Here's another thought. When I had more vision I would use a CCTV to magnify and read some books in addition to listening to them on cassette from NLS. Having a service like BookShare that would allow me to magnify them on them computer screen would be an advantage in a couple of different ways. I don't have to mess with holding the book flat enough under the CCTV, I don't have to try and read text close to the binding, and I don't have to find a way to get to the library to actually get this book I'm reading.
Computers are so much cheaper now too, although I wouldn't give me CCTV up for two more computers....I still can use it enough to be useful when I need it.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 7:58 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: paragraphs for validators, general question
I understand those who can not turn pages but are strong enough to click a mouse. But if they can magnify a screen cannot they magnify a printed book? And a dyslexic would listen not read the book. So, of the 3 you mention, I only see the mouse clicker actually viewing the screen.
I am not trying to be difficult about this; I am trying to understand. And even for the mouseclicker who cannot turn pages, are there not devices that do that no?
And I'd be curious from an actual numbers standpoint, if non-blind print handicap users make up a significant per centage of signed up users anyway!
Just wondering and not attempting to be argumentative.
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