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Developer(s)GW Micro, Inc.
Initial release1995; 28 years ago (1995)[1]
Final release
9.4 / March 8, 2016; 7 years ago (2016-03-08)[1]
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
PlatformWindows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10
Available in14
TypeScreen reader

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


Window-Eyes 9.4 is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.[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 was developed by GW Micro, a company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.[4] Window-Eyes was produced 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.[5] GW Micro was acquired by or merged with AI Squared in 2014, with the combined company retaining the URLs of, but sites rebranded as 'AI Squared'.[6] By July 2017, the product was no longer offered for sale in the United States and Canada, and support for existing purchases was only offered. The company suggests new customers instead use the JAWS screen reader.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "GW Micro - Windows Eyes - Version History". GW Micro, Inc. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. ^ "GW Micro - Windows Eyes - Demo". GW Micro, Inc. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  3. ^ Window-Eyes App Central
  4. ^ GW Micro company website
  5. ^ Window-Eyes Non-English Languages
  6. ^ "Ai Squared And GW Micro Merge Forces - Ai Squared". 2014-10-22.
  7. ^ "Welcome to GW Micro". Retrieved 2017-07-18.