By Kristin Stanberry , Marshall Raskind, Ph.D.
This technology allows a user to scan printed material into a computer or handheld unit. The scanned text is then read aloud via a speech synthesis/screen reading system. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is available as stand-alone units, computer software, and as portable, pocket-sized devices.
OCR may benefit people who struggle with: reading.
Updated February 2010