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  • Peter Verhoeven
    Hi, Good news for MAGic 8 users. Freedom Scientific releases MAGic 8.02. A free update for licensed users of MAGic 8. See annnouncement below. Kind regards
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      Hi,

      Good news for MAGic 8 users. Freedom Scientific releases MAGic 8.02. A
      free update for licensed users of MAGic 8.

      See annnouncement below.

      Kind regards Peter Verhoeven
      Internet http://www.magnifiers.org (The Screen Magnifiers Homepage)

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Media Contact: Scott Meyers, Director of Marketing
      Sales Contact: Bryan Carver, Director of Inside Sales
      Freedom Scientific Inc. Blind/Low Vision Group
      11800 31st Court North
      St. Petersburg, FL 33716
      1-800-444-4443 or 1-727-803-8000
      info@...


      MAGic 8.02 Screen Magnification with Speech English release update now
      available to authorized users via free download

      A new bilingual English/Spanish user interface tops the list of new
      features
      and enhancements

      (St. Petersburg, Florida - May 30, 2003) - Freedom Scientific posted on
      its
      Web site the final release of its MAGic 8.02 Screen Magnification with
      Speech update. The Web site is located at www.freedomscientific.com.

      MAGic 8.02 is a powerful magnification tool in home, business and
      educational environments, and it is compatible with the world's most
      popular
      screen reader, JAWS® for Windows. The software program helps people with
      low
      vision view information on their computer screen while hearing it
      through
      their speech synthesizer.

      MAGic 8.02 offers new features, enhancements and specific fixes for
      optimum
      functionality. This update has been developed to provide unrivaled
      performance when moving the mouse pointer or the magnified view. Mouse
      tracking is lightning fast and more responsive than ever for rapid
      navigation around the screen.

      Don L. Tolle, owner, TrueTech Computing Solutions in Cincinnati, Ohio
      said
      the MAGic 8.02 update is far and above any magnification software he has
      seen. Other first-time users agree.

      "Simply put, the magnification is smoother than anything I have ever
      used,"
      Tolle said. "I recently downloaded your competitor's product and there
      is no
      comparison."

      Five new features underscore this update: Bilingual User Interface,
      Driver
      Chain Manager, Microsoft Office Toolbar tracking, support for GDI+
      applications and a New Program Folder.

      * With the bilingual user interface, you can now choose to display MAGic
      menus, help information and dialog boxes in either English or Spanish.
      With
      a single keystroke, you can switch between English and Spanish speech,
      language interface and help.

      * The Driver Chain Manager (DCM) allows multiple assistive technology
      software such as screen readers and magnification software to be
      installed
      on a single PC without causing crashes, boot or software failures.

      * MAGic 8.02 now tracks and speaks toolbar buttons on Microsoft Office
      2000
      and XP applications. This feature reads the button title and adjusts the
      magnified view to display it.

      * GDI+ is a new technique from Microsoft that draws images directly to
      the
      graphics card for faster image display, but it can often interfere with
      screen magnification. MAGic now works properly with applications that
      use
      GDI+ for displaying images, such as Microsoft Office XP applications.

      * A welcomed feature has been added for those users who want to keep
      multiple versions and updates of MAGic. The New Program Folder is
      created
      during installation that allows you to have MAGic 8.02 installed on the
      same
      PC while former versions and updates are in the folder.

      For a detailed list of fixes and other enhancements in MAGic 8.02,
      please
      access the following:
      http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/software_MAG802.asp.

      This free update is available to current MAGic 8.0 and MAGic 8.01 users.
      Those who are unable to download the update should contact their local
      dealer or call Freedom Scientific at 1-800-444-4443 or 1-727-803-8000
      for a
      CD. The cost of the CD is $10 for shipping and handling.


      Scott Meyers
      Marketing Director
      Freedom Scientific Inc.
      Blind/Low Vision Group
      11800 31st Court N.
      St. Petersburg, FL 33716
      PH: (727)803-8000 ext. 1131; (800)444-4443
      Fax:(727) 803-8001
      email: ScottM@...
      Check out our website! www.FreedomScientific.com


      Scott Meyers
      Marketing Director
      Freedom Scientific Inc.
      Blind/Low Vision Group
      11800 31st Court N.
      St. Petersburg, FL 33716
      PH: (727)803-8000 ext. 1131; (800)444-4443
      Fax:(727) 803-8001
      email: ScottM@...
      Check out our website! www.FreedomScientific.com





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