[Athen] zoomtext network version

Sesock, Kevin A kevin.sesock at okstate.edu
Mon Sep 11 06:40:17 PDT 2006

We ran into this exact same issue with ZoomText network version and all
of our Freedom Scientific products. Therefore, we created a simple,
accessible authentication system (utilizing a VPN solution for
individuals that are off-campus or otherwise not as connected). The
solution is called the AT Loader, and you're welcome to take a look at
it on our website:


It's an open source solution and freely downloadable, so feel free to
use or modify to your heart's content.

Kevin A. Sesock, A+, Net+, CNA, MCSA
Assistive Technology Specialist
Student Disability Services
Division of Student Affairs
Oklahoma State University


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-----Original Message-----
From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Michael Surato
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 7:39 AM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] zoomtext network version

We have implemented the network version of ZoomText here at MSU. You are
correct in that this version requires a network folder connection to
function properly. This is a problem not only for clients that are not
in the same domain, but also for semi-independent clients such as
laptops. We are working with AISquaired to help them see this as a
problem. In an ideal world they would implement a setup such as Kurzweil
3000. This setup has the network clients attached through a TCP port
(solving the domain issue), and a "license to go" (a.k.a. license
checkout; solving the laptop issue). Perhaps if more people called
AISquaired expressing interest in such a setup they would be more likely
to implement such a setup.


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> -----Original Message-----

> From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org

> [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On Behalf Of James Bailey

> Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2006 2:27 PM

> To: athen at athenpro.org

> Subject: [Athen] zoomtext network version


> I'm considering using a network verion of zoomtext and I am

> interested if anyone on the list has done so. It appears

> that a shared folder between client and server is a

> requirement and that makes crossing sub domains problematic.

> I'd be interested in communicating with anyone who has

> implemented this configuration.


> Thanks, James


> James Bailey

> Adaptive Technology Access Adviser, University of Oregon

> 1299 University of Oregon

> Eugene, OR 97403-1299

> Office: 541-346-1076

> jbailey at darkwing.uoregon.edu


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