Sunday, November 06, 2005

GALILEO Screen magnification

This is another experiment in pileup query.
I used the advanced search to take the first results page and the simple search to take the pileups.

Original Query was: GALILEO Screen magnification

Suggested words were: software ; windows ; speech ; reading ; features ; reader ; magnifier ; applications ; email ; zoomtext ; tel;

I slightly edited the results and erased duplicates.

Conclusions: Pileups were more negligible.

This is the first results page.
Tel: +49 6223 49090 Fax: + 49 6223 490999 Email: Web: GALILEO Screen magnification software for Windows NT.
GALILEO is the screen magnification software for Windows NT/2000/XP developed by BAUM. Though Galileo is an independent and autonomous program that offers every comfort of modern screen magnification software, it has especially been developed for use with the screen reader VIRGO. By combining these two solutions all former compatibility problems between screen readers and screen magnification software now belong to the past. See also: Galileo can easily be adapted to your personal needs, since nearly all parameters are free of choice and can be saved.
VIRGO 4 makes the user choose the sort of information to be displayed on the Braille display and to be given via speech-output. Users with a rest of sight have the choice to work also with the integrated screen magnification "Galileo". The complete integration of Braille, speech and screen magnification brings the power of media together to the benefit of the user. Of course, VIRGO 4 can as well be used only with Braille-output or only with speech-output or just with screen magnification.
Galileo has been completely reprogrammed for the use under Windows XP. Despite its relative young age it can absolutely compete with other products, offering various zoom windows, a magnification range from 1 to 48, an excellent ...., color inverting and much more.
Furthermore, the user can save his settings in a scheme appropriately to the current application. Whenever this application is started, Galileo automatically changes to the respective scheme, for example the representation of two magnification windows. As soon as the user changes to another application, Galileo automatically changes with it. In addition, Galileo can be adapted to the requirements of special applications by script programming and such is able to learn. But most special is the complete integration of Galileo as a component in VIRGO 4. The idea was to meet the requirements of those customers, whose visual impairment allows them to use a screen magnification system in addition to a Braille-display.
The user interface of the control window has a clear structure, the most important functions can intuitively be started. Once the preferences are fixed, Galileo 4 runs in the background and does not occupy precious screen space. Main features: magnification factor: 1x to 48x font smoothing 10 magnification modes (full screen, lens etc.) supports multiple zoom windows application specific zoom and speech settings intelligent focus tracking powerful script engine to make applications accessible supports any speech synthesis based on SAPI. Easy, speech guided installation the hotkeys can be customized supports color depth from 256 colors to 32 bit supports Windows NT, 2000, XP Home, XP Professional etc. Download a Galileo 4.5 trial version: (approx. 41 MB) In this trial all Galileo 4 features are enabled, but it runs only 40 min per windows session. After this time Galileo 4 stops the magnification and reading. So you have to reboot your system, if you want to continue in testing Galileo 4.

And here is the only pileup that was worth something:
BAUM Retec AG ( is guiding Gnopernicus development, and is also the principal author and project maintainer. BAUM has been developing screen reading and magnification software, as well as other software and hardware products for the blind, for over 20 years. The company's current products include the POET reading machine, the Vario 40, Vario 80, and DM 80 plus Braille displays, the Galileo screen magnifier for Windows NT/2000/XP, the Virgo 4 screen reader for Windows NT/2000/XP, and the Visio low-vision workstation.

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