Re: The Future of the Screen Reader Market

Bhavya shah

Hi Matt,
To the best of my knowledge, a usual Smartphone camera is not
comparable to a scanner. A flatbed scanner may be able to cover a
larger surface area, scan with higher resolution images, thus leading
to better OCRed results. KNFb Reader probably does what it can to the
best of its abilities, but Kurzweil with a scanner is the only ideal
pair for hard core print to electronic text conversion.

On 6/18/16, Matt <> wrote:
Do you use a stand with your phone? If not then I can understand why. If
use one of the stands and use the Knfb reader they say it works great and
very fast and easy.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2016 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Future of the Screen Reader Market

Oh, the thought of that! I use the Kurzweil and my scanner for books.
bad enough scanning a page with my phone, never mind a whole book of pages!


-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2016 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Future of the Screen Reader Market

Mark, have you tried scanning a book with k n f b reader?

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: June-17-16 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Future of the Screen Reader Market

Well, there is just so much you can do with OCr. Also they have other type
of OCR product as well. Also the KNFB Reader a lot of people is using that
now . Especially since it is on both IOS and Android platform. 99 bucks
is much cheaper than OB or KW is. Then the cost of a Scanner on top of
Now KNFB reader not a OB or KW . As these has other features that really
nothing to do with OCR. I myself was looking at getting OB and some kind
scanner till abut then KNFB Reader came out and then it was so good it was
waste of money to get OB and scanner . not talking about where I was going
to put the scanner. So I now use the KNFB reader and it does 95 percent or
more of what I would have been scanning. So I think things Like a big old
scanner and paying the outrageous price for OCR might have seen most of it
days. Yes there will be market for such A T products as there will always
someone who want that A T product and of course government agencies and
buying it for clients. But as more of us start paying out of the pocket I
think you will see people using alternative products that cost much less
that are main stream products. JST

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Future of the Screen Reader Market

Hi all,

Hmmm, perhaps I am equating updating with strong marketing. I haven't seen
any strong push on the part of FS/VFO for OB. It's not mentioned often and
it's not being brought out as a representative of their product line.

Ann P.

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