[access-uk] Re: talking OCR products

Hi Ibrahim

Yes, I take your point.  I guess that when you've had them for so long,
you forget how expensive they are.  I'd simply say there isn't much
difference between them in terms of what they can do.

Jackie Cairns
 Braille Support Adviser
 Email: Jackie.Cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 Sight and Sound Technology
 Welton House North Wing
 Summerhouse Road
 Moulton Park
 Northampton
 NN3 6WD
 Telephone: 01604 798024
 Fax: 01604 798090   
 Web: www.sightandsound.co.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Ibrahim Gucukoglu
Sent: 02 February 2009 17:10
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: talking OCR products

Hi Jackie.

Much obliged to you for explaining that basic principle *smile*, but at
695 quid each I'm afraid my budget can only stretch to one of them.

Thanks, Ibrahim.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 5:01 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: talking OCR products


> Hi Ibrahim
>
> I use both, but primarily for scanning.  I've found that what one
> doesn't do that well, the other one generally obliges, and I do like
> Open Book 8.  They both live on my machine without conflicting.  They
> have similar features, but I just find it useful to hop between them
if
> I am trying to scan a letter or document that one or the other doesn't
> read terribly well.  Let's be honest, when you live on your own and
have
> no sight around, it's power to your elbow to have as much recognition
as
> you can handle.
>
>
> Jackie Cairns
> Braille Support Adviser
> Email: Jackie.Cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sight and Sound Technology
> Welton House North Wing
> Summerhouse Road
> Moulton Park
> Northampton
> NN3 6WD
> Telephone: 01604 798024
> Fax: 01604 798090
> Web: www.sightandsound.co.uk
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
> Of Ibrahim Gucukoglu
> Sent: 02 February 2009 16:26
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] talking OCR products
>
> Hi Everyone.
>
> I'm looking in to buying a talking OCR product like Open Book or
> Kurzweil as the commercial offerings OmniPage and Fine Reader aren't
> terribly accessible with jaws.  I'm currently giving Open Book a go
and
> was wondering what other people who used this product think.  I have
> used kurzweil in the past, but I've always found it rather bloated and
> frequently crashing so I've steered clear of it lately.  Anyone who
has
> used both products and can give me a rundown of the pros and cons of
> each respectably, I'd be very grateful.
>
> All the best, Ibrahim Gucukoglu
>
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