[blindlaw] Scanning with Apple

Jaquiss, Robert RJaquiss at nfb.org
Wed Mar 14 15:03:36 UTC 2012


     Serotek does offer a solution for the Mac. It is called DocuScan. I have tried it with the HoverCam unit. Print quality is very important. When I tested the DocuScan last August, I found it possible to overload the system. On a Mac, DocuScan is a cloud based application. The Hovercam can capture images quite rapidly about one page per second. The images must be transmitted to Serotek for processing. The text is then available to the user.



Robert Jaquiss
Access Technology Specialist
National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410) 659-9314, Ext. 2422
Email: rjaquiss at nfb.org

-----Original Message-----
From: blindlaw-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindlaw-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Webb
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 10:11 PM
To: 'Blind Law Mailing List'
Subject: [blindlaw] Scanning with Apple

Hello Everyone,


First , I'd like to thank folks for the many helpful and substantive
responses to my query last week about portable electronic devices.  Apple
IOS seems to be the popular choice, but I realize that there are other
solutions as well, including the Victor Reader, Book Sense, neb books, etc. 


For those using Apple devices, I wonder if any of you could comment on
options for scanning documents for OCR?  It's my understanding that Kurzweil
and Open Book are not compatible with Apple.  I believe that Apple has its
own proprietary scanning program, but I have no idea if it is satisfactory.
I'm wondering if any of you use the Apple scanning program,  or do people
just resort back to Kurzweil, OpenBook, etc. for these purposes?


Thanks in advance.



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