The only minor reservation I have in wholeheartedly recommending this book, at least in its current unprotected ePub format, is the format itself. Brisbin is currently reformatting the book so it can be downloaded and accessed as a PDF file, but at the time of this writing it was only available in ePub. You can access the book on a Mac or any device running Apple's free iBooks app. The new Victor Reader Stream will also play unprotected ePub books, as will the original version with the software upgrade pack. Most other newer generation dedicated speech or Braille notetakers will also play unprotected ePub books.
You can use your favorite iOS voice, such as Samantha, with BlindSquare. The download also includes a full set of high-quality Acapela voices. You can set the BlindSquare speech rate and volume to different levels than the VoiceOver settings. I found this extremely convenient when running BlindSquare in the background with another app speaking in the foreground. The BlindSquare alerts were more distinct and did not interrupt speech in the foreground app.
The ScanSnap SV600 Windows drivers and software come on a disk in the box, along with a copy of ABBY FineReader for ScanSnap. Mac users will need to download the software from the product website. Unfortunately, to download the Abby Fine Reader software, you will need your scanner's product and serial numbers, which are located in small type on the rear of the scanner base.
The ScanSnap does not use standard TWAIN drivers, so you will need to use the Fujitsu drivers and software to create scanned images. Using the accompanying Abby Fine Reader is the easiest way to turn scans into text, though there is a way to port your scans to OpenBook, K1000 or other OCR packages (see below).
Our car had a few options fitted. 'Active Safety Pack' (see below), carbon-fibre trim ($3470), driver and passenger memory pack ($3210, including perforated leather trim), 20-inch wheels upgrade ($2790), cold-climate pack ($2540), illuminated metal treadplates ($2110), privacy glass ($950), 'InControl Protect' ($630), configurable interior lighting ($540), nets and rails ($390 and $320 respectively), extra power socket ($240) and 'InControl Apps' ($100). Most of it is cosmetic and/or unnecessary and took us to $158,950. 2b1af7f3a8