The Abasoft Screen and Text Magnifier is a screen magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This magnifier enlarges everything on the screen and offers multiple magnification selections. Other features include multiple window shapes and the ability to drag the magnifier window to different locations on the screen or to have it remain stationary or follow mouse movement. The dynamically moving magnifier window can be frozen by touching any screen edge with the mouse.
The AT Accessibility Suite is an on screen keyboard, mouse emulator, screen magnification, and word prediction program designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity, neurological, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This software package includes computer access utilities for users of pointing devices: My-T-Mouse, OnScreen, CrossScanner, Joystick-To-Mouse, The Magnifier, SmartClick, TouchRight Utilities, and WordComplete (see separate entries). It runs concu
Brighter and Bigger is a reading glasses application tool designed for those who have difficulty reading fine print and focusing on nearby objects due to presbyopia, eye illness, etc.
CloseView is a screen magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This program magnifies all screen images, including text, graphics, menu bar, and the mouse cursor, from 2 to 16 times normal size. Working as an option on the Control Panel, the program also permits the screen display to be changed from black on white to white on black. The program can be turned on and off, and magnification levels can be changed by using combinations of the Control, Option, and other k
COBRA Pro is a voice output screen reader, braille output, 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, read the information on a braille display, or see a magnified version of the display on the screen. COBRA Pro accesses the user's computer software programs and optimizes the information on a braille display in text form. The user can switch betwe
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
The Dolphin Pen is an access software pen drive designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This USB pen drive device comes loaded with Dolphin computer access software, and allows users to carry the software with them and run it on any personal computer (PC) on which Dolphin Interceptor software has been installed (this software can be installed from the pen drive if it has not been previously installed on the PC). The device is available with one of four computer access p
Dual Screen Reader and Magnifier is a voice output screen reader and screen magnification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program combines the features of LookOUT Screen Reader and Magnus Screen Enlarger (see also separate entries). The program reads contents of the computer screen, while simultaneously magnifying everything on the screen up to 16 times. The program speaks what the user types, and reads documents, e-mails, web pages aloud. No extra
The INTEL READER is designed for use by individuals with low vision. The reader is built specifically for the blind and visually impaired, as well as for people with reading disabilities like dyslexia. Using a built-in high-definition camera, the Intel Reader can take photographs of printed text from books, magazines, newspapers, etc., and can convert the text to audio to read aloud.
iZoom Web is a Web-based screen magnification and screen reader program designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This program magnifies the computer screen up to 32X with eight zoom modes. This software also offers color, cursor, font, speech enhancements and more. The software runs from the manufacturer's Web site at http://www.issist.ca and requires no download. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible personal computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Pentium III, 1 Gigahertz p
iZoom2Go screen magnification and screen reader program designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. The software is provided on a portable USB drive, making it available on any computer running Windows 2000, XP, or Vista with a USB port. The drive retains the user's settings for use on any computer. This program magnifies the computer screen up to 32X with eight zoom modes. This software also offers color, cursor, font, speech enhancements and more. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IB
The Librette Turnkey System and Libra Turnkey System are personal computer systems pre-loaded with optical character recognition (OCR), screen magnification, web browser, and voice output software, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Librette system includes a personal computer running the Windows XP operating system, with a monitor, printer, and scanner, pre-loaded with VIP Scan/Read/Write, a voice output OCR program, and PnC Net, a voice output web browser tha
Lightning Magnifier is a screen magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. With this software, whatever appears on the computer screen can be magnified up to 32 times. This software can magnify the entire screen, or a selected area with a magnification strip, a vertical or horizontal split screen, or a lens. It works with all Windows applications and video clips, and can change the shape or size of letters and pictures, smooth fonts, and invert on-screen colors for be
Literacy Productivity Pack – Version 14.0 is a suite of reading and writing software applications designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. Programs include Premier Launch Pad; Worksheet Wizard; Write Now; English Talking Dictionary, a voice output dictionary; the Universal Reader Plus, a voice output program; Scan and Read Pro, a voice output optical character recognition (OCR) and audio file creation program; Text-To-Audio, an audio file creatio
Mac OS X Jaguar is a computer operating system with built-in keyboard modification, mouse emulator, screen magnification, speech synthesizer, visual beep indicator, voice input, and voice output programs, designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf or hard of hearing, or who have low vision or upper extremity disabilities. For users with low vision, this operating system provides a Zoom display option that uses the Quartz rendering and compositing engine to magnify the contents of the sc
Macnifier is a screen magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This software displays a magnified portion of the Apple Macintosh screen in a separate window. It allows variable zooming and variable speed refresh. COMPATIBILITY: For use with Apple Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Mac OS X operating system.
