[access-uk] Re: RNIB pocket Braille calendar

Wendy
This has been the case for a long time as far as Braille proof reading is 
concerned. I remember buying a book in 1989 where the dots on the lefthand side 
of space 6 on every even page was missing. This was some kind of mechanical 
fault. I remember two or three years ago every magazine seemed to be peppered 
with extra dots. Again this was a mechanical problem, but a lot of really 
horrible Braille was sent out.

Iain
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Wendy Sharpe 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 8:36 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: RNIB pocket Braille calendar


  Jackie

   

  I'm sure you're right about lack of proof-reading.  People used to be 
employed to do this, but I expect it is all down to saving money and employing 
as few people as possible.

   

  I do think RNIB has too many fingers in too many pies now, and if they stuck 
to the core services which really benefit us there wouldn't be so many mistakes.

   

  Wendy

   


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  From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Jackie Cairns
  Sent: 21 November 2007 20:29
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: RNIB pocket Braille calendar

   

  Wendy, there is actually a more serious issue about this if you think about 
it.  They aren't proof-reading their Braille material, and I can definitely 
vouch for it as I received someone else's Braille mail earlier this year which 
should never have got to me.  I really kicked off about it as I felt extremely 
embarrassed at being party to information that belonged to someone else.  It 
had been left on the embosser they told me, which is no excuse.  So it begs the 
question of who proof-reads what there these days.

   

  Jackie

    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Wendy Sharpe 

    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 8:06 PM

    Subject: [access-uk] Re: RNIB pocket Braille calendar

     

    Jackie

     

    I got my pocket calendar a while ago and didn't really look at it, but as 
you say, according to RNIB January 31st does not exist.  However, they did 
manage to start February on a Friday, so the Thursday is just missing.  Maybe 
they just ran out of dots, went to find some more and forgot where they left 
off!

     

    The stuff at the end is all about what RNIB can do for you in terms of 
products and advice.  Apparently they can even tell you about good nights out 
now.  Is there no end to how much RNIB will interfere in our private lives?

     

    Wendy

     


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    From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Jackie Cairns
    Sent: 21 November 2007 19:39
    To: Access UK Mailing List
    Subject: [access-uk] RNIB pocket Braille calendar

     

    List, want a laugh?  This is very tongue in cheek too!

     

    A friend of mine has just received his pocket Braille calendar (product 
number BB10).  He has informed me that there are only 30 days in January 2008 
on it, so if you are about to rush out and buy one from Customer Services, 
perhaps you should ask RNIB to add the extra day in January, even though it's 
February that will get an extra date next year because it is a leap year.  
(smiles).

     

    The new pocket calendar apparently contains a lot of product info from RNIB 
too which has never been in it in the past.  I haven't got round to ordering 
mine yet, so I'll wait till we get the last day of January back!!

     

    Jackie

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