[AERNet] Fw: iZoom, new free magnifier from Issist
Jody W Ianuzzi
jody at thewhitehats.com
Mon Apr 4 14:18:24 EDT 2005
| I am replying to an older post (below) from Jim Mayor (Sat, 17 Apr
| 2004) regarding free magnifiers. There is a new free magnifier called
| iZoom from Issist (Canada), you can download it from:
| It is the first, free full-screen magnifier/reader application and I
| think it is definitely worth a try -- the price is more-than-right,
| it's entirely free.
| I am working on a different freeware magnifer, Virtual Magnifying
| Glass for Windows, as mentioned below. Link here:
| This magnifier is geared more for simple usage and has some limited AT
| features, which I'm adding over time. But, iZoom already solves the
| gnarly problem of free, professional-quality AT-software for windows,
| so I think it's highly recommended. (If only iZoom was Open Source!
| Anyway, just wanted to pass this info along.
| Have a nice day,
| -Chris O'Donnell
| (another btw: I'm 35 with strong astigmatism and parial-blindness in
| one eye from glaucoma)
| **** Previous message below ****
| I am a volunteer (and non-visually impaired) at our local public library
| very small library in a small rural community in Vermont's Northeast
| Kingdom). We are making an attempt to improve our computer access for the
| visually impaired (We have two Gates Foundation computers). The computers
| all have Windows 2000. We find the visually-impaired feature of 2000 to
| less than satisfactory. The librarian saw a Mac recently that had a
| feature to enlarge the entire screen by various increments. She liked it,
| but understood that software like that for the PC was very expensive.
| anyone know of something that will work well and not be expensive?
| Incidentally, we also have Virtual Magnifying Glass, which is priced
| to be marginally satisfactorily. We would like something that enlarges
| entire screen.
| BTW, would anyone like to suggest any other software (or hardware) that
| might be suitable for us, considering out extremely limited resources.
| Thanks very much.
| Jim Mayor
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