[bksvol-discuss] Re: discovering books in the collection

  • From: Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 23:43:34 -0500

Hi, Charlene;

I have not even read the book; just read the Amazon synopsis and then skimmed 
the download to see if the Daisy version had the fraction issues you mentioned 
and I could see they would be problematic in Braille and for screen readers.

It will now be on my someday look at, but the pictures were fun and compelling!


On Jul 30, 2011, at 4:27 AM, Charlene Ota wrote:

> Hi, Valerie, that's interesting to know about the pictures because in the 
> introduction the author talks about how she did her own photography and she 
> amkes it sound like it's like maybe barely passable or something but I 
> figured she's probably just being modest. She just seems like such an 
> interesting person, her life definitely didn't go the way she had planned 
> when she started out and she had to make a lot of adjustments to her ranch 
> life. I'd heard other people comment about the pictures in that book, too. 
> She writes well, too, so it's a fun read.
> Charlene
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> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: discovering books in the collection
> Hi, Charlene and others!
> I downloaded Pioneer Woman Cooks and the fractions are irregular and not all 
> the same at first glance.  I can see it could be a problem for a speech 
> reader.  I have to say, I am stunned with the images in the daisy with images 
> file.  Often step-by-step pictures which would be VERY helpful for dyslexic 
> cooks!  This book looks really interesting as it weaves the author's life 
> story amongst the recipes.
> Valerie
> On Jul 29, 2011, at 6:39 PM, Charlene Ota wrote:
>> I downloaded the brf file of Pioneer Woman Cooks and there are issues with 
>> the way the fractions come through probably because of the symbols and I'm 
>> going to check out the daisy as well to see how things come through, but the 
>> book is very usable. There are places where's no space betweens the comma 
>> and the next word and fractions do come through pretty strange at times but 
>> can figure them out.

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