[bksvol-discuss] Re: Full Inclusion: Image Description Protocols in 360 Degree Review

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 05:13:44 -0800

Hi Jim,
I'm not Scott, but to the best of my knowledge, Bookshare's braille
translation only handles English literary braille.  I'm thinking that
musical notation is beyond Bookshare at this point.


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Hi Scott,

I'm thinking about getting two short books on jazz music theory in print. If
I can get them scanned by someone, this person may have musical knowledge.
I'm a musician. I could get the Braille music into the brf copy. At this
point, I'm unsure about the DAISY, since I don't know how that works, but I
know that music XML is a standard used by the major score-creation programs.
The two books I'm thinking of have mostly words and chord symbols. Is it
worth attempting this? My second option is to try to get them recorded.






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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott Rains
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2011 11:47 AM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Full Inclusion: Image Description Protocols in 360
Degree Review




Back at the end of 2010 I began alerting everyone on the list to the fact
that my visible involvement here would diminish. You have all observed how
the community has risen to the that as an opportunity to provide more peer
mentoring and support. And, of course, you have noted how active Mayrie has
become. Thank you Mayrie!


One of the projects that has been maturing over that period is image
description for books in our collection. Last weekend several of you rallied
to tag images in books which is the first step toward image description. I
have attached the list of books currently needing this work for any who want
to contribute.


The new development is that we now have a piece of the image description
project that can only move forward with input from users.


I need the help of blind members and volunteers to review and comment on the
proposed Tip List for image describers. (Context in the Image Description
Process) The purpose of the list is to help describers determine if an image
even requires a description. The presuppositions to writing the actual
description are these:


Remember you're not describing what the image looks like. You're providing
the information presented in the image in the most efficient and accessible


? Brevity 

o   Don't make the description unnecessarily long.

? Data 

o   The description should focus on data and not the appearance.

? Clarity

o   If the reader needs to read a description several times because it is
poorly written or is presented in a confusing manner, it is not accessible. 


? Organization

o   Lists and tables provide speedy and independent access to data that is
unavailable through traditional linear, narrative descriptions.



Your feedback on the presuppositions and attached Tip Sheet would be
appreciated. Keep in mind that the image descriptions done in this new
process are not inserted into the text enclosed in square like before. These
descriptions are embedded in the code and must be turned on to be read.


Thanks for your continued help.


Scott Rains



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