[bksvol-discuss] Re: Finding Books To Scan for Bookshare

The advantage many of us had as typists in the era before computers is that we learned to type as children or teens. Now pretty much everyone does this more readily. When I was in school, the only people other than blind folks who touch typed were folks who wanted to become secretaries.


E.
At 04:08 PM 7/9/2007, you wrote:

You are right, E.  There is absolutely no advantage in being able to see
when it comes to typing speed and accuracy.

Sue S.

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I learned to type when I was ten.  I had typed for twenty years
before I got an apple 2e.  Cannot imagine any reason a blind person
would be a slow typist.  Many sighted folks hunt and peck.  Have no
idea who he is comparing us to or what his disability might be. Sounds
silly.

E.
At 03:42 PM 7/9/2007, you wrote:
>Hi, E.  I think he meant typing.  I hadn't offered to transcribe the
>sessions in real time, though; I was recording the session and just
>transcribed from it later so that everything would be accurate.
>
>Linda Adams
>
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>>Do you think he means they are too slow at typing and somehow doing
>>medical transcription is work one can do slowly?  I am totally
>>blind. Slow doing what one wonders.
>>
>>confused,
>>E.
>>
>>At 03:24 PM 7/9/2007, you wrote:
>>>Hi, E.  I wasn't at the chat session last week because I was doing
>>>a job with a temporary job agency, but the week before, in the
>>>chat session on book validation, the topic of chat room
>>>accessibility by Bookshare's deaf-blind users was discussed, and I
>>>offered to transcribe a summary of that chat session for anyone
>>>who wanted one since I was used to doing transcription as a
>>>job.  This fellow's comment was, "Totally blind people are too
>>>slow.  They always put blind people in medical transcription jobs.
>>>I guess they still do that these days."
>>>
>>>Anyway, I'm glad to help, but I certainly don't have to attend the
>>>chat room sessions to listen to more of that.
>>>
>>>Linda Adams
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>>>To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 1:08 PM
>>>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Finding Books To Scan for Bookshare
>>>
>>>
>>>>Was the chat room being plagued with a nuisance visitor?  I have
>>>>not been able to attend.  I thought there were moderators or something.
>>>>
>>>>E.
>>>>
>>>>At 02:04 PM 7/9/2007, you wrote:
>>>>>Brian Collins is no longer present at the chat sessions to insult
>>>>>people.
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