[nobe-l] Tech question

Arthur Jacobs ajacobs633 at aol.com
Wed May 27 15:13:30 UTC 2015


Two options are available. Neither will convert handwriting, and both will ignore pictures, of course. 

First, you can open the PDF file in Kurzweil 1000 and the program will run ocr and convert the text. You can then read it within the program, or export it to a number of formats including word and brf. 

The second is the KNFB Reader app. It works the same way as K1000, but on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. You just open the file in which ever app you have it, say Dropbox, for instance. Then you choose open in and KNFB reader. 

Hope this helps. 

Arthur Jacobs

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> On May 27, 2015, at 9:18 AM, Kathy Nimmer via nobe-l <nobe-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Fellow educators,
>  Would anyone with this knowledge please reply off-list to me at
> Goldendolphin17 at hotmail.com <mailto:Goldendolphin17 at hotmail.com> 
> As Indiana Teacher of the Year, I'll be the first reader and judge of the
> next applications for the 2016 INTOY. These are 21-page portfolios that are
> scanned PDFs. I am wondering what the best way is to access info in a
> scanned PDF. My experience with PDFs is not very positive, but I assume
> there is a way to get around the graphic nature of a scanned PDF so that the
> screen reader does not just announce graphics or empty document. I'll have
> 80 or more of these documents to read, so I welcome your help. Thanks.
> Kathy Nimmer and Elias
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