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Assistive Technology Software for Blind and Low Vision

This technology changes rapidly and the cost of the products is very dynamic and changing greatly. We encourage consumers to spend time in research to determine what will best meet their needs and the cost of the various products. The following list provides information on many of the assistive technology software programs available, but should not be construed as an inclusive list.


Windows Magnifier

Magnifier is a program built in to the Windows operating system that enlarges your screen, or portions of your screen, making words and images easier to see.

ZoomText Magnifier

ZoomText enlarges and enhances everything on your computer screen, making all of your applications easy to see and use. ZoomText automatically speaks all

program controls, including menus, dialogs, list views and messages. ZoomText reads documents, web pages and email within the application. ZoomText has a full range of magnification levels from 1x up to 36x regular size print. The magnifier features include: font enhancements, enhanced screen colors, visible pointers and cursors, and focus enhancements.

ZoomText Magnifier/Reader is a fully integrated magnification and screen reading program that enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the computer screen.

For an additional fee or purchased separately the ZoomText Large Print Keyboards are available with large lettering and color contrast. There are 2

keyboards available: black lettering on yellow keys or white lettering with black keys. There are eighteen buttons on the keyboard that allow a user to instantly

access the features of ZoomText.

Manufacturer: Ai Squared


MAGic is meant for users with low vision. MAGic can magnify text or images on a computer screen from 1-36x its normal size. Talking installation instructions allow for easy and independent installation. MAGic with speech option allows

you to use synthesized speech to read text using the mouse or keyboard. MAGic highlights text as it reads and allows you to designate and save settings for applications and these settings are automatically applied when you switch toJune, 2016