[Athen] Working with Japanese

Mamoru Iwabuchi mamoru at bfp.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Mon Aug 29 17:17:43 PDT 2016


If there is someone who can support the student and use either iOS or Android devices, Office Lens can be a choice. Office Lens gives a very good recognition accuracy of Japanese and can produce PDF and Word files. It is even free of charge.

All the best,



Dr Mamoru Iwabuchi

RCAST, the University of Tokyo

4-6-1-#3S-265, Komaba, Meguro,

Tokyo 153-8904, JAPAN

Tel & Fax: +81-(0)3-5452-5490

E-mail: mamoru at bfp.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Samantha Johns
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:06 AM
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Subject: Re: [Athen] Working with Japanese


The screenreader would need to be set to Japanese to read these characters, NVDA has a free download. Then when you OCR just make sure it is real text, and set the language if it is PDF format.

Test it out with the student and see if this works, let me know how it goes.


Samantha Johns

Accessibility & Course Support Specialist

Portland State University

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On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 9:55 AM, Norwich, Lorraine S <lnorwich at bu.edu <mailto:lnorwich at bu.edu> > wrote:


We have a student who is taking Japanese and she is legally blind. Can anyone help me with how to scan and OCR a book for her as we could not get publisher files.


Lorraine S. Norwich, BSME, MSIS

Assistant Director of Disability Services

Boston University

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