[bksvol-discuss] Re: Dealing with Photos & Captions

  • From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 19:07:17 -0500

Hi Mayrie,

My sighted and hearing son calls those angle brackets "less than" and 
"greater than", and he has never used a screen reader.

Sue S.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:53 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Dealing with Photos & Captions


Hi,

Does anyone else's screen reader read these characters as less than
and greater than?  Does anyone know why?


Mayrie




-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pavi Mehta
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 3:02 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Dealing with Photos & Captions

Hi Marilyn and Lori,

Thanks for writing for clarification -- here's an example:

<Photo caption: The author outside his childhood home, 1978>

The keystroke used for the angle brackets are the shift key with the comma
key for the open bracket And the shift key with the period key for the close
bracket.

Hope this helps!

Beautiful day,

Pavi Mehta
Volunteer Coordinator, Bookshare

Benetech
480 S. California Ave., Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA
Phone: +1 650 644-3459

pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx

www.benetech.org

The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity A Nonprofit
Organization






-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Marilyn Beasley
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 2:14 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Dealing with Photos & Captions

Hi, Pavi.

I don't understand where the actual words "Photo caption:" go --
inside or outside the
angle brackets?  Could you show me a small sample?

Marilyn


On Jul 16, 2008, at 4:30 PM, Pavi Mehta wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> In a recent exchange with a volunteer, the question of how to deal
> with photos and captions came up. I talked to Carrie to see if she
> had a particular approach that we could then try and standardize
> across the board (with such things there tend to be no right or
> wrong methods but it would be great to slowly but surely try to
> develop a uniformity of approach)
>
> Here are the guidelines Carrie put forward for such cases:
>
> * Remove the photos
>
> * Retain the caption text.
>
> * Separate it from the rest of the text with angle brackets <>
>
> * Precede the text of the caption with "Photo caption:" to make it
> clear what the text is.
>
> Let me know if there are any questions regarding this.
>
> Also -- if there are other areas where you think we need to
> formulate a standardized approach please let me know -- and we can
> start working on them. (These sort of things are really helpful to
> start clarifying as we work on making the scanning and validation
> manual more comprehensive and complete).
>
> All good things,
> Pavi Mehta
> Volunteer Coordinator, Bookshare
>
> Benetech
> 480 S. California Ave., Suite 201
> Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA
> Phone:  +1 650 644-3459
>
> pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> www.benetech.org
>
> The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity
> A Nonprofit Organization
>
>
>
>
>
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