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COBRA Zoom is a voice output screen reader and screen magnification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It offers the user to option to hear the content of a computer's display through voice output or see a magnified version of the display on the screen. COBRA Zoom runs on Unicode which makes texts in Arabic, Hebrew, and Cyrillic/Russian readable. The program also saves all personal configurations in the user's profile. TASO sliders enable the user to get an overview the contents of a computer screen. COBRA Zoom can magnify the contents of the display up to 32 times the original size, and it offers three magnification modes: full screen magnification, split screen views, and magnifying glass with enhanced edge smoothing. For speech output, this program allows the user to vary speed, pitch, volume and intonation. COBRA Zoom supports the Internet Explorer and Firefox Web browsers. It can also read PDF files with Adobe Reader and emails in Outlook or Outlook Express. The program's built-in optical character recognition (OCR) function recognizes text in graphics and images, analyzes them, and extracts readable text that is made available via speech output. The user can create their own signatures and standardized texts or phrases, and apply them any time with AutoText. COBRA Zoom's acoustic hourglass audibly reports the status of the computer system. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, Vista, or XP operating system; 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM; 800 megabytes (MB) hard disk space; graphic card; sound card; CD-/DVD-drive; Internet Explorer 7 or 8 or Firefox 3.5; Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007; and Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 or higher.
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