Digit-Eyes now offers no-charge access to registered users who
want to use a laser scanner attached to their desktop or laptop.
Use any 2-D laser scanner that can be attached to your computer or laptop and
that provides keyboard-style input.
How is this done?
- Buy a USB-connected, handheld 2D laser scanner. It
needs to be one that simulates keyboard input to your
desktop or laptop computer. There are many manufacturers,
Metrologic and Symbol Technologies are well-known. These are
available from many sources and can commonly be found on
eBay as well (search the term '2d handheld laser scanner' on
Google or eBay.
- Bring up a voice-enabled browser or screen reader on your
desktop or laptop.
- Select the option on the Digit-Eyes website that is titled
- When the page displays, activate the scanner. When
the code is found, it will automatically be submitted and
the results voiced.
- If there are instructions, ingredients or directions for
use from the manufacturer, these will be made available as
well as the name of the item.
Helpful Hint: The laser scanner needs to
"find" the bar code on the item. You may
need to rotate the item so that all surfaces are exposed to the
scanner before the code is found. If you need help,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't have a laser scanner and don't want to pay full price? Good ones
are often available on eBay in used or refurbished
condition for under $100 US.