Comparing The Open Book and the Kurzweil 1000By Andrews, David; Braille Forum, Vol. 44, No. 2
Publication Date: February 2001
Article evaluating and comparing the Open Book (version 4.9) and Kurzweil 1000 (version 5.0.02) voice output OCR (optical character recognition) programs. The review examines similarities and differences between the programs with regard to installation, speech engines and synthesizers, scanning functions, OCR engines, user interfaces, supported file formats, text editing functions, bookmarks, visual appearance, support for refreshable braille displays, and use as money identifiers. Open Book, which is also known as "An Open Book" and "Open Book Ruby Edition," comes from Arkenstone, now part of Freedom Scientific. Kurzweil 1000, formerly called Omni 1000, at the time of writing was sold by Lernout and Hauspie (L&H). For some years the author directed the International Braille and Technology Center at the National Center for the Blind.
Assistive Products Discussed: OPENBOOK
Published by: American Council of the Blind (ACB) (Website:http://www.acb.org)
Link to text: http://www.nfb.org/BM/BM01/BM0102/bm010210.htm