[blind-education] Re: eletronic books

  • From: stewart_1@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: blind-education@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 20:05:37 -0600 (CST)

You could try to join bookshare.org and they have many books .txt-ed. If you're 
in college anywhere in the USA you get your membership free. Just contact them 
and let them know.

As noted you can contact the publisher's directly but they mostly work through 
bookshare. I'm teaching US history and my attempts to work with Pierson's have 
gone poorly. They just don't work well with the blind community; and I'm 
faculty! I'd hate to see how little they might do for students. :P


Jan 22, 2011 08:19:56 AM, blind-education@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

You can always email the publisher or join a mailing list for ebooks. 
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From: david ingram 
To: blind-education@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sat, 22 January, 2011 12:19:30
Subject: [blind-education] Re: eletronic books

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

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.

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