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OCR Text Editor

At Home or On-Site

Last updated May 22, 2017


Would you like to help ensure equal access to print materials for children and adults with print disabilities? Would you enjoy the challenge of correcting an editable Word document to match the printed text file? With your help, ABLE can more quickly convert print into braille and audio formats, so that blind children and adults can have equal access to a world of information.

On-site volunteers will learn to use the program “ABBYY FineReader” to perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on images of print. At-home volunteers will just edit the Word document output from ABBYY to match the original text (saved as a PDF file). Many assignments may have tight deadlines so that students can receive their school assignments at the same time as their sighted peers.

It's a perfect opportunity for retirees or persons with time to volunteer from home.


Time Commitment:

Time commitment of 3-5 hours/week for a duration of at least 4 months.


Training will be provided.


For more information about our Volunteer Opportunities, please contact:

Matt or Janet: 414-286-3039 or volunteer@ablenow.org


Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Braille Department Assistant - On-Site

Tactile Graphics Volunteer - At Home or On-Site

Gothic German Text Editor - At Home or On-Site

Audio Talking Book Editor - At Home or On-Site

Studio Reader - On-Site

Studio Engineer - On-Site

Studio Monitor - On-Site

Audio Editor - At Home or On-Site