Listening to the Printed Page: Features and Options in Optical Character Recognition and Reading SoftwaresBy Petty, Linda; Closing the Gap, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 4-6, 40
Publication Date: April/May 2005
Article is the second in a three-part series that examines the options available in optical character recognition (OCR) and reading software programs. Optical character recognition software was originally created to convert printed documents to electronic text and read it out loud for people who are blind or have low vision. The functions of OCR have expanded to include features such as document search engines, thesauri, spell checkers, and voice output calculators. The programs can also be used to e-mail documents, download files, and photocopy and fax documents. A comprehensive list of manufacturers is included with the article.
Published by: Closing the Gap, Inc. (Website:http://www.closingthegap.com)