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

  • From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • 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]
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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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