Moderated Re: Openbook 9.0

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>

The following text is taken from the May 2020 edition of FSOpenLine.

VAUGHN:  Right.  And is there an update coming to OpenBook?  Or is it one of those products that it doesn’t need any of this stuff?

ERIC:  There is not an update coming for OpenBook.  I wouldn’t anticipate any changes there.  We will continue to evolve optical character recognition solutions for our other products.  But I think, as you say, you’re the type of a user that OpenBook is perfect because you are trying to read so much.  So it’s a good program for you.  So we’re glad to hear it’s still working for you. 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 11/27/2020 5:17 PM, Richard Turner wrote:

I was on the Openbook beta team, and since too many years ago to count, nothing has been said about Openbook even to the beta team.
It would be nice to get a definitive statement from Vispero about this, but I guess so long as they can still sell a $1000 OCR package to people, they will even though the only functionality I can find in it that isn't in other either mobile phone apps or the Jaws OCR is the ability to scan facing pages of a book and have them split into two pages automatically.

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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: Openbook 9.0

I believe you might be correct.  Other than a 2018 window dressing with a few languages added they seem to have abandoned the product.  I find that
even mobile scanning on my phone has about as good OCR.  I   look for the
OCR component to become a full function of JAWS.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 12:46 PM
Subject: Re: Openbook 9.0

FS has not updated Open book for many years and since OCR is built in to Jaws I don't think Open Book will ever be updated.
On 11/27/2020 11:36 AM, O.Addison Gethers wrote:
Hi All I have this Openbook 9.0 version  since 2010 ,Is there a new 
verson of Openbook version ? If so ,where can I get it from?


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