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Providing information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Document Imaging

What are the Steps?

Scan Words Arrow Picture (pdf)
scanning viewing scan on monitor
Software Application
Optical Character
  Recognition (OCR)
Arrow Ensure Accessibility
Word Search
Editing Capability
batch scanner OCR processing

Scanning a page creates a digital picture, or pdf, of that page. A separate software process, called optical character recognition, is referred to as OCR. This OCR process also allows each word on each page to be searchable, just as Google performs a search function, and allows the text on the page to be edited. Additionally, the page becomes accessible to people who use screen readers.

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The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center,the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.