Acrobat is a great tool for OCR form image, and even hand written doc. it also is also capable of text-to-speach.

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 9:06 AM, Matt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Try Works great!

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On Feb 2, 2012, at 9:00 AM, Susan Monmaney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

When I upload it to Google Docs, it still sees it as an image, not text. I do get a lot of books through Bookshare, but they don't have every textbook, and it takes months for them to add one that we mail to them to their database, and we could use the books now.

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 8:43 AM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Google Docs, but I don't expect you will get close to the accuracy that you want.     Aren't book publishers now supposed to at least have a digital version upon request?

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On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 8:25 AM, Susan Monmaney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi all,

We're looking for a way to scan books into readable text for use with text-to-speech programs. We can borrow a nifty scanner from the DOE that will scan to text, but it's somewhat time consuming process -- one page at a time. We have photocopiers that will scan and email PDF pages, but the files are images, not readable text, so I wonder if there's a way to convert them.

Do any of you have experience with this? Any suggestions?


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