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. > > > > > >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. > > -- Jackie McBride Please join my fight against breast cancer <http://teamacs.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=1790196&pg=personal&fr_id=3489> & Check out my homepage at: www.abletec.serverheaven.net 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.