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Screen Reading Software Created For Windows Applications

Window-Eyes is now discontinued. It has been replaced by JAWS located here

The upgrade prices for UK customers are as follows:


Window-Eyes Version
Customer Paid For
Window-Eyes Upgrade Pricing
UK Only
JAWS 18 Pro JAWS 18 Home  
9.0.x – 9.5.x No Charge No Charge  
8.0.x – 8.4.x £195 £150  
7.5.x £375 £250  
Older than 7.5.x £550 £355  
Using free Window-Eyes Offer for Users of Microsoft Office version £845 £699  
SMA Purchase Price £215 £150


Please check out this website for more information.


Window-Eyes a customisable screen reader, featuring comprehensive support for computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008, Window-Eyes enables individuals who are blind or visually impaired to be completely independent on a PC and be more successful and productive at school and in the workplace.

Window-Eyes gives total control over what you hear and how you hear it. Plus, with its enhanced Braille support that control is extended to what you feel as well. On top of all that, the power and stability of Window-Eyes means that most applications work right out of the box with no need for endless tinkering in order to get them to function properly.

Window-Eyes is your key to opening the doors of a world with unlimited information. A world where work takes precedence over technical hassles. Window-Eyes is a leading screen reading software application for the blind and visually impaired, that converts components of the Windows operating system into synthesised speech allowing for complete and total access to Windows based computer systems. Window-Eyes integration into Windows is seamless, providing you with instant access to the operating system without having to learn a complicated set of keystrokes.

Applications that utilise standard Microsoft controls will be spoken automatically with little to no configuration necessary. Other applications may require simple modifications to Window-Eyes whose options are easily accessible via a well organised, and state-of-the art user interface called the Window-Eyes control panel.

The Window-Eyes User's Guide (available in a multitude of formats -- see below) provides detailed instructions and examples for beginning configuration options such as voice parameters and verbosity, as well as advanced instruction for tasks such as using Window-Eyes apps, navigating the web and creating customised settings for individual applications.

GW Micro is committed to our customers and helping our customers accomplish their academic and vocational goals. Our partnerships with mainstream companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, and Apple allows us to make Window-Eyes one of the primary tools for testing product accessibility. We work hard to make sure that Window-Eyes provides you with the best access possible for the most popular applications.

You expect a lot from Window-Eyes. And you should. We're raising those expectations further with Window-Eyes, designed to harness the power of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Windows has customised itself to individual work habits and preferences. Window-Eyes does the same, making it the most productive, easy-to-use screen reader ever.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive Support for Windows XP (Home, Professional, and Media Center), Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista (all 32-bit and 64-bit versions, including Vista Ultimate, Vista Home Premium, Vista Home Basic, Vista Business, and Vista Enterprise), all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008, all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, and all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8 Feature available at no extra charge
  • Support for Microsoft Word 2003/2007/2010/2013
  • Support for Microsoft Excel 2003/2007/2010/2013
  • Revolutionary PowerPoint 2003/2007/2010/2013 Support
  • Enhanced Support for Microsoft Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013 Email, Calendar and Contacts
  • Easily Read and Access Email in Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail and Thunderbird
  • Advanced Web Browsing Support with Internet Explorer and Mosilla Firefox
  • Support for ARIA Landmarks and Live Regions
  • Remote Access with Citrix XenWorks Feature available at no extra charge
  • Remote Access with Microsoft Terminal Services Feature available at no extra charge
  • Remote Access with Microsoft Remote Desktop Feature available at no extra charge
  • Custom apps (and support for app development) provide users with the tools to enhance the accessibility and usability of third party applications, the operating system, and even Window-Eyes itself. GW Micro is also proud to offer App Central, a centralised app repository where both users and developers can gather to distribute and discuss Window-Eyes apps.
  • Multiple keyboard layouts: Default, Laptop, Insert Key
  • Integrated help utilities including: Tip of the Day, Keyboard Describer, Application Specific Help, User Interface Context Senstitive Help
  • State-of-the-art user interface with advanced options for power users
  • Includes Nuance Vocaliser voices (US English version: Jill, Samantha, Tom)
  • Includes Ten Eloquence Voices
  • Supports any SAPI 5 speech synthesiser
  • MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility) and UIA (User Interface Automation) Support
  • Support for Windows Safe Mode
  • Ability to read text under the mouse pointer as it moves
  • Switch Braille displays on the fly
  • Switch synthesisers on the fly
  • More Supported Braille Displays than the Competition
  • Powerful Set File Manager
  • Mobile and Network Installation Options
  • Text, Windows Help, and HTML Documentation
  • Works with many applications "out of the box." Little or no extra configuration required.
  • No Authorisation Keys (applies to U.S, Canada, U.K., Australia, New Sealand)
  • First to support Adobe PDF, Macromedia Flash, and more
  • Support for the JAVA Access Bridge
  • Built-in Remote Assistance to facilitate interactive training and support Feature available at no extra charge
  • Unprecedented Stability and Performance
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