[bksvol-discuss] Re: let's decide on the fate of this poor book

Sorry, Judy, what I meant & what I guess I should have said (& what I
guess I thought I actually did say but probably didn't) was sighted
nonmember volunteers, e.g., those who do not qualify for Bookshare's
services . I'm saying that if there's gonna be concern about sharing
books amongst validators, then that's kinda bogus because
non-print-disabled volunteers are reading these books & we all agree
that's a *good* thing but technically it constitutes a copyright
violation if u wanna get right down to it. I thoroughly understand
about dyslexia as I spent more years than I can count assisting many
dyslectic students in a professional institution w/their studies.

Again I apologize if I expected yall to have telepathy. I think this
upper respiratory infection is clogging up my sinuses & thereby
putting pressure on my brain or something.

On 12/13/07, Mayrie ReNae <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Judy!
>
>          I'm sure that you have already checked out this option,
> being the thorough person that you seem to be, but, just in case. .
> .  My local public library has many books on cassette and on CD on
> loan to absolutely everyone.  Also, some libraries have two other
> services that might help you.  Some have downloadable audio books
> available to everyone.  And, if you are limited in your ability to
> travel to your public library, some libraries have programs in which
> they will send you books (including audio books) by mail.
>
> I doubt that any of this is news to you, but thought I'd mention
> it.  In case you hadn't thought of seeing if your local library
> offers either of the last two options.
>
> I still love your descriptions!  I'll always think of them when I see
> messages here from you.
>
> Peace,
> Mayrie
>
> At 06:14 PM 12/13/2007, you wrote:
> >Jackie, I understand the point you were trying to make, but sighted
> >volunteers like myself can also be print disabled.  Blindness isn't
> >the only disability that makes individuals print disabled. smile.
> >There are a great many people, like myself, who can't read printed
> >books for a variety of reasons other than blindness.
> >
> >Sadly, individuals like myself only qualify for NLS and Bookshare
> >and can't get books any other way. Because we aren't blind, we're
> >shut out from the many services non-profits and other organizations
> >have that provide books in alternative formats (cassettes, CDs, etc)
> >that are provided free or at low cost for blind individuals.
> >
> >Judy s.
> >cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> >Jackie wrote:
> >>If Bookshare staff is gonna
> >>site copyright violation issues as a reason not to do this, then
> >>sighted volunteers shouldn't be allowed at all since they're not print
> >>disabled.
> >
> >
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