Standards List: Adaptive Technology

Screen Magnifier

The Department of Human Services has made a Statement of Assurance to provide comparable access for individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA, which makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability, employers must reasonably accommodate the disabilities of qualified applicants or employees, unless undue hardship would result.

  • BIT will set standards for assistive devices.
  • Telecommunications will set standards for the support of devices.
  • Bureau of Personnel will set standards for training employees with disabilities in the use of standard devices.

This technology will be applied to individual computers as new technology. This technology will be available to all employees requiring assistive technology.

ZoomText Xtra

With the first release of ZoomText Xtra, Ai Squared revolutionized software by combining screen magnification with a screen reader. The new ZoomText includes support for all current Windows® platforms.

xFont Magnifiation

xFont technology displays high-definition text that’s easy to read at all magnification levels. Smooth, bold and condense settings allow you to fine-tune the thickness and spacing of text for added legibility. With other screen magnifiers, the clarity of text is degraded in the magnified view. As a result, many fonts (text characters) are difficult to read, including small fonts, serif and italic fonts, and cursive fonts. With ZoomText’s revolutionary ‘xFont’ technology, you’ll see amazingly clear text at all magnification levels. All types and sizes of text are displayed with high-definition clarity, in all of your applications. Once you’ve seen xFont, no other screen magnifier will do.

Support for Touch Screen Devices

ZoomText features support for touch screen devices including tablets, laptops and desktop monitors. ZoomText follows along as you tap, drag and swipe your way through all of your applications. And you can instantly access key ZoomText features using the ZoomText Touch Icon and gestures. Note: Requires a 5-point or greater multi-touch device.

Full specs at

System Requirements

  • 2 GHz dual core processor
  • One of the following operating systems:
    • Windows® 10 (both 32 and 64 bit OS are supported)
    • Windows® 8.x (both 32 and 64 bit OS are supported)
    • Windows® 7 (both 32 and 64 bit OS are supported)
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM
  • Minimum 400 MB free hard disk space, SSD drive recommended
  • Graphics card with support for DirectX 10 or above with 256 MB of dedicated video memory
  • USB 2.0 for ZoomText camera support
  • 5-point multi-touch display for ZoomText Touch Mode support

Last Updated: 02/28/2017
Last Reviewed: 11/29/2017

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