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

Christopher Zeigler
 

Hello I have a opticpro A320 is my scanner it works for John's and other programs there is also product line called the optic book series and they also have document scanners as well.

Chris

On Wed, Jan 9, 2019, 7:31 AM Richard Turner <richardturner42@... wrote:
I think you would just need to make sure that which ever one you got did not have to be run by some other software. If it can be run purely as a Twain scanner, then it should work fine.
I have an old Canon LIDE 110, I think is the model number and it works fine. It is probably a little slow, but was under $100 when I bought it probably 7 years ago.
HTH,
Richard


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On Jan 9, 2019, at 4:18 AM, Mike Terry <miketerry1030@...> 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
compatible.

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




Re: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

Bill Tillery
 

I do not know about other platforms, but in Zoom this can be done with JAWS on a limited basis if you activate the remote feature in Zoom and follow the procedure.  It is limited but doable.  hth

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Homuth
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

 

Sharing someone else’s screen is not accessible, no. I’m not even certain that would be if you had JAWS installed on both systems in a remote access configuration—possibly someone else can shed a wee bit more light on that. But no, you’ll have no problem sharing your own screen, but you won’t see someone else’s shared screen.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of shantiaaron@...
Sent: January-09-19 9:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

 

I have had many occasions to access WebEx meetings and have had no difficulties using JAWS to respond to a meeting invite and sharing my screen. However, I now am encountering difficulties  in accessing a meeting where the screen is shared by someone else in the meeting. I am not able to access the screen and wanted to ask if the screen would not be accessible to me with JAWS. Additionally, if I share my screen, can one of the participants access my screen to provide edits?

Thanks,
Shanti


Re: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

Don Mauck
 

If I understand your question, you will not be able to read someone else’s screen, at least I’ve never been able to.

 

From: shantiaaron@... <shantiaaron@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

 

I have had many occasions to access WebEx meetings and have had no difficulties using JAWS to respond to a meeting invite and sharing my screen. However, I now am encountering difficulties  in accessing a meeting where the screen is shared by someone else in the meeting. I am not able to access the screen and wanted to ask if the screen would not be accessible to me with JAWS. Additionally, if I share my screen, can one of the participants access my screen to provide edits?

Thanks,
Shanti


Re: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

James Homuth
 

Sharing someone else’s screen is not accessible, no. I’m not even certain that would be if you had JAWS installed on both systems in a remote access configuration—possibly someone else can shed a wee bit more light on that. But no, you’ll have no problem sharing your own screen, but you won’t see someone else’s shared screen.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of shantiaaron@...
Sent: January-09-19 9:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

 

I have had many occasions to access WebEx meetings and have had no difficulties using JAWS to respond to a meeting invite and sharing my screen. However, I now am encountering difficulties  in accessing a meeting where the screen is shared by someone else in the meeting. I am not able to access the screen and wanted to ask if the screen would not be accessible to me with JAWS. Additionally, if I share my screen, can one of the participants access my screen to provide edits?

Thanks,
Shanti


accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

shanti aaron
 

I have had many occasions to access WebEx meetings and have had no difficulties using JAWS to respond to a meeting invite and sharing my screen. However, I now am encountering difficulties  in accessing a meeting where the screen is shared by someone else in the meeting. I am not able to access the screen and wanted to ask if the screen would not be accessible to me with JAWS. Additionally, if I share my screen, can one of the participants access my screen to provide edits?

Thanks,
Shanti


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

bob jutzi <jutzi@...>
 

I've had several Canons over the years most of which should work.  I had
a Lide 110, now a 120 which works.

On 1/9/2019 7:37 AM, Isaac wrote:
Well, at this time openbook hasen't been updated in a long time, and
in my opinion hp is a great twain scanner, never had a problem out of
most of the hp scanners I have used.  Not saying open book is not a
good option but version 9 has been the main meat and potatos for
several years.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Terry" <miketerry1030@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:00 PM
Subject: Which twain compatible scanner for use with Jaws 2018/2019
OCR feature


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
compatible.

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




Re: switching folders in Outlook2016

 

Do you use the retail version of Outlook or the Office 365 version?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Meyers
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: switching folders in Outlook2016

 

Thanks and that didn’t work.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 10:28 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: switching folders in Outlook2016

 

Have you tried a simple screen refresh with Jaws Key + Escape?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Meyers
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:14 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: switching folders in Outlook2016

 

Hello, I’m using Windows10, Outlook2016 and Jaws2018. Starting last week I encountered a problem when I switch from the inbox to a different folder. I go to another folder, read a few of the emails and then return to the inbox. When I get back to the inbox it says there are zero emails. I arrow up and down and nothing shows. I page up and down and nothing shows up. I exit Outlook and then try to go back in. When I try to activate Outllok from the desktop or from Cortona, it will not load. I can activate 3 or 4 other apps from the desk and sometimes Outlook will load. Most of the time I have to reboot. My main concern right now is why don’t the emails appear in the inbox after I switch in and out of the inbox? They will only show up after I go out and then back into Outlook. Cheers, Kevin

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Re: JAWS & Text boxes

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,

  Using Excel with an Office 365 subscription but using downloaded program.  Issue can be intermittent and not all may be seeing this.  However the problem was discussed on the list a while back and as I am having the issue I called support yesterday and was told that they are aware of the bug and future releases, sooner than later, will address this. 

