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Accessibility and Assistive Technology: OpenBook

A resource guide for assistive technology, accessibility, and digital learning tools available at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


OpenBook 8 Cover

What is OpenBook?

OpenBook software is used for converting graphics-based printed text to electronic text, using Optical Character Recognition. It also contains two text-to-speech functions and allows for a split screen view and document annotation. The product is geared toward users with low vision.

OpenBook 8 Packaging

UIUC's Undergraduate Library has version 8.0 available on all public computers.

Helpful Tools

Try OpenBook: a link to FreedomScientific's free trial demo of OpenBook is below! Windows machines only.

OpenBook Free Demo (264 MB FTP download)