Ai Squared Releases Window-Eyes 9 Screen Reader

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Software Enhances Accessibility for People Who Are Blind or Low Vision

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Ai Squared, the global leader in computer access technology for people with visual impairments, announces the release of Window-Eyes 9, a popular software program used by people who are blind or low vision to access and productively use their computers.

Window-Eyes 9 offers numerous new innovative features and functionality that enhance the overall user experience for every user.

“This major release has received rave reviews from screen reader users who have helped us develop this product. Window-Eyes 9 further embodies our philosophy of innovation, ease of use, and wider compatibility with third-party PC software,” says Jeremy Curry, Director of Product Management, Screen Reading, Ai Squared.

Key product enhancements include:

  • All new web-reading improvements that make browsing easier, more descriptive and more accurate. Enhancements include better support for Internet Explorer, Firefox, dynamic web pages, ARIA and HTML 5 for first-class access to websites.
  • New smart algorithms that ensure accurate screen reading. Some examples include new, best-in-class web-table reading capability, including column-formatted web pages and math equations in Microsoft Word.
  • Improved ease of use and convenience features, such as an auto-recovery tool, WYSIWYH (what-you see-is-what-you-hear) capability, and new tools for text selection, copying, and formatting.
  • Wider support for third party software programs such as Microsoft Office Online, Office 365 ProPlus and Outlook, QuickBooks for Windows, Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Charts. Window-Eyes 9 even has preliminary support for Windows 10.

“Our company’s passion is providing a full family of digital access solutions which enable users to stay productive at work, school, or at home. The new feature-rich enhancements included in Window-Eyes 9 demonstrate our commitment to screen reading technology,” says David Wu, CEO of Ai Squared.

According to the World Health Organization, over 285 million people in the world are considered visually impaired; 39 million of those are blind and 246 million have moderate to severe visual impairments.

In 2014, Microsoft partnered with Ai Squared to provide Window-Eyes for free to anyone around the globe who has a valid license of Microsoft Office 2010 or higher. Learn more at: http://www.windoweyesforoffice.com. “We are excited to be a part of the ongoing partnership with Ai Squared and be able to provide the improvements of Window-Eyes 9 to users of Microsoft Office,” says Rob Sinclair, Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft.

For more information or to place an order, call (802) 362-3612 or email sales(at)aisquared(dot)com. Customers outside the U.S. should contact their local dealer to order.

About Ai Squared
Ai Squared (http://www.aisquared.com) has been the worldwide leader in assistive technology solutions for people who are visually impaired for over 20 years. The product line is available in over 20 languages and sold in 45 countries through a network of over 350 global distributors. Ai Squared's screen magnification and screen-reading products dramatically improve a computer's usability and friendliness for users who are blind or low vision, raising their level of productivity, satisfaction, and independence. The family of Ai Squared products includes ZoomText, ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard, ZoomText ImageReader, ZoomText Mac, Window-Eyes, the ZoomReader iOS app, and the ZoomContacts iPad app and sitecues.

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