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Screen Readers: ZoomText

This guide provides resources and information about screen readers.


NOTE: We do not officially endorse any assistive technology brand or software. The purpose of providing examples of specific assistive technologies is only to give users a better idea of the assistive technology available today.


Image of ZoomText software packaging ZoomText is both a text magnifier and a text reader, which makes it especially useful for those who are blind or visually impaired. It gives you the option to enlarge any text on the screen and will read the text aloud. Some features include:

  • xFont magnification, which allows readers to see font sizes clearly at any scale
  • Full internet accessibility
  • The ability to enhance screen colors and contrast
  • Natural sounding voice readers

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