• I would have a speech feature that can be controlled with keystrokes, like
how it works with Magic.
• In Mac OSX. An app that reads error messages. Also error messages that
is a picture. For example, take a picture of the error message picture and
converts it to txt. Also with speech or compatible with VoiceOver.
• IF I HAD one wish, that would be for ZoomText to read to me when I’m in
say a restaurant to read me the menu, or in a store to read me a price or
the nutriti0onal labels ion the foods I want to buy. Ohhhh what a
• My suggestion is an option to exclude graphics when colors are inverted.
Quite a few people I work with want their white on black for documents
and websites, but they don't want their pictures to look like negatives,
especially on sites with many graphics like Facebook.
• Being able to reformat the text that I am currently looking at so that it fits
within the width of the monitor screen. One problem I have with
magnifying the screen is that too often, the text bleeds past the left and
right edges of the monitor. This forces me to scroll left and right past the
monitor screen edge to be able to see everything.
This panning motion is very disorienting, especially when it is done after
you have reached the right edge of the line you are reading, and must
now go to the left edge of the following line. I want a reflow function
that will make the text of the article stay within the boundaries of the
physical monitor screen. That way, I don't have to do any panning.
• ZoomText on Windows 8; how about a Tutorial Video showing how to
use ZoomText on Windows 8 using a Multi-touch active screen &/or
Tablet (not RT obviously). Role this into a Tutorial for those installing
ZoomText on such system. Custom ZoomText Gestures and the like
would be great to see in the tutorial. Consider Zoom on Android also.
Both of these would compete with iPad 5x native Zoom.
• Have the ability to scan many pages of any book, for the Reader function.
It would bring more enjoyment to reading, than doing one page at a
time. My other idea for a useful feature would be to have in the Tool
section would be to have a PDF to File feature, one Click does it all as far
getting the Doc ready for the Reader.
• Full screen reading capability to match Jaws or Window Eyes. I would
love ZoomText to become a full feature screen reader product that
happens to have magnification capability instead of the magnifier
program that happens to have some limited reading features.
• I would like ZoomText magnifier to work better with Adobe Acrobat files;
less blurring and pixelation would be welcome. This would eradicate the
need to use Adobe's magnification capabilities which I am unable to
control as readily.
• A screen reader that works
• A couple of suggestions for a future Upgrade would be:
o Short-Cut keys strokes shown on menus.
o A BETTER Reader. A favorite of mine is NaturalReader. The one in
ZT 10 is NOT worth $0.10! Sorry to be blunt. Had I realized this I
would not have bought the version with the Reader included. It is
NOT WORTH the extra bit of money paid for it. It can hardly put a
sentence together without some errors.
• As you may already know, a lot of web pages do not always display all
text, etc. if you have to use high contrast and other drastic color changes
due to low vision users. I suggest an app that you can put in your
browser, up in the favorites bar with multiple color schemes that you can
click and view multiple ones to be able to change to in a hurry and also
be able to make your own scheme for web pages.
A zoom text toolbar may be an idea to add to ie or google chrome.
A similar app is used in google chrome called high contrast, however this
is only a basic program with only few options but I have found it
somewhat helpful at times.
• When on bottom task bar it has zt logo, would like to add what
magnification i.e 6X, so I don’t have to bring it up.
• I would like to see more versatility with the screen reader as it is what I
use the most.
• The 1 feature I would like to see, is a slow motion magnified ability with
• I hope that it would be possible to read PDF images.
• I would like it if ZoomText and Microsoft could connect each time an
update come out.
• Feature to add: more magnification choices, or infinite choice.
• I would like to see a more integrated version of ZoomText and
ImageReader that can seamlessly read whatever is displayed on screen
whether it is text or text in a graphical format.
• Voice Commands
• A very much needed feature for the network version of ZoomText is the
ability to check for, download, and install updates through the HELP
menu rather than having to wait for AI2 to send me a CD with the
• My preferred new feature for ZoomText is voice recognition and typing
similar to "dragon" but with AiS perfection.
• The ability to zoom in and magnify a live camera image. This would
make the camera work much more like a standard CCTV and would
improve the usefulness of the camera many times over.
• The newest version of ZoomText added so many new features, I can’t
think of anything else it needs at this time.
• The desktop finder doesn't work until ZoomText, is running, and I need
to find the icon to run ZoomText.
• The one feature I would like to add to ZoomText is the question (?)
button that was in previous version of ZoomText. It was a useful feature
for those new to ZoomText and provided quick access to Shortcut keys
that one begins to use more and more as we become familiar with the
• Voiced spell check
• I personally would LOVE a zoom in and out on the view window with the
mouse scroll wheel for WINDOWS 7. Possible function suggestion: A hot
key combo like ALT + mouse scroll wheel up (to zoom in) and ALT +
mouse scroll wheel down (to zoom out). This would be awesome!
• For ZoomText to work with “Google Earth”.
• Speech recognition for adding new contacts. This is something that you
can't do is zoom text or an apple and would be a Pierpont to fit for both
soon text on iMac and the zoom Contacts app on the iPad and iPhone.
• Faster focus on the camera feature.
• I would want the “Reader” speed rate faster. “Openbook” has their
reader engine rate faster than Zoom text. If I have a lot of material to
read I use Openbook not ZoomText. Because ZoomText is to slow. Blind
people that use readers need more speed when we have to read many
pages for work and school related projects. Or when I have research to
do for work. MORE SPEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
• I'm not sure this would be a feature or not but it would be great if it
worked clearly with all web pages.
