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ZoomText Mac 1.0.7 is Released

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We are happy to announce another free update for ZoomText Mac!  Version 1.0.7 will not automatically install so you will need to download and install it manually online.

We’ve fixed a number of reported issues from the field, including a fix for random freezing, a fix for a crash that can occur when using the arrow keys to navigate through editable combo boxes, hotkeys are now properly released when ZoomText Mac is not running, and we’ve included a new update mechanism to allow for future automatic updates!

If you don’t own ZoomText Mac yet and would like to, call us at (800) 859-0270 or (802) 362-3612 option #2 or you can go online and contact your local dealer.  Feel free to email Becca with any questions that you have, she will be happy to help you.

Read more about ZoomText Mac, read the release notes, or download a free 30-day trial to give it a try yourself.

Holiday Gift Guide

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Maurie recently wrote a great blog post entitled “Thinking Outside the (Gift) Box”.  For those who still need to get in some last minute holiday shopping, this comes at the perfect time!  Many of the items that Maurie recommends can be purchased from us like ImageReader or a Large-Print Keyboard (and there’s a free shipping promo going on right now), but many others are “outside the Ai Squared box”. 

Even if you’re done your shopping, maybe you’ll find a gift for yourself smile Head on over to our blog to check out the entire post!

Upcoming Free Webinars

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We just posted a whole bunch of free live webinars and we’d love for you to join us.  The topics we’re covering in the coming weeks are:  “Staying Connected with Ai Squared” where we go over all the ways to interact with us and make sure you’re up to date and the first to know when we release new products or have info to share; and “ZoomText Show & Tell” where we ask YOU to provide us topics you want us to cover in the webinar!  When you register, you’ll be asked to submit topics you’d like to see us demo in the live session.

All our weekly webinars are free but you do need to sign up to attend. If you’re unable to attend a live session, check out the recorded versions we have available. We’ll post a recording for each of the new webinars listed above in January, after the first session.

Hope to “see” you there!

Attend a ZoomText University Training Class

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Have you heard about ZoomText University? Our hands-on training courses are a great way to learn all the ins and outs of ZoomText. Normally, the courses take place over two days but we are hosting some special one-day training events right before the ATIA and CSUN conferences; perfect for anyone who is already traveling to those tradeshows.

Check out all the courses we have coming up - right now there are eleven classes to pick from, taking place all over the United States.  If you don’t see one that works for you or have questions, please email Kimberly Cline or call her at (802) 367-6152.

Testimonial:  Annette Ferguson

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Annette Ferguson is a longtime ZoomText user who emailed us the other day to say, “You know if it weren’t for ZoomText, I wouldn’t have a life or a job, and I’d have severe back and neck problems by now.”

If you want to learn more about Annette, she created a great video entitled ”What Can I See?” to help people understand how a person with albinism sees the world around them. It highlights the four factors that affect the vision of a person with albinism - Photophobia, Nystagmus, inability to see find detail, and poor depth perception.

Annette’s featured in another video - this one was made by Ability Technology and even shows how Annette uses ZoomText in her work!

We are so proud of the line of work we’re in - creating software and products that change people’s lives for the better, keep them employed and in touch with their family and friends.  Don’t forget that you can win an Amazon gift card if you email Becca your own testimonial by January 10th!  We’d love to hear from you.

Help Author Give Dimension to Visually Impaired Character

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Karen Wingate has earned her living as a freelance writer for over 30 years and has recently turned her attention toward writing a contemporary book centered around a visually impaired woman.  Her main character has dreams of singing on the big stage but gets tripped up in a tragic incident along the way.

Though Karen is visually impaired herself due to congenital cataracts and nystagmus, her main character, Kelsie, is a college student recently diagnosed with Stargardt Disease; a disease in which Karen is unfamiliar. 

Read on to see how you can help Karen!

Cool Websites #20

Image of a smiley face with sunglasses onZoomText 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.

Check out all the sites she recommends!

ZoomText Mac 1.0.5 is Released

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We are happy to announce another free update for ZoomText Mac!  Version 1.0.5 is not an automatic update so you will need to download and install it manually.

We now have a trial for the Mavericks operating system, improved our tracking support in a variety of programs, fixed some bugs, added German support, and more!

If you don’t own ZoomText Mac yet and would like to, call us at (800) 859-0270 or (802) 362-3612 option #2 or you can go online and contact your local dealer.  Feel free to email Becca with any questions you have - she will be happy to help you.

Read more about ZoomText Mac, read the release notes, or download a free 30-day trial.

Support for Windows 8.1 is Here!

Picture of ZoomText running on a Windows 8 machineWe’re pleased to announce the next free update in the ZoomText 10.1 lifecycle, featuring support for Windows 8.1, ZoomText Camera and CCTV restored support, plus a variety of bug fixes.

As a reminder, ZoomText is the first and only product on the market to fully support the Windows 8 and 8.1 platforms, with crystal clear text at all magnification levels.  We will be adding Windows 7 support back into ZoomText 10.1 as soon as we can.

Already own version 10.1? Then this is a free update for you!  If you’ve got ZoomText 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 don’t own version 10.1 yet and would like to, call us at (800) 859-0270 or (802) 362-3612 option #2 or you can contact your local dealer.  Feel free to send an email to Becca if you have any questions, she will be happy to help you.

Read more about 10.1, read the release notes, or download a free 60-day trial to give it a try yourself.

ZoomText 10.0.9 is Released!

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We’re excited to announce that the next free update in the ZoomText 10.0 cycle is here. We’ve improved our reading support for email in outlook.com; enhanced our mouse pointers so they appear much sharper and clearer; increased the size of the lens zoom window; included a bunch of bug fixes, and so much more.

Read more about version 10.0, read the release notes, or download a free 60-day trial to give it a try yourself.  We also have a trial for those running on the Windows 8 operating system.

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