Re: pdf's with JAWS--is there still a place to e-mail a pdf image for OCR?


Marquette, Ed <Ed.Marquette@...>
 

An empty document, of course, means it is a scanned image. You will need an OCR (optical character recognition) package. JAWS 13, allegedly, has a light-weight OCR component built in.
I use an off-the-shelf product called OmniPage. I just tell it to convert the document. One has an option to interpret from a scanner or from a file.
There is a companion product called PDF Converter which operates as an Outlook plug-in. It works pretty well.
I know there is something called VizWhiz (sp?) where iPhone users can get sighted help. I've heard of some people taking a picture of the computer's screen and sending it to VizWhiz for interpretation. I've never tried that personally.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:40 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: pdf's with JAWS--is there still a place to e-mail a pdf image for OCR?

When JAWS reports "empty document', is there a place to e-mail it for
interpretation?

thanks,

Ann


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