While not an official feature, Google Docs is busy adding great stuff to their offerings. Lifehacker share this morning that Google Docs is adding OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to their list of features. Again, this is not a an official offering, but still in the test stages. I tried two different photos (they have to be in .jpg, .png, or .gif) and one worked and one didn't. So it's still has some work, but this is exciting news for accessibility!!!! Having a free OCR option would open so many doors for out students. You can try out the demo here:
Google Doc OCR
Hopefully if it's gets a good response, it will become a feature much quicker!!
Do you know somebody else who would find this post interesting or useful? Please forward it to them. Did somebody forward this post to you? Visit Teaching All Students and subscribe to receive posts for free. If you need a tutorial please visit this post: RSS Readers