ZoomText Fusion is the ultimate accessibility tool for individuals with any level of vision impairment. ZoomText Fusion provides the best of both worlds – ZoomText, with its screen magnification and visual enhancements for screen viewing ease, coupled with the power and speed of JAWS for screen reading functionality.
By blending ZoomText and JAWS together, Fusion has flexible, high-quality speech using Eloquence and Vocalize Expressive, powerful keyboard access including navigation on the web, and a wide range of customization options.
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ZoomText Fusion provides you with the most comprehensive and friendly screen reading experience available. Fusion is powered by the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. Everywhere you go, Fusion speaks complete information about every action you perform and any object you encounter. Fusion even highlights on-screen text that is spoken, so that you can visually follow along.
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High Contrast Sale.
Starts: Monday 11/21- and runs through (We closed Thanksgiving November 24th) Friday, November 25 at 3 p.m.
We are having our fourth sale including low vision reading machines and more. We call it "High Contrast Sale".
To place a order you can either visit the Low Vision Store in Saint Paul, Minnesota or call 1-800-871-8780 between
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday 10:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m
Friday from 11:00 to 4:30
Call 1-800-871-8780 with any further questions.
All Sales are final. You are responsible to get the low vision reading machines picked up if calling in.
The ONYX Portable HD is a lightweight, portable video magnifier for reading, writing, and viewing magnified images at any distance at home, in school, or at the office. The 3-in-1 flexible camera provides document reading, distance viewing, and self-viewing modes. Auto-focus makes items clear, whether under the camera or in the distance.
This portable video magnifier provides the comfort and productivity found in stationary desktop models, along with HD image quality, wide magnification ranges, configurable color modes, and adjustable reference lines and masks. Combine ONYX Portable HD with our Open Book® software for convenient scan-and-read capabilities. Easily fold up the video magnifier and place it in its protective bag to be ready to take it wherever you need it.
This pocket-size electronic video magnifier is designed for people on the go! With a large 3.5” viewing screen the Butterfly is perfect for reading price labels, restaurant menus, medicine bottles, receipts and more! And because it is small and only weighs 0.25lbs it will easily fit in a pocket or purse so you can take it everywhere you go. Regain your independence outside your home with this convenient little travel companion!
M5, the first handheld video magnifier adopted 2HD design - HD camera plus HD screen, in the global market, presents super crystal-clear image for all age group. Being proved by hundreds of testers from low vision organizations, schools and individuals, its freely touch and handy features allow everyone to experience the cutting-edge device you'll never imagine.
Through great customer survey on using experience and accessibility, Zoomax developed the first combined interface, adding the power of the touchscreen while maintaining the tactile buttons that are familiar to users. Anyone who has ever used a video magnifier will immediately feel comfortable using M5 in traditional/familiar ways, and need only advance to use the touchscreen interface once they feel ready, especially for seniors.
The all-new portable RUBY 7 HD makes reading easier. The seven-inch screen can display more text and magnifies materials up to 24 times. This ultra-portable device can go anywhere with ease.
The RUBY 7 HD is easy to learn and to use. Use the built-in tilt stand to read books, magazines, and mail. The unique Pivot Cam camera offers a wide range of viewing modes for spotting, reading, writing, working on hobbies, distance viewing, and even a mirror-image self-view. The RUBY 7 HD combines convenience and flexibility as the leader in the next generation of handheld video magnifiers.
JAWS and Magic 90 day timed license now available. For some time it has been possible to purchase a 90 day timed version of JAWS the world’s leading screen reading software; following upon the success of this program, Freedom Scientific announced today a 90 day timed license for Magic, the world’s leading screen magnification software as well. This 90 day license does not end here though; you can now purchase a 90 day license and activate both JAWS and Magic with the same activation key. The 90 day license is perfect for companies or web developers who just need a few months worth of access to JAWS and Magic for testing of their apps or web pages.
For those currently using JAWS Version 16 or Magic Version 13; please note, both packages have recently been updated so visit the Freedom Scientific Web Site for details to updates for both JAWS and Magic.
For more information about how JAWS and Magic may help you, please contact:
The Low Vision Store
2200 University AVE. w
St. Paul MN, 55114
Toll free: 800-871-8780
A new twist on a tried and true solution:
For years, Freedom Scientific’s powerful Optical Character Recognition software coupled with their Pearl Camera has made for the most sophisticated and powerful scanning and reading solution available on the market. Its one drawback was that it requires a Window’s based PC to run it which meant that it had to be run on a desktop or laptop. Although laptops are portable, they still take up a fair amount of desk or table top space. Recently though, Window’s based tablet based computers have entered the market place at very reasonable prices.
I recently acquired a seven inch Window’s 8.1 tablet for around $150.00. After setting up the unit, I installed OpenBook and the Pearl Camera onto the tablet just to see how well it would perform; to my delight, it performed quite well; giving my laptop machine a run for its money. So who should care about this and why? Because having the ability to run OpenBook and the Pearl Camera on a tablet means that we now have a truly portable and very powerful scan and read package. Yes, there are very good OCR apps for the iPhone, but they are best suited for spot reading or reading a couple of pages at a time. With OpenBook and Pearl running on a tablet you can scan up to twenty pages per minute along with all of the powerful editing and other features offered by OpenBook. So if you are considering an OCR package and need portability, I would encourage you to strongly consider OpenBook along with the optional Pearl Camera. Who would benefit most from this technology? Students, business people, people who frequently travel, or anyone who is on the go. With just one cord and no power source required for the Pearl, all you need to do is plug it in and enjoy.
Yesterday I began highlighting some of the new features within JAWS Version 16. I discussed how an entire unmarked PDF document could be easily converted into synthetic speech. Today I would like to take a few moments to talk about the new JAWS Command Search. This new feature allows a user to look up any of the hundreds of JAWS commands whether it is anything from a reading key, to a Layard key stroke, to a Braille display command. To take advantage of this feature simply do the following: press the insert key plus the space bar and then the letter j. You will be placed in an edit field where you can begin typing the command that you need to be refreshed upon. Although all of us use commands such as read current line routinely, there are many commands that we simply don’t have occasion to use all that frequently; such as the list of special symbols (insert plus number’s row 4)it is for these commands that the JAWS Command Search really stands out as a powerful tool for with just a couple of key strokes the user is immediately brought to the information they would have otherwise had to spend far longer looking up in one of the help topics. I have been a JAWS user for nearly thirty years and I have already taken advantage of this new feature. I hope you find it as useful as I have.