[access-uk] Re: New Harry Potter book

        Could you explain, to the nearly non Braillist that I am, what the
benefits of Braille are?

        I'm genuinely curious, as from my perspective there seems to be
little to commend it to me.

        Before I start an almightly flame war, I'll stress that I'm talking
only from my own perspective, not generally across the board. But I am
curious all the same. *Smile.

Tink. 

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Iain Lackie
Sent: 06 July 2005 22:16
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: New Harry Potter book

But it would be a good thing if more people were given the chance to prefer
Braille.

Iain.
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Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 10:00 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: New Harry Potter book


> Hmmmmmm, perhaps not Ian, but isn't everyone allowed to choose their 
> preferred format?
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>> Yes, but some blind people read Braille and despite what some would have 
>> you believe, Braille is not dying nor should be allowed to die.
>>
>> Iain.
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>> From: "James O'Dell" <jamesodell@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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>> Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 3:30 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: New Harry Potter book
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>>> presumably someone has booked a slot in Stephen Fry's diary this time 
>>> around?
>>>
>>> They have, but the audio version won't be available until August 25.  is

>>> anyone actually going to order the braille version then?  yes I admit 
>>> braille is bulky but I'm perfectly happy to read a book in that format, 
>>> that's what it's for after all.  Like I said I would have liked to have 
>>> seen Daisy audio, but this might well have needed to be produced using 
>>> concatenated speech rather than a human reader.  Then there is the myth 
>>> that all blind people read braille, I encounter this a lot and wouldn't 
>>> be surprised if it is shared by the publishers.
>>>
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