Re: Need a new scanner.


Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

That Brothers does sound like
the device of choice. I had my
mind set on it, but spent so
much money that I got this
Cannon, which does have the
buttons. However, there were
others that did too. It is
serving me, but if one could
afford it, I think one would
be better served by that
Brothers.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-
jdh.com] On Behalf Of Brad
Martin via Jfw
Sent: Saturday, September 19,
2015 9:10 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows
support list.
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Cc: Brad Martin
<brad@formyfriends.org>
Subject: Re: Need a new
scanner.

Peter,

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.
<http://www.amazon.com/gp/prod
uct/B00MRAU8OE/ref=as_li_tl?ie
=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=39095
7&creativeASIN=B00MRAU8OE&link
Code=as2&tag=form0d-20&linkId=
AX4H3YH3Q3SSGCPC>

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
brad@formyfriends.org 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.

Brad

On 9/19/2015 6:52 PM, Peter
Tesar via Jfw wrote:
Hello List,

I need to get a new scanner.
The problem is that the
technology has
changed over 20 years. Can a
blind person do a simple scan,
without
sighted assistance, on these
new types of scanners?

The old scanning process was
simple. My old HP scanner is a
flat bed.

Just lift the lid, place the
letter size page face down and
close the
lid. Then I could use the HP
software to start the scan.

The HP scanner also had
physical buttons for e-mail,
PDF and even copy
to the default printer.

My online browsing of
scanners makes me wonder if I
will have a
problem. The Brother
ATS-1000w has dimensions less
than a letter size
paper.

11 inches wide, 4 inches
deep & 3 inches high.

It also has a 20 sheet
feeder. It also has a touch
screen display.

I assume that there is no
flat bed. Maybe a slot. Maybe
an attachment
to hold the document or
photo which means the foot
print is larger
than listed.

I already have a Brother
Laser printer. The Brother
Creative Center is
very accessible with JAWS.

Online shopping is limited
in the information presented.
I would
appreciate any comments on
possible problems that I might
encounter
after getting the scanner
home and set up.

Peter T.

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