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Instruction on using QR Codes with your mobile device to directly access websites.
Last Updated: Jul 7, 2011 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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QR Code

Above is an example of a QR Code. 

When this image is scanned from a barcode reader on a mobile device, the user will be taken directly to this webpage.


What is a QR Code?

"A QR code (abbreviation for Quick Response code) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera telephones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, URL, or other data."

Source: Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. (2011, June 12). FL: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved June 13, 2011, from



How to Scan a QR Code

To scan a QR Code, you will need the following:

  • A mobile device with a camera and internet connection.
  • A barcode reader application.  If you do not already have one, search for qr code reader in your app market.

After you have the appropriate items:

  • Open the reader app.
  • Point the reader at the code and scan.

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