[BlindMath] Godel Escher Bach

Peter Donahue pdonahue2 at satx.rr.com
Tue Apr 17 21:02:53 UTC 2018


Hello Amanda and everyone,

	This is what happens when Braille producers don't proofread their
transcriptions. Bookshare.org is one of the worst offenders! My wife reads
lots of books in their collection and has been appalled whenever she reads
books riddled with errors. She's an NLS Braille Proofreader and appreciates
the value of good clean Braille transcriptions. Some would say that
poorly-produced Braille is better than none at all. Both of us would say
"Not when it comes to blind students being able to complete class
assignments on time or fail tests due to inaccurate Braille transcriptions."
Assuming you got those books from Bookshare.org complain loudly! Some of us
have brought other matters to their attention and they have done zilch about
them. Let's get over feeling greatful for bad Braille transcriptions and
demand a higher standard of performance from these outfits!

Peter Donahue

  
-----Original Message-----
From: BlindMath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Amanda
Lacy via BlindMath
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:59 PM
To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
Cc: Amanda Lacy
Subject: Re: [BlindMath] Godel Escher Bach

Missing exponents (2 squared becomes 22), missing parens, etc.

I'm also trying to read Artificial Intelligence, a Modern Approach
where I'm encountering these same (tiring) issues.
My sighted friend can't even read the Bookshare version that well, so
it's more than a screenreader issue.

And 2 squared isn't 22 no matter how much they might like it to be!

On 4/17/18, Sabra Ewing via BlindMath <blindmath at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> They were not fantastic about it with me. Every time I try to get a math
> textbook from them, it was not accessible. The equations we're not exactly
> removed, but it is hard to describe what they are like. Amanda was there
> though. She can tell you what they were like. Book share never fixed it.
>
> Sabra Ewing
>
>> On Apr 17, 2018, at 11:32 AM, Sina Bahram via BlindMath
>> <blindmath at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>
>> If you let bookshare know through the form on their website, they are
>> fantastic about rescanning/correcting the book.
>>
>> President, Prime Access Consulting, Inc.
>> Twitter: @SinaBahram
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>> Personal Website: https://www.sinabahram.com
>> Blog: https://blog.SinaBahram.com
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: BlindMath <blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Amanda Lacy
>> via
>> BlindMath
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:12 PM
>> To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
>> <blindmath at nfbnet.org>
>> Cc: Amanda Lacy <lacy925 at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [BlindMath] Godel Escher Bach
>>
>> Does anyone know where to get an accessible version of this book?
>>
>> I was enjoying it until around the chapter on recursion. At that point
>> the
>> text version I found contained gibberish where the theorems should be.
>> The Bookshare version was just as useless; it left them out altogether.
>> How'd you like to read, "...and when you combine theorem removed with
>> theorem removed..."
>>
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