The iOCR program is actively involved in developing intelligent optical character recognition (iOCR) software, a valuable tool facilitating the conversion of printed documents and textual content within visual images into easily accessible digital formats. This software excels at transforming images and traditional PDF files into editable content, serving as a crucial resource for preserving important historical books in a digital format. Its versatility extends benefits to professionals in the technological field and individuals alike. In the context of Nepal, where freely available Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software for the Nepali language is scarce, iOCR addresses this gap by seamlessly converting content from images or PDF files in both Nepali and English languages into Word format. This capability makes iOCR an indispensable tool for handling multilingual content and contributes significantly to overcoming challenges in OCR solutions for the Nepali language.

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Nepali i-OCR

Convert Nepali/English language pdf/image to word document

pdf to img

PDF to image

Convert any pdf file to image file

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PDF Split

Split multi-pages pdf documents into individual files

Word to epub

Word to E-Pub

Convert word documents into accessible E-Pub files

More About OLEN i-OCR

Making documents accessible

The process of making content accessible involves several steps to improve document readability. Initially, the document is converted to Unicode using i-OCR software. Afterward, efforts are made to enhance accessibility by adding clear descriptions (alt text) for images, organizing heading levels consistently, and identifying and formatting lists, tables, poetry, and regular paragraphs. Page numbers are aligned with the printed page for easy navigation. An extensive accessibility check ensures that the Word file is fully accessible. Finally, the accessible document is converted into an E-Pub format, specifically designed for screen reader users. This allows individuals using tools like NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) or other screen readers such as Thorium to easily listen to the content.

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Current Projects

Enhanced Accessibility in Learning

Sept. 1, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2023

The Enhanced Accessibility in Learning (EAL) Project, launched in partnership with the KDDI Foundation in September 2022, targets the enhancement of educational experiences for students with visual and hearing impairments across selected schools. This initiative, leveraging experiences from an earlier pilot, focused on advancing iOCR technology, converting 30 textbooks into accessible formats, and upgrading the accessibility of the E-Pustakalaya platform. In 2023, EAL dedicated its efforts to deploying these technologies and conducting specialized teacher training to nurture an inclusive learning atmosphere. The project aimed to seamlessly blend accessible content into the curriculum, enabling educators and students to embrace a more inclusive approach to learning and setting a precedent for inclusive education advancements.

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Accessible education for the visually impaired


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