MAGic® is a screen magnification software specifically designed for low-vision computer users. Whether they are surfing the Web, creating a document, e-mailing, or engaging in social networking, MAGic provides users with the tools they need to work more efficiently on the computer. With MAGic, users can:
Choose between 46 different magnification levels ranging from 1x to 36x.
View more of the screen content with multiple magnification levels between 1x and 2x.
View high-definition text and crisp
MAGic is a screen magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This software enlarges text up to 12 times and graphics, including Windows, up to 8 times. Other features include complete type through access; follow-the-cursor, follow-the-mouse, and attribute tracking modes; a screen location display; support for 8-, 16-, 24-, and 32-bit color; color smoothing; ability to use keystrokes to access a list of running programs and system tray items, and to bring up column and
The Magnifier, model 12202, is a screen magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This program provides 1x to 40x magnification (up to 40 times original size) for all Windows applications. The area of magnification is the full screen (full screen mode), a sizable window with auto-positioning (windowed mode) or a small lens (lens mode). Cursor locator lines help the user to find the cursor; these lines can be sized and animated. In a network, the program can run multi
MagniTalk is a voice input program designed for use individuals with low vision. This interface program allows the coordinated use of the Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice input program and the Zoomtext screen magnification program. The program provides direct speech access to the Zoomtext user interface, serving as a bridge between Zoomtext from AI Squared and Dragon NaturallySpeaking from ScanSoft (see separate entries). Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Zoomtext can be used and configured configure
Magnus Screen Enlarger is a screen magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This program magnifies whatever appears on the screen from two to 16 times original size. Other features include font smoothing to make magnified letters appear smoother, color inversion to make text appear as white print on a black background, and a pause key to temporally suspend magnification. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 98, Me, XP,
MagWin Lite is a screen magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. It has magnification levels ranging from 1.5x up to 4x. The magnification can be increased in increments of 0.25x. The program has two different magnification modes, full screen and window. The size of the mouse pointer can be set at either regular or large. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Windows compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 (32- or 64-bit); CD drive.
MagWin Standard is a screen magnification and voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This software is installed on one computer. The screen magnification program has magnification levels ranging from 1.5x up to 36x. The magnification can be increased in increments of 0.5x. The program has eight different viewing modes, from full screen to a single line zoom. Dozens of color combinations are available to decrease eye fatigue. Character outlines are smo
MagWin USB is an accessibility software module containing screen magnification and voice output screen reader programs designed for use by individuals with low vision. The unit plugs into a computer's USB port, and the software opens without needing to be installed. Since no administrator privileges are necessary to install the software, restrictions on public computers against granting installation rights are not a obstacle to using MagWin USB. In addition, the user can borrow a friend's laptop
Mobile Magnifier Pocket is a screen magnification program and cell phone display magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. This full-screen magnification software enlarges text and images displayed on the screen of phones and Pocket PCs that use the Windows Mobile platform. It enlarges and enhances all items of the display, automatically detecting and magnifying areas of interest as the user navigates through the device’s user interface. It has zoom levels from 1.5x to 16x, with
The MonoMouse® is designed for use by individuals with visual impairments. It allows readers to view documents magnified on the television. The MonoMouse® is an electronic magnifier that offers black and white magnification. It is ideal for individuals who require assistance when reading a book or other text. They can be used on any size of screen. The TV versions plug straight into the SCART socket (physical and electrical interconnection between two pieces of audio-visual equipment) of a telev
My-T-Mouse for kids is a mouse emulator program and an on screen keyboard program designed to provide an interface specifically for children through any pointing device for individuals with limited upper limb mobility and/or coordination. It offers complete access and control over all computer functions whether it is through mice, trackballs, pens, touchscreens, joysticks, switches, etc. This program offers three "Heads-Up Display" keyboards in nine different sizes including Alphabetical, QWERTY
Novalink Standard is a voice input program designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This interface program allows the coordinated use of Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice input software from ScanSoft (included) and either HAL screen reader or Supernova screen reader/magnification software from Dolphin Computer Access (not included). It supports dictation of text by voice. Navigation and control are carried out using the keyboard. The program comes on a CD-ROM with self-voicing
The Onyx Flexible-arm PC Edition is a computer-linked video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. The system's camera is mounted on an omni-directional articulating arm for magnfication up close or at a distance. Magnified images can be viewed on any computer screen through the included USB connector. The system comes with MAGic screen magnfication software (see separate entry) with speech, enabling the user to view magnified camera images and a magnified PC screen at the sa