 

Dan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS & Text boxes

 

Hi Dan,

 

Is this the retail version of Excel or Excel via Office 365 subscription?

I have Office 365 and use Jaws 2019 and I just opened Excel and started typing "Have" and Jaws read the "H" as soon as I typed it.

I tried this simply by typing on cell A1 and I also tried it by first pressing F2 to edit the cell and then starting to type it.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS & Text boxes

 

  This is in relation to an earlier question regarding JAWS and text boxes and text in Excel.  Vespiro tech support just confirmed to me that they are aware of a bug in JAWS where JAWS will not speak the first letter when typing in Excel, text boxes and other programs.  For instance when typing “have” JAWS reads “ave”.  If you go back a word or use say all the reading is fine.  But when typing JAWS most often leaves off reading first letter.  Does not matter the voice profile. 

Just offering this to others who have experienced the issue .

 

Dan


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

 

And if you use Jaws OCR you can really use any scanner TWAIN compatible or not. We use a Fujitsu Scansnap IX500 document scanner which is a scanner which pulls the pages through instead of having to put them on a flatbed and it lets you very easily save the image file as a PDF, then you could just do the OCR on the PDF file.
The Scansnap is amazing, I had a $1,200 HP Scanjet 8500 before which had a 14 inch flatbed and I bought the $300 document feeder attachment and besides being positively huge compared to the little Scansnap the document feeder had lots of issues and after 4 or 5 years quit working. I had the Scansnap now for probably 6 or 7 years and paid $500 for it and it just scans and scans and it's so incredibly fast. I can put in a stack of 10 double sided pages and it pulls them through in about 30 seconds scanning both sides at the same time. I have a retail store and we scan all our invoices and other paperwork and virtually keep no more paper files and if the Fujitsu ever quits I would never buy anything but the same scanner or whatever the follow-up model is.

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Which twain compatible scanner for use with Jaws 2018/2019 OCR feature

Hi, I use an Epson Perfection 550 and on occasion I hve scanned using my Brother 4 in 1 printer /scanner. Both work fine but Epson a bit faster. Canon also makes some good units although , my experience, not as reliable or clear which then affects accuracy.
Open Book is good however there are now competing products which are as competitive in price and quality. Open Book has not been updated in years.
Whatever you choose just don't go for price alone.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Terry
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 9:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Which twain compatible scanner for use with Jaws 2018/2019 OCR feature

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 compatible.

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


Re: switching folders in Outlook2016

Kevin Meyers <kevinmeyers@...>
 

Thanks and that didn’t work.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 10:28 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: switching folders in Outlook2016

 

Have you tried a simple screen refresh with Jaws Key + Escape?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Meyers
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:14 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: switching folders in Outlook2016

 

Hello, I’m using Windows10, Outlook2016 and Jaws2018. Starting last week I encountered a problem when I switch from the inbox to a different folder. I go to another folder, read a few of the emails and then return to the inbox. When I get back to the inbox it says there are zero emails. I arrow up and down and nothing shows. I page up and down and nothing shows up. I exit Outlook and then try to go back in. When I try to activate Outllok from the desktop or from Cortona, it will not load. I can activate 3 or 4 other apps from the desk and sometimes Outlook will load. Most of the time I have to reboot. My main concern right now is why don’t the emails appear in the inbox after I switch in and out of the inbox? They will only show up after I go out and then back into Outlook. Cheers, Kevin

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Re: JAWS & Text boxes

 

Hi Dan,

 

Is this the retail version of Excel or Excel via Office 365 subscription?

I have Office 365 and use Jaws 2019 and I just opened Excel and started typing "Have" and Jaws read the "H" as soon as I typed it.

I tried this simply by typing on cell A1 and I also tried it by first pressing F2 to edit the cell and then starting to type it.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS & Text boxes

 

  This is in relation to an earlier question regarding JAWS and text boxes and text in Excel.  Vespiro tech support just confirmed to me that they are aware of a bug in JAWS where JAWS will not speak the first letter when typing in Excel, text boxes and other programs.  For instance when typing “have” JAWS reads “ave”.  If you go back a word or use say all the reading is fine.  But when typing JAWS most often leaves off reading first letter.  Does not matter the voice profile. 

Just offering this to others who have experienced the issue .

 

Dan


JAWS & Text boxes

Dan Longmore
 

  This is in relation to an earlier question regarding JAWS and text boxes and text in Excel.  Vespiro tech support just confirmed to me that they are aware of a bug in JAWS where JAWS will not speak the first letter when typing in Excel, text boxes and other programs.  For instance when typing “have” JAWS reads “ave”.  If you go back a word or use say all the reading is fine.  But when typing JAWS most often leaves off reading first letter.  Does not matter the voice profile. 

