[bksvol-discuss] Re: Okay, nearly there...

  • From: "gwen tweedy" <gstweedy@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 06:53:47 -0600

I don't blame you Valerie hooray for you not giving  up despite  your issues.
I too, have carpal tunnel and other issues no one cares about not  relevant 
here, I'm thinking if I slow down loads and just do as I can, because one just 
hates to give up, that I could do a bit, plus that would  help my scans, that 
is if my reputation ever goes away for bad scans *smile*.
At first I did to much all at once, thought I had learned and hadn't several 
mistakes that hey mistakes are good if you learn from them, do better stuff 
like that.
I'm proud of you for doing what and when you can congratulations, and isn't 
that really what makes a wonderful volunteer?
The heart, people can scan and proof all day long, but I love the ones who have 
a heart  for others about it.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Valerie Maples 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 9:51 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Okay, nearly there...

  Actually, flopping books takes far less manipulation for me than holding a 
book.  I have so little grip in my hands that I cannot hold a pencil the 
standard way.  I could use a book holder and page turner, but they are also 
considered AT and run $3-7000, depending on features and sizes of books they 
handle.  Turning single pages is a problem for me either way and I often need 
to use a tool to separate pages.   I only scan a couple of pages at a time and 
my hands cannot hang on to anything for more than a few seconds in a fixed 
position.  I also have dyslexia, although my compensatory strategies work very 
well unless I am quite fatigued.  


  In short, reading a book a page at a time with lengthy breaks does not make 
for fluid reading, but scanning at a slow pace does not interrupt any work 
process, but reading on screen can then be done for hours if desired.  Holding 
a book aggravates my carpal tunnel and RA, but mixing activities and scanning 
does not seem to.  I prefer proofing, though, since I can do it faster.  Still, 
since I have access to so many books and Nichole has such desire for books, I 
would be doing it regardless to get more books to her.  


  I may not always be able to scan, but I will do it as time and energy/health 
permit, at a manageable pace, while I can.


  Hope that makes sense.





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  Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 8:55 PM
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Okay, nearly there...


  I am curious about something. If you are capable of manipulating a book to 
scan it -- and I have found that it takes quite a bit of manipulation -- how 
does the restrictions on your ability to use your hands prevent you from 
reading a book enough to qualify you for a Bookshare subscription? Note that I 
am in no way suggesting that it doesn't; I just don't understand and so I am 

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  Funny you mention that.  Even after donating $30 to another volunteer, afterI 
submit my current proof I will have my $75 in my account.  How cool isthat? 
  Even if I have to come up with the paperwork fee it will be a great 
deal!Thanks!Valerie> -----Original Message-----> From: 
  On> Behalf Of Cindy> Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 6:19 PM> To: 
bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Okay, nearly 
there...> >
  I'm delighted to hear that you'll be able to be a bookshare member--and atthe 
rate of> books you scan and proof it won't cost you anything other than the
  initialfee--or can that> be paid for by volunteer work, also.> Cindy> > Wish 
List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) andbooks-being-scanned list
  available> at sites below> > > > Wish List: 
https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List> > Books Being 
Scanned List:> https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List>
  > > --- On Mon, 11/16/09, Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:> > > 
From: Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss]
  Okay, nearly there...> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Date: Monday, 
November 16, 2009, 12:23 PM> > Thought y'all would like to know that> > I talked
  to Nichole's Occupational> > Therapist this afternoon and she was more than 
willing to> > do a quick hand> > exam to certify my hand problems to qualify
  me for> > BookShare.  She did not> > know about my multiple surgeries or 
grasp problems, so even> > without MD> > verification of my arthritis, my 
  joint abnormality> > and grip deficits> > as well as scars and inability to 
bend my dominant wrist> > she was glad to> > sign my forms.> >> > After all
  these years of minimizing my hand issues, for> > once, I am excited> > to 
know it will help since I can read more books> > again.  I will probably> > 
  scan and proof more than checkout, but I will have> > choices.  Thanks> > 
everyone for encouraging me to ask around.> >> > Take care!> > Valerie> >> >
  Currently scanning My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White> > House, Open 
Your> > heart (Sierra #7)> >> > Currently proofing:> > Ten Days To Self-Esteem>
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