Re: Need a new scanner.
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If you mean the ADS-1000W, there are plenty of specs on Buy.com to tell you just about everything you could want to know but were afraid to ask. Honestly, it sounds like it does not have a flat bed at all. A 20 page document feeder is how you scan documents. It comes with Control Center 4, which is very accessible, so there are very few things you would ever need to do from the touchscreen. About the only thing you couldn't do is one-touch scan to destinations like Email. But you could still Email documents. You would just use Control Center with JAWS and you could scan the docs to files, then attach them to Emails yourself. It does have duplex scanning (scan both sides of the page at one time), which is a nice feature.
Having said that, this thing is expensive, especially for what it doesn't seem to be--a flat scanner. Honestly, you would probably do better to get the Brother All-In-One MFC-L2740DW. It black and white prints and copies, color scans, and it faxes if you have a land line. About the only thing you don't get with the MFC-L2740DW that you would get with the scanner you mentioned is the Brother Receipt manager program, and I can't tell you if that works with JAWS or not. I do have the MFC-L2740DW and I love it. Amazon sells it for $189.99 here.
You didn't say which brother printer you have, so I can't tell you how it compares with this one, but we're getting a little far of field anyway. Email me at email@example.com if you want to discuss off list. For now, the software that comes with the scanner you're looking at (control center 4) is accessible (I use it with JAWS 15 and Windows 7) and will let you do almost everything with the scanner, but it does not appear to come with a flatbed, and it's awfully expensive. I get the sense it's supposed to be portable since it only weighs 3.3 pounds.
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