Just offering this to others who have experienced the issue .

 

Dan


Re: Outlook not reading Addresses

Dan Longmore
 

Yes, this is a JAWS  issue, sometimes it works and others not so much.

Dan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Meyer
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook not reading Addresses

 

Inputting email addresses in Outlook works correctly with narrator.  I am able to arrow down and select the email address I want.  It does not work correctly with NVDA or Jaws.

 

Again, any thoughts on getting this to work correctly with Jaws would be appreciated.

 

Thank you.

 

Randy Meyer

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Meyer
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 9:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook not reading Addresses

 

When I start a new email in Outlook, it is not reading the addresses when I start typing.  For example, I am in the to field and type the letter t, I am told that there are five email addresses that start with t in my list, but when I arrow down it is no longer speaking the addresses.

 

I am using office 365 with Jaws 2019.

 

It use to read the addresses and let me arrow and select from a list.  Now it appears like there is a list that is not being read.

 

I will play around to see if NVDA or Narrator work correctly.

 

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

Randy Meyer


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

Dan Longmore
 

Hi, I use an Epson Perfection 550 and on occasion I hve scanned using my Brother 4 in 1 printer /scanner. Both work fine but Epson a bit faster. Canon also makes some good units although , my experience, not as reliable or clear which then affects accuracy.
Open Book is good however there are now competing products which are as competitive in price and quality. Open Book has not been updated in years.
Whatever you choose just don't go for price alone.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Terry
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 9:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Which twain compatible scanner for use with Jaws 2018/2019 OCR feature

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 compatible.

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


Re: switching folders in Outlook2016

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,

  Yes, I get this as well from time to time.  If I ALT Tab to another program and then come back the e-mails show.  The mails are there but for unknown reason JAWS says 0.  I have tried changing some settings but never hit on a perfect solution.

 

Dan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Meyers
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:14 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: switching folders in Outlook2016

 

Hello, I’m using Windows10, Outlook2016 and Jaws2018. Starting last week I encountered a problem when I switch from the inbox to a different folder. I go to another folder, read a few of the emails and then return to the inbox. When I get back to the inbox it says there are zero emails. I arrow up and down and nothing shows. I page up and down and nothing shows up. I exit Outlook and then try to go back in. When I try to activate Outllok from the desktop or from Cortona, it will not load. I can activate 3 or 4 other apps from the desk and sometimes Outlook will load. Most of the time I have to reboot. My main concern right now is why don’t the emails appear in the inbox after I switch in and out of the inbox? They will only show up after I go out and then back into Outlook. Cheers, Kevin

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Re: switching folders in Outlook2016

 

Have you tried a simple screen refresh with Jaws Key + Escape?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Meyers
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:14 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: switching folders in Outlook2016

 

Hello, I’m using Windows10, Outlook2016 and Jaws2018. Starting last week I encountered a problem when I switch from the inbox to a different folder. I go to another folder, read a few of the emails and then return to the inbox. When I get back to the inbox it says there are zero emails. I arrow up and down and nothing shows. I page up and down and nothing shows up. I exit Outlook and then try to go back in. When I try to activate Outllok from the desktop or from Cortona, it will not load. I can activate 3 or 4 other apps from the desk and sometimes Outlook will load. Most of the time I have to reboot. My main concern right now is why don’t the emails appear in the inbox after I switch in and out of the inbox? They will only show up after I go out and then back into Outlook. Cheers, Kevin

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Re: switching folders in Outlook2016

Van Lant, Robin
 

That is an odd issue I have not seen.  Try using Control Shift I to return to the inbox and see if you get the same result.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Meyers
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:14 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: switching folders in Outlook2016

 

Hello, I’m using Windows10, Outlook2016 and Jaws2018. Starting last week I encountered a problem when I switch from the inbox to a different folder. I go to another folder, read a few of the emails and then return to the inbox. When I get back to the inbox it says there are zero emails. I arrow up and down and nothing shows. I page up and down and nothing shows up. I exit Outlook and then try to go back in. When I try to activate Outllok from the desktop or from Cortona, it will not load. I can activate 3 or 4 other apps from the desk and sometimes Outlook will load. Most of the time I have to reboot. My main concern right now is why don’t the emails appear in the inbox after I switch in and out of the inbox? They will only show up after I go out and then back into Outlook. Cheers, Kevin

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

Tom Lange
 

Hi
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.
Gerald
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
compatible.

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






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

Chris Hill
 

I've owned three all-in-one units with screens, and the screen hasn't effected scanning functionality on any of them.  Right now I do most of my scanning with a giant Epson workforce all-in-one that has a 11x17 scanner.  It works fine with Jaws, as long as you choose the right scanner for the ocr, there are choices that won't work at all.

On 1/9/2019 06:40, 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.


Gerald



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
compatible.

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




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

Don H
 

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.
Gerald
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
compatible.

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