ZoomText Mac - Now with Speech!
ZoomText Mac is a powerful computer access solution designed for the visually impaired. Through a combination of magnification, reading tools, as well as enhancements to colors, pointers and cursors, using your Mac is fun and enjoyable, even when you have a visual impairment. Now you will be able to see everything on your Mac, providing you with complete access to applications, documents, email and the Internet.
ZoomText Mac is designed for users of all ages and skill levels. With a precise mix of power and simplicity, ZoomText Mac provides total independence at home, school and in the workplace.
Demo of the new reading features
Overview of all the features in ZoomText Mac
ZoomText Mac includes the following features:
- Flexible Magnification
Full range of magnification levels up to 36x. Levels include: 2x to 8x in steps of 1, 10x to 16x in steps of 2, and 20x to 36x in steps of 4. For those who just need a little boost of magnification, there are fractional powers of 1.1 – 2.0 in steps of .1, along with 2.5x.
- Font Smoothing
High definition smoothing of text for added legibility.
- Image Sharpening
Our custom smoothing techniques display images sharper at every magnification level.
- Innovative Speech Features
Focus Echo and Mouse Echo give you control over what speech information is read back to you, whether you’re using the mouse or keyboard.
A tool that extracts just the important content from a busy webpage and reads it back to you using one of the built-in, high quality voices already on your Mac. Use Reader to hear web pages, email, and other electronic documents. You can also read from a file or the clipboard!
This add-on to ZoomText Mac (sold separately) makes books, magazines, business documents and other printed items accessible. Put the printed item underneath the included document camera, snap a picture, and a few seconds later the text appears in large, high-contrast fonts and is read aloud the built-in, high quality voices already on your Mac.
As you move the mouse, type text, and navigate menus, dialogs and other program controls, the zoom window automatically scrolls around to keep what you’re trying to see in view.
- Zoom Windows
Two different ways to magnify the screen: Full Screen and Lens. Lens size is adjustable.
- Enhanced Screen Colors
Innovative color controls improve screen clarity and reduce eyestrain. There are seven high contrast color modes: Invert Brightness, Reverse Video, Black on White, White on Black, Blue on Beige, Yellow on Black, and Yellow on Blue.
- Customizable System Pointers and Cursors
Adjusting the size and color of the mouse pointer and text cursor make them much easier to see and follow on screen. Optional locators make the pointer even easier to see.
- Focus Enhancements
Colorful locators are drawn around whatever item is “in focus”.