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This scanning and reading system instantly converts printed materials to speech or large print output on your computer. OpenBook gives you access to what you need to read, whether it’s a book, classroom assignment, bill, or PDF document.

Scanning and Reading Software

OpenBook converts printed documents or graphic-based text into an electronic text format on your PC, using high-quality speech and the latest optical character recognition (OCR) technology. OpenBook is innovative software designed to enhance success for people who are blind or have low vision who need access to printed and electronic materials. OpenBook and the PEARL document camera create a complete scanning and reading system for work, home, and school.


Support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
Convert printed text to natural, human-like speech in many languages
Powerful optical character recognition provides editable text
Scan bound books and maintain pagination
Powerful low vision features tailor the appearance of text on the screen, including font style, size, character spacing, and colors
Lightning-fast OCR with the PEARL document camera
Automatic page capture for efficient document acquisition
Versatile document navigation and management tools maximize your productivity
Business and Classroom Features
Enhanced ability to search for and download books and other materials from the Internet
Full support for listening to DAISY and other audio files
Add comments and highlighting for increased productivity
Emboss Braille documents directly from OpenBook
Export to other applications like Microsoft Word 
Common key commands with JAWS and MAGic
Built-in photocopy functionality

OpenBook System Requirements

Specification Minimum Requirement:
Operating System All 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008
Processor speed 500 MHz Intel® Pentium or faster
Memory (RAM) 256 MB (512 MB recommended)
Required hard disk space 1.2 GB (on the drive containing the Program Files and Windows folders)
Video 256 color graphics
Sound Windows compatible sound card
Keyboard 104 key keyboard
Acquisition device A TWAIN or WIA-compatible flatbed scanner or a Freedom Scientific camera
CD ROM Drive


What’s New in OpenBook 9 OpenBook User Manual (TEXT)

OpenBook User Manual (PDF)

OpenBook Quick Start Guide (TEXT)

OpenBook Quick Start Guide (PDF)

Supported Scanners for OpenBook


PEARL Portable Reading Camera Quick Start Guide (PDF)

SKU: FO340176

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