[bksvol-discuss] Re: picture description bog down

Dear Lissi,

I would be happy to help you with the captions--I use the magnifying part of 
Word to enlarge things that are in small font--but I would have no idea how to 
describe how mummified bodies and and Egyptian art look. As for the Jane 
Austen...picture descriptions aren't really my thing. I'm not really very good 
at them and am so glad that other sighted people have joined us so I no longer 
have to do them. Plus I have 4 and soon 5 or 6 books to validate, one of which 
I'm only a third of the way through.

Cindy

 Here again I think
> the pictures show 
> wonders not described in the text like how mummified bodies
> and Egyptian art 
> looks. It's a Scholastic oversized soft cover book
> which is 120 pages long. 
> The print of the captions for photographs is smaller than
> the text, too 
> small for me. I'm only on page 12.
> 
> If anyone will volunteer to help with picture descriptions,
> I can validate 
> the text in a few days.
> 
> And if no volunteers have time or the interest to take on
> these, what seem 
> to me to be demanding books, then I'd be interested in
> what what those of 
> you who can't see pictures think I should do. If enough
> of you don't think 
> it's awful for me to skip the picture descriptions and
> get on with 
> validating, then that's what I'll do, relieved of
> guilt and glad to complete 
> validating within a short time from posting this letter.
> 
> At its best my corrected vision was 20/200 but as well as I
> was able I used 
> to love art and described pictures to my students.In some
> books the pictures 
> aren't that important, but when they are, I feel a void
> leaving them out or 
> not being able to interpret them myself.
> 
> Advice and or help are welcome.
> 
> Always with love,
> 
> Lissi, suffering from over-renewal syndrome 
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