[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: description of visuals of the CBS segment re bookshare.

This is a wonder description.  Thank you so much.
Diane 

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Wow, Cindy this is a great description, smile.

Thank you for sharing this.


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Enough of you asked me to post this that I am.

A printed transcript and a video can be viewed on the CBS news site at this
URL: http://tinyurl.com/2e7wxh In fact, though I took notes from the segment
my husband taped, I played the online video over and over to fill in details
I hadn't written down. I don't know how long they'll keep it on the site but
hopefully it's still there if those of you who missed it want to hear/see
it.

o.k.--Here is what I saw.

My description goes in the order of the program.

First Jim Fruchterman is walking on a lovely path with broad green lawn on
either side, apparently in Palo Alto-past a tall purple building. He's
shorter than I remember from meeting him last year at CSUN-I must be
thinking of Guido.

Jim is round-face and wears glasses. He has a very open, nice expression. I
think he looks young-younger than I expected from his position as the
founder (I
think) of benetech. He has brown hair and is very nice looking, by which I
mean not only that he's a nice/pleasant-looking man but he looks like a nice
man. He has a lovely smile.

He was wearing a beautiful multicolored striped long-sleeved sweater (which
I would love to have) over a blue shirt, and I think dark blue pants to
match the stripe in his sweater.

From outside he and the reporter moved into the office. I was surprised at
how many desks/carrels there were. For some reason I imagined a small
crowded space with a very large scanner. At one point there was a picture of
what I suppose with the scanner, because there was a pile of white printed
sheets being fed very quickly into what looked like a large printer. Perhaps
Carrie can tell us if that was a scanner or if it was a machine that turns
validated book pages into BRF and/or Daisy.

There was a quick shot of Carrie at her computer typing something in,
probably validating. (Carrie, you can tell us what you were doing). Carrie
has short blond hair and glasses and was wearing a purple long-sleeved
sweater and brown pants.

Back to Jim in the office. After walking down an aisle past carrels with
desks with computers, some of which had people working at them, there was a
shot of John Glass (he wasn't identified, but since Lisa told us he was to
be in it I assume it was he). Some of you knew John before he joined
bookshare, so you know he's blind. The picture focused on his hands reading
Braille and reading aloud from the book.. I was guessing that it was a
Braille notebook, because it was small and oblong., but then it also had a
round speaker at the back of it and he demonstrated that the bookshare books
can also be "read" by sound, and we heard the same sentences read by the
machine. Is that Daisy reader? I have no idea what either a Braille notebook
or Daisy reader look like. John, perhaps you'd be good enough to explain
what you were using.

John was wearing a blue-and-green plaid shirt and beige or tan pants.. His
hair is dirty blond, he has nicely manicured fingers (a lot better-looking
than
mine) and what looks like a college ring on the ring finger of his right
hand.

Then we come to Brian Miller. He lives in Alexandria, VA, and is seen
walking. along a sidewalk with snow on either side. He uses a white cane.
He's wearing a dark, hooded winter jacket and white pants. He has dark,
almost black hair receding  from the forehead but full and wavy everywhere
else. He has a full, longish face-at least longer than Jim's, which is
round.

Then we see him at his computer listening to a newspaper (I think that's
what it was, since there's then a list of the newspapers available and he
says that he downloads newspapers as well as books. Brian, correct me if I'm
wrong)l  He's wearing a long-sleeved dark red shirt with double-white
stripes.

Then we see Brian walking into the King Street Station for his commute to
D.C. (What do you do, Brian?) He's wearing is dark jacket and white pants. I
suspect the filming of Brian and his commute was separate from the filming
in his home).

Then we see him sitting on a beige sofa or love seat with his wife. Behind
him are shelves of things that look like CDs and/or LPs. and something
brick-part of a fireplace? Brian's wearing a dark blue long-sleeved shirt.
(It looks soft and comfortable-I'd like one like that, too). Then we see him
on the train using earphones listening to something-the NY Times?-while
other commuters are reading their papers.

Back to Brian at home. I don't know when he became blind, but his eyes are
wide open and he focuses on the reporter when he speaks. He's one who a
person probably wouldn't know was blind if he didn't have the cane.

Then we meet his wife, Priscilla McKinley, sitting next to Brian on the
sofa.  She has dark shoulder-length hair parted in the middle and is wearing
a lovely red long-sleeved turtleneck sweater.
She has a small, roundish face.

Then we see Jim in what looks like a college classroom standing in front of
a pinkish chalkboard with figures on it. He's talking to an assorted group
of students sitting in front of him. Now he's wearing a red long-sleeved
sweater over a blue shirt, and gray pants.

Another shot of Jim and the reporter walking on the path in Palo Alto.

Finally we see Brian standing on the platform waiting for the train and then
the shot of him in the train listening to the paper.

The opening and closing shots were of the city of Palo Alto from
above-pretty white buildings and blue sky

Cindy




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