[nobe-l] OCR device for non pc users

sarah at sarahblakelarose.com sarah at sarahblakelarose.com
Mon Feb 12 01:20:34 UTC 2018

What kind of keys is your client able to feel? Have you tried full-size USB keyboards? If her touch sensitivity is that severe that she is not able to handle this, I am wondering whether she will handle other devices--they also have controls that she will need to feel and manage, and they are not necessarily larger.

Rev. Sarah Blake LaRose
Accessible instruction in Biblical languages

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Subject: [nobe-l] OCR device for non pc users

Hello all,

I’m posting this to a few lists, so sorry if you saw this before.

I tried to train a person voluntarily on the pc but she could not feel the keyboard well enough and could not press keys together to execute commands; she had decreased sensativity in her hands making this hard for her.

This individual needs and wants to read her own mail, pleasure books and more.

What devices are out there which are simple to use with spaced apart buttons for scanning and reading which are  not dependent on a pc?

I know the Hymns product the Blaze EZ  can scan and read documents. However, I know this device is too small for this person. 
I am thinking the Sara from Freedom scientific might be a good fit. Any others? What about the Eye pal?
Please provide some description of the device and the pros and cons of it.


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