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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Window Eyes: Screen Reading Application

Window-Eyes is a screen reader manufactured by GW Micro Inc. It provides general compatibility with all versions of Windows and supports Microsoft's Active Accessibility (MSAA) and all video systems. This application is also compatible with many popular voice or speech synthesizers and most popular Braille displays. Window-Eyes automatically labels many graphics and provides a drop-down menu system for control and setup.

For more information contact:

GW Micro Inc.
725 Airport North Office Park
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: 219-489-3671
Fax: 219-489-2608

Did you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at GW Micro? Do you want to know more about the people behind the technical support team and how it works? Are you generally interested in assistive technology? If any of these questions peak your interest, then you are in luck. Every first Tuesday of the month, you can listen to a 30-minute radio show with GW Micro's own Jeremy Curry as the host of the show. In cooperation with On The Move and with Chicago Radio Information Service (CRIS) radio located at the Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired; GW Micro is pleased to announce this exciting show.

This show is one of the first of its kind, where one of the leading assistive technology (AT) manufacturers discusses the latest advances in AT, and talks about what goes on behind the scenes. Topics that are covered include everything from what's going on with GW Micro products and people to some of the latest innovations in assistive technology. You can check out the radio show at by clicking this link. Then, select the CRIS Radio link to start the audio stream.

CRIS radio broadcasts the span of a 55 mile radius from the John Hancock building to 40,000 listeners, thousands of cable subscribers, hundreds of students in classrooms, and hundreds of patients in area hospitals. CRIS radio broadcasts 24 hours per day, and streams live on the web at

For questions, comments, or topic suggestions regarding the show, email them to You can also contact On The Move at, and you can also check out the archives of the show at

GW Micro has launched a blog to convey company information and behind-the-scenes tidbits. It is advertised as a companion to their official news feed and Email discussion list. Registered users can leave comments, and the blog is available via RSS.

Click this link to visit the GWMicro Blog at

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