ZoomText v.10

The ZoomText Magnifier and Reader license available to staff and students on the network has been updated to version 10.

The new features are:

Web Finder has been expanded to allow you to search for words or phrases throughout an entire webpage to find topics of interest. When you’ve found a topic of interest you can have Web Finder start reading from that location. Web Finder can also find and execute links and controls allowing you to seamlessly navigate between web pages.

The new ZoomText Camera feature allows you to use a webcam to magnify printed items and other objects right on your computer screen.

The new Background Reader allows you to listen to documents, webpages, email or any text while you simultaneously perform other tasks.

The new ZoomText Recorder allows you to turn text from documents, webpages, email or other sources into audio recordings that you can listen to on your computer or transfer to your mobile device for listening to on the go.

The new “Read from Pointer” command lets you instantly start AppReader at the word under the mouse pointer.

ZoomText now provides smooth text magnification (xFont) and reading of web pages in IE9.


Let us know if you try any of the new features and what you think of them in the comments below.

Think the features might be helpful but don’t have the software? ZoomText is available for all staff and students on the network. Please contact the Disability Service for more information.

MindGenius v.6

MindGenius has been upgraded and version 6 is now available for staff and students.

Here’s what’s new:

  • An automatically created Word Cloud enables users to gauge the emerging themes.
  • Integration with a range of cloud storage providers allows users to save and open files in Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive directly from MindGenius,
  • The Map Explorer gets a new ‘Pan’ mode enabling users to scroll to any area of a large map.
  • In-place editing, replaces the ‘Add Branch’ dialog.
  • Total Cost and Quantity calculations can be added to selected branches within the map.

See the MindGenius website for more information.

Need help getting the new version? Please contact the Information Centre.