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Developer(s) GW Micro, Inc.
Initial release 1995 (1995)
Stable release 9.2 / July 27, 2015
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Screen reader
License Proprietary

Window-Eyes is a screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system, developed by GW Micro. The first version was released in 1995. The latest version of Window-Eyes is 9.2, released on July 27, 2015.[1]


Window-Eyes is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1.[2] Window-Eyes 7 added support for industry standard scripting, which can be used to modify specific settings in Window-Eyes, monitor portions of the screen for certain kinds of activity, define hotkeys, and automate repetitive tasks.[3]


Window-Eyes is developed by GW Micro, a company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.[2] Window-Eyes is currently available in 14 languages and the English version includes nine text-to-speech languages, including US English, UK English, Castilian Spanish, Mexican Spanish, French, Canadian French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.[4]


  1. ^ GW Micro - Windows Eyes - Version History. GW Micro, Inc. Retrieved 5 August 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b GW Micro company website
  3. ^ Window-Eyes App Central
  4. ^ Window-Eyes Non-English Languages

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