Friday, September 08, 2006

Windows Vista Audio Enhancements And Zoom Text Keyboard Ships

Wonder why I keep saying you should always use real video and sound cards even if you utilize Screen Reader software? Stuttering speech and drop outs can sometimes be caused by Direct X and the synk of video and audio devices. So a big sound card may have to wait for the video that comes along with some files to catch up with what's on screen. But with Vista your going to get one heck of a better experience if you have real honest to goodness cards on board. Below is an Ars Technica article that fills you in on the super cool fantastic audio enhancements in Vista. Take note those who like to run four sound sources at once.. this reeks of awesomeness!

Also I know for a fact that the ZT Keyboards are on their way to dealers and those who pre ordered their units. Below is the official sales press release.

From Zoom News at

"New ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard - Now Shipping!

Ai Squared is pleased to announce that the new ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard is now shipping and available for purchase.

Designed for the ZoomText user, the new ZoomText Keyboard makes typing and using ZoomText faster and easier than ever before. Each key and button label is easy to see, even in low light, thanks to its 36 point keycaps and high-contrast black on yellow color scheme.

The ZoomText keyboard also provides quick access to ZoomText 9.0 features. Sixteen dedicated buttons allow you to instantly start ZoomText, change magnification levels, toggle screen enhancements, launch AppReader and DocReader, and more, all without having to memorize hotkeys. You can even reassign each feature key to your choice of ZoomText commands, Internet and multimedia commands, or to open an application, document or web page.

Watch the video to learn more about the exciting new ZoomText Keyboard!

Priced at just $99, the ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard is the perfect companion to ZoomText 9.0. When purchased with a new copy of ZoomText Magnifier or ZoomText Magnifier/Reader, the ZoomText Keyboard is yours for just $79 - a $20 savings!

"The volume of orders for the ZoomText Keyboard has exceeded our wildest expectations" says Doug Hacker, Director of Sales and Marketing. "We now expect to sell out our first production run in less than a month. If you are interested in purchasing a ZoomText Keyboard you should place your order now."

Customers who have pre-ordered a ZoomText Keyboard can expect delivery within the next two weeks. To order your ZoomText keyboard, call us toll-free at (800) 859-0270, or place your order in Ai Squared's online store."

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