[bookshare-discuss] Re: Html book?

That was the whole problem; she scanned the book in PDF and even Adobe said they weren't convertable into a txt file the way she scanned them.


I am a LOUSY scanner and horribly tech-phobic which is why I asked the Disability Coordinator to scan the book after the publisher threw a hissy fit about sending a txt file. That is her job, after all.

Well, in the end, my husband (who isn't techphobic, just incredibly busy) scanned the stupid book for me.

At the time, I didn't have a scanner or Kurtzweil. Of course, if the publisher had sent the files, I wouldn't have had to go to the coordinator except for the certification of blindness. Groan, I just wish people would do what they are paid to do and do what they are supposed to do.

Debra
----- Original Message ----- From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 4:29 PM
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PDFS are a pain in the hind end, smile no matter how you slice them.

I usually convert them using Kurzwiel than try to read them, smile.

That is of course if they are really text PDFs..


Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI
and Judson, guiding golden
juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Alumni Association Board
www.guidedogs.com

Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
Puppies are the joy at one end.
Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
Carolyn Alexander

----- Original Message ----- From: <zaria797@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Grin, I'm not whining about it; it just aggravates me no end when ppl whine about why they can't do their jobs or tell why it would be easier if I would
just do it *their* way.

I spent two hours explaining to the coordinator of disability services why I
couldn't use a pdf copy of the book she had dutifully scanned because the
publishers wouldn't provide me with a word version.

I spent more time fighting the access mountain than I did learning.

Debra
----- Original Message ----- From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:48 PM
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Hey it is normally the challenge of all the blind students at a college,
not
just you.  Smile.

Believe me, I had a difficult time getting my masters.


Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI
and Judson, guiding golden
juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Alumni Association Board
www.guidedogs.com

Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
Puppies are the joy at one end.
Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
Carolyn Alexander

----- Original Message ----- From: <zaria797@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 8:43 AM
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Zaria is my first Leader Dog and Lily is my second.

My first master's degree is in School Psychology and the second is in
Counseling & Guidance.  They are related fields but in Texas, you can't
practice psychology without supervision or bill
Medicaid/Medicard/insurance.
I'm going to be practicing as a grief and bereavement counselor at a
hospice
inpatient unit.

I've had no end of difficulties with this master's since accessibility has
been an ongoing problem with books and WebCT and online sites., probably
due
to the fact that I don't "do" things like the *other* blind students at
our
campus.  I'm not quite blind enough or deaf enough, lol.

As for being interesting?

Bah humbug <vbg>

Debra
----- Original Message ----- From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 6:56 PM
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Zaria (what a pretty name!).

What are you getting your second Master's in, and what
is your first one in?

We have such interesting people on this list--all
kinds of interests and jobs, present and former.

Cindy

--- zaria797@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

I love your dog's name.

i can tell I'm going to bankrupt my husband with all
these new gadgets I'm
learning about from this list.  Sure hope this
second master's provides me
with the income to satify my book fetish.

Debra
----- Original Message ----- From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 5:10 PM
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> Hey Deb.
>
> Is all good.  Smile.  Actually i joined the game
"late" as you are calling
> it didn't learn braille till college.
>
> use both formats.
>
>
> Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI
> and Judson, guiding golden
> juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
> Graduate Alumni Association Board
> www.guidedogs.com
>
> Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
> Puppies are the joy at one end.
> Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
> Carolyn Alexander
>
> ----- Original Message ----- > From: <zaria797@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 5:16 PM
> Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Html book?
>
>
> Another reason is that some are unable to use
Braille due to retropathy.
> For me, I am unable to read standard print tho I
can read print if it is
> zoomed up to a bigger font size and the colors are
inverted.  i've only
> recently started using text to speech and still
find the voices somewhat
> difficult to understand but am steadily plowing
onward.  I didn't start
> losing my sight until the age of 35 and my brain
was too befuddled with
> all
> the daily living skills to worry about learning
Braille when there were
> other options open to me.
>
> Different strokes for different folks.  We all
muddle thru in our own way.
> Let's help each other without making any issue of
how we do things
> differently.  Some of us don't know all the
options open to us cuz we are
> coming into the *blind* game later.
> It is nice to have those who have been at this
game longer willing to lean
> a
> hand to us newbies!
> Debra
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