QBraille XL - Initial Connection to a Windows 10 Computer with JAWS via USB

Step 1: Install the driver to your computer.

  • From the computer you are going to use with the QBraille and JAWS, download the driver for JAWS using this link: https://www.hims-inc.com/usbdriver.
  • If you are asked to Save or Run, choose Save.
  • After saving, extract the Zip file.
  • Follow the Installation Wizard.
  • Once completed, click “Finish” to close.

Step 2: Setup Jaws on your Computer

  • Open JAWS
  • Open the Braille dialog box found under “Options” (JAWS Shortcut keys: Alt, O, L).
  • Move to “Add Braille Display” by tabbing.
  • From the list of braille displays, choose “Braille Edge” by placing a checkmark in the associated checkbox.
  • Set the “output port” to USB using your keyboard arrows to change the selection in the dropdown.
  • Press Enter to move to the next screen.
  • Set the “Primary Device” to Braille Edge by using your keyboard arrows to change the selection in the dropdown.
  • Press Enter to save your settings.
  • Press Enter to close the dialog box stating you must restart JAWS.
  • Close JAWS with Alt + F4

Step 3: Connect the QBraille to JAWS

  • Power on the QBraille.
  • Plug in the provided USB to the QBraille and the computer.
  • Open the “Connectivity” menu by pressing the letter C.
  • If applicable, change the connection setting to “USB” by pressing Space on the QBraille.
  • Press Enter to begin the connection.

Step 4: Open JAWS

Last updated on April 6, 2021