The Era of the Five-Second Scan Is HereBy Crabb, Nolan; Dialogue: A World of Ideas for Visually Impaired People of All Ages, Vol. XLVI, No. 6, pp. 42-45
Publication Date: November-December 2007
Review of the OpticBook 3600 scanner. Capable of scanning facing pages of a book in less than five seconds, the OpticBook 3600 includes technology that eliminates the distortion and shadowing that can occur when scanning a book that is difficult to keep flat. Installation software for the scanner includes the ABBYY Fine Reader Optical Character Recognition software which enables the import of a scanned file into Microsoft Word. Disadvantages to the OpticBook 3600 noted include somewhat uneven output quality depending on the material scanned, the software that allows changing the function of the scanner’s buttons being inaccessible to screen-reader users, and an uneven quality of user support. The author also notes that the scanner was difficult to find in office-supply stores but can be ordered online at http://www.amazon.com.
Published by: Blindskills, Inc. (Website:http://www.blindskills.com)