[BCAB] Screen sharing with screen magnification

Andrew Hodgson andrew at hodgson.io
Mon Oct 7 13:44:02 BST 2019


Hi,

Go ahead with your experiments before trying the RDP solution, that should be the last resort really.

My main magnifier is the Microsoft Magnifier which is a seriously low tech solution compared with ZoomText so it may be that you get good results with that.

Andrew.
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From: claire amoroso [kenmarekestrel at hotmail.com]
Sent: 07 October 2019 13:18
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Screen sharing with screen magnification

Thanks Andrew! I'm going to do some tests and let you know. I would have thought this was quite a common issue, but haven't found anything googling on line. I don't know which screen sharing program I'll be using, but I had a look on the Zoom website and it mentioned compatibility with screen readers but nothing about magnification.
How would this VM and RDP solution work? Interestingly, I often take screen shots of software with ZpomText and they are of the original screen and colours etc.
Claire

On 7 Oct 2019, at 12:41, Andrew Hodgson <andrew at hodgson.io> wrote:

Hi,

If you find a way that works for you let me know as I would be interested.  I have had issues with this in the past and rely soley on speech if I need to do this.  I have tried the second screen approach but the sharing gets messed up and quite offen switches to the other screen so it isn't reliable.

One thing I have done in the past which does work reliably is to set up a VM and RDP onto the VM without using magnification software on the VM itself.  The magnification is then done on the host machine, and the screen sharing works reliably, all be it that you lose tracking facilities.  This only tends to work with some magnifiers (eg the MS magnifier), I think ZoomText used to stop magnification at the point you RDP onto the machine but can't remember now.

Andrew.
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From: claire amoroso [kenmarekestrel at hotmail.com]
Sent: 07 October 2019 10:56
To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: [BCAB] Screen sharing with screen magnification

Hi everyone,
It was nice meeting some of you last weekend.
I may have to do some software training for clients at work via screen sharing, how does this work with screen magnification? I wouldn't wish for people to see my screen with magnification, high contrast etc. Would using 2 screens be preferable?
Thanks
Claire
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