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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.6

Fusion
Fusion Technology

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Description: Fusion is a screen magnifier and software speech synthesizer designed for visually impaired individuals. This technology provides screen magnification and visual enhancements for screen viewing ease as well as text to speech screen reading functionalities. Fusion includes navigation capabilities that enable users to launch programs and find documents on the screen along with hyperlinks and other navigational controls on a web page.

This technology combines the functionality of two other technologies by the same vendor, ZoomText and Job Access With Speech (JAWS).

This technology is available in two editions: Professional and Home. The scope of this entry covers both editions.

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 Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.3
Decision Date: 03/12/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Freedom Scientific
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/12/2020).