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.


sitecues, an assistive technology that builds magnification and reading capabilities right into websites is launched at the ATIA conference. Designed to help organizations reach more users, this turnkey SaaS (Software as a Service) solution is easily integrated into existing websites. With a very simple implementation, website owners can make their sites easier to read, hear and consume content thus making their sites more inclusive and enjoyable to visit.


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. 


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


ZoomText 5.0 was released, featuring support for Windows 95.


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


Ai Squared moved to southern Vermont.


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


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.


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.