[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about educational and children's books

  • From: "gwen tweedy" <gstweedy@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 16:59:38 -0600

So if it scanned around the pictures it would be OK? I didn't realize books 
would be excepted like that, that is something new I did not know thanks.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Monica Willyard 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 3:34 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about educational and children's books

  Hi Gwen. Most of the books for older kids, grades 4 and up, don't have very 
many pictures. Some have no pictures at all. If you're scanning with Kurzweil, 
it usually does a nice job of scanning around pictures. It just ignores them 
unless they have captions.

  I like to scan books meant for middle or high school students because they 
are more interesting and have few pictures. Having said that, I'm about to try 
doing a Raggedy Ann book about a candy house. I'm hoping it'll turn out well. I 
plan to bribe my dad to describe the pictures so I can include descriptions. I 
loved the book when I was a kid, and I want to share it.

  Monica Willyard
  "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker

  From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of gwen tweedy
  Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 4:02 PM
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Question about educational and children's books

  Are there any books either children's or education that fall under this grant 
that don't have pictures in them.
  I'd hate to try and do a book, if it had pictures in  it that I couldn't see.
  If there are such books, I'd be  interested in knowing if a totally blind 
person can scan such books.
  That is why I've stayed  away from things like that.
  For a blind person, they'd have to have a book without all those things.
  Cause a lot of us don't have a team, so there would be no way for like me to 
scan such material.

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