Moderated Re: orc apps


On the IPhone I use Voice Dream Scanner, it is excellent. If you have a scanner you can use JAWS OCR, also I believe that NVDA also has

this feature. Many scanners come with a OCR program included with the scanner.----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Hill
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: orc apps

The trouble is that the rear camera on a phone is like five times better than most laptop cameras.

I still use K1000 for anything I really want scanned well, my iPhone with various apps works fine to find a bar code, see who the envelope is from, identify a color or whatever.


On 3/17/2021 20:57, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
I use seeing AI to sort mail and packages, and to read labels that don't have a barcode.
Those could be brought to a laptop camera easy enough.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: orc apps

It really seems more of a mobile device solution to me, I guess on a Windows PC you could use a barcode reader, an external scanner for OCR and some sort of camera for things like currency etc., but I honestly don't think I would ever want to use it, I don't think, for example, I'd like to drag my laptop around if I wanted to use the Light Detector channel and I'd much rather hold my iPhone up to a document I want to use the short text channel on than to try and hold the document up to some camera.


From: <> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: orc apps


Seeing AI is not on Android because Microsoft has chosen not to make it for Android.

I am not sure why they have not made it for Windows.  That would be a good question for seeingai@...






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From: <> On Behalf Of Ibrahim Abubakar
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:46 AM
Subject: Re: orc apps


I wonder why app like seeing AI is not available on android. And I think is not available on windows too.


On Tue, 16 Mar 2021, 23:46 Dan Longmore, <danlongmore44@...> wrote:

Yes, available through Microsoft store.  Simple installation and uses Microsoft voices.

The other mobile apps you mention are good especially Seeing AI.




From: <> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:41 PM
Subject: Re: orc apps


I didn't know that there was KNFB for windows.

I'd pay 10 for it, but not a hundred, as was mentioned, when there are good IOS apps.


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

From: Dan Longmore

Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:21 PM

Subject: Re: orc apps


K-NFB Reader for Windows is reliable.  While not as flexible in terms of different ways to scan I find the K-NFB reader very good and a lot more updated than OpenBook.

Openbook has not been updated in years and I suspect that Freedom will abandon the product as JAWS and other apps, Seeing AI, continue to do well with scanning and OCR.




From: <> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 3:07 PM
Subject: orc apps


Other than openbook nine,  what are some ways to scan print documents and read them?


I do have a pearl scanner.


I have windows 10 and jaws 2019.





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