly with applications through, for example, the Document Object Model or object-oriented
programming. Freedom Scientific do offer such a course at their Headquarters in Florida. Having said that, with the knowledge you gain through the course there is a great deal you can achieve.

How to Purchase.

Learn JAWS Scripting from Scratch is £100 which is approximately 125 American dollars. Purchase Learn JAWS Scripting from Scratch.