Here's a question for our low vision readers. Have you ever run into a Web site or a document that was really small and hard to view? The magnifier feature of Windows works pretty good for blowing up images, but as with a lot of built in Windows features, it's not the best program for the job. If you find yourself putting nose marks on your monitor when you're trying to get some information off your PC, let me show you an alternative program with some really cool features.
The program I want to talk about is called Lens Magnifying Glass (LMG). If you're familiar with the Windows version of the magnifier, you're probably also familiar with its awkwardness. Well, the LMG makes things a lot easier. It doesn't take up half of your desktop; that is, unless you want it to. The LMG also allows you to use different skins, which gives you the option of getting different shapes and sizes of the viewing area. There are interactive buttons right on the interface, so there's no searching for a Tools button to change settings or zoom levels either. You can also minimize the application to the taskbar and then easily pull it up whenever you need it.
It downloads and installs quickly and works in Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP. Click this link to download the Lens Magnifying Glass.