[Blindmath] Used Braille College Text Books

Reinhard Stebner raydar11011 at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 16 12:07:43 CDT 2012


The amount quoted below can be  high, but think of it this way. If it is a
science book or math book, it could cost up to $3 per page do to the amount
of work being put into o the book. It also depends upon how many books are
being translated in to braille as well as how many pages are in each book.
The way how I handled this was to only translate the chapters I would be
needing and only the portions of the chapters the teacher will be using in
class and for tests.

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From: blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Ryan Hemphill
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2012 10:58 AM
To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Used Braille College Text Books

I would agree. It sounds Ike someone is very very misinformed.  If you
think about it logically, there is no way that anyone would ever make any
textbook in Braille at that price, ever.  Of course that isn't the case, my
company outsources this regularly.



If it sounds wrong, it probably is.  Go directly to the source, the book
publisher, and find out from them.  Then, correct whoever is claiming this
misinformation.

Just out of curiousity, which school is this that we're talking about here?

Ran



On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, Susan Mooney <susanannemooney at gmail.com> wrote:
> Where in the world is the university procuring the textbooks?  Does that
> not seem a bit on the high side for you?  Most of the time the
> instructors/profs will not use the entire text.  Perhaps the instructor
can
> outline which portions of the text s/he will be using and get only those
> portions transcribed?  As a transcriber, I've done this many times.  That
> figure is absolutely crazy.
>
> SM
>
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Tammy Berg <tdberg72 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> My son will be attending a private university in the fall and we have
just
>> been notified that they will not be able to provide his texts books in
>> Braille due to the cost of $50,000-$60,000 per text that they were quoted
>> for having them converted to Braille. Are there any resources for used
>> Braille math and science college text books.
>> The texts that he will be using in the fall are:
>> Calculus, 6th Edition
>> James Stewart
>> ISBN-13978-0495011668
>> Publiser: Brooks Cole
>> Chemistry
>> The Molecular View of Nature, 6th Edition
>> Jespersen, Brady, Hyslop
>> Publisher:  Wiley University Physics
>> by Young & Freedman 13th edition 2012
>> Publishers: Addison & Wesley
>> Thank You - Tammy
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