[access-uk] Re: overdrive!

  • From: Ian Macrae <ian.macrae@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:11:20 +0100

I think what people find frustrating, Yusuf is that access to and running of 
their own book lists by individual members is something which has been promised 
for around ten years and it has not yet been fully delivered.


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On 22 Oct 2014, at 09:42, Yusuf Osman wrote:

I tend to agree with this. Yes if I had been setting the service up and money 
was no object I'd have done something different. But I wasn't and money is 
always the object. For me being able to get the books I want, when I want is 
well worth the extra effort of navigating a web site that isn't the easiest. 
I've transferred over from the regular TB service, and along with my Audible 
subscription and Kindle and IBooks on my IPhone it gives me greater access to 
books than I would have thought possible a few years ago.

It would have been fantastic if the RNIB had been able to have their own 
bespoke system, but I can't even begin to imagine how much that would have 
cost, to set up let alone manage. Does anyone remember all the down time with 
the book stream system? I never signed up to it, but I'm sure I remember 
regular complaints about it going down.

It isn't going to be for everyone but then there's still the traditional TB 
service and the USB stick one as well. And we are being promised a new 
catalogue next year which will allow traditional TB members access to their 
book lists.
Yusuf

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Sent: 22 October 2014 09:28
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Subject: [access-uk] overdrive!

Hi Jackie and Everyone

Although I agree that the website is very cluttered, and that it would
have been good if they had followed the model of the Talking Book
catalogue, it is workable. Let's not be completely negative about it.

Most screenreaders have a Find key, so one can find a word on the screen.
In Window-Eyes, which I use, it is <Control Shift F> and Find Next is
<Insert F>.

There are various keystrokes to navigate the screen. One useful one for
this site is S to go to the next list. I am afraid I don't know the JAWS
keystroke.

I really like to be able to download books when I want them so think it
is worth the effort of learning the system.


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