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Disability Resources & Educational Services

OpenBook for Windows

OpenBook, by Freedom Scientific, is a scanning and reading software package. It utilizes image acquisition software to allow readers with low-vision, blindness, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities that make reading difficult to read printed books, magazines, newspapers, or other print media.

Starting OpenBook


To start OpenBook, click on the OpenBook icon Open Book icon on the dekstop or select that entry from the Start Menu. Upon launch, the OpenBook application window will open (Figure 1) and the application will announce "Welcome to OpenBook."

Screenshot of the Open Book application window

Figure 1. The OpenBook application window.

Exiting OpenBook

To exit OpenBook, close the application.

For More Information

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