Before scanning a document, first evaluate if this particular document is needed and cannot be substituted. If it is necessary, search for the document online to see if an electronic version already exists. This can save time and energy.
A high quality scan is one that is easy for everyone to read, including individuals with low vision or who use assistive technologies to read text electronically. High quality scans should be free from:
Be sure to consider these issues when (a) choosing an original source and (b) producing the scanned version.
See these examples from the University of Washington.
Example A. Scanned page with unreadable text in the margin
Example C. Page scanned with original not aligned well on scanner; page is tilted, text is blurry, and some text disappears into the margin
When changing the scanning settings, please
During the scanning process, please be aware of the following:
A consistent, logical naming scheme will help instructors and users to identify and locate documents. Choose a naming scheme that would be clear to someone outside of the class/environment. Please: