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AbleTech Collects Assistive Technology Donations for Fiji School for the Blind

AbleTech has chosen the Fiji School for the Blind as the recipient of many low vision and blindness related products that have been generously donated by clients and manufacturers. These items are collected and once a year AbleTech makes arrangements to ship the items to Fiji.

“These items are a god send and change lives for people who normally could not afford them” says Amit Ram, community liaison with the school.

If you have gently used and working technology that you are no longer using and are looking for a good home for it, please contact AbleTech at 604-532-8030 toll free at 1-866-374-6776 or via email at

Your generosity will make a difference!

Thank you.

Richard Robinson
AbleTech Assistive Technologies Inc.

AbleTech – Working to bring assistive technologies to people with disabilities since 1999

JAWS 2019 & ZoomText 2019 make Fusion for Windows more Windows 10 compatible

ZoomText Fusion is the ultimate accessibility tool for individuals with any level of vision impairment. ZoomText Fusion provides the best of both worlds – ZoomText, with its best in class screen magnification and visual enhancements for screen viewing ease, coupled with the power and speed of JAWS for screen reading functionality.

By blending ZoomText and JAWS together, Fusion has flexible, high-quality speech using Eloquence and Vocalizer Expressive, powerful keyboard access including navigation on the web, and a wide range of customization options.

If you have previously used ZoomText Magnifier/Reader, you will be very familiar with magnification operation when running Fusion. Because all screen reading is controlled by JAWS, you may notice differences with speech operation when running Fusion. With Fusion, you also have the choice to run ZoomText or JAWS independently or together by launching Fusion!

Contact AbleTech, your authorized Fusion Dealer for more information.

AbleTech – Working to bring assistive technologies to people with disabilities since 1999

Kurzweil 14 is Here!

Kurzweil 1000 Version 14!

We are pleased to announce the release of Kurzweil 1000 Version 14. Kurzweil 1000 reads text aloud delivering natural-sounding voices and quick, easy access to virtually any content for people who are blind or visually impaired.
New features in Kurzweil 1000 Version 14 include:
• Camera support for HoverCam, in addition to ABiSee’s Zoom-Ex and Eye-Pal.
• ePub support that allows reading of ePub documents and the ability to write ePub documents that can be read on portable devices, such as an iPhone.
• Support for Microsoft Speech Platform, giving users access to more than a dozen additional text-to-speech voices in a variety of languages.
• The ability to choose the audio output device for a selected voice.
• OCR updates to ABBYY FineReader 10 and ScanSoft 18 which increases accuracy when recognizing documents and reduces time spent fixing errors in recognition.

AbleTech Donates to Fraser Valley Regional Library

Read Details Here:FVRL Thank You Letter