Hi, Monica. As one who relies solely on what's available in braille, I appreciate your concern. I don't really know what to say, though. I don't know if you're worrying over nothing or if it is something we should be concerned about, which is why, if I have something to scan, whether it's available through NLS or not is of little concern to me. If I have it and Bookshare doesn't, I'll scan it, anyway, but I know not everyone is of that line of thinking and that's OK, too. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for your consideration for those of us who can't use talking books or other audio forms for reading. Take care. -- Julie Morales Email & Windows/MSN Messenger: mercy421@xxxxxxxxxxx Skype mercy0421 AIM mercylab421 http://juliemorales.avonrepresentative.com/ Currently in Winchester Regional, Virginia Mostly Cloudy, 78°F Wind:W-260° at 9mph REAL procrastination is watching a hungry bear walk up to you while having a picnic, and not running because hey, you've got the rest of your life. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Monica Willyard" <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 4:23 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Rethinking A Decision Hi, everyone. Something has been bugging me over the past few days, and I'd really like some input from you all. After reading a couple of articles about the General Accounting Office suggesting that NLS funding for going digital should be denied, I'm becoming worried about a decision several of us made some time back. As has been discussed here before, many of us do not scan books that are available in WebBraille since that would be a duplication of efforts. We do scan books that are available on cassette only because we have several users with hearing impairments who can't listen to tapes. If funding for going digital is not approved, will that impact existing NLS services? Brf files are digitally prepared, aren't they? If so, should we rethink our decision not to scan books that are on WebBraille? As a person who can hear, I know I can just move to Audible and get commercially available audiobooks. I'm trying hard to be aware of the needs of people who don't have that option. Maybe I'm worrying over nothing here. If I am, a friendly "chill out" message would be appreciated. (smile) "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today!" Will Rogers Monica Willyard, rhyami@xxxxxxxxx Add rhyami to your Skype if you'd like to chat. 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. 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.