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We’ve updated our MAGic® Screen Magnification Software with some great enhancements, including:
- Toggle Navigation Quick Keys on and off
- Even better screen rendering performance for smoother movement of the mouse pointer, better focus tracking, and more
- Enhanced performance with Citrix, Gmail, Internet Explorer, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Open Office, and Skype
This is a free update for all MAGic 12 users.
Updating your copy of MAGic is easy. Press ALT+F to open the MAGic menu, then choose the Help submenu, and select Check for Updates. Alternatively, you can download the full release of MAGic here.
This release will also run as a 40 minute demo – for those who would like to evaluate this latest version of MAGic, which is packed with new features and sports a great new look and feel.
If you’re impressed with what you see, and we’ve no doubt you will be, take advantage of our competitive upgrade offer for single and multi-users. For a limited time only, when you upgrade from ZoomText® to MAGic, you will receive:
$199 – Single User (retail value $769)
- MAGic with Speech Screen Magnification software
- MAGic Large Print Keyboard
- MAGic Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA)
$995 – Multi-user (retail value $2,885)
- 5-seat license MAGic with Speech Screen Magnification software
- 5 MAGic Large Print Keyboards
- 5-seat MAGic Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA)
This offer is only available until April 30, so don’t delay. For more information, view the full list of terms and conditions that apply to this offer.
Once again, Freedom Scientific offered a wide range of presentations at the CSUN Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities. Our extensive range of low vision, blindness, and learning disability solutions were demonstrated by our AT product experts.
One of the most talked about events at the conference was a presentation by Eric Damery, who shared an early version of JAWS® 15 Screen Reading Software. While there will be many exciting new features revealed later this year, Eric highlighted one of the most anticipated – JAWS working with Windows 8 tablet computers. These devices, such as the Microsoft Surface Pro and Lenovo IdeaPad, give you the benefits of a touch-screen-based tablet computer, but the power of Windows, meaning you can run JAWS, Microsoft Office, and other Windows software. Use them as a tablet when browsing content such as news and sports, and use them as a laptop when serious work needs to get done.
We’ll be showing much more of this technology at the consumer conventions in July, and featuring more on FSCast later in the year.
March’s edition of FSCast, Freedom Scientific’s official podcast, features an interview with Ron Miller, who discusses the Focus 80 Blue, our latest wireless refreshable Braille display. We talk about the entire Focus Blue family, and how to determine which display is right for you.
Beth Thomlinson then joins us to discuss many of the exciting new features in version 7 of our WYNN™ literacy software.
You won’t want to miss an episode, and you won’t if you subscribe to FSCast. The subscription is free, and delivers notification right to your computer when new FSCasts are released. If you did miss a previous FSCast, catch up by visiting the FSCast archives to download FSCast episodes in MP3.
Remember, with JAWS now providing excellent support for iTunes, you can subscribe to FSCast through the iTunes Store.
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To develop, manufacture, and market technology-based products that provide equal access to information and computing for those with vision impairments or learning disabilities.