Hi all, If you're thinking of buying a barcode scanner for your pc (around $150) or using an I-Phone with a scanning app, here's a response from an assistive technology company, when I asked them the question if scanning using an I-Phone was the same as using a barcode scanner: From: Matt McCubbin [mailto:matt@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2012 11:40 PM Chip, Thank you for contacting us. The iPhone bar code apps use the camera for bar code recognition. In our testing, these apps are not nearly as efficient or quick at recognizing bar codes as our quantum scanner. With the apps, the user must be quite precise with lining up the code with the camera. Our laser scanner is much more forgiving with this process. If you have further questions, please let me know. Best regards, Matt McCubbin A. T. Guys, Your Assistive Technology Experts (269) 216-4798 http://www.ATGuys.com Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.