[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT sighted volunteers

  • From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 22:34:41 -0600

What everyone seems to forget is that Bookshare is for any individual who,
for soome reason, cannot or has difficulty reading print books.  Maybe the
person is paralyzed and finds it hard to turn pages or hold books.  Or maybe
the person has dyslexia and finds it much easier to listen to audio.  This
focus on bllindness amazes me..  Sorry, I don't want to start a thread on

Sue S.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Allison" <alwaysallie@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Volunteer List" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 6:51 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT sighted volunteers

I'm just wondering, for the sighted volunteers, how did you guys get mixed
up  in
this crazy Bookshare crowd?  What lead you to wanna become part?  Do you
know someone blind, did you hear about it through some volunteer
organization, did you just type in "whiny bookish blind people into Google
one day?"

Seriously though, I am curious.  I'm wondering how this info
enters the sighted book-reading sphere and what compels someone to put in
the work.  Also, how has it worked for you as an education tool about
blindness?  How would one convince other sighted folks that they should
volunteer too?Most of my sighted friends and family would be like,
"Bookshare what?"  "You want me to do what?"


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