[blindkid] Need Advice on Scanner
blindchildren at verizon.net
Thu May 27 20:07:34 UTC 2010
for the hardware, I would agree that auto doc feed is very
important. Kurzweil used to have a section on their website showing
which scanners they've tested with their products--this may not be
needed any more, but if it is, check the site.
At 07:25 PM 5/26/2010, you wrote:
> I suggest you get demos of the latest Kurzweil software and
> Openbook and try them. When it comes to scanners, I suggest looking
> at office models since they can handle a higher capacity. I have a
> Fujitsu FI4010cu. It has both a flatbed and ADF. The newer units
> have a duplex ADF, so both sides of a page can be scanned at the same time.
>Hope this helps.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Brad/Jill Weatherd"
><snowedin at union-tel.com>
>To: <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:47 PM
>Subject: [blindkid] Need Advice on Scanner
>>Do any of you have any recommendations on what kind of scanning software our
>>school should purchase for our daughter (she'll be a senior)? The old
>>version of Open Book that they have needs to be replaced, and we'd like to
>>get something that is easy to use and yields a good quality product. The
>>TVI mentioned that the software they have doesn't deal with multiple columns
>>of text very well. Any advice would be appreciated! Also, a word to the
>>wise.don't wait until your child is a junior in high school to make sure
>>they know how to use a scanner to convert print into a useable format!
>>We've been nagging the school for years on this one, but we didn't get tough
>>soon enough. Thanks! Jill
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