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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

ZoomText Keyboard
ZoomText Keyboard Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: The ZoomText Keyboard software allows the function keys, F1 through F12, to perform double-duty. Tapping the functions will trigger their normal function key actions, in all applications. When the user holds down a function key, its assigned ZoomText command is triggered. This engages the ZoomText feature key mode which allows users to only tap the keys to trigger the ZoomText commands. While in this mode, a banner is displayed on the screen to indicate that this mode is active. The mode will automatically exit five (5) seconds after the last feature key is pressed, or immediately when any other key is pressed.

Please note: ZoomText Keyboard is the software for the proprietary ZoomText Keyboard hardware, and is different from the ZoomText standalone technology.

This technology does not utilize a database as it does not store data.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v24.1
Decision Date: 01/03/2024 at 04:39:51 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Ai Squared
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (01/03/2024 at 04:39:51 UTC).