[bksvol-discuss] Re: let disabled people know they can submit without being members

  • From: "Jill O'Connell" <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 17:43:18 -0700

I did note that Bookshare and Kurzweil's meetings at the ACB convention were 
on the same evening which I thought was too bad, but I don't know if there 
was a time overlap.
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From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 3:13 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: let disabled people know they can submit 
without being members


>I assume it searches for those books whether or not you are a member.
>
> E.
> At 06:10 PM 7/29/2006, you wrote:
>
>>Elizabeth,
>>
>>Interesting, well I'm really still scratching my head as to why those 
>>people would think that, but there's not a whole lot I can do.
>>
>>To my knowledge BookShare has contacts at both Freedom Scientific and 
>>Kurzweil. Stephen Baum even showed up to the NFB user group meeting for at 
>>least part of it. Gustavo has said on the list that he tries to meet with 
>>Stephen when they attend the same conferences.
>>
>>And it is of course, possible to search the BookShare database (live 
>>collection only) from inside Kurzweil. It's under the Online menu, titled, 
>>search for books.
>>
>>OpenBook has a similar feature, but I can't say if the feature is a 
>>working one.
>>
>>Jake
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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>>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: let disabled people know they can submit 
>>without being members
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>>>Seemed odd to me but I have heard it now from several blind folks.  Some 
>>>of them work for agencies and software manufacturers too so the feeling 
>>>must be widespread.  The part about haveing to be a member to search 
>>>worries me almost as much as the part about having to be a member to 
>>>submit.  I am also concerned that k1000 and bookshare do not work closely 
>>>together.  For instnace, it would be nice to somehow be able to input a 
>>>title before scanning it and search quickly for it in the bookshare 
>>>database even if you are not a member.  that way, someone new to scanning 
>>>can make sure the bookshare collection does not include the book before 
>>>beginning the process of scanning.
>>>
>>>How closely does bookshare work with the makers of scanning packages, 
>>>particularly those made for disabled users?
>>>
>>>E.
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