Hi, my question is how can i actually get in touch with the publishers of books to see if they have electronic versions of the books available from the beginning? This is the question that i have because i'm taking classes this term and i want to make sure that i have access to the textual material in the books at the same time that my sighted counterparts do. Is that too much to ask and it could definiately cut down on having to depend on rfbd because they are a good place but because they don't have a great number of volunteers who are knowledgable about certain subjects and the fact that it takes a year at the least before a book is completed. What choices do we really have. ----- Original Message ----- From: Marvin Hunkin To: blind-education@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 4:32 AM Subject: [blind-education] eletronic books hi. well publishers should be made aware of blind people and eletronic texts. like i am doing a online it course from http://www.oten.edu.au, and had to ahve a e book, provide remote help desk support. so as that was out of print, was able to get an eletronic pdf copy. my two cents worth. marvin.