Re: Audacity, Latest Version Now Works With JAWS

David Bailes

Hi Glenn,
If you're wanting to record the audio that is being sent to your speakers of headphones, for example from a web page, then one way to do this in Audacity is to use the following settings:
1. Open the preferences dialog, select the Devices category.
2. Set the Interface host to Windows WASAPI.
3. Playback device will probably be set to your speakers, and won't need to be changed.
4. Set the recording device to your speakers - the word loopback in parenthesis will be appended to the name of this option.
5. Set Recording channels to 2 (stereo).
6. Press the OK button of the preferences dialog.

You should now be able to make a recording of the audio sent to your speakers.
Any problems, just post back,

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 08:04 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
I decided to give this a try, since I am having trouble with recording in GoldWave.
But with this program, when I try to record, it gives me an error, something about no device.
I looked in preferences and although I could tweak a few things there, nothing in the recording except one about software input, and I tried checking that, but it didn't help.
I'm trying to record audio from a web page.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:53 AM
Subject: [jaws-users] Audacity, Latest Version Now Works With JAWS

The latest version of Audacity, an open source multi-track audio editor, now works well with the Narrator screen reader. As with previous versions, Audacity also works well with Jaws and NVDA.
Here's a link to Audacity's web site:
A direct link to the installer of Audacity 2.3.2 is:

For previous versions of Audacity, I've written guides to Audacity which were written specifically for Jaws users. However my guide for Audacity 2.3.2 is written for users of all of the three screen readers, Jaws, NVDA, and Narrator, and is available here:

The introduction of the guide gives details of how to subscribe to the Audacity4Blind mailing list.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!
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