[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT sighted volunteers

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 23:52:38 -0800 (PST)

You're right about that. But those people can see, and
having seen, they can imagine an illustration from a
book that is described. I was wondering, and it will
help to know how much detail to put into illustration
descriptions and to think about how to describe things
like the tightrope walker's pole so that people who
can't see, or who have never seen, can imagine them.


--- siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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
> this.
> 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?"
> Curiously,
> Allison

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