Blog - Document Scanning With Mobile Devices

Seeing AI is an app designed by Microsoft for the blind and visually impaired. The developers brought together the power of the cloud and AI to deliver an intelligent app designed to help users navigate.  Point the phone’s camera, select a channel, and the user hears a...

This inexpensive OCR app has just emerged from Beta testing.  It's a simple to use text recognition tool for Text-to-Speech conversion and fast PDF emailing.

Works on iOS or Android and costs about seven dollars US.

Scan paper documents with the camera and recognize...

Scanner Pro is one of the most popular scanner apps for iOS devices. For those with many items to scan, or need higher quality images, the app is often used with a scanning stand like ScanJig Pro.

In addition, documents are often saved in PDF format and s...


Camscanner is one of the most popular scanner applications sold round the world. For those with many items to scan, or need higher quality images, the app is often used with a scanning stand like ScanJig Pro.

In addition, documents are often saved in PDF format an...

Capturing printed photos with your smart phone can be tedious and image quality can vary dramatically.  With Google's Photo Scan App, and the help of a scanning stand, you can quickly convert hundreds of photos into a digital format to share with friends or family....

Heather Hopper, OTR has been helping a young student with cerebral palsy use the SnapType app on the iPad.  By adding the ScanJig scanning stand the 3rd grader has found it much easier to navigate the app.

Here is the feedback from Heather:

I am an occupat...

This moving and insightful article about blindness appeared in the New York Times.  The piece provides sighted people with a clear understanding of the challenges of living with the disability.

New York Times Article

There are  basically two ways to scan a book using the KNFB Reader app with the aid of the ScanJig scan stand. The app has two profiles that can be used - Manual Picture profile or Document Stand profile.

Method 1 - Manual Picture profile selection.

This first metho...

The KNFB Reader app is designed  to help blind and visually impaired users to recognize text and convert the text to speech.

This video demonstrates how to scan a book using the app and an iPhone.

To capture pages automatically the app can be used with a scanning stand f...

A scanning stand accessory will hold your iPhone or iPad steady, aligned and at the correct distance as you use the Scanner Pro app to scan multiple documents.  When scanning many pages, intelligent border detection can actually get in the way and slow productivity....

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