[bksvol-discuss] Re: Knitting books

Thanks. That's good to know.
Tracy


> Hi Tracy & Jamie;
>
> Mayrie just advised me on this --
>
> And finally, if you provide image descriptions, you're offering something
> that publishers currently don't, and should note this in the short
> synopsis
> of the form when uploading your book. Bookshare currently keeps both
> scanned and publisher quality books if they are the same book if the
> scanned copy contains image descriptions.
>
> hope this helps!
>
> Vivian
>
>
>
> At 01:13 PM 2/10/2012 -0500, you wrote:
>>I agree. And, if someone like Jamie has sweated blood to make the images
>>accessible, it would be a shame to replace her book with a PQ book that
>> is
>>actually inferior because of the inaccessible images.
>>Tracy
>>
>> > Hi Tracy and Jamie,
>> >
>> > I think this issue is very important to the accessibility of PQ books
>> in
>> > general.  If a book is provided to Bookshare by the author or
>> publisher,
>> > and
>> > we are not allowed to touch it, but it does not contain the very
>> > information
>> > that would make the book accessible to Bookshare members, who do pay
>> for
>> > the
>> > privilege of reading the book (though not a lot), is that book truly
>> > accessible?  Can Bookshare sign contracts for accessible books and
>> > consider
>> > those contracts met if the books provided do not contain accessible
>> > information, including graphs, tables, charts, and images crucial to
>> > understanding the book?
>> >
>> > My thought about such knitting books is "Why bother?  I can get that
>> much
>> > of
>> > the book anywhere!"
>> >
>> > This also applies to Sue's family tree, and to PQ textbooks with
>> crucial
>> > missing pieces.  And we have been asked by Bookshare to create quality
>> > reports--but how does one go about sending a quality report for each
>> of
>> > these books?  They are many!  We may need another volunteer segment to
>> > complete this task.  And, having found them, what can be done?
>> >
>> > Sandi
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Tracy Carcione" <carcione@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 7:36 AM
>> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Knitting books
>> >
>> >
>


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