What is the book, James? Perhaps one of us can obtain it and provide you with the missing pages. If you can provide the ISBN number as well as the title I can perhaps get the exact copy. Cindy --- james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > Hi, > When I validate, I try to read the entire book. It > helps if I am interested > in the book. > > I have a related question. When someone sends back a > book, can they > partially validate it and have it go back to step > one for someone else to > look at? I'm asking because I can tell that a book I > got definitely has > some missing material, but I don't want to reject it > because it is an > otherwise very clean book. > > Thanks. > > Jim > > > James D Homme, > Usability Engineering > Highmark Inc. > james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx > 412-544-8177 > > "If you think you can, or if you think you can't, > you are right." > > > > > > "Grandma Cindy" > > <popularplace@yah > > oo.com> > To > Sent by: > bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > bksvol-discuss-bo > cc > unce@xxxxxxxxxxxx > > g > Subject > > [bksvol-discuss] Re: Validating the > Validator > > 04/09/2007 09:04 > > PM > > > > > > Please respond to > > bksvol-discuss@fr > > eelists.org > > > > > > > > > > I had the impression from various posts that at > least > some of the blind volunteers do get the book and > listen or follow in braille as they validate. > Perhaps > I made a wrong assumption. > > But yes, if one can't get the book and can't, from > the > reading of the downloaded file, figure out the word > that's missing from the sentence, and there are a > lot > of them, then, as someone else suggested, the book > should either be released for someone sighted to do, > preferably in my opinion, or be rejected. I know we > have some peopple on this list who are disabled in a > way that qualifies them but are sighted, and people > who have partial sight. But a lot of the time, if > the > validator like Jim is reading the book file, the > wrong > or missing word is obvious and can be filled in. The > book I'm doing now is like that. I don't really need > the physical book, though I do have it. In a > sentence > I read last night the letter m stood for him, not > in--it was obvious from the context. And an earlier > sentence that contained the word rolling didn't make > sense to me, so I checked and it was supposed to be > strolling. If I'd left the people rolling along the > beach instead of strolling along the beach it > probably > wouldn't have made too much difference. smile > > It may be that a person who was an English or > history > major and/or done a lot of general reading is more > attuned to sentences and sentence structure than, > for > example, a person whose background is in math or > sciences; in that case perhaps filling in words > based > on context or phraseolog wouldn't be as easy and the > book should be released. > > Cindy > > > > --- Jamie Yates <jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > Cindy, when you are validating a book that is > > missing > > words in the book, and you can't get a physical > book > > to look and see what the missing words are, would > > the > > proper step be to reject the book? > > > > It would be difficult for bookshare volunteers who > > aren't sighted to compare the scanned text to a > > physical book unless they scanned the page in > > question, and if they were going to do that, they > > might as well just rescan the book, right? > > > > > > > > > > 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. > > > > > > > > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ > > It's here! Your new message! > Get new email alerts with the free Yahoo! Toolbar. > http://tools.search.yahoo.com/toolbar/features/mail/ > 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. > > > > 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. > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Get your own web address. Have a HUGE year through Yahoo! Small Business. http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/domains/?p=BESTDEAL 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.