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Kickstarter is a fascinating place - you can easily spend hours perusing the interesting projects that people are hoping to get financed. We featured one project on our blog last summer for The Bradley, a timepiece that requires no sight to tell the time. That project was immensely successful and grossly outperformed its goal. While they hoped to raise $40,000, by the end of the campaign they collected over $450,000!
Well now we’ve got another one for you to consider - “The 100 Cameras Project”, an extension of a successful program that was chronicled in an award winning documentary, Shooting Beauty. Over the past decade, Courtney Bent has adapted cameras for people with a wide range of disabilities - from those who cannot speak to those who have to press the shutter button with their tongue since they’re unable to use their hands. She gathered the works of art from her photographers and created a very special exhibit that not only allowed their unique perspectives to be seen but also helped to spread awareness of ability just as much as disability.
For even more information, head over to our blog!
We would love for you to join us for a free live webinar. The topics we’re covering in the coming weeks are: “Introducing ZoomText University” where we talk about our in-person training events and “Using ZoomText & Gmail: Gmail Keyboard Accessibility Settings” where we will show you how to turn on keyboard shortcuts so you can easily navigate through your inbox or start writing an email message when using ZoomText.
Hope to “see” you there!
Have you heard about ZoomText University? Our hands-on training courses are a great way to learn all the ins and outs of ZoomText. The courses take place over two days; you have a lot of fun while learning a lot and you’ll come away with some pretty nice gifts as well.
Check out all the courses we have coming up - right now there are seven classes to pick from, taking place all over the United States. We’ll be adding a bunch more soon, but if you don’t see one that works for you or have questions, please email Kimberly Cline or call her at (802) 367-6152.
ZoomText user Kathy Kalaluhi sent in a bunch of websites that she thought other ZoomText users would find interesting and helpful. We liked the idea so much that it’s become a regular “column” in ZoomNews! Below were her suggestions and if you’d like to submit any websites for the next issue, please email them to Becca.
We’re excited to announce that the next free update in the ZoomText 10.1 cycle is here. This release contains mostly bug fixes but we also improved the startup experience, enhanced the mouse pointers, optimized overall performance, and made several improvements in Office 2013.
If you own ZoomText 10.1 and you’ve got it set to download updates automatically, you’re good to go - the next time you launch ZoomText it will install the update for you. Otherwise, just go to the Help menu and choose “Check for Program Updates...”.
If you do not yet own ZoomText 10.1 and need support for a Windows 8 or 8.1 machine, please contact our sales team to get a quote: (802) 362-3612 option #2.
With the new Multilingual Edition, you can capture and read printed materials in over 150 languages. The captured text can be read aloud using your choice of over 70 premium-quality “ZoomText Voices”. You can even set it so that languages are detected automatically – in documents containing more than one language, the voice will switch as soon as a different language is detected, providing an enhanced reading experience.
Currently an ImageReader English-Only customer? You can upgrade to the Multilingual Edition for just $149. Call our sales team to place your order: (800) 859-0270.
Want to learn more and see a video of the new Multilingual Edition in action? Head on over to the ImageReader page.
ZoomText ImageReader… Portable, Affordable, and Easy to Use.
In the last issue of ZoomNews, we asked you to send in your testimonials on how ZoomText or any of our products has improved your life. First off, congratulations to Claude Roberts whose name was drawn in the raffle and is our $100 Amazon.com gift certificate winner!
We would like to thank each and every person who submitted their story. The entire staff here at Ai Squared enjoyed reading them - we have some pretty amazing customers! While we encourage you to read through the entire document, here are some great tidbits:
Read on for more great testimonials!
Coming this spring: ZoomText Mac with speech! We’ve been hard at work on a bunch of features including Focus Echo, Mouse Echo, and WebReader. Here’s a rundown of each:
Read on for all the details!
Ai Squared is proud to announce a new company logo! We’ve got a new tagline as well, to better encompass our growing line of products: We’ve got accessibility covered.
In the coming months, we’re unveiling a brand new website to complete our “face lift”. Stay tuned!
As you may have heard, Ai Squared recently launched sitecues, an assistive technology that builds magnification and reading capabilities right into websites.
sitecues is a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution; corporations, organizations, municipalities, cities, state and federal government agencies, and schools can purchase sitecues to make their websites easier to read and hear. Their sites are now more inclusive and enjoyable to visit, making it easier for visitors to consume content. In turn, there is no cost to the website visitor.
Read on for all the details!