[BCAB] Document Scanning

Padma Cheriyan pscheriyan at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 21 15:08:40 GMT 2014


What is a camera solution?  Or is it a silly question?

Padma 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: 20 February 2014 22:43
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] Document Scanning

Hi,

So have you tried a camera solution?  it's great and no more tearing books.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
Griffith
Sent: 20 February 2014 17:15
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Document Scanning

Personally I found the only real reliable way of scanning books with a
problem of page curvature near the spine was to tear the pages out.

Obviously this is not an option for library books but I did do this for
books I purchased. People were often horrified that I did this , including
other visually impaired people.  I found their attitude and emotional
attachment to the shape and feel of a book puzzling. A nice book to hold was
absolutely no use to me. I needed to read it and if the most accurate
reading required that I tear out the pages to achieve better scanning
results then so be it.

It did mean however that where ever possible I purchased second had copies
of books.

Whether you take this  approach probably depends on how serious your study
needs are. If you are a formal student needing to achieve academic
credibility then this would in my view trump any squeamishness about tearing
pages out of books.

David Griffith
-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Padma
Cheriyan
Sent: 20 February 2014 17:01
To: tink at tink.co.uk; 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Document Scanning

\Hi!

Pardon my ignorance;  but can you please if docuscan can scan books?  I have
Kurtzweil software which is self-voicing.  I use it for scanning books.
However, I find it does not scan text near the spine of the book which is
very frustrating.   

Padma

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Léonie
Watson
Sent: 20 February 2014 15:47
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Document Scanning

I use DocuScan+ with a Canoscan Lide 210 desktop scanner. I don't do a great
deal of scanning, but it's a good combination that does the job pretty well.

Couple of things. DocuScan+ is a self voicing application, which I
personally find a bit irritating. It automatically silences Jaws when it's
in focus though.

I also choose not to store sensitive documents using the DocuScan+ cloud
feature. It isn't clear what level of encryption Serotek uses for its cloud
storage (if any), so I store all sensitive documents on my local machine. 

It is remarkably easy to use though. The Canoscan just worked as soon as I
plugged it into my Windows 7 computer, and DocuScan+ is easy to install and
operate.

The DocuScan+ website is here:
http://www.serotek.com/docuscanplus


Léonie.





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