[nabs-l] Learning Ally new prices

Brice Smith brice.smith319 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 02:00:48 UTC 2011


Everyone,

Remember that Bookshare, in addition to offering books in Braille,
offers each book in the DAISY format. One of the files has an .xml
extension when you unzip the DAISY book. This filetype opens in
Internet explorer, which means that the entire book is displayed in
your web browser which you can read with a screen reader such as Jaws.
You can also rename this filetype or save it as a text file. The
versatility of this is incredible, and your options for reading the
book are then virtually unlimited.

Brice

On 8/10/11, Marsha Drenth <marsha.drenth at gmail.com> wrote:
> As someone who needs Learning allie, I sure hope they do not go away. Yes
> they don't have the best readers, and some times the recordings are
> horrible. But I rely on these books for school. But even more that, using
> Bookshare books and reading them on my stream is impossible for me. I can't
> understand the text to speech voice. Yes there are other ways of reading
> BookShare books, but if you need to find words, sentences, or what not in an
> 1200 page Braille document. Its going to take a while. And I am by no means
> saying that I am not a good Braille reader, cuz I am.
>
> Just my two cents,
> Marsha
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
> Of Peter Donahue
> Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 5:44 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Learning Ally new prices
>
> Good afternoon everyone,
>
> Out of respect to those who currently have life time memberships it needs to
>
> stay that way!Given this horsepuckey, the increased availability of
> electronic books, and some of the other comments made here I fear they're on
>
> their way to the fossil pit.
>
> Peter Donahue
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rania Ismail CMT" <raniaismail04 at gmail.com>
> To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'"
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 2:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Learning Ally new prices
>
>
> I joined in 95 and have the life time membership. The membership is free.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
> Of Anjelina
> Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:25 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Learning Ally new prices
>
> I joined in 1993 and was told with a lifetime membership we are exