This presentation, which I did a number of years ago, isn't a JAWS specific
tutorial but for the basics of Audacity, you don't need one. It explains
how to do basic things such as record and edit. It doesn't go into any
advanced topics but it will get you started well with the program. There
appears to be an error in the tutorial. I state that you have to save files
before you can edit them. If that was true in the past, it no longer is.
You can download the presentation by going to
and using the search form on the page to search for the word Audacity.
The first result will be a link to the page where you can listen to the presentation. The search result talks about me discussing two recording programs because the second half of the presentation is about Mp3 Direct Cut and the first part is about Audacity.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Diana Holbourn" <ilovechocolate@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 12:00 PM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Any basic Audacity tutorials out there?
I'm new to Audacity, and I'm wondering if there's a truly user-friendly tutorial out there for blind/JAWS users, one that doesn't use technical jargon, defines terms that might be unfamiliar to new users, doesn't get bogged down in great detail about certain functions before giving a good basic overview of all the functions the average user is likely to want to use, explains how to use functions in the likely order people are going to want to use them, and so on?
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