• I became blind overnight, literally, but was able to return to my work for
a corporate bank as a customer service (inbound bankcard calls) because
of ZoomText. However, it doesn't work well with PDF files or some of my
screens that are very light colored by bank design, help files etc. I miss a
lot of info. My employer just ordered me the upgrade to 10.0, so maybe
that will fix some problems that started for me in January 2008, returned
to work January 2009, receive total disability and am still working part
time thanks to ZoomText. Sadly, I am still using the 8.0 version at home.
• One feature I would add to ZT is the ability to have contrast changes
revert back and forth when mouse, pointer, cursor has moved from a
high contrast to low contrast area on the screen. Currently a white
pointer stays white on black or white background. Therefore the pointer
disappears. If you need further clarification, please ask. Thanks for all you
do to make ZT better.
• There is one thing I would like to see on Zoom Text, that would be a
feature that automatically adjust power settings between videos & text
according to users most commonly used settings.
• The one feature I would love to see is Android support! Because of the
ability to change a lot more of the interface, I feel Android is a much
better mobile platform than iOS for low vision. Big launcher is proof of
that, and the range of hardware - you can't get an iPhone with a 5.5"
screen! The OCR like you have on iOS would be great, you could make a
Challenger for big launcher if you want but a couple of areas I think
would really be great are a browser with options for low vision, force a
minimum text size, colours (ideally with the option to leave images in
their natural colour), and wrapping text to The screen. Also a large print
email app would be nice too! That's what I'd love to see!
• The one feature that I would add to ZoomText is the ability to keep
AppReader running when going to a new window. For example, when I
am reading a multi-page document (like in an online course) I need to
stop the AppReader, click to the next page, and then restart AppReader.
The same issue applies when going from any one program or site to
Thank you for asking the question. It will be interesting to see what
suggestions are made, and then to discover what new things ZoomText
will do in the future!
• I would like to see Zoom Text made compatible with Open Office.
Considering how expensive Zoom Text is it is important to save money
and use an Open Source writing program like Open Office instead of
spending even more on Word.
• ZoomText itself is great as it is. In addition to making ZoomText available
on Windows and Macintosh systems, it would be great if it were available
on Linux systems. I have not seen acceptable screen magnification
software on Linux Platforms.
• More choice of colours for settings such as pointer, cursor, focus etc. I
would love to see all the same colour choices as one has for font colours.
I think that ZT has so many wonderful features it is rather hard to think of
anything else that is needed. Thanks for the great job all of you do.
• I'd like the Speak-It tool to do OCR - so it could read anything a user
draws a rectangle over.
• Chrome Support
• To be able to use on cell phones.
• Have an androids version.
• Recognize language of the text therefore zoom text change
automatically to read the text at.
• The one feature I would like to see in ZoomText above all others is
AppReader support for Google Chrome.
• I used to have zoom text on my PC and loved the app reader tool. I could
have documents in word and PDF format read to me and the letters were
tracked on the page as the Paul voice read them out loud. I also used the
tool to read stuff off the Internet. I have just changed over to the Mac and
while there is zoom text for Mac it is missing the reader tool. Please
bring the reader tool with the Paul voice to the mac. Thank you for
• To me, ZoomText is absolutely perfect as is.
• I would like to see ZoomText contain language recognition. Even though
I speak, read, and write the English language completely, I speak a
second language, and in my case it’s Greek. Most people in the US and
Canada speak more than one language because of their backgrounds,
being visually impaired I’m limited but thanks to software like ZoomText
I have access to the internet but only in English, not in my second
• The one feature that I would add to ZoomText is multiple,
switchable custom color settings.
• The feature I want the most is for true multi monitor use.
• I think it would be great if ZoomText could read those PDFs that are
created when people scan documents.
• I would add a pictorial of a screen with a dot or square that shows you
where your mouse or cursor is focused. If you were on the top left the dot
or square would be in the top left corner. As you move the dot or square
would also move showing you’re your relative position on the screen. For
new ZT users it is sometimes hard to figure out where they are located
relative to all the information a fully sighted individual would see. This
should be something that could be brought up or turned off at will.
• Better speech functionality.
• The one feature I would add to ZoomText is a dictation component-
where I could dictate a letter etc. and ZoomText would write it out and
read it back whenever I wanted it to. Thank you for your help.
• I would love to be able to access a link while in Doc or AppReader mode,
as those two tools are the most used in my daily computing.
• That can be any kind of background color of screen, to get a contrast
suitable to each person.
• Reduce the sale value to be more affordable to different disadvantaged,
that do not charge the same as a normal person.
• One feature I would like added to Zoom Text is the capability to work
with touchscreen computers IE all in one monitor.
• I have a Mac computer, and was excited when I heard you had ZoomText
for Mac, but then let down when it does not support "Dual Monitors"
which I use, and need in my work. I would ask that you add "Dual
Monitor" support to your ZoomText for Mac.
• I would love it if there was a version for Linux.
• New user to Zoom Text but can’t find this option.
When on an option in the ZoomText application, allow for F1 (believe it’s
the Micro Soft default Help Key) or right Mouse click to take you directly
to help on that option. i.e. if I click the Color button then settings I should
be able to get help on just those settings on that popup window and
what they do. Should not have to search since I find search usually works
best if you know the key words to search for which isn’t always what a
user thinks they are trying to do.
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