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

  • From: "Gerald Hovas" <GeraldHovas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 17:26:12 -0500

Stephen told me that he arrived late and left early because he had a
presentation both before and after the Bookshare meeting.  I'd be surprised
if Janice and/or Jennifer didn't spend some time with Stephen that week,
too, because I believe they had plans to do so.

Gerald

Gerald

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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
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Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 5:04 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: let disabled people know they can submit 
without being members


> 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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