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The current release of ZoomText 10.1, version 10.11.9 (and earlier), is not compatible with the Windows 10 “Fall Creators Update,” which Microsoft began rolling out to the public on October 17th. If you are running Windows 10, we recommend that you DO NOT install the Fall Creators Update before you have installed the ZoomText 10.11.10 update, which is expected to release during the week of October 23rd. Here’s why…
Installing the Fall Creators Update before the ZoomText 10.11.10 update will block your ability to update ZoomText and cause applications to become unstable and crash when running your current installation of ZoomText. Installing the ZoomText 10.11.10 update before you install the Fall Creators Update will eliminate these problems.
If you are already encountering these problems, please contact the VFO Technical Support Team or your VFO dealer for assistance and options.
The ZoomText development team has delivered a very robust set of version 11.7 updates for ZoomText 11 and Fusion 11. These free updates (for users of ZoomText 11 and Fusion 11) include important design changes in the ZoomText software that improve stability, performance and functionality of ZoomText’s features and tools. These improvements appear in a broad range of applications including Microsoft Office (2010, 2013 and 2016), Adobe Reader, web browsers (IE11, Chrome and Firefox), Skype, Windows File Explorer, Windows apps and utilities, and more. You can learn about all of the changes in the 11.7 updates in the ZoomText 11 release notes: https://www.zoomtext.com/help/releasenotes.
ZoomText ImageReader is a software and camera solution that makes printed text accessible to people who are visually impaired, including books, magazines, business documents and more. 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 in natural-sounding voices.
With the new Multilingual Edition, you can now capture and read printed materials in over 150 languages and have the captured text read aloud by your choice of over 70 premium-quality “ZoomText Voices”.
In addition to printed text, ImageReader can also capture and read text from image files, the Windows Clipboard or right off of your computer screen; perfect for reading graphical text from electronic documents and webpages.
In just a few days, your ZoomText trial will be ending. We hope you’ve been able to experience the power and ease of use we’ve built into ZoomText over the years and we hope you’re ready to make a purchase.
You can buy single-user copies online at the links below.
Designed for anyone who struggles to see the lettering on their keyboard, the ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard makes typing faster and easier than ever before. Each key and button label is easy to see, even in low light, thanks to its 36-point text and choice of high-contrast color schemes: “Black on Yellow” or “White on Black”.
The ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard also provides quick access to ZoomText features. The F1 through F12 keys perform double duty. When you press and hold a function key, its assigned ZoomText command is triggered. The commands allow you to instantly start ZoomText, change magnification levels, toggle screen enhancements, launch AppReader and DocReader, and more, all without having to memorize hotkeys.
You can even reassign each feature key to your choice of ZoomText commands, Internet and multimedia commands, or to open an application, document or web page.