[bksvol-discuss] Re: A book you validated has been accepted by Bookshare

You're absolutely right about picture books. I'm so very glad that you're able 
and willing to do them.Few people realize how time-consuming and difficult it 
is to describe illustrations well--especially when there are a lot of things 
going on in the picture, as in Cloudy With  Chance of Meatballs, or if one is 
sighted  and might not realize that a blind person may not have the same 
referent point as we. My husband and I watched the DVD  of man on the Wire. 
It's a documentary of the wire walk between the  World trade center Towers.The 
Man Who Walked Between the Towers was a book for which I described the 
illustrations. in the description of one of the pictures "I wrote A young man 
can be seen balanced on the wire, a long pole held waist–high in his hands 
across the wire." One of our members asked about the pole. Apparently she had 
difficulty picturing it. She asked how it was held, and I said it was 
perpendicular to the wire, thinking across the wire,
 the wire running, say, north south and the pole going east-west. But I forgot 
that perpendicular could also mean gong from bottom to above, bottom being the 
wire, so the pole could be rising from the wire. Shelley gave a more accurate 
explanation. Ever since then, when I have described illustrations for  books, 
I've sent the proofed  file to the blind scanner to  read and see if my 
descriptions made sense, and I asked them to please rewrite them as needed. 
(and I wait, when picture books are submitted, to see if someone else will 
offer to do the descriptions. smile So I'm truly glad that you have joined us. 
Know that yuur efforts are very appreciated.



Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned 
list available at sites below



Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List

Books Being Scanned List: 
https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List


--- On Sun, 10/25/09, Doug Maples <wdmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Doug Maples <wdmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: A book you validated has been accepted by 
> Bookshare
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009, 3:55 PM
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> mistake here or there, but she always gives me a very good
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> with. As she said, she has been handing them a little too
> quickly for me to get
> another project finished. After that, we'll get back to
> it. It is much more
> difficult taking a picture book and turning it into pure
> text. Pictures create
> a lot of problems in the very time consuming. Anyway, it
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> good to know that there is another book out there for kids
> to read and enjoy.
> We know how much our Nichole loves reading, so we want to
> give up the kids that
> same joy. 
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