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Freedom Scientific Releases Version 2021 of JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion

New Voice Assistant, updated Picture Smart and Convenient OCR features, improved support for MS Teams and Office applications, and all the latest releases of Windows® 10

(Clearwater, Florida - November 16, 2020)

Freedom Scientific today announces the annual release of the 2021 versions of the leading screen access products, JAWS® for Windows, ZoomText®, and Fusion™.

Significant new features include:

  • Ask Sharky or Zoomy for help with some of the most common features found in JAWS and ZoomText
  • Picture Smart now allows users to analyze images as you encounter them navigating webpages such as Facebook
  • OCR from JAWS and Fusion directly to Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Teams users benefit from Improved navigation options and shortcut keys for features like hand raising and ending calls
  • Support tool simplifies the user experience when working with Technical Support to resolve issues

The new 2021 releases build on our commitment to advanced AI services from Microsoft and Google in the cloud. Picture Smart feature now gives users instant access to cloud services descriptions of images and pictures discovered while navigating your favorite web sites. And new this year, JAWS and ZoomText introduce users to new Voice Assistants, Sharky and Zoomy. Using natural speech, ask Sharky to speak faster or slower, turn the Screen Shade on or off, OCR a PDF, or even ask for the time or date. Ask Zoomy to change the magnification level, toggle screen enhancements, or access features like App Reader. Users will benefit from accessing many features without the need to remember keystrokes. Just give it a try.

Meeting the needs of professionals using MS Teams, JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2021 now includes improved access. JAWS and Fusion users now overcome usability shortcomings with scripts helping navigation, hanging up calls, hand raising in meetings, and more.

And when necessary, Technical Support will give simple directions to the Support Tool to extract a complete picture of all the details needed for our team to resolve issues quicker. This automated solution will gather version info from the OS and applications in use, and any logs and user settings available.

Visit the Freedom Scientific download pages today to access JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2021 versions.

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.

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