If anyone's having that kind of good luck scanning talbes, I'd like to know how they do it. I scan books with tables, and the tables come out difficult to read at best, impossible to read at worst. Frankly, I'd submit many more roleplaying games to Bookshare were it not for the table problems. Well, that and the fact that many RPGs use polyhedral dice which, to my knowledge, aren't available in a tactile- friendly form, and therefore make the books all but useless to someone who's blind unless s/he is incredibly determined. It's mainly the table thing though, since I know of at least one incredibly determined blind person (me), and where there's one, there are bound to be others. <Grin>
On 6 Jul 2008, at 18:34, Grandma Cindy wrote:
I'll have to try that next time. Do I understand you properly Jake? I can scan a table that's in a book and it will OCR as a table? Then why are they not turning out properly in books that people are scanning? Why do they ask to have me do something with them?G.Cindy --- On Sun, 7/6/08, Jake Brownell <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:From: Jake Brownell <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: a question about tables To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Date: Sunday, July 6, 2008, 5:30 PM Hi Devorah, It looks like lots of people have already given you good advice. I'll just add that you can use an actual "table" that a word processor would use. For example the tables that Microsoft Word will make under the Table menu are converted into DAISY tables, which may add extra navigation features. Sincerely, Jake Jake Brownell QA Engineer, Bookshare.org jake.b@xxxxxxxxxxxx ----- Original Message ----- From: Devorah Greenstein To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 5:50 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] a question about tables Folks, I know there have been discussions about tables and I'm sorry I don't remember what was said. The well-scanned book I'm validating has an occasional table. One table, for example, has three columns and seven rows. But some spaces are empty. I mean the left hand column has five entries, the middle column has seven entries. I'm working with a copy of the printed book because there are lots of symbols in the book, and tarot card layouts and other diagrams. I have to re-type this table anyway, because I can't straighten it out as is. But as a sighted volunteer, I don't know what the best way to do it is. Can someone send me a written example? Or give me some hints? I thought maybe I need to do a bracketed validator note explaining that it's a three column table, name the column headings, sort of narrate through the table. Or should I just retype the table and maybe put dashes between the columns? It's all words and names. I'd love to hear suggestions. Thanks, Devorah ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG. Version: 7.5.524 / Virus Database: 270.4.5/1537 - Release Date: 7/6/2008 5:26 AMTo 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.
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