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In my case, I have a cheap Canon
LiDE120. The driver has its own installer which is extremely
accessible with NVDA. I use KNFB Reader for Windows 10 since I
bought cheap when launched. I also purchased Omnipage 19 on Ebay
extremely cheap. Also works perfect with NVDA.
On 5/21/2020 10:59 AM, Gene wrote:
Others may want to make
correction s or expand on what I'm saying. I haven't kept up
with scanners for years but this is my understanding of how
things used to be.
I don't know if the driver has
anything too do with what the scanner supports. It used to be
that at least some scanners came with accessible OCR
programs. I don't know enough about this to generalize, but
it is my impression that not as many do now. The thing to do
might be to ask the list for good scanners to use for OCR and
get a program like Fine Reader to use with it, which is
accessible and much cheaper than software for blind people
such as Openbook or Kurzweil. It isn't a question of whether
the driver is accessible, but whether you can use the scanner
with accessible scanning programs. Do scanners usually
support the TWAIN interface? I believe Fine Reader uses that
interface. I havedn't looked into whether the TWAIN interface
is necessary with such programs and others may comment.
The Epson Perfection series of
scanners has been popular with blind people scanning documents
for a long time. I haven't looked into the line for years and
others can comment on whether it is still popular.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:49 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible scanner drivers
Depends on what software you are going to use with it.
If you are using open book and/or kerzweil os something like that
all you should need is twain support and that will be transparent
to the software.
I havea a standalone black and white brother inexpensive laser
printer that I just love and a separate cannon scanner that is
working like a champ.
Hope this helps
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Tony Malykh
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:38 AM
Subject: [nvda] Accessible scanner drivers
I am looking to buy a new scanner as my old one just died. However
I've heard that scanner drivers from many manufacturers tend to be
not very accessible. Can anyone recommend me which scanner (or
scanner+printer) comes with accessible driver/accompanying