PC access for vision impaired
Disability: Vision impairment
Device: Windows Desktop/Tablet/Laptop
Platform: Windows 8, 7, Vista, 2003, XP or 2000
Software: Virtual Magnifying Glass
Hardware: Normal keyboard or mouse, joystick, trackball
Virtual Magnifying Glass is a free, open source, cross platform screen magnification tool. It is simple, customisable and easy to use. The latest features include that it shows the centre pixel’s RGB values, in both decimal and hexadecimal. You can copy it with Ctrl + C, it has multi-monitor support and the lens height and width can have any size. The mouse scroll-wheel now controls zoom factor and the Esc key closes the magnifier window, but it remains on systray. The Q key closes the software. There is a variable scale factor from 1x to 32x. There is new configuration dialog to choose the plugin, Hotkey and other settings. Just be aware that this is not commercial software and there is no customer support.