Would you like a sneak peek at JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2024 before they are released? Download Public Beta 1 to take part in our development process and provide valuable feedback to Freedom Scientific.
What Is Fusion Suite Public Beta 1?
Fusion Suite refers to three Freedom Scientific software products—JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion. Beta software refers to a pre-release version of a software product that is made available for testing and feedback. While it includes most of the features planned for the final version, it may still contain bugs, incomplete features, or other issues that need to be addressed before the official release.
The Public Beta 2024 release enables users to test new features and enhancements before the upcoming final release of Fusion Suite 2024.
Note: Public Beta was created for testing purposes. It is not the final software.
What Can You Expect?
Any user with a license for JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion 2023 can run the Public Beta software as a full version. If you do not have a license for JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion 2023, you can install the Public Beta version and run it in 40-minute Demo mode.
You do not need to remove earlier versions of JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion to install and run the Public Beta.
During Public Beta, general technical support of JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion 2024 is not available using our direct support phone lines or email. However, you may use normal support lines to resolve any problems you experience related to the installation or authorization of Public Beta.
We appreciate any feedback that you can provide using the Beta Report Form.
What Features Can You Test?
- Face in View: This JAWS and Fusion feature helps you focus your camera before participating in a video call. With this feature, JAWS enables you to modify the camera image to center your face, look directly at the camera, ensure adequate lighting, and add or leave out other people or items in the view.
- Split Braille: This JAWS feature enables you to split a line of content on your braille display into two halves, one on each side of the display. You can view content from two different applications or locations such as buffered text and annotations. Two vertical lines between the two halves separate the content of each location.
- Inverted Mouse Pointer Scheme: This ZoomText and Fusion feature inverts the pointer and background colors, making the pointer easier to locate. For example, when moving the mouse pointer over a black background, the pointer turns white, providing the contrast you need to locate the pointer while the text remains visible.
- Single Wedge Cursor Enhancement: This ZoomText and Fusion feature displays a single triangle below the cursor, making the cursor easier to locate.
Visit the Public Beta page to read more about these enhancements and download the Public Beta software.