JAWS Scripting

JAWS Scripting services are designed to make modifications to the JAWS® screen reader to accommodate accessibility shortcomings of commercial, off-the-shelf applications as well as proprietary applications
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We script websites for the end-user to use those sites at work, however, the site itself should be accessible to all visitors, as the JAWS Scripts only run locally

Web Applications

Make sure your applications provide a great user experience for JAWS screen readers


Screen reader accessibility may be a legal requirement. Ensure all users, even those with a visual impairment, can successfully use your application

Employee/HR Systems

Ensure employees have access to critical systems necessary for their employment

Customize your users’ JAWS experience with your product

Stop worrying about an inconsistent JAWS experience for screen reader users. JAWS Scripting enables you to control the user experience with predetermined interactions, resulting in best-in-class accommodation.

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What is JAWS Scripting?

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JAWS Scripts are lines of code that cause JAWS to behave in specific ways.

Such behaviors may include reading a particular portion of the screen, allowing for navigability to an area of the screen using a keyboard, and allowing for specific actions to be taken by the keyboard user to perform individual tasks.

Various portions of the screen may be read while these actions are occurring, enhancing productivity and efficient task completion within educational, vocational, and community settings. Scripts are saved in a script file that is associated with the application that has been scripted. When the application is launched, these scripts are activated for the JAWS user.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Requires reasonable accommodation for students with disabilities. JAWS Scripting can assist schools to achieve this.

female student on computer learning remotely with the help of JAWS scripting

Your JAWS users will thank you with their loyalty

Customers, students, employees, and all JAWS users will appreciate the smooth effortless experience with your website, app, or kiosk.

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Why Partner With TPGi on Your Next JAWS Screen Reader Project

Invaluable Partnerships

TPGi’ has a unique relationship with the engineers and product teams that actually created and manage the JAWS screen reader software

Unrivaled Knowledge

Our familiarity with the application, underlying codebase, and techniques for creating clean and scalable code is unparalleled

Dedicated Professionalism

Our accessible development methodologies and testing ensure that your project will achieve your objectives

JAWS Scripting Four-Step Process

During the assessment phase, the JAWS scripter assesses the current environment where the application resides. They work in conjunction with the impacted end-user to get a sense of the user’s expectations and task-specific needs that the application currently fails to meet. The scripter then drafts a plan — based on a level of effort to achieve the end user’s goals — that outlines the projected number of hours required to develop, test, and deploy scripts. The end-user’s current screen reading capabilities are also evaluated and recommended end-user training may also be proposed.

In this phase the JAWS scripter develops scripts to modify JAWS to accommodate the accessibility shortfalls discovered within the application. JAWS Scripts do not make an application “accessible”; rather, they modify assistive technologies to provide an accessible user experience for users of JAWS for Windows.

Prior to the deployment of the scripts, the JAWS scripter will test and involve the end-user in testing the functionality of the scripts. If UAT goes smoothly, all scripts and accompanying documentation are delivered to stakeholders. A report outlining work performed is also delivered.

In specific engagements where changes are expected to be made for the application utilizing the JAWS Scripts, the purchaser may wish to acquire sustainment services over a period of time. These services allow for modifications to scripts to be made if changes to the offending program break current script functionality.

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Simulate the JAWS user experience across your digital properties for screen reader testing.

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