Screen Magnification Systems
Persons with considerable vision may not need a screen magnification program. Instead, they may use a larger monitor that allows for larger text or graphics while keeping all material on the screen. Larger text and graphics can be achieved by lowering the screen resolution so that bigger pixels are used.
In addition, the appearance of objects or texts on a screen may be altered using the accessibility wizard in a Windows system, which provides a number of options. These options include adjustments for the font size, screen resolution, scroll bar size, icon size, color scheme, mouse cursor appearance, and mouse cursor blink rate. The main accessibility feature in Windows, however, is its screen magnifier which can also be set up through the accessibility wizard. Although the default color scheme in windows is black text on a gray background, this can be changed to be more easily distinguished using one of Windows high-contrast color schemes.
Recently, screen reader manufacturers have added text-to-speech output to their products. This allows people with low vision to use a combination of magnification and speech. If a user requires primarily speech output or is losing vision, a screen reader may be a better choice.
The following are some questions to consider when purchasing screen magnification systems:
• Is the magnification software compatible with your computer’s operating system?
• Does it include cursor enhancements?
• What is the highest magnification level?
• Is screen reading software included?
• Does it allow for inverted colors?
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There are 15 Products in the Category
|Product Name||Product Description||Distributor Contact||Image/Multimedia Available?|
|CDesk COMPASS||AdaptiveVoice is a stand-alone, all-inclusive software progr...|
|Dolphin Guide||An all-in-one software suite with built-in large print and s...||email@example.com|
|Eye-pal ACE||Eye-Pal Ace is a portable reader and magnifier to help indiv...|
|iMax for Mac||MagniLink iMax provides magnification, contour enhancement a...|
|Lunar Screen Magnifier||Works with Windows and Windows applications, including word ...|
|LunarPlus Enhanced Screen Magnifier||Works with Windows and Windows applications, including word ...|
|MAGic Professional (w/ speech)||Offers many magnification modes providing full screen or adj...|
|MAGic Standard (w/ speech)||Offers many magnification modes providing full screen or adj...|
|MAGic Standard (w/out speech)||Offers several magnification modes. Has a magnification rang...|
|SmartView Synergy SI||Magnifies and enlarges text, objects and actions, delivering...|
|Supernova Pro||Combined screen reader and magnifier that allows users to ac...|
|Supernova Reader Magnifier Standard||Combined screen reader and magnifier that allows users to ac...|
|Zoomtext Mac||ZoomText Mac is a powerful computer access solution designed...||Order Zoomtext Mac from The Chicago Lighthouse Store|
|ZoomText Magnifier||Screen magnification system with eight zoom window types. Fe...||Order ZoomText Magnifier from The Chicago Lighthouse Store|
|ZoomText Magnifier/Reader||Screen magnification system integrated with basic screen rea...||Order ZoomText Magnifier/Reader from The Chicago Lighthouse Store|