[nabs-l] Bookstore Problem

T. Joseph Carter carter.tjoseph at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 07:36:53 UTC 2008


Corbb,

They're now covering those ISBN's with a sticker that won't tear off 
easily at some universities.

Joseph

On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 08:46:28PM +0000, Corbb O'Connor wrote:
> A tactic that I've found helpful is to go into the store with a friend. 
> At GW, the ISBN numbers are printed on stickers with the class title, 
> instructor name, etc. right below the book. My friend then reads the 
> numbers out to me, I write them down, and hunt for the books online. If a 
> friend isn't available, I find an associate and explain the situation to 
> them this way: "Now, if I were sighted, I could come in here with a piece 
> of paper and write down these numbers. But since I can't see, can you 
> please read them to me?" If the associate says no, usually the manager 
> understands my concern.
>
> Best of luck,
> Corbb
>
> -----
> Corbb O'Connor
> studying at the National University of Ireland, Galway
>
> On Dec 4, 2008, at 3:29 PM, Maurice Mines wrote:
>
> You might try and ask your Student Disabled Services to help you if it  
> is a college bookstore. They can explain to them that you need it for a 
> disability/academic purpose. All the other suggestions would work just 
> fine. There might be someone at your bookstore, such as the manager, that 
> handles disability concerns or works with rehab in some cases. You're not 
> asking them to provide your counselor with information just to provide 
> you with the proper information. Does your college post book information 
> online?
>
> Maurice
>
> On Dec 4, 2008, at 1:07 AM, Dezman Jackson wrote:
>
>> Or you might try asking the professor or calling the publisher.  I've 
>> gotten this reply from the bookstore too. The only reason I can think 
>> of, silly as it is,  is from a business standpoint. If they give you 
>> that info, then maybe you have what you need to go shop around for the 
>> book at a cheaper price.
>>
>> Dezman
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sarah Jevnikar" 
>> <sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca>
>> To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'" 
>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 11:35 PM
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Bookstore Problem
>>
>>
>>> Hi,
>>> If you try searching for the book on a library database sometimes  
>>> they'll
>>> give the ISBN. Or if you try to Google the book title sometimes you  
>>> can get
>>> it that way.
>>> Good luck,
>>> Sarah
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org]  
>>> On Behalf
>>> Of golfereric at verizon.net
>>> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 9:40 PM
>>> To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>>> Subject: [nabs-l] Bookstore Problem
>>>
>>> Hello Everybody
>>>
>>>
>>> For the spring semester i know what I will need to purchase for  
>>> books. I
>>> have access to the title, author, and edition through website. The  
>>> one
>>> piece of information I don't have is the ISBN number. So I emailed  
>>> the
>>> bookstore and said they don't give out the ISBN number. So then I  
>>> called
>>> the bookstore and again they said due to a new company policy they  
>>> are
>>> unable to provide me with the ISBN numbers. Has anyone encountered  
>>> this
>>> problem? Does anyone have suggestions as well?
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Eric Gaudes.
>>>
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