Tim, I've been giving some thought to your situation. I don't know anything about the TextCloner software you asked about. I do know that several of our volunteers use FineReader. You might be able to get FineReader 7 or 8 at a lower price since version 9 is the current version. It's more affordable than Kurzweil or OpenBook, and FineReader is the primary engine Kurzweil and Openbook use for scanning. I know the technology for blind users is expensive, and I wish I could offer you a better solution. I hope you'll find a good deal on a scanner and software so you can get back into scanning again. Monica Willyard "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker 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.