[Athen] Possible Windows magnifier solution

Deborah Armstrong armstrongdeborah at fhda.edu
Fri Oct 9 10:47:26 PDT 2020

There is an interesting beta add-on for NVDA which helps NVDA and Windows magnifier work more efficiently together.


The page lists a lot of keystrokes both for using magnifier and for using the add-on with it. Using the keyboard is much easier than trying to use your limited vision to find an click on some control. In particular it makes both of them track the focus and it lets a user relying more on speech figure out where the magnifier lens is located - especially useful when you need to make it bigger. Also if you get stuck using something funky like a touchpad to control zooming in, you can now use the keyboard and speech augmentation for greater precision.

This might be a good free solution for an enterprising low-vision student with more time than money. My experience with beta add-ons is that they work fairly well. Even when they bomb, add-ons, unlike JAWS scripts are easy to disable or remove.


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