Hi Cindy! Thanks for your work on describing pictures too.When I was in college, the girl who lived in the room next to mine had a boyfriend who used to come in and talk to me until she told him not to, because she felt jealous, though she had no cause to, because it was all innocent.
Anyway, I had a book in my room, but can't remember what it was, since this was back in the 1970's. It had pictures in it, and the guy could describe pictures better than anyone I have ever heard describe. Too bad he isn't describing pictures for books added to Bookshare.
I've got to download "Cloudy With Chance of Meatballs" to read those descriptions too.
Debby At 01:49 AM 10/26/2009, Cindy wrote
You're absolutely right about picture books. I'm so very glad that you're able and willing to do them.Few people realize how time-consuming and difficult it is to describe illustrations well--especially when there are a lot of things going on in the picture, as in Cloudy With Chance of Meatballs, or if one is sighted and might not realize that a blind person may not have the same referent point as we. My husband and I watched the DVD of man on the Wire. It's a documentary of the wire walk between the World trade center Towers.The Man Who Walked Between the Towers was a book for which I described the illustrations. in the description of one of the pictures "I wrote A young man can be seen balanced on the wire, a long pole held waisthigh in his hands across the wire." One of our members asked about the pole. Apparently she had difficulty picturing it. She asked how it was held, and I said it was perpendicular to the wire, thinking across the wire, the wire running, say, north south and the pole going east-west. But I forgot that perpendicular could also mean gong from bottom to above, bottom being the wire, so the pole could be rising from the wire. Shelley gave a more accurate explanation. Ever since then, when I have described illustrations for books, I've sent the proofed file to the blind scanner to read and see if my descriptions made sense, and I asked them to please rewrite them as needed. (and I wait, when picture books are submitted, to see if someone else will offer to do the descriptions. smile So I'm truly glad that you have joined us. Know that yuur efforts are very appreciated.Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned list available at sites below https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List--- On Sun, 10/25/09, Doug Maples <wdmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > From: Doug Maples <wdmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: A book you validated has been accepted by Bookshare> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009, 3:55 PM > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > We > always know the end product is going to be done right. Yes, > there may be a > mistake here or there, but she always gives me a very good > product to work > with. As she said, she has been handing them a little too > quickly for me to get > another project finished. After that, we'll get back to > it. It is much more > difficult taking a picture book and turning it into pure > text. Pictures create > a lot of problems in the very time consuming. Anyway, it > just makes us feel > good to know that there is another book out there for kids > to read and enjoy. > We know how much our Nichole loves reading, so we want to > give up the kids that > same joy. > > > > -- Doug > > > > > > > > From: > bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On > Behalf Of Susan > > Sent: Sunday, > October 25, 2009 > 3:40 PM > > To: > bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > Subject: > [bksvol-discuss] Re: A > book you validated has been accepted by > Bookshare > > > > > > > > Isn't it fun to > work on books with your > spouse, Doug? Have a super Sunday. > > > > Susan > > > > > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.comVersion: 9.0.698 / Virus Database: 270.14.32/2460 - Release Date: 10/26/09 03:10:00
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