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 <http://wwww.themilitant.com> Pathfinder Press: http://www.pathfinderpress.com Granma International: http://www.granma.cu/ingles/index.html <http://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@xxxxxxxxxxx rg] 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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