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JAWS Power Tip: Selecting A Microphone To Use With Voice Assistant

Released: 6/8/2023

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Microphone Input Device is a Voice Assistant setting.

It shows all available microphones on your computer (for example, an internal microphone and a connected headset) and lets you choose which microphone Voice Assistant uses when listening for commands.

By designating a different microphone for this feature than what is being used for other applications such as Teams or Zoom, it allows you to mute the microphone in those applications during meetings and still use the Voice Assistant with JAWS.

1.) Open the JAWS menu and Go to Utilities.

2.) Press ENTER on the Voice Assistant submenu.

3.) Choose Settings... Settings Center will open to Default settings for all applications.

4.) You will be in the Tree view and focused on Voice Assistant. Arrow down to Microphone Input Device Windows and you will hear the name of the microphone that is selected.

5.) You can use the SPACEBAR to change the microphone.

6.) Press TAB to the OK button and press ENTER.

This feature is also available in both Fusion and ZoomText under the "Voice Assistant Settings".

The Power of JAWS!

This Tip Brought To You By: Freedom Scientific

To learn more visit the Freedom Scientific website, join the JAWS Software f/t Blind Club on Clubhouse, follow @FreedomSci on Twitter or Facebook, ask your smart speaker to play the Freedom Scientific Training Podcast or subscribe to the Freedom Scientific Training YouTube Channel.

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