[BCAB] OCR software

Mobeen Iqbal mobeeniqbal at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 16:59:12 BST 2016

Hi Wendy.

In that case, DocuScan is probably your best bet. You can sign up for a 
14 day trial as well. its available from:




On 14/04/2016 16:56, Wendy Sharpe wrote:
> 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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