Portable OCR Solutions (ACVREP CE Approved, Assistive Technology Webinar)

Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from 10 am to 11 am PT

Optical character recognition (OCR) technology provides persons who are blind or visually impaired with the capacity to scan printed text and then have it spoken in synthetic speech or saved to a computer file. OCR technology comprises three essential elements—scanning, recognition, and reading text. We will discuss the difference between standalone OCR products, a combination of OCR technology, and software-based access. Join Ian Ramos from Access Ingenuity and Joseph McDaniel from Vispero as they explain this incredible capability to the visually impaired. Note that everybody is welcome and can benefit from this presentation. Teachers of the visually impaired (TVI) can earn ACVREP continuing education credit by attending this approved presentation.

Learning Outcomes

  • What is OCR, and how it works.
  • Standalone vs. software-based application.
  • What type of OCR technology provides the best assistive benefit.

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