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  • Peter Verhoeven
    AiSquared has released local version 8 of ZoomText. The international version is coming later this month. By Peter Verhoeven The last 5 years Zoomtext was
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 2, 2003
      AiSquared has released local version 8 of ZoomText. The international
      version is coming later this month.
      By Peter Verhoeven

      The last 5 years Zoomtext was awarded as the best screen magnifier for
      Windows by visitors of The Screen Magnifiers Homepage.
      The question is if there is realy so much difference between
      professional screen magnifiers? What is new in a product of a specific
      company is copied by another company later.
      All companies claim they have the best product and on the web sites of
      all of them you can find testimonials that support those claims.

      The good news is, that the new AppReader feature in Zoomtext now highly
      improves access to the Internet including support for reading web pages
      and E-Mail and that speech support is much accurate than it was in
      previous releases of Zoomtext.

      The bad news is the absurd upgrade price of $195 (33% of new price,
      where 20% is normal) and the fact that the old DocReader has much more
      features than the new one has.

      After launching Zoomtext 8 the first thing that strikes me is the
      redesigned user interface. But don't worry most hotkeys work like in
      previous releases.

      Zoomtext was always praised because of the high magnification quality.
      AiSquared has successful improve this magnification quality again and
      ZoomText now includes full color smoothing.
      You can magnify videos, normaly played in a small window on your
      computer screen, without any problems. So you can turn your computer
      monitor in a video screen by zooming in.

      Also the performance of magnification, moving magnification by using the
      mouse or keyboard is better than it is in any other professional screen
      magnifier.

      With the new AppReader feature you can now read web pages on the
      Internet, like MAGic and Lunar users already could. You can start
      reading from any point in the web page by clicking the position you want
      to start from. Information on web pages is now read in the right order.
      A lot of web pages include tables for layout reasons, that must be read
      column by column. In previous ZoomText versions it was realy hard to
      read web pages.

      Another important new feature in Zoomtext 8 is mouse echo. Everything
      that comes beneath the mouse pointer is spoken out. We already know this
      feature from GW-Micro's Window-Eyes.

      Zoomtext 8 comes as stand alone magnifier and magnifier / screen reader.
      Unless speech support in Zoomtext 8 is highly improved, it is meant for
      people with remaining useful vision. For people who are completely blind
      Zoomtext offers too less feedback.

      A free 30 days trial and more information is available at:
      http://www.aisquared.com

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