MicrosoftWindow-Eyes, Awesome Tool for Blind User


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Microsoft collaborated with GW Micro, this collaboration brought GW Micro’s Window-Eyes screen reader tool which will be available at free of cost to Office users.
 

GW Micro’s Window-Eyes facilitates blind or visually harmed user to access Windows based computers by speaking the contents of the computer’s screen. This tool allows blind users to access all applications like; word processors, Internet, email, etc. Window-Eyes provides full command on what user hear, when to hear, and how to hear.
 
Microsoft said that, users who have licensed version of Microsoft Office 2010, Office 2013 or Office 365 on their systems can only take the advantage of this reader, free of cost.

Requirements to Download Window-Eyes

If someone is planned to use it, just visit “www.windoweyesforoffice.com”, select the preferred language and click on “Download Now” button. Available in multiple languages. Compatible with Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013.
 
OS Requirements: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
 
Required Windows Servers: 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003

Why to Choose Window-Eyes

Its read-to-end feature provides nonstop reading from starting to the end of the document. Also provides user guide to facilitates user to understand the tool better.
 
It is in-built with keyboard commands to move mouse pointer without any physical use of mouse, automatically reads data in the mouse as it is moved. Having Mouse pointer dictionary gives fill control on mouse movement and clicking from the keyboard.
 
Provide user-assignable hot keys to perform Window-Eyes on the fly, and forty-six user-definable cursor-tracking keys. It has modern light-bar tracking with smart automatic mode permitting cool approach to menus, buttons, icons, and more.
 
Having ultimate dictionary to helps words, graphics, key-labels, characters, mouse pointers and many-more. Also, have numerous features for automatic reading of menus, dialog boxed, and other Windows activities.
 
Having Fifty simultaneous Window-Eyes windows for reading user given areas of the screen. To read the screen information of the moving areas of screen provides Self-adjusting windows. Windows can be Neutral, Speak, Silent or Float.
 
To display screen areas for definite existences gives hyperactive windows. Using hyperactive windows user can monitor: any modification, contains string, does not contain string, contains caret, does not contain caret, contains attribute, does not contain attribute, contains focus, or does not contain focus.
 
Using this user can easily access the Windows system tray, and compatible with various popular voice synthesizers and full support to video attributes and all video systems.
 
It automatically markers many application’s graphics and provides unparalleled firmness and responsiveness. No need to learn or use macros or a scripting language to use this.
 
To describe any key press used a key label dictionary. Also has graphic dictionary. Permits speech to be disturbed or quieted with the press of a key. It established the pitch, tone, speech rate, volume and punctuation autonomously for screen, keyboard, and mouse with capitalization alert and Format alert features. Its keyboard can voice characters or words and numbers can speak as digits or full numbers.

Conclusion

GW Micro’s Window-Eyes is exceptional and unbelievable tool. For blind users, it is a great and easy to use tool, using this tool user can easily access basic applications like Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.

Rita Singh

Rita Singh

Worked for Think-A-Head Pvt Ltd. and Nokia Siemens Network as a Technical Writer. From past one year working as a Freelancer writer.
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