The merger combines the maker of the screen magnifier Zoom Text, Ai Squared, with the creator of the popular Window-Eyes screen reader, GW Micro.
In January, Microsoft and GW Micro announced a new offer that allows customers who purchased and installed any version of Microsoft Office 2010 or later to download Window-Eyes for free. Read more details about the offer on the Microsoft Accessibility Blog. The newly merged company will continue to support the Window-Eyes offer for users of Microsoft Office.
"The merger of Ai Squared and GW Micro brings together two companies that offer great solutions for the millions of Microsoft customers around the world who are blind or visually impaired," said Rob Sinclair, Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft. "We are also delighted that Ai Squared will continue to develop and support the Window-Eyes for Office Offer as many of our customers rely on this screen reading solution to enable access to Windows, Office and other Microsoft products."
Read about the merger here: “Ai Squared and GW Micro Join Forces.”