[optacon-l] Re: scanning and reading appliance

I will probably contact you about the 1st of May or thereabouts. If I do get 
this, it will just be the scanner, since I do not need the email or web 
software.

Thanks,

Nance

Nancy Shackelford
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judy Adams" <judy@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <optacon-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2012 12:50 PM
Subject: [optacon-l] Re: scanning and reading appliance


> Dear Nance,
>
> Are you interested in getting a free 30-day demo of our scanning and other 
> PC software?  I'd be happy to send it to you to try, and talk you through 
> the initial installation and use.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Judy
>
> ----- Original Message ---------------
>
> Subject: [optacon-l] Re: scanning and reading appliance
>   From: Nancy Shackelford <ladym74731@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>   Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:38:14 -0500
>     To: <optacon-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>
>>OOPS! I got on the website...
>>
>>Nance
>>
>>
>>Nancy Shackelford
>>-----  Please check out my store...Something for everyone!
>>www.nk-shouseofstuff.biz
>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>From: "Judy Adams" <judy@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>To: <optacon-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 12:34 PM
>>Subject: [optacon-l] Re: scanning and reading appliance
>>
>>
>>> Dear mailing list,
>>>
>>> Don't forget Jim Bliss's VIP scanning software; his company is still 
>>> going
>>> strong, despite his illness and recent death.  VIP can be used with any
>>> Twain scanner (e.g. Canon, Epson, etc.), and the software is $295 (or 
>>> can
>>> be "bundled" with his e-mail - PnC E-mail, and browser - PnC Net for a
>>> total of $500). Scanned text is spoken (and displayed in large print for
>>> low vision users). Most commands are given with the number keypad in 
>>> VIP,
>>> and using arrow keys on the PnC product menus.  VIP has simple audio 
>>> help
>>> identifying the key used for different functions.    You can pick up a
>>> good scanner for around $100, so with just VIP and a scanner, you have a
>>> great system.  There is also a calculator program in VIP, a simple word
>>> processor, a database, a clock, and a CD with 658 literary classics,
>>> including some US historical documents and the complete King James Bible
>>> (all documents on the CD can be bookmarked in VIP).  You can copy 
>>> scanned
>>> documents over into MS Word for editing, brai
>>> lling, etc. Uses MS Anna voice on Win7 computers, or older XP voices, or
>>> Neospeech voices can be purchased through JBliss.
>>>
>>> The demo CD has 30-day trial versions, gives you a demo of the different
>>> voices, and a 30 min. video with informative sound track.  Let me know 
>>> if
>>> you're interested in a demo CD to try This is PC software, not
>>> stand-alone, but quite affordable. Even if you don't have a scanner, you
>>> can see how the system works, because there is a sample scanned file.  I
>>> recommend that you call me after installation so I can talk you through
>>> the initial steps and answer any questions.
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Judy Adams (former Optacon teacher, sighted),
>>> President
>>> JBliss Low Vision Systems
>>> 888-452-5477 9-5 California time
>>> judy@xxxxxxxxxx
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ---------------
>>>
>>> Subject: [optacon-l] Re: scanning and reading appliance
>>>   From: Robert Feinstein <harlynn@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>   Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:59:08 -0400 (EDT)
>>>     To: optacon list <optacon-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>
>>>>Very well described, Mary.  Thank you.
>>>>
>>>>Robert
>>>>
>>>>On Fri, 13 Apr 2012, Mary Emerson wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Morning list,
>>>>>
>>>>> SARA stands for Scanning and Reading Appliance. it's a stand-alone
>>>>> device; most of them these days are flat bed scanners, although the
>>>>> newer models are scanners with a camera above the machine, looking 
>>>>> down
>>>>> on a page of print that is facing up. Flat bed scanners work with the
>>>>> camera underneath, and the printed matter face down. The idea is to 
>>>>> have
>>>>> the scanner scan and then read you the document, or store it in its
>>>>> memory and later displayed in braille, or read aloud, or copied to a
>>>>> thumb drive. You can attach a braille display and read the document in
>>>>> braille if you use the model with the camera above the page.
>>>>>
>>>>> You can listen to the SARA reading as you read the document or page 
>>>>> with
>>>>> the optacon.
>>>>>
>>>>> Mary
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