[Athen] running JAWS on a dual boot MAC

Howard Kramer hkramer.atsol at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 14:57:34 PDT 2009

Hi Sean,

Of everyone who responded so far, you seem to be the only one who's been
able to run JAWS in the dual-boot environment (this is my main concern - for
the class I mentioned in my original post). Good to know there's hope.


On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Sean J Keegan <skeegan at stanford.edu> wrote:

> Hi Howard,


> > I was wondering if JAWS and other adaptive software

> > can run on a dual boot MAC.


> I have been running JAWS under VMWare's Fusion. Have not had a chance to

> try anything else, but have heard reports of NVDA also working under Fusion

> as well. The keystrokes are not exactly mapped if using a laptop (e.g., Ins

> key), but if using a full keyboard the "Help" key becomes the "Insert" key.

> For testing purposes/demo purposes, this has worked fine as I can show how

> content works with VoiceOver and JAWS on the same machine.


> Next up is trying Dragon Naturally Speaking and Kurzweil, but I am not

> anticipating too many issues as other Windows applications have been running

> just fine.



> Take care,

> Sean


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Howard Kramer
AHG Conference Coordinator
Access Specialist
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