moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Richard Turner

If Winston Chen, the developer of Voice Dream Scanner, can get it to recognize columns; which may happen by the end of the year or early next, then Voice Dream Scanner with a stand will likely match any flatbed scanning solutions.
I find its accuracy as good if not better than the computer based software.
You can scan multiple pages into one document.
You can then save it as a fully accessible PDF that keeps the visual appearance of the original.
But, for scanning plain documents without columns, it is fabulous.

For now, though, anything like two pages of a book, or something in columns a computer and a flatbed will be the way to go.

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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

I don't think OpenBook is the equal of Kurzweil 1000. Neither product is really being developed, but I'm glad I have K1000, because when I tried OpenBook, results weren't as good. Reading books is far easier with one of these programs, or perhaps a desktop off-the-shelf program, than with a phone.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

I use my IPhone with Voice dream Scanner for quick scans of mail or to quickly find out what an item on my desk is. It is remarkably accurate .
But for important items I do use a flat bed scanner.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Goldfield" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Honestly, my opinion is that scanning material with a flatbed scanner
is always going to be a bit easier than using a phone unless you have
a stand that can position your phone in a stationary location. Even
then starting a scanner from a PC keyboard and using that keyboard to
quickly save a document or copy and paste that scanned text into
another document is, at least for me, a much faster and more efficient
experience. There may be others who feel differently about this and
I'd be interested in hearing their perspective.

On 6/11/2020 4:26 PM, David Csercsics wrote:
While we're on this topic, how does things like OpenBook compare to
scanning apps for the phone, or things like envision AI?

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