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  1. Turn JAWS on
  2. Press Insert + J – Displays Jaws window
  3. Press Alt + U – Displays Utilities Manager
  4. Select Configuration Manager – Press Enter (you will be in a new window labeled Untitled JAWS Configuration Manager)
  5. Press Alt + F – Choose Open default file (Press Enter)
  6. Press Alt + S – Displays Set Options Menu
  7. Select User Options – Press Enter (you will be in a new window)
  8. Use up or down arrow to select words, characters, or none when typing
  9. Tab two times – choose verbosity level with up or down arrows (I prefer advanced)
  10. Tab three times to Key Repeat and press the space bar to check the box (this will allow the user to hear the key repeated when held down on the keyboard)
  11. Press O to select OK – will return you to the Untitled JAWS Configuration Manager
  12. Press Alt + S – Displays Set Options Menu
  13. Select Text Processing – Press Enter (you will be in a new window)
  14. Tab three times – you will be in List Items box
  15. Use up or down arrow to select Say Selected
  16. Press O for OK – will return you to the Untitled JAWS Configuration Manager
  17. Press Alt + S – Displays Set Options Menu
  18. Select Synthesizer Options – Press Enter
  19. Tab one time – use up or down arrow to select Some
  20. Tab one time – Press space bar to check box to allow wave files to play
  21. Tab two times – Press Enter for OK button (you will return to Untitled JAWS Configuration Manager
  22. Press Alt + F – displays File Menu
  23. Press X to select exit
  24. A dialogue box will ask if you want to save the settings – select Y for yes
  25. This process changes the JAWS defaults. You can always reset to factory defaults from within the JAWS Configuration Manager.

Computer settings must be Windows Standard, 256 colors and 800X600 pixels. To change these you right click anywhere on the blank desktop and choose properties from the menu. You are now in the display properties dialog. Click on the tab reading Appearance, look for the arrow next to the word Scheme, click the arrow and choose Windows Standard. Next, click on the tab at the top, which reads Settings. Set the colors to 256, and the screen area to 800X600.