Magic is a screen magnifier for Windows computers. It makes everything on-screen bigger, and can adapt the view to make things easier to see. It also has (optional) synthetic speech.
Magic works with Windows XP, and all later versions of Windows. It supports many popular applications including the Microsoft Office suite, and browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Magic has 46 levels of magnification, and on-demand speech capability.
- Manufacturer: Freedom Scientific
- UK distributor: Sight and Sound Technology
- Price: £295+
- Platform: Windows
Getting started with Magic
You can download a trial version of Magic from the Freedom Scientific website. You can use the trial version for 40 minutes, and then you’ll need to restart your computer before using the trial version again.
Training and tutorials for Magic
Freedom Scientific offers online training for Magic. Training covers a wide range of topics, presented in hour long lessons by members of the Freedom Scientific team.
- Freedom Scientific E-Learning
- Freedom Scientific Free training schedule
- Freedom Scientific paid training schedule
You can learn how to use the web with Magic, using the Surf's Up area of the Freedom Scientific website.
Getting help with Magic
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 Magic users in the UK. It's free to join, just create an account.