[BCAB] OCR software

Wendy Sharpe w.sharpe at tiscali.co.uk
Thu Apr 14 16:56:25 BST 2016


I think from what you say that assistive software would be preferable.

Wendy 

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Georgina
Joyce
Sent: 14 April 2016 16:52
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] OCR software

Hello Mo and All,

This is really a difficult question to answer as we are comparing apples
with oranges. Wendy, do you need assistive software? Or are you willing and
able to interact with the software more frequently to get the same results?
The assistive products mean that you press one key and wait for a while and
you start to hear the text the software has found on the page under the
scanner or under the camera. Whereas, the commercial products typically
require the user to press keys for scanning, then processing and then to
choose what application the text is sent to be read and saved.

Both approaches have advantages and depend upon the user themselves and
their computer abilities..

Regards,

Gena


> On 14 Apr 2016, at 16:22, Mobeen Iqbal <mobeeniqbal at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Wendy.
> 
> My personal favorites are ABBYY fine reader or DocuScan. DocuScan only
costs around £180 for a life time license. You need to be online to use it
for the best results but its worth it for what it is and much cheaper than
the likes of Kurzweil.
> 
> all the best,
> 
> Mo.
> 
> On 14/04/2016 15:48, Wendy Sharpe wrote:
>> I am wondering what people use to scan documents and get them talking
>> through OCR software.  Are there any cheap alternatives to Kurzweil, for
>> example?
>> 
>> Wendy
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
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