[guispeak] Re: how to read print with only a scanner and screen reader?

  • From: wd8oep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 23:49:10 -0500

Hi George, Well, here's what's on my computer right now. I have Adobe 6.0, and 
also I have Scansoft omnipage as well. That's all I have that comes with the 

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From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: [guispeak] Re: how to read print with only a scanner and screen reader?
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 23:24:50 -0000

Hi Harry,
All you require, apart from a scanner, is some OCR software.  (Optical 
Character Recognition)
"Omnipage" and "Text Bridge" are two such programs.  They have a facility to 
"Acquire Text" from within Wordpad or Notepad.  However, they do come with a 
price, but absolutely no where near as expensive as Kurzweil.

From: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Sent: 19 March 2005 21:05
To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [guispeak] how to read print with only a scanner and screen reader?

Hi folks, Well, I have a question for anyone out there. I want to scan 
something and read it with only my screen reader. I've ben told I can do this 
without using a program like Kurzweil, is this true? If so, can someone walk me 
through the step by step proceedure to do this? What settings or setting do I 
need my scanner to be on? I have no program suchas kurzweil, etc. I thought I 
could scan something and have it automatically open in notepad or wordpad and 
it would read it for me, can I do this? I'm clueless on how to do this kind of 
thing. However, I gotta do something because I can't read printed materials 
unless I do it this way. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop with a 1 gig 
processor and Windows xp home Edition and 384 meg of ram. Harry 

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