You've got the idea. And if your friend's child is blind, you can hve him help by seeing if the illustration description is clear enough,i.e., understandble. As a sighted person, I forget sometimes that what I know a blind person might not. I was describing The Man Who Walked Between Towers, somehow the discussion came onto the list. Someone asked about how the man on the tightrope balanced, and I mentioned holding a long stick perpendicular to rope, thinking in my mind that it was being held by outstretched arms across the rope--but Shelley described it in more detail--i.e., a long pole being held by outstretched arms across his body; then I realized that perpendicular could have meant straight up and from the rope. Now I try to think of how what I write might be misunderstood, or, when I "scan" a children's book (usually typed rather than scanned because, as with the David book, from what I understand from the post, the background of the pages are in color) I ask Shelley or Lena to validate it and correct to my descriptions if they need to be clarified--or if they are too detailed. I was including colors, and had asked here and received the answer that people appreciated them. But it does make the job of describing the illustrations more time-consuming. Cindy --- Jamie Yates <jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > I know and love this book. > > So like on the page (I don't HAVE this book anymore > but all the David books were well loved and read in > our house) where David takes a big bite out of the > cake and he says something like "no, no it wasn't > me!" > you would write something like: > > [picture shows David standing next to a whole cake > with a big bite taken out of it] > > ? > > Because if you were blind you would need to know > that > so that the next one would make sense. The next one > is > something like David crying in his bed and saying > "yes, it was me!" > > All the David books are funny pictures like that > with > simple sentences to go with the pictures. > > Jamie in Michigan > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.