Re: Which twain compatible scanner for use with Jaws 2018/2019 OCR feature

Tom Lange

If you’re going to be scanning using a desktop PC, Epson scanners are always a good option. If you’re using a laptop and need portability, the Cannon Lide 220 only needs power from the USB port, will fit in your laptop bag and can be purchased from Amazon probably for under $80 or $100 tops. It’s slow and not designed for real heavy-duty scanning over the long haul but it works pretty well. I avoid all-in-one printer/scanner/fax devices like the plague.

On Jan 9, 2019, at 6:20 AM, Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:

I have a Epson perfection scanner that only needs a USB port to work, no external power required. It is easy to use and works well.

On 1/9/2019 6:40 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
Try to find a dedicated, stand alone scanner, which is likely to be more accessible and easier to use than an all-in-one unit, which may have an LCD screen with inaccessible menuoptions. I would recommend Epson Perfection scanners. My Epson Perfection 4490 has been performing like a work horse with Open Book and JAWS convenient OCR for ten years.
On 1/8/2019 9:00 PM, Mike Terry wrote:
Hello All,

I just learned today that, starting with version 2018, Jaws supports
some limited OCR scanning. The Jaws tech support would not recommend
a scanner. The only thing they said is that it had to be TWAIN

I have started researching scanners and would like the list's
opinions. Especially from those using the Jaws OCR feature. Right
now I just want to OCR my mail. Eventually, I plan to purchase
OpenBook. In the mean time, I can't decide if I should go with one of
the lower end Brother's mobile scanners or if I should purchase a
multi function printer/scanner/fax models.

Looking on Amazon, there a a lot of scanners to choose from. I'd like
to keep the cost under $250 unless this isn't reasonable.

All opinions are welcome.

Thanks Mike

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