May Updates for ZoomText 2018 and Fusion 2018

Greetings ZoomText 2018 and Fusion 2018 users!

The updates deliver a broad range of enhancements for using ZoomText 2018 and Fusion 2018 with popular applications, including Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Microsoft Office (2013 and 2016), web browsers (Chrome, Firefox and IE11), iTunes, and more. Stability, performance and ZoomText/Fusion features have also been enhanced for greater usability and productivity.

The full installers for ZoomText 2018 and Fusion 2018 are available for download at https://www.zoomtext.com/downloads. To learn about the changes in ZoomText 2018 see the ZoomText 2018 release notes. To learn about the changes in Fusion 2018 (consisting of ZoomText and JAWS), see the ZoomText 2018 release notes and What’s New in JAWS 2018.

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New ZoomText 11.8 and Fusion 11.8 Updates!

Greetings ZoomText 11 and Fusion 11 users,

We are pleased to announce the version 11.8 updates for ZoomText 11 and Fusion 11, providing important changes for Windows 10 Spring Creators Update and other important enhancements and fixes. These free updates will be posted on the download page starting 10 AM on Tuesday, May 1st. Customers can download and install over top of their previous ZoomText 11and Fusion 11 installation or use the auto update feature which will alert them to the update on their next restart of ZoomText or Fusion. You can learn about all of the changes in the 11.8 updates in the ZoomText 11 release notes: https://www.zoomtext.com/help/releasenotes.

The full installers for ZoomText 11.8 and Fusion 11.8 are available for download at https://www.zoomtext.com/help/product-updates-legacy.

ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard – Your Key To Productivity

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”.

Image of ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard with yellow keys and black letters.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.

Learn more about the ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard

Could you benefit from extra ZoomText Training?

ZoomText is a big product and it can be complicated to learn all the ins and outs. Rest easy though, we’ve created a great set of training resources you can turn to for help.

You can start by browsing our selection of recorded webinars which provide a great overview of ZoomText capabilities.

For a deeper dive we offer in person classes and remote training opportunities.

ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard – Your Key To Productivity

We hope you’re enjoying your new ZoomText Product – we’d like to introduce you to a great productivity tool – the ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard.

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”.

Image of ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard with yellow keys and black letters.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.

Learn more about the ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard

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ZoomText ImageReader – a perfect companion to Fusion

ZoomText ImageReader

ZoomText ImageReader

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.

Click here to learn more about ImageReader