Hi Karen.Welcome aboard. I'm not a bookie either, but that's an idea--right before the superbowl.
I'm not sure if you are aware, but validated books must be submitted in .rtf format, does the bookport do .rtf?
Anyway, welcome to the list. Bob----- Original Message ----- From: "Karen Harshfield" <karenh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 2:59 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] New volunteer intro
Hi bookies -I'm a relatively new volunteer here, but I've been a bookshare member for a few years. I love digital books.I will tell you about myself: * I am a 46 year old female. * I live in California, north of San Francisco.* I'm currently employed only as a wife and mom. I have two kids, an 11 year old boy, and an almost 8 year old girl. * Until the kids appeared, I used to work as a software engineer. I'm pretty comfortable around computers. * My hobbies are knitting, outdoor activities (hiking, camping, bicycling, gardening), and reading. I also like cooking and kitchen science. * I have an unspecified type of ABCA4 retinal deterioration similar to Stargardt's disease. I am partially sighted, and I don't read well at all. Can't drive or steer a bicycle (I own the bak half of a tandem.) * Both of my children are into juvenile fantasy type books, which I try to read some of along with them. My daughter likes animal fantasy, dragons, cats, owls. So I would be interested in being involved in some of those, if there is a need.* Hardware and software that I use: 1. Bookport (from APH) 2. HP flat bed 8.5 x 14 inch scanner, about 10 years old maybe 3. I use OmniPage for OCR purposes4. I use ZoomText for my computer, and I largely rely on the speech component of this.Well, anyway, hope that's enough and not too much. Just included this list so if anyone with a similar situation wants advice or commiseration, they would know about me.- Karen Harshfield 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 Free Edition. Version: 7.5.503 / Virus Database: 269.16.17/1178 - Release Date: 12/8/2007 11:59 AM
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