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Magnification Software Comparison Chart

by Spectronics

 

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Features iZoom 4
Screen Magnifier/Reader

ZoomText 9.1 Magnifier/Reader ZoomText
Express
Lightning
with Speech
Windows 7 built-in Magnifier and Narrator
Operating Systems Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32 and 64 bit) Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 Windows XP, Vista (32 bit) Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32 bit) Windows 7
Magnification range 1 – 36X
50% increments from
1 – 3X
1 – 36X
25% increments from

1 – 2X
1 – 2X
25% increments
2 – 32X
100% increments
1 – 16X
can adjust increments from 25% – 400%
Zoom Window Types 8
Full screen,
Magnifying Lens,
Strip Magnifier, Vertical and Horizontal Split Screens
8
Full, Overlay, Lens, Line and four Docked positions
3

Full screen,
Large Lens
and Small Lens
5
Full Screen, Magnifying Lens, Strip Magnifier, Vertical and Horizontal Split Screens
3
Full,
Lens,
docked at top
Floating Window:
lock any area of the screen so it always remains in view
Y Y
"freeze window" function
     
Colour Enhancements Y Y Y Y Colour inversion and window colour schemes
Pointer Enhancements Y Y Y Y Y
Cursor Enhancements Y Y Y Y Y
Focus Enhancements Y Y      
Mouse Wheel Zooming   Y     Y
Ctrl-Scroll
Customisable Tracking Options Y     Y  
Desktop, Web and Text Finder   Y      
Font Smoothing Y Y   Y  
Smart Align Y        
Zoom Scroll Bars Y        
Portability Features iZoom 4
Screen Magnifier/Reader
ZoomText 9.1 Magnifier/Reader ZoomText
Express
Lightning
with Speech
Windows 7 built-in Magnifier and Narrator
USB Version Y Y   Y  
No install permissions required to use USB. (no driver installation) Y  
Need administrator privileges to use USB
  Y  
Reading Features iZoom 4
Screen Magnifier/Reader
ZoomText 9.1 Magnifier/Reader ZoomText
Express
Lightning
with Speech
Windows 7 built-in Magnifier and Narrator
Screen Reading Y Y   Y Windows 7 Narrator
Mouse Echo Y Y   Y Y
Typing Echo Y Y   Y Y
Reads most apps in application window Y Y
or separate text reader feature if desired
  IE in separate WebbIE reader
Y in MS Word
Y
(only option)
Document Reader – opens and reformats text in a new environment Separate web page reader and reformatting facility if desired Y   Y
Internet Explorer web pages in WebbIE
 
Controllable Verbosity Y Y   Y limited
Included Voices: Human Quality Speech Y
RealSpeak Australian voices Karen and Lee
Y
Neospeech US voices Paul and Kate
  Y
RealSpeak Australian voices Karen and Lee
MS Voices
Customisable Application Settings   Y
Can save different magnification settings to suit each application
     
Highlights Text as Read Aloud Y Y      
Reads Web Y Y   Y  
Talking Setup Program Y Y      
Dual Monitor Support Y Y     Usual windows options
Magnified Setup Program Y Y Y    
Other Features and Pricing iZoom 4
Screen Magnifier/Reader
ZoomText 9.1 Magnifier/Reader ZoomText
Express
Lightning
with Speech
Windows 7 built-in Magnifier and Narrator
Demonstration / trial version available Y
30 day
Download trial
Y
60 day
Download trial
Y
10 minutes
Download trial
Y
Download trial
 
Price in Australia
As at December 2011
      From $329 Free
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