The ONYX Swing-arm PC Edition is a computer-linked video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. Its detachable camera is mounted on a swing arm that is secured to a sturdy base. The camera connects to any computer via the included USB connection, and comes with MAGic screen magnification software (see separate entry) with speech and image-management features, allowing the user to view a magnified PC screen and magnified camera images at the same time using a split screen, or
Penfriend XL is a voice output screen reader, text magnifier, and word prediction program designed for use by individuals with dyslexia or low vision. The spoken text is transferred automatically to the clipboard where it can be magnified for users with visual impairments. An icon in the clipboard enables the user to switch the screen reading on and off with a single click. Web pages can be read in a variety of European languages with native voices. The program speaks back text as the user write
The Penfriend XL-NA Portable USB Stick is an accessibility software module holding a word prediction, abbreviation expansion, screen reader, and on screen keyboard program designed for use by individuals with dyslexia, low vision, or upper extremity or other physical disabilities. This unit provides the literacy support features of Penfriend XL-NA for use on an unlimited number of computers, one at time. It requires no installation and can be taken between classrooms, work sites, and other locat
PnC E-Mail is a voice output and large print e-mail program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This software sends and receives e-mail with POP3 e-mail service providers (e.g., earthlink.net, attbi.com, qwest.net, comcast.net, etc.), including both html and txt format. Speech synthesis and text enlargement controls are built into the program, which uses a "Pick 'n Click" user interface. Screens are designed to minimize the amount of text and buttons off the screen under enlargement
PnC Net is a voice output web browser designed for use by individuals with low vision. The browser reads the web page aloud and enlarges it on screen. Speech can be made to start at any selected point. As each word is spoken it is also highlighted. Page layout is preserved, with or without enlargement of pictures, and lines are word wrapped in order to keep all the text on the screen. The text is read down each column without skipping to the next column. The controls display menu selections in a
Provision32 for Windows is a screen magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. Magnification can be set from 1 to 16 times original size, with settings in quarter increments from 1 to 2 times; in half increments from 2 to 4 times; and in whole number increments from 4 to 16 times. Other features include multiple zoom windows, with the ability to set a viewpoint at a selected display area; font smoothing in all zoom windows to eliminate jagged edges without distorting
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To enlarge text in Windows applications. Most computers running Windows XP enable the user to enlarge text by holding down the Ctrl key while rolling the scroll wheel toward him/herself; rolling the wheel away reduces text size. This technique can be used in Word, Excel, and in the normal view in PowerPoint. It also works to a limited degree on the Internet. TOOLS: Mouse with scroll wheel. SKILLS REQUIRED: Computer. AUTHOR: Speer, P. TITLE: Speer Tip No. 2: P
ScreenRuler is a screen magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This strip magnifier highlights part of the personal computer (PC) screen in a horizontal band, magnifying the area within the strip or ruler. In addition, it can change the contrast within the strip, grey or dim out the background, and change the color of the cursor. The program works with any software, acting as an overlay on the PC screen. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYST
Supernova Reader Magnifier is a combination screen magnification, braille output, and voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The screen magnifier enables the user to magnify the screen up to 32 times original size. Image smoothing capability provides legibility at higher magnification levels. The software also offers the features of a screen reader program, and provides braille output for users of braille displays. It comes with a pri
VisioVoice is a voice output screen reader and screen magnification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The screen reader can be used to listen to selected text in any application or to text, Word, HTML, PDF, or RTF documents. It has play, pause, stop, rewind and fast forward functions, and can highlight words or sentences on screen as they are spoken. The content of buttons, menus, and text entry areas can be read in applications that support Apple's Access
The ZoomText Fusion is software designed for individuals with advanced or progressive vision loss to use on their computer as a magnifier and also a screen reader. The software provides features of ZoomText Magnifier/Reader as well as a complete screen reader. ZoomText Fusion is designed for individuals who, over time, want to transition from magnification to full screen reading.
ZoomText Magnifier is a screen magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This program provides magnification of up to 16 times and enhances the entire screen. Features include features all color smoothing, for clear and sharp text at all magnification levels, pointer and cursor enhancements that make it easy to find the mouse pointer and text cursor, and color filtering that enables users to change screen colors. Other features include Web Finder, Desktop Finder, Zoo
ZoomText Magnifier/Screen Reader is a screen reader and magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This program provides all the features of ZoomText Magnifier (see separate entry) plus screen reading capability. In addition to the screen magnification features, this program also provides screen reading that echoes typing, reads information pointed to by the mouse, and speaks program events as they occur. Flexible verbosity settings gives the user complete control ove