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Freedom Scientific Releases Version 13 of MAGic Screen Magnification Software

Now with Support for Windows 8.1

(St. Petersburg, Florida - March 26, 2015)

Freedom Scientific, the world leader in assistive technology for those who are low vision or blind, today announced the release of version 13 of MAGic® Screen Magnification Software in English, German, and Spanish.

MAGic makes it possible for those with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other causes of low vision to use a PC. It increases the size of what a user sees on the monitor, all the way up to 60 times magnification, and can also speak out loud what is on the screen.

“This release brings all of MAGic’s current powerful features into the Windows® 8.1 environment, as well as adding many new features,” says Dusty Voorhees, Senior Product Manager at Freedom Scientific. “The Text Viewer is an entirely new concept that automatically clarifies low-contrast, stylized, and variable sized text, and displays it in a separate window. This feature allows users to actively work in their applications without having to make adjustments as they encounter anomalies, providing improved speed and productivity when working with complex documents or web pages.”

Additional Features:

  • Support for Office® 2010 and 2013 in both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
  • More magnification levels for better user control. MAGic has added one-quarter-step increments from 2x to 4x magnification and whole-step increments up from 4x to 60x magnification.
  • Dozens of languages and Vocalizer Expressive voices from Nuance® Communications are included at no extra cost. These voices represent a new level in human-sounding responsive synthesized speech, and are the same voices that are offered with JAWS®.

For a full list of the features of this release, visit MAGic What’s New page.

MAGic 13 is designed to be the most compatible magnification product for organizations using JAWS for Windows. Visit the MAGic Download page now to get the latest release version.

All MAGic licenses purchased since July 1, 2014 have been authorized for MAGic 13. Registered users will receive the MAGic 13 DVD in April.

About Freedom Scientific

Freedom Scientific is a leading worldwide brand of assistive technology products for those with vision impairments. Freedom Scientific is part of Vispero™. Vispero has its headquarters in the USA and the Netherlands, and offices in Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. Through Vispero's multi-tier distribution, Freedom Scientific products are available in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Freedom Scientific® and its products are registered trademarks in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.