[Athen] OCR for Handwriting Recognition

Wink Harner winkharner at mesacc.edu
Thu May 26 14:08:05 PDT 2011

hey Sean,

Is there a tablet and/or bamboo input equivalent for Macs? I've been working with one of our math professors using LIvescribe, handwriting recognition & MathType, but in the PC environment. Also we've been using bamboo tablet input directly into Microsoft Word with MathType & equation editor. I can talk to my contact, Sue Glascoe, and find out what she may have learned from her Mac experiences & math. I'll let you know.

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From: "Sean J Keegan" <skeegan at stanford.edu>
To: "Alternate Media" <altmedia at htclistserv.htctu.fhda.edu>, "Access Technology Higher Education Network" <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:47:35 PM
Subject: [Athen] OCR for Handwriting Recognition

Hello all,

Has anyone used an OCR package for handwriting recognition? I have a
student who wants to use this solution to digitize handwritten notes (he
is unable to use a computer for any length of time, but does computer
programming). The student uses a Mac and I am not aware of any
mainstream applications for that platform that support handwriting

I have considered recommending the use of a Livescribe Pen and then use
the MyScript app for the handwriting recognition, but he was not
thrilled about this solution. From what I have gathered, the desire is
to write out the actual code and then have this "recognized" into text
that he can copy/paste into programs.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Take care,

Sean Keegan
Associate Director, Assistive Technology
Office of Accessible Education - Stanford University
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