Information Technology and Services

ITS Software Licenses


JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is the world's most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss 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.

Category: Accessibility

Notes: None

Vendor Information

Vendor: Vis-Ability
Software website:

License Information

Current version: 18
General OS support:
License renewal type: Perpetual
License effective dates: Software Maintenance Must Be Renewed After Every 2 Version Upgrades (Approx. Every 2 Years) To Remain Current


Product Use Rights

Terms of Use: During the Term of the agreement, Licensee shall have the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to install the Software on a network server, used only to install or run the Software on other computers owned or operated by Licensee over an internal network at the Authorized Site(s) for use by up to the permitted number of concurrent users.

Faculty/Staff Home Use: Employees of the University may purchase home use licenses at a discounted price.  Employees should contact their DSP to obtain information about available products, home use pricing and how to order.


Institutional licenses for Faculty/Staff: License costs are currently shared and licenses are limited to employees of participating departments. Departments interested in offering JAWS and sharing in the cost are encouraged to contact their distributed staff personnel.

Student Licenses: Students can purchase JAWS at discounted rates through The American Printing House for The Blind at




Students should contact the vendor they purchased JAWS from directly for questions or support.

SU Faculty and staff should contact your distributed staff personnel.  A current listing can be found here:

DSP's looking for additional information can contact the ITS Business Office at