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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Aug 21, 2020

Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs!

Zoomax is a company that develops assistive technology for persons with visual impairments.  One of their newer products is the Zoomax Snow 12 Video Magnifier!  With the Snow 12 portable video magnifier, you can more easily read, write, view objects, and more!

One unique feature is its analog stick.  The built-in analog stick allows users to easily pan around a document without needing to move the reading material so much.  It also features a foldable stand so it can be used as a desktop video magnifier or a handheld video magnifier when it's out of the stand.

Other features include:

Snow 12 can be used with or without its foldable stand
When it's folded shut, the magnifier is thinner than a notebook computer
Comes with a carrying case big enough to carry the Snow 12 and its stand together

Utilizes the latest OCR technology so it can recognize 20+ different languages and convert printed words into speech

Check out to learn more about this revolutionary device!

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