[Athen] Free or Low cost OCR Options for Faculty and Staff

Rebecca Skipper rskipper1 at udayton.edu
Tue Feb 19 10:02:54 PST 2013

The University of Dayton's Disability Services Office is seeking free
or low cost (less than $100) OCR packages for faculty and staff to
encourage the creation of accessible PDF documents.

Are there free or low cost OCR software which will help faculty tag
PDF documents?
I've seen several free OCR packages but they do not mention support
for tagging PDF documents.
Currently, I know Microsoft Word supports conversion of documents to
PDF and generating tags from predefined styles in Word. However, most
documents are created from scanned images.
Faculty and staff may not purchase OmniPage, Acrobat Professional, or
Abby Fine Reader.
Thank you for your time and input.--
Best Regards,

Rebecca Skipper
Assistive Technology Specialist
Office of Learning Resources (OLR)
Ryan C. Harris Learning & Teaching Center (LTC)

University of Dayton | 300 College Park | Dayton, Ohio 45469-1302
Room: RL 023 B

Phone: 937-229-2066
Fax: 937-229-3270
TTY: 937-229-2059 (available for individuals who are deaf and hard-of
Email: rskipper1 at udayton.edu
On the Web: go.udayton.edu/learning

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