[bksvol-discuss] Re: Colleen McCullough going blind

  • From: Guido Corona <guidoc@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 14:42:24 -0500

I have found the following link on Ms. McCullough loss of sight:

Per the article,  it appears that Colleen McCullough is currently not 
aware of access technology for the visually impaired and for the blind, as 
she seems to imply that she may no longer be able to write if blind.  The 
rapid onset of her blindness may indicate it is caused by Wet Macular 
Degeneration.  According to what I have read,  this form may be more 
problematic to treat than the more common 'dry' type.
While we -- reading these pages -- are all well-adjusted blind people, 
there is little doubt that sudden loss of sight can be significantly 
traumatic.  In some cases its emotional impact has been compared to that 
caused by the loss of a loved one. 

Guido D. Corona
IBM Accessibility Center,  Austin Tx.
IBM Research,
Phone:  (512) 838-9735
Email: guidoc@xxxxxxxxxxx

Visit my weekly Accessibility WebLog at:

"Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
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05/25/2004 01:35 PM
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[bksvol-discuss] Re: Colleen McCullough going blind

Only problem is ... if she lives in Australia she couldn't use bookshare.
Still it would be good for her to know that book writing and reading is by
no means just for the sighted. :-)

Sarah Van Oosterwijck
curious entity at earthlink dot net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carrie Karnos" <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 12:34 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Colleen McCullough going blind

> Someone should tell Colleen McCullough about Bookshare.  We already have
> 10 of her books online.
> Carrie

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