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Scanning Program

Editor:

My daughter is blind, and needs a program that would allow her to scan a printed form, and then be able to have the scanned document read by a digital text reader program called JAWS. (It reads the digitized text and speaks it to her).

The problem that I have found with a similar type of software is that the scanned form is a graphic image that can be filled in.

It's fine for a sighted program, but the JAWS program will not read the graphic form text, so users don't know what information is called for.

Is anyone familiar with a program that would permit a scanned form to be translated into digitized text -- as is done with an OCR program? I would appreciate any information.

Albert Goldberg
Phoenix, Az.

Monica Bay responds:

If you have suggestions, forward them to lawtech@amlaw.com and we'll report back!

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