Mar 11, 2013

News : ZoomText 10.0.7 is released!


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We’re excited to announce that the next free update in the ZoomText 10 cycle is here.  We improved our reading support in IE8 as well as support in a range of areas when using OpenOffice, plus added a fix for running Java applications.

Read more about 10, read the release notes, or download a free 60-day trial to give it a try yourself.

News Landing 2013-03-06T20:47:06-05:00 News : Upcoming Events /news/more/upcoming_events /news/more/upcoming_events

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If you’d like any information on how you can attend these events or training sessions, please send an email to . We hope to see you there!

Focus on Vision Impairment and Blindness Conference
March 13th, 2013
Norwood, MA

Baruch College’s Annual Conference on Employment and Visual Impairment: Policy and Practice
April 19th, 2013
New York, NY

VABVI Technology Fair
April 24th, 2013
Burlington, VT

VISIONS:  The National Conference of the Foundation Fighting Blindness
June 27th - June 30th, 2013
Baltimore, MD

National Federation of the Blind (NFB) National Convention
July 1st - July 6th, 2013
Orlando, FL

American Council of the Blind (ACB) Convention
July 4th - July 12th, 2013
Columbus, OH

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Conference
July 8th - July 13th, 2013
Baltimore, MD

Envision Conference
September 18th - September 21st, 2013
Minneapolis, MN

New England Library Association (NELA) Conference
October 20th - October 22nd, 2013
Portland, ME

Events 2013-03-04T21:55:25-05:00 News : ZoomText Mac Special Offer! /news/more/zoomtext_mac_special_offer /news/more/zoomtext_mac_special_offer

Picture of a Mac computer running ZoomText Mac at 4xAs you have probably heard, ZoomText is now available on the Mac!  Check out the video we created to show it off.

Until March 15th, ZoomText Mac is only $99 for our ZoomText PC customers!! After that it will be going up to the price of $149. We know that a lot of you run both platforms, so we wanted to give you a break off of the normal price of ZT Mac ($399 / $299 introductory offer).

For this extra special deal, give us a call and have your ZoomText PC serial number on hand: 800-859-0270 or 802-362-3612 option #2. If you’d like to try it before you buy, download our free 30-day trial.

If you have any questions, call us at 800-859-0270 or 802-362-3612 option #2.

News Landing 2013-02-25T18:37:35-05:00 News : Survey Results:nbsp; Chrome /news/more/survey_results_chrome /news/more/survey_results_chrome

Image of the Google Chrome logoIn the last issue of ZoomNews, we asked you about your thoughts on the Chrome internet browser and how important adding support for it into ZoomText would be. First off, congratulations to Patricia Nunn - her name was drawn in the raffle and she won a $100 gift certificate.

We’ve compiled the complete results and here were a few tidbits to share:

  • Most of you said that Internet Explorer is your preferred browser.
  • Even though IE was your favorite, you also tend to use Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on a regular basis.
  • 66% of you wish that you could use Chrome with ZoomText.

    Read the rest of the results!

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News : New Contest /news/more/new_contest17 /news/more/new_contest17

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This time around, we’re asking you to fill out a short survey about ZoomText’s reading tools. We’re curious to hear about your current preferences and how you would design your ideal reading tool. It shouldn’t take but a few minutes to fill out, and we would really appreciate your feedback!

Plus, if you fill out the survey by March 22nd, you’ll be entered into the drawing for a $100 gift certificate. Head on over to our survey now - good luck!

News Landing 2013-02-25T18:33:21-05:00 News : ImageReader Sneak Peek /news/more/imagereader_sneak_peek /news/more/imagereader_sneak_peek

Picture of the ImageReader camera and matZoomText ImageReader will be available for purchase in March! ImageReader is a companion product to ZoomText Magnifier/Reader that makes printed text accessible. Put an item (book, magazine, document, etc.) 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 in natural-sounding voices.

Not only that but you can also capture and read text from image files, the Windows Clipboard, or from an area on your computer screen - perfect for reading graphical text from electronic documents and webpages.

While it’s not available just yet, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at this awesome product. Check out the video below, and even better, stop by our booth (#719/818) at the CSUN conference this week to see it!

News Landing 2013-02-25T18:30:08-05:00 News : In-Person Paid Trainings /news/more/in_person_paid_trainings /news/more/in_person_paid_trainings

Picture of a classroom of studentsalign="right">If you are a teacher that needs to know how to use the latest screen magnification technology, an IT professional that assists low-vision clients, a student or current ZoomText customer who is looking to know how to get the most out of ZoomText, then our hands-on training events are for you.

Unlike other training courses that can cost $1,000 or more, ZoomText training is only $399 per student for a two-day class! In the next few months, we have trainings set up in San Francisco, CA; Hartford, CT; Chicago, IL; and Tampa, FL.

For more information or to sign up for any one of these events, head on over to our training page. Should you have any questions at all, please contact Kimberly Cline by calling 802-367-6152 or you can reach her by e-mail. If none of these locations work for you and would like one to be set up near you, please get in touch with Kimberly as she handles all our face-to-face training events.

News Landing 2013-02-25T18:29:57-05:00 News : Free Webinars /news/more/free_webinars3 /news/more/free_webinars3

Picture of computers connected to a webinar from around the globeIf you haven’t had a chance to check out the Training and Consulting page on our website, now is the time to do it! We’re now giving an “Introducing ZoomText Mac” webinar every week, in addition to the “What’s New in ZoomText 10” and “New User” webinars that we host every other week.

All of our webinars are free, you just need to sign up. Hope to “see” you in a session soon!

Can’t make a live session? No problem! We’ve got them all recorded so you can watch them online at your convenience.

News Landing 2013-02-25T18:24:12-05:00 News : Cool Websites #15 /news/more/cool_websites_15 /news/more/cool_websites_15

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 at!

Check out all the sites she recommends!

News Landing 2013-02-25T18:21:37-05:00 News : Newsletter /news/more/newsletter /news/more/newsletter Newsletter 2013-02-25T18:18:31-05:00

News : ZoomText 10.0.7 is released!
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