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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]

Window-Eyes
Developer(s)GW Micro, Inc.
Initial release1995; 23 years ago (1995)[1]
Stable release
9.4 / March 8, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-03-08)[1]
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
PlatformWindows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10
Available in14
TypeScreen reader
LicenseProprietary
Websitewww.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/

FeaturesEdit

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]

HistoryEdit

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 gwmicro.com, 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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "GW Micro - Windows Eyes - Version History". GW Micro, Inc. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b GW Micro company website
  3. ^ "GW Micro - Windows Eyes - Demo". GW Micro, Inc. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  4. ^ Window-Eyes App Central
  5. ^ Window-Eyes Non-English Languages
  6. ^ "Ai Squared And GW Micro Merge Forces - Ai Squared". 2014-10-22.
  7. ^ "Welcome to GW Micro". Retrieved 2017-07-18.