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"Accessibility Supporter ZoomSight (hereinafter called 'ZoomSight' for short)" is an assistant tool to help those who are weak in eyesight or in identifying colors or have difficulty in reading to browse webpages quickly and conveniently. You can change "ZoomSight" settings to browse webpages more conveniently only by clicking controller's buttons.

[Display/Hide] button

Figure: When control panel is displayed or hidden

You can switch between displaying and hiding "ZoomSight" panel. Even if "ZoomSight" panel is hidden, you can confirm keyboard operations and currently active functions. For the keyboard operation instructions, please refer to Keyboard Operation.

Adjust Zoom Scale

Figure: Control Panel - Explanation of the Adjust Zoom Scale function

Use "Slider" to zoom in and zoom out

You can use "Slider" to adjust the zoom scale of the current page from 50% to 300%.

Use buttons to zoom in and zoom out

You can use the buttons of [+] and [-] to adjust the zoom scale of the current page from 50% to 300% by step of 5%.

Recover to normal size (100%)

The current page will be recovered to the original size (100%), if click [100%] button.

Change display color

To change display color, please click the [COLOR] button in Switch Panel button and open the "Change Display Color" control panel to operate.

Figure: Control Panel- Explanation of the Change Display Color function

Black on White

Click the [Black on White] button, the current page will be displayed with black foreground and white background.

White on Black

Click the [White on Black] button, the current page will be displayed with white foreground and black background.

Invert Color

Click the [Invert color] button, the current page will be displayed by inverting the colors.

RESET

Click the [RESET] button, the current page will be displayed with the original colors.

Use "Text-To-Speech" Function

To use "Text-To-Speech", please click the [VOICE] button in Switch Panel button and open the "Text-To-Speech" control panel to operate.

Figure: Control Panel - Explanation of the Text-To-Speech function

Turn on "Text-To-Speech"

Click the [ON] button will turn on the "Text-To-Speech". If you want the reading to begin from the beginning of the current page, you need to click the [Next] button after clicking the [ON] button. In addition, if you move the mouse pointer over the content that you want to be read out for several seconds, "ZoomSight" will begin reading from the content you selected.

  • * When PDF file is displayed, to use the mouse pointer to indicate the text that you want to be read out, please set the page layout mode of Adobe Reader to be "Single Page" or "Facing".

Change Reading Position

While reading, clicking the [Next] button will read from the sentence that came after the current sentence (clicking the [Prev] button will read from the sentence that came before the current sentence).
In addition, if you move the mouse pointer over the content that you want to be read out for several seconds, "ZoomSight" will begin reading from the content you selected. "ZoomSight" reads one segment at a time. The currently reading text will be highlighted.

  • * When reading PDF documents, the currently reading text will not be highlighted.

Pause Reading

You can pause reading by clicking the [Pause] button.
Clicking the [Pause] button again will resume reading.

Stop Reading

You can stop reading by clicking the [OFF] button. When the "Text-To-Speech" is off, all the buttons within the "Text-To-Speech" control panel other than [ON] button will not be available.

Adjust Volume

Volume has five levels. You can change the volume level using "Volume setting" buttons. The current volume level is displayed in the "Volume display area".

Adjust Speed

Speed has five levels. You can change the reading speed using "Speed setting" buttons. The current speed level is displayed in the "Speed display area".

Use "Pronunciation Guide"(Ruby) Function

To use "Pronunciation Guide", please click the [RUBY] button in Switch Panel button and open the "Pronunciation Guide" control panel to operate.

Figure: Control Panel - Explanation of the Pronunciation Guide function

Add Hiragana Pronunciations

Click the [Hiragana] button can add hiragana pronunciations for kanji and katakana in the current page.

Add Romaji Pronunciations

Click the [Romaji] button can add romaji pronunciations for kanji, katakana and hiragana in the current page.

RESET

Click the [RESET] button can restore the current page to its original display.

Display Operation Guide (Help) Page

Click the [Help] button, the help page of "ZoomSight" will open.

Figure: Control Panel - Explanation of the Help function

Keyboard Operation

Keyboard operation is available only if "ZoomSight" is running.

Keyboard Operation
Corresponding button name Input key Remark
Switch Panel buttons

Ctrl + Shift + X

Switch control panel in the order of "Change Display Color" → "Text-To-Speech" → "Pronunciation Guide" for each time the composite keys are pressed.
[Display/Hide] button

Ctrl + Shift + Z

Switch between display and hidden modes of the "ZoomSight" for each time the composite keys are pressed.
No corresponding button

Ctrl + Shift

Display "display setting messages window" only if the control panel is hidden.
[+] button

Ctrl + Shift + D

Zoom in the current page by 5% for each time the composite keys are pressed.
[-] button

Ctrl + Shift + S

Zoom out the current page by 5% for each time the composite keys are pressed.
[100%] button

Ctrl + Shift + W

Reset the current page to the original size (100%).
[Black on White]
[White on Black]
[Invert Color]
[RESET]

Ctrl + Shift + C

Switch display color in the order of [Black on White] → [White on Black] → [Invert Color] → [RESET] for each time the composite keys are pressed.
Text-To-Speech
[ON] button
[OFF] button

Ctrl + Shift + O

Turn "Text-To-Speech" function on and off.
[Prev] button

Ctrl + Shift + B

Read from the sentence that came before the current sentence.
[Next] button

Ctrl + Shift + N

Read from the sentence that came after the current speaking sentence.
[Pause] button

Ctrl + Shift + H

Pause reading. Press again to resume reading.
Volume
[-] button
[+] button

Ctrl  +  Shift  +  1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5

Adjust the reading volume.
Press [Ctrl + Shift + 1] can get the minimum volume level, and [Ctrl + Shift + 5], the maximum.
Speed
[-] button
[+] butto

Ctrl  +  Shift  +  6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 0

Adjust the reading speed.
Press [Ctrl + Shift + 6] can get the minimum speed level, and [Ctrl + Shift + 0], the maximum.
[Hiragana]
[Romaji]
[RESET]

Ctrl + Shift + R

Switch pronunciation guide in the order of [Hiragana] → [Romaji] → [RESET] for each time the composite keys are pressed.
[Help] button

Ctrl + Shift + A

Open "Operation Guide (Help)" page.
[Close] button

Ctrl + Shift + Q

Press the composite keys, and quit "ZoomSight".