Re: end of the line for finereader

"Marvin Atkins"

Hi David,
I’m using Kurzweil 13.4 on my Windows 10 system. I had to go to the Kurzweil site and download a patch to update version 13 to 13.4, also there was a set of instructions I had to follow when installing the patch. I called Kurzweil support to ensure I was doing everything correctly. I was told that 13.4 may not work after a major update but I’m currently up to the latest 1909, waiting for 2004, and Kurzweil is still working.

From: David Griffith via
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] end of the line for finereader


Kurzweil version 14 is working here on Windows 10 but versions before that, such as 13 etc most definitely did not. I had to uprade from 13 to get functionality.


David Griffith

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From: g melconian
Sent: 10 June 2020 22:15
Subject: Re: [nvda] end of the line for finereader


Don’t know .kurzweil 1000 has not been updated  since 14. Since  the  developer of Kurzweil 1000 for the blind has retired. they are still keeping Kurzweil 3000 product around. Maybe download  a trial of  that and see how it works.   The other  thing I can think of is open book by VFO or omni page .but with omni page I have not tried and don’t know how  well it will work .


-----Original Message-----

From: <> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:19 AM


Subject: [nvda] end of the line for finereader


Hi all.


Well, looks like fine reader just had a name change since I have gotten it.


It seems to be called fine reader 15 pdf now.


Since support and abbyy don't seem to deem it important to fix the accessibility issues and since it all seems locked to business now I think it is time for me to cut my losses and upgrade.


The last version was released at the end of the year.


What ocr program should I use instead of abbyy fine reader.











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