----- Original Message ----- From: "Jessica Lorenz" <blinklife@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Jessica Lorenz" <blinklife@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; "Jeff Thom" <jsthom@xxxxxxxxxxx>; "Josh and Liz Miele" <jam@xxxxxxx>; "Lucy Greco" <lucy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; "Heidi Joshi" <hjoshimft@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 1:15 PM
Subject: Mr. Cylke's responce re: Web Braille
Wow- that was a very quick response- and looks like good, though not abundantly clear, news. Wanted to pass Mr. Cylke's response on. Feel Free to forward.
-----Original Message----- From: Kurt Cylke [mailto:fcyl@xxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 9:33 AM To: Jessica Lorenz Cc: jdix@xxxxxxxxxxxx; mmoo@xxxxxxx; rfis@xxxxxxx; jemo@xxxxxxxxxxxx; abak@xxxxxxx Subject: Re: Web Braille
Web Braille has NOT been discontinued. It will be back soon. Kurt CylkeHello, I am writing to enquire about the discontinuation of the Web BrailleI
Service. I have been using Web Braille to read magazines and books since
1999. I love this service!
I have an electronic Braille display that I use to read Braille texts. I
genuinely prefer this method of reading my Braille materials from LOC
because it allows me to have instant access to materials; I don't have to
wait for books to arrive in the mail. Secondly, using Web Braille does not
necessitate the toting around of large, bulky Braille volumes.
The most important reason that I love Web Braille however is because Web
Braille books are written in contracted grade 2 Braille- the language thatread!
I am really concerned about this change and would like to know what electronic distribution service will be offered instead of the Web Braille service.
Thank you, Jessica Lorenz 1611 Oakview Ave Kensington, CA 94707 510-388-3903
Frank Kurt Cylke, Director National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Library of Congress Washington, DC 20542
202-707-5104 Fax 202-707-1690 fcyl@xxxxxxx Kurt.Cylke@xxxxxxxxxxx