moderated Re: Jaws and OCR?

JM Casey

As said previously, Adobe Acrobat Pro will do oCR; looks like the free version will not, which makes sense.



From: <> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: January 4, 2022 07:01 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws and OCR?



  Adobe can read a document aloud if you prefer this to your screen reader.  Also Adobe lets you set accessibility parameters each time you open a document or you can manage setting in the accessibility menu. 

Adobe cannot read a scanned image and neither can JAWS unless you use OCR in JAWS.




From: <> On Behalf Of betina vega
Sent: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws and OCR?




I had no idea that adobe acrobat had an OCR feature. How do I use this?



Betina Vega


On Jan 4, 2022, at 1:45 PM, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:

Adobe Acrobat Pro actually has its own oCR component and it probably does a better job than jAWS does (it is certainly better at dealing with larger files). Does the dialogue you see at work actually mention JAWS? Now I’m curious. My Adobe Pro at home is broken so I can’t really check – in any case now I have Abbyy Finereader which does the job quite nicely.





From: <> On Behalf Of Claudia
Sent: January 4, 2022 01:56 PM
Subject: Jaws and OCR?


Hi All,


At work, I have Jaws 2020 with Windows 10, I believe.

I have Adobe Acrobat Pro.

When I open PDF documents from the data bases we use, sometimes, I’m told that the document is empty. I am then asked if I want Jaws to use OCR for recognition.

I of course say yes, and things work beautifully.


How can I get this to work at home?

I have Jaws 2020 and Windows 10 but I don’t have Adobe Acrobat.

Will I need this to use Jaw’s OCR capabilities?





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