[Athen] Tutorial for scanning and preparing documents for use with JAWS

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Mon Jan 4 08:23:42 PST 2016

It sounds like you are on the right path. Here are some quick tips:

1) Always use the Canon software (Capture Perfect) to scan. Do not scan directly into ABBYY as it will cut your speed dramatically. ABBYY also does not offer all of the cool features to adjust scans that Capture Perfect has.

2) It is recommended to save your scans as TIFF images, but I have had a few problems with that format so I use PDF as a back up. Try TIFF first as it is the richer format.

3) If you don't already have it, I recommend getting Acrobat Pro as well. You'll need it for dealing with the files you get from publishers.

What version of ABBYY are you using? I may be able to provide a few quick reference documents for you.

Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
rbeach at kckcc.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Maria Bohn
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 10:11 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Tutorial for scanning and preparing documents for use with JAWS

Hi Robert! We have a Canon hi speed scanner and then convert using ABBYY Finereader Pro - )Im not even 100% sure that¹s the best method so any tips
welcome) - the work was handed over to me and I do it the way the person who preceded me taught me except I was able to secure ABBYY - he used Kurzweil which we still have but I was frustrated with that software on the slow computers and scanners we had (we now have updated scanners and computers in the lab room).

Maria Bohn
Senior Resource Accommodation Specialist Assistive Technology Office of Specialized Services Bergen Community College

On 1/4/16, 10:48 AM, "Robert Beach" <rbeach at KCKCC.EDU> wrote:

>What technologies are you using to scan?



>Robert Lee Beach

>Assistive Technology Specialist

>Kansas City Kansas Community College

>7250 State Avenue

>Kansas City, KS 66112


>rbeach at kckcc.edu


>-----Original Message-----

>From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu]

>On Behalf Of Maria Bohn

>Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 9:38 AM

>To: athen-list at u.washington.edu

>Subject: [Athen] Tutorial for scanning and preparing documents for use

>with JAWS


>So as not to reinvent the wheel - does anyone have a tutorial they can

>share for making print accessible with JAWS - particularly scanned

>documents and books? I am in the process of hiring student helpers to

>help with scanning for blind students and if I had something they could

>read or review as a hand out or tutorial for reference it would greatly

>reduce the time spent training and reviewing work before sending to the

>students. Could not find anything on Bookshare or online with a search.


>Maria Bohn

>Senior Resource Accommodation Specialist Assistive Technology Office of

>Specialized Services Bergen Community College


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