He added the Thoroughbred Legends, which are fantastic horse books. Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI and Judson, guiding golden juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com Dog ownership is like a rainbow. Puppies are the joy at one end. Old dogs are the treasure at the other. Carolyn Alexander ----- Original Message ----- From: "BlindNews Mailing List" <BlindNews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <BlindNews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 8:46 PM Subject: BlindNews: Helping everyone read: Eagle Scout adds 24 books tobookshare.org TimesCommunity.com, VA, USA Thursday, December 07, 2006 Helping everyone read: Eagle Scout adds 24 books to bookshare.org By Layla Wilder Visually impaired people can visit www.Bookshare.org to read stories in large print, download in Braille or listen to thousands of books, including 24 books that Matthew Devcich, of Chantilly, posted on the nonprofit's Web site. Because he has astigmatism, Devcich, 16, has a hard time reading most books. While looking for solutions to the problem several months ago, he stumbled onto Bookshare and decided the site was so helpful that he would add more books to it for his Eagle Scout project. "The thing that drew me to it is that it would help people everywhere and not just in Fairfax County," said Devcich, a junior at Chantilly High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 695. Devcich recruited volunteers to meet at the Chantilly Library in a conference room every Saturday last month to scan, reformat and proofread books about thoroughbred racing onto Bookshare. Bookshare is a subscription-based digital library that was developed by Benetech, a California-based nonprofit. "There is nothing wrong with a normal Eagle Scout beautification project, but he really went above and beyond to find something that will impact countless of people," said Debra Wright, a Boy Scout mother and a volunteer for Devcich's project. "It's people like Matthew who have made 30,000 books' text available at Bookshare.org today," said Janice Carter, director of Benetch's Literacy Programs in a release. Devcich's mother, Beth Devcich, said she is proud of her son for wanting to do an Eagle Scout project that would have a "lasting effect." http://www.timescommunity.com/site/tab5.cfm?newsid=17560237&BRD=2553&PAG=461&dept_id=511686&rfi=6 -- BlindNews mailing list To contact a list moderator about a problem or to make a request, send a message to BlindNews-Owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The BlindNews list is archived at: http://GeoffAndWen.com/blind/ To address a message to all members of the list, send mail to: BlindNews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Access your subscription info at: http://blindprogramming.com/mailman/listinfo/blindnews_blindprogramming.com To unsubscribe via e-mail: send a message to BlindNews-Request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in either the subject or body of the message -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.409 / Virus Database: 268.15.15/579 - Release Date: 12/7/2006 To unsubscribe from this list, send a blank Email to bookshare-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.