Re: Open Book & Jaws 18


David & his pack of dogs
 

I use a Cannon USB scanner.  It’s portable and works perfectly with Windows 10 and JAWS 18.  I believe the cost was $99. Plus tax of course. 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: June 16, 2017 9:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

 

Interesting. I didn't say it was being discontinued, I speculated that folks may want to check.. I certainly am not looking for an argument.

Maybe this particular vendor isn't selling enough of them to keep them in stock. Maybe it is something unrelated.

Sorry if I came across argumentative.

Just trying to share information.

 

Richard

 


On Jun 16, 2017, at 8:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of the cost.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

 

The list is $1795.

 

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

 

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On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

 

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.  

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner. You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO website on the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Dave,

 

What is the Pearl camera?

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device. Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it back in, and then launch Openbook.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

Subject: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Hello,

 

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book to scan a document.  Usually I open the program and press the space bar to scan.  When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book untitled one”.  If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition canceled”.

 

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

 

Thanks,

Laura

 

 

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