[bksvol-discuss] Re: Rethinking A Decision

I spoke to someone at NLS in Sacramento and she said that they are still 
planning to do their digital project so I would imagine that Web Braille will 
continue as well.
   
  Barbara

"Julie & Miss Mercy, avon representative" <mercy421@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  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.
--
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Monica Willyard" 
To: 
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
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