Gail, I think what you're doing is really cool. (smile) I have an aunt who can't read, and I'm interested in learning how to help her too. My aunt has severe dyslexia. Do you know what's at the root of your friend's difficulty with reading? It might really matter in how you approach teaching him. I'm not an expert in this field. Like you, I'm an interested person who wants to help. We do have some teachers on the list, and they might be willing to point us in a good direction. I read in a book last year that people with dyslexia sometimes benefit from using Braille and speech like blind people do. I've also read that it helps them to visually track the letters as speech reads to them in a program like Kurzweil or Wyn Wizard. Let me see what I can find that's already on Bookshare. That'll help me know what kinds of books I could try scanning. Since you're still working on earning credits so you can access the Bookshare collection, would you be comfortable telling me how much credit you still need for your membership? You could do that privately if you like. My email address is rhyami@xxxxxxxxx I'm asking because I've watched you volunteering over the past few months. You work hard and seem to do it with a smile. I'd like to help you get enough credits so you can use the full Bookshare system as soon as possible. People like you earn my respect and admiration because you're willing to do what it takes to win, to earn what you want and need. I'm looking forward to getting to cheer for you when you've earned your credits. (smile) Monica Willyard "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put 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.