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Window-Eyes is a screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system, developed by GW Micro. The first version was released in 1995.[1]

Developer(s) GW Micro, Inc.
Initial release 1995; 23 years ago (1995)[1]
Stable release
9.4 / March 8, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-03-08)[1]
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Platform Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10
Available in 14
Type Screen reader
License Proprietary


Window-Eyes 9.4 is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.[3] Window-Eyes 7 added support for industry standard scripting, which can be used to modify specific settings in Window-Eyes, monitor portions of the screen for certain kinds of activity, define hotkeys, and automate repetitive tasks.[4]


Window-Eyes is developed by GW Micro, a company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.[2] Window-Eyes is currently available in 14 languages and the English version includes nine text-to-speech languages, including US English, UK English, Castilian Spanish, Mexican Spanish, French, Canadian French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.[5] GW Micro was acquired by or merged with AI Squared in 2014, with the combined company retaining the URLs of, but sites rebranded as 'AI Squared'.[6] By July 2017, the product was no longer offered for sale in the United States and Canada, and support for existing purchases was only offered. The company suggests new customers to instead use JAWS screen reader.[7]