[nabs-l] Making Texts on jpg file accessible?

Michael D Ausbun mausbun at unr.edu
Fri Jan 23 04:38:50 UTC 2015


I apologize, I am slightly ignorant on this topic. What is Robo braille? Wednesday, say, convert a PDF that is composed of images instead of text, into an accessible format (if an individual doesn't have the latest version of jaws with the new document OCR). 

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> On Jan 22, 2015, at 8:35 PM, Kaiti Shelton via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Yes, I use robo braille to make this work.  It's come in pretty handy
> quite a few times, though in my experiences at least it can take a
> little longer for image conversion than documents.  Just don't freak
> out if it takes them a little longer to email you the text.  :)
> 
>> On 1/22/15, justin williams via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Have you tried robo braille? I think the file type is on there for being
>> able to be made accessible.
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nabs-l [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Miso Kwak via
>> nabs-l
>> Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:08 PM
>> To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> Subject: [nabs-l] Making Texts on jpg file accessible?
>> 
>> Hi NABS,
>> I am writing to see if there is any way I can access texts that are
>> formated
>> as jpg image files on the web.
>> Here is a sample link.
>> http://dspace.wrlc.org/view/ImgViewer?url=http://dspace.wrlc.org/doc/manifes
>> t/2041/40106
>> This is a part of The Silent Worker, a Deaf community newspaper from the
>> 19th century and the early 20th century (home page found here...
>> http://proxy.aladin0.wrlc.org/gsdl/collect/gasw/gasw.shtml
>> )
>> I need to access articles from here as a part of my assignment for History
>> of Deaf Community in America class.
>> The professor is understanding of the accessiblity problem so we are
>> looking
>> at different altermnative options but I would love to know if there is any
>> way I could access the texts found on this website such as the sample link
>> I
>> provided above.
>> Will KNFB Reader be able to somehow convert the images and recognize texts?
>> If so how would I be able to do it?
>> Any other suggestions are welcome.
>> Miso Kwak
>> 
>> 
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