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From: Chagnon | PubCom
Date: Wed, May 17 2017 8:36AM
Subject: Scanner and OCR software
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We're looking at replacing our scanners.

Any recommendations on brands of scanners and OCR/accessibility tagging
software that work well for converting print documents and books to
accessible tagged PDF?



--Bevi Chagnon



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From: L Snider
Date: Wed, May 17 2017 10:10AM
Subject: Re: Scanner and OCR software
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Hi Bevi,

The ones I hear about a lot are ABBYY FineReader or OMNIPage. ABBYY is used
the most from what I see in different areas, accessibility and historical
preservation.

Cheers

Lisa

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> Any recommendations on brands of scanners and OCR/accessibility tagging
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From: Ryan E. Benson
Date: Wed, May 17 2017 3:19PM
Subject: Re: Scanner and OCR software
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At my last place of employment, we used a high speed scanner (a Cannon
scanner - like the Canon 3622B002, which is no longer made), and used ABBYY
FineReader, but had OMNIPage, and Kurzweil 3000 available. I remember the
cannon could hit around 200 PPM, but our best results were around 80-90
PPM. This was in 2008-2010 time frame, so most of our customers were
students, and were grateful for a Word version - versus a fully compliant
version. I recall messing with putting headings in, but forget how the
results were.

--
Ryan E. Benson

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 10:36 AM, Chagnon | PubCom < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> We're looking at replacing our scanners.
>
> Any recommendations on brands of scanners and OCR/accessibility tagging
> software that work well for converting print documents and books to
> accessible tagged PDF?
>
>
>
> --Bevi Chagnon
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> Bevi Chagnon | <http://www.pubcom.com/>; www.PubCom.com
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> Technologists, Consultants, Trainers, Designers, and Developers
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> for publishing & communication
>
> | Acrobat PDF | Print | EPUBS | Sec. 508 Accessibility |
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From: Joy Relton
Date: Wed, May 17 2017 5:14PM
Subject: Re: Scanner and OCR software
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I personally use an Epson (Word tells me) is model 16A79. I think a ADF attached to a flatbed scanner. The printer allows you to print slides and pictures. I use Kurzweil 1000 which scans most document very well including .tif and .pdf without any problem. It works well to export or save in to various formats including Duxbury grade II Braille. Kurzweil has a list of recommended scanner on its site. For me, the way that Kurzweil builds its software is very well done. It is intuitive and flexible and keeps up with today's technology as opposed to being oriented Toward proprietary software. The 3000 version has advantages for persons who need focusing assistance due to visual processing and the like but both versions allow users to enlarge text, underline text to show focus points, read aloud, skip by paragraph and other skimming techniques. In both versions you can take notes within the text and create outlines as the user reads. I frequently use Kurzweil 1000 to read a book, make an outline and export the outline to Word and then I can make a PowerPoint presentation, or, I can create a fax or a PDF. IF you don't need the accessibility features you can save some money. For me, the $400 or so is well worth it JMO

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At my last place of employment, we used a high speed scanner (a Cannon scanner - like the Canon 3622B002, which is no longer made), and used ABBYY FineReader, but had OMNIPage, and Kurzweil 3000 available. I remember the cannon could hit around 200 PPM, but our best results were around 80-90 PPM. This was in 2008-2010 time frame, so most of our customers were students, and were grateful for a Word version - versus a fully compliant version. I recall messing with putting headings in, but forget how the results were.

--
Ryan E. Benson

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 10:36 AM, Chagnon | PubCom < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> We're looking at replacing our scanners.
>
> Any recommendations on brands of scanners and OCR/accessibility
> tagging software that work well for converting print documents and
> books to accessible tagged PDF?
>
>
>
> --Bevi Chagnon
>
>
>
> - - -
>
> Bevi Chagnon | <http://www.pubcom.com/>; www.PubCom.com
>
> Technologists, Consultants, Trainers, Designers, and Developers
>
> for publishing & communication
>
> | Acrobat PDF | Print | EPUBS | Sec. 508 Accessibility |
>
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>
>
>
>
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From: Chagnon | PubCom
Date: Thu, May 18 2017 6:32AM
Subject: Re: Scanner and OCR software
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Thanks everyone for your comments.
This helps us narrow down our options.
--Bevi

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Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:15 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Scanner and OCR software

I personally use an Epson (Word tells me) is model 16A79. I think a ADF attached to a flatbed scanner. The printer allows you to print slides and pictures. I use Kurzweil 1000 which scans most document very well including .tif and .pdf without any problem. It works well to export or save in to various formats including Duxbury grade II Braille. Kurzweil has a list of recommended scanner on its site. For me, the way that Kurzweil builds its software is very well done. It is intuitive and flexible and keeps up with today's technology as opposed to being oriented Toward proprietary software. The 3000 version has advantages for persons who need focusing assistance due to visual processing and the like but both versions allow users to enlarge text, underline text to show focus points, read aloud, skip by paragraph and other skimming techniques. In both versions you can take notes within the text and create outlines as the user reads. I frequently use Kurzweil 1000 to read a book, make an outline and export the outline to Word and then I can make a PowerPoint presentation, or, I can create a fax or a PDF. IF you don't need the accessibility features you can save some money. For me, the $400 or so is well worth it JMO

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Ryan E. Benson
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 5:19 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Scanner and OCR software

At my last place of employment, we used a high speed scanner (a Cannon scanner - like the Canon 3622B002, which is no longer made), and used ABBYY FineReader, but had OMNIPage, and Kurzweil 3000 available. I remember the cannon could hit around 200 PPM, but our best results were around 80-90 PPM. This was in 2008-2010 time frame, so most of our customers were students, and were grateful for a Word version - versus a fully compliant version. I recall messing with putting headings in, but forget how the results were.

--
Ryan E. Benson

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 10:36 AM, Chagnon | PubCom < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> We're looking at replacing our scanners.
>
> Any recommendations on brands of scanners and OCR/accessibility
> tagging software that work well for converting print documents and
> books to accessible tagged PDF?
>
>
>
> --Bevi Chagnon
>
>
>
> - - -
>
> Bevi Chagnon | <http://www.pubcom.com/>; www.PubCom.com
>
> Technologists, Consultants, Trainers, Designers, and Developers
>
> for publishing & communication
>
> | Acrobat PDF | Print | EPUBS | Sec. 508 Accessibility |
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