I don't blame you Valerie hooray for you not giving up despite your issues. I too, have carpal tunnel and other issues no one cares about not relevant here, I'm thinking if I slow down loads and just do as I can, because one just hates to give up, that I could do a bit, plus that would help my scans, that is if my reputation ever goes away for bad scans *smile*. At first I did to much all at once, thought I had learned and hadn't several mistakes that hey mistakes are good if you learn from them, do better stuff like that. I'm proud of you for doing what and when you can congratulations, and isn't that really what makes a wonderful volunteer? The heart, people can scan and proof all day long, but I love the ones who have a heart for others about it. ----- Original Message ----- From: Valerie Maples To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 9:51 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Okay, nearly there... Actually, flopping books takes far less manipulation for me than holding a book. I have so little grip in my hands that I cannot hold a pencil the standard way. I could use a book holder and page turner, but they are also considered AT and run $3-7000, depending on features and sizes of books they handle. Turning single pages is a problem for me either way and I often need to use a tool to separate pages. I only scan a couple of pages at a time and my hands cannot hang on to anything for more than a few seconds in a fixed position. I also have dyslexia, although my compensatory strategies work very well unless I am quite fatigued. In short, reading a book a page at a time with lengthy breaks does not make for fluid reading, but scanning at a slow pace does not interrupt any work process, but reading on screen can then be done for hours if desired. Holding a book aggravates my carpal tunnel and RA, but mixing activities and scanning does not seem to. I prefer proofing, though, since I can do it faster. Still, since I have access to so many books and Nichole has such desire for books, I would be doing it regardless to get more books to her. I may not always be able to scan, but I will do it as time and energy/health permit, at a manageable pace, while I can. Hope that makes sense. Valerie From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 8:55 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Okay, nearly there... I am curious about something. If you are capable of manipulating a book to scan it -- and I have found that it takes quite a bit of manipulation -- how does the restrictions on your ability to use your hands prevent you from reading a book enough to qualify you for a Bookshare subscription? Note that I am in no way suggesting that it doesn't; I just don't understand and so I am curious. "I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world." Eugene V. Debs The Militant: http://www.themilitant.com Pathfinder Press: http://www.pathfinderpress.com Granma International: http://www.granma.cu/ingles/index.html _ table with 2 columns and 6 rows Subj: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Okay, nearly there... Date: 11/16/2009 9:35:23 PM Eastern Standard Time From: vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Reply-to: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent from the Internet (Details) table end Funny you mention that. Even after donating $30 to another volunteer, afterI submit my current proof I will have my $75 in my account. How cool isthat? Even if I have to come up with the paperwork fee it will be a great deal!Thanks!Valerie> -----Original Message-----> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On> Behalf Of Cindy> Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 6:19 PM> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Okay, nearly there...> > I'm delighted to hear that you'll be able to be a bookshare member--and atthe rate of> books you scan and proof it won't cost you anything other than the initialfee--or can that> be paid for by volunteer work, also.> Cindy> > Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) andbooks-being-scanned list available> at sites below> > > > Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List> > Books Being Scanned List:> https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List> > > --- On Mon, 11/16/09, Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:> > > From: Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Okay, nearly there...> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Date: Monday, November 16, 2009, 12:23 PM> > Thought y'all would like to know that> > I talked to Nichole's Occupational> > Therapist this afternoon and she was more than willing to> > do a quick hand> > exam to certify my hand problems to qualify me for> > BookShare. She did not> > know about my multiple surgeries or grasp problems, so even> > without MD> > verification of my arthritis, my obvious joint abnormality> > and grip deficits> > as well as scars and inability to bend my dominant wrist> > she was glad to> > sign my forms.> >> > After all these years of minimizing my hand issues, for> > once, I am excited> > to know it will help since I can read more books> > again. I will probably> > still scan and proof more than checkout, but I will have> > choices. Thanks> > everyone for encouraging me to ask around.> >> > Take care!> > Valerie> >> > Currently scanning My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White> > House, Open Your> > heart (Sierra #7)> >> > Currently proofing:> > Ten Days To Self-Esteem> > Betsy-Tacy> > Cherry Ames, Chief Nurse> >> >> >> > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to> > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject> > line. 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