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BIGSHOT MAGNIFIER - EYESTRAIN RELIEF FOR EVERYONE

Scott Moore, Product Manager
Ai Squared
Tel: (802) 362-3612
Email: smoore@aisquared.com

Abstract:

This presentation will introduce BigShot, the first screen magnifier designed specifically to relieve eyestrain. Using variable magnification technology, BigShot provides 20 levels of magnification up to 200%. Unique zooming modes allow you to magnify the entire screen or just the active window. BigShot automatically follows program activity, insuring that important information is always in view.

Although BigShot was designed as a mass-market product, this seminar will focus on its usage as an accessibility product, for individuals with mild visual impairments. The capabilities of BigShot will be compared to more full-featured magnifiers, such as ZoomText.

This presentation will also discuss Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and how screen magnifiers can help. CVS is a common health problem that affects nearly 90% of all computer users. Symptoms include eye irritation, fatigue, headaches, and difficulty focusing.

The BigShot seminar will cover the following topics in depth:

The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session as well as an opportunity for attendees to try out the product.


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