Hi Monica, Do you know if those engines work with Vista? Thanks. Jim James D Homme, Usability Engineering, Highmark Inc., james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx, 412-544-1810 "it is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis." -- Margaret Bonnano Highmark internal only: For usability and accessibility: http://highwire.highmark.com/sites/iwov/hwt093/ "Monica Willyard" <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx > To Sent by: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx bksvol-discuss-bo cc unce@xxxxxxxxxxxx g Subject [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Software Question 07/30/2008 05:40 PM Please respond to bksvol-discuss@fr eelists.org Hi, Jim. There is actually a very affordable way to begin scanning books if you already have a scanner. In fact, you can use this tip to start scanning books with a quality like Jim Baugh or Carrie Karnos. FineReader 7, which is two versions back from the current one, is a very accessible and affordable option. You can buy it affordably on Ebay and from other online vendors that sell used or older software. FineReader 7 was the primary engine used in Kurzweil 10 and is what produced many of the excellent books in our collection. In fact, we still have several volunteers submitting books scanned with this engine. FineReader 8 is yet another good choice, though it is somewhat less accessible until you switch it to the classic interface. That version of FineReader is what we have in Kurzweil 11. You can find it on Ebay too. Both versions 7 and 8 work well with Jaws. I can't speak for other screenreaders. FineReader 9 is not accessible for speech users, so I wouldn't recommend buying it. It's also kind of expensive too. I'd love to see you start scanning books. It feels good when you have the power to grab a book you really want to read and scan it. You don't have to ask anyone or wait for weeks to read the book. Please email me if I can help you get going. I'm cheering for you. (smile) -- Monica Willyard Visit my blog at http://www.scannersguild.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.