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Window-Eyes 9.0 beta 2 now available!

From Friday’s E-mail. This is good news.


Window-Eyes 9.0 Beta 2 continues to enhance the all-new web support

FORT WAYNE, IN (December 5, 2014) – Last week, Ai Squared, the maker of ZoomText, sitecues, and Window-Eyes announced the highly anticipated release of Window-Eyes 9.0 Beta 1. Ai Squared is proud to announce the second public beta of Window-Eyes 9.0. Based on feedback, we’re happy to announce many improvements since Beta 1, including stability enhancements, bug fixes, and more robust support for Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird. For a complete list of all changes between Window-Eyes 9.0 Beta 2 and Window-Eyes 9.0 Beta 1, read through the readme found in the Window-Eyes Help menu, or at www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Beta.

Downloading the latest public beta of Window-Eyes 9.0 lets you take advantage of innovative new features, including:

1. Greatly improved web support in IE and FF

• Support for ARIA and HTML 5

• Support for dynamic web pages

• Intelligent web support that uses smart algorithms which ensure proper screen reading

• New innovative and robust web table support that’s the best in the industry

2. Enhanced ease of use and convenience features

• Easy to use tool for enhanced text selection, copying and format retention in IE

• Keyboard access to mouse movements for reading in IE. Properly reads column text

• Easily interact with sighted friends, family, and co-workers while browsing the web as each line that is read is what is seen visually

• Improved responsiveness making you more efficient and productive

• Auto-recovery tool that enables users to restart Window-Eyes at the press of a hot key if another program causes it to stop responding

3. New compatibility support for popular software programs

• Better support for Office Web Apps

• QuickBooks for Windows support

• Outlook meeting request enhancements

• Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Charts support

• MathPlayer support

4. Even better out-of-the-box experience

• Improved support for MSAA, which creates a better out-of-the-box experience in programs like Windows Media Player

• Improved support to the native Outlook calendar

5. Preliminary support for Windows 10

6. Greatly improved web support in IE and FF

• Support for ARIA and HTML 5

• Support for dynamic web pages

• Intelligent web support that uses smart algorithms which ensure proper screen reading

• New innovative and robust web table support that’s the best in the industry

7. Enhanced ease of use and convenience features

• Easy to use tool for enhanced text selection, copying and format retention in IE

• Keyboard access to mouse movements for reading in IE. Properly reads column text

• Easily interact with sighted friends, family, and co-workers while browsing the web as each line that is read is what is seen visually

• Improved responsiveness making you more efficient and productive

• Auto-recovery tool that enables users to restart Window-Eyes at the press of a hot key if another program causes it to stop responding

8. New compatibility support for popular software programs

• Better support for Office Web Apps

• QuickBooks for Windows support

• Outlook meeting request enhancements

• Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Charts support

• MathPlayer support

9. Even better out-of-the-box experience

• Improved support for MSAA, which creates a better out-of-the-box experience in programs like Windows Media Player

• Improved support to the native Outlook calendar

10. Preliminary support for Windows 10

Customers should refer to the announcement of Window-Eyes 9.0 Beta 2 at www.gwmicro.com/beta for more information regarding all of the amazing new features.

Window-Eyes 9.0 Beta 2 can be downloaded now at www.gwmicro.com/beta!

SMAs are back! Ai Squared is also proud to announce the return of the Window-Eyes Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA)! Customers who own the latest version of Window-Eyes can now purchase a 2-count SMA to ensure their software is always up-to-date.

Take advantage of the special upgrade offer! For customers who don’t own the latest version of Window-Eyes or have an active SMA, they may purchase the upgrade to Window-Eyes 9.0 now. For customers who purchase the upgrade before it is released, they will receive $50 off of the upgrade price, so order today before this special offer ends! Customers in the United States can get all pricing information at www.gwmicro.com/catalog. Those outside of the United States should contact their local dealer for pricing. Find your local dealer at www.gwmicro.com/dealers.

Currently, the public beta is available in English-only. Anyone using the English version of the retail version or the Window-Eyes Offer for Users of Microsoft Office can download and use the public beta. For anyone who has a valid license of Microsoft Office 2010 or higher, Window-Eyes can be downloaded for free at www.windoweyesforoffice.com. If you haven’t tried Window-Eyes in a while, give Window-Eyes 9.0 Beta 2 a try for free today!

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About Ai Squared: Ai Squared (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, sitecues, the ZoomReader iOS app, and the ZoomContacts iPad app.

Aaron Smith

Web Development * App Development * Product Support Specialist

Ai Squared * 725 Airport North Office Park, Fort Wayne, IN 46825

260-489-3671 * www.aisquared.com

To insure that you receive proper support, please include all past correspondence (where applicable), and any relevant information pertinent to your situation when submitting a problem report to the Ai Squared Technical Support Team.


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Window-Eyes 9.0 beta 2 now available! was released on December 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm by tech in accessibility newsand issues.
Last modified: December 7, 2014.


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