Screen Magnification/CCTVs

CCTV’s or video magnifiers are devices with a camera and video display used to increase the reading size of documents or objects.  Software magnifiers increase the display size on a computer monitor.


topaz TOPAZ Magnifier (CCTV)

A simple and easy to use desktop video magnifier uses a camera and video display to increase text or an image size of books, documents, and objects.

How can I get access to a CCTV?

CCTVs are available in each university library. Visit AT Labs at Mason to see where they are located. If you require a CCTV in your classroom lab or at your worksite, please contact the ATI Office,

TOPAZ Resources


zoomtext icon ZoomText Magnifier/Reader

ZoomText Magnifier/Reader from FreedomScientific opens a new window, is a Windows software application that enlarges the screen image up to 32X typical size. ZoomText assists those with low-vision or who suffer from eyestrain, while providing screen reading capabilities. ZoomText is compatible with Microsoft Office as well as internet applications.

ZoomText Keyboard

The Zoomtext Keyboard is designed for anyone who struggles to see the small keys on a keyboard. The Zoomtext keyboard has enlarged 36-point font and contrasted colors. The keyboard comes in either white letters on a black background, or black letters on a yellow background. The keyboard uses quick access keys to control Zoomtext software.

How can I get access to Zoomtext Reader/Magnifier?

The Zoomtext Reader/Magnifier application is available (via network license) to all members of the Mason community (faculty, staff, and students). To request access, please contact the ATI Main Office at To purchase your own copy, please visit ZoomText Free Trial Download for Windows opens a new window to learn more.

ZoomText Demo Videos