Company History

Today, Ai Squared stands as a leader in software products for the visually impaired. ZoomText is the most popular screen magnifier in the world and is sold in 45 countries.

2013

ZoomText 10.1 for Windows 8 is released, making ZoomText the first product on the market to fully support the Windows 8 platform. Our patented xFont magnification displays crystal clear text at all magnification levels - and that’s whether you’re on the start screen, on the web using Internet Explorer 10, typing documents in Microsoft Office 2013, etc. 

2013

ZoomText ImageReader is released - a software and camera solution that makes printed text accessible to people who are visually impaired including books, magazines business documents and more. 

2013

ZoomText Mac is released - the world’s best magnification software for the visually impaired is now available on the Mac.  A combination of font smoothing, image sharpening, smooth enhancements to colors, pointers, and cursors make the Mac computer more accessible than ever before.

2013

Support was added in ZoomReader for the iPad (with retina display), iPad Mini, and iPod Touch (5th generation), providing mobile OCR on a wider range of devices.

2011

ZoomText 10 is released, jam packed of new productivity features that bring it all together… with integrated support for HD webcams as CCTVs, recording text to audio, background reading, and new standards in web navigation, ZoomText 10 is a true game-changer.

2011

The ZoomContacts app is released, the perfect “Large Print” contact application for iPad users who have difficulty seeing the small text on their screen.

2011

The ZoomReader app is released, letting you magnify and read text by first taking a picture of an object like a book or menu on your iPhone, then converting the image into text using state of the art Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology.

2008

ZoomWare 1.0 is released, providing high quality xFont magnification at a reduced cost. ZoomWare replaces BigShot.

2007

ZoomText 9.1 is released, featuring support for dual monitors and Windows Vista.

2005

ZoomText 9.0 is released, featuring high-definition text enlargement (patent-pending xFont technology) and human-quality speech (NeoSpeech).

2003

ZoomText 8.0 is released, setting a new standard in magnification and screen reading software.

2001

ZoomText Xtra 7.1 and BigShot 2.1 were released, the first screen magnifiers to support Windows XP.

2000

Ai Squared’s first mass-market product BigShot magnifier was released.

1999

ZoomText 7.0 was released, the first accessibility product to support all Windows operating systems in a single package.

1997

Ai Squared released ZoomText Xtra 6.0 with integrated magnification and screen reading. This product opened up new markets and blurred the line between low-vision and blindness products.

1995

ZoomText 5.0 was released, featuring support for Windows 95.

1993

VisAbility, the first software product for enlarging printed material was released.

1992

Ai Squared moved to southern Vermont.

1991

ZoomText Plus, the first product to bring screen magnification to the Windows operating system was released.

1988

The company’s flagship product ZoomText was released. As the popularity of ZoomText grew, the company focus shifted exclusively to the development and marketing of software for the visually impaired.

1985

Algorithmic Implementations, Inc. (d.b.a. Ai Squared) was founded in Atlanta, Georgia, USA by Ben Weiss. At the time the company had one employee and specialized in contract programming.