I have been struggling with reading my mail and other correspondence recently. For many years I would just ask others to read my letters and post but as I have been exploring more and more assistive technology options I feel I cancan and should be more independent.
I learned about Voice Dream Scanner from a friend who told me to just dive right in and give it a go. Despite having tried several apps that do a similar job of scanning a document and then reading it back, most were either fiddly toto work or just didn’t come up with the best of results.
As I am in the fortunate position to have Kurzweil 1000 which I tend to use for scanning and other longer form materials, I would often resort to that. But for a quick read of a letter from the hospital or a credit card bill, I didn’t want to have to pull out the scanner, dust it off and set up the laptop just to do that. So I thought I would try it out and compareKurzweil 1000 to Voice Dream Scanner, bearing in mind that K1000 costs around £1000 and the Voice Dream Scanner app costs less than a tenner!Listen to my thoughts and experience and comment.
I am an absolute geek who loves technology. I also happen to be severely sight impaired and that has meant my journey with new technology has been challenging. What I've learnt is what I want to share with others and I do that on air in the UK on RNIB Connect Radio's weekly Tech Talk radio show and podcast, and on AMI-Audio's Double Tap Canada radio show and podcast. I'm also a very lucky husband and the owner of the world's coolest dog!