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 >> > >> > > 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.