ZoomText Mac is a screen magnifier/Reader for Apple computers. It enlarges everything on-screen, and enhances the output so it's easier to see. It also comes with built-in speech features and tools and uses the Nuance Vocalizer voices that come pre-built on every Mac and iPhone.
ZoomText Mac works with Apple’s Mac OS X from versions 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and higher. It requires a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro laptop from 2011 or later, a Mac Mini desktop from 2011 or later, or an iMac desktop from 2009 or later provided that it is running an Intel Processor.
It supports many popular applications including the iWork suite of applications, Apple Mail, iTunes and browsers like Safari and Google Chrome.
ZoomText Mac uses font smoothing technology and anti-aliasing (colour smoothing) algorithms for high definition magnification. Even though the product does not rely on xFont like the Windows version, the results are still remarkable. It has up to 36x magnification, full screen & size adjustable overlay (lens) magnification modes, and seven different colour contrast views.
Getting started with ZoomText Mac
You can download a trial version of ZoomText Mac from the AISquared website.
You can use the trial version for 60 days, and then you'll need to buy a licence before you can use ZoomText Mac again.
Training and tutorials for ZoomText Mac
AISquared runs free online webinars, and also has online videos on YouTube.
- Webinar: Intro to ZoomText Mac
- Introducing ZoomText Mac 1.1 now with Speech
- How to use ZoomText Mac
- ZoomText Mac Web Reader: A revolutionary new way to read on a Mac
AISquared also offers ZoomText accreditation, which can be achieved by taking an online exam.
Getting help with ZoomText Mac
The Ai Squared Blog has helpful tips and tricks for ZoomText Mac users. AISquared also has a range of support options available on their website. Additionally, there are also a few resources on the Sight and Sound website, who can also offer technical support for the product.
BCAB runs an email discussion forum. The BCAB forum is for discussion about all kinds of technology, so it’s a great place to get help from ZoomText users in the UK. It's free to join, just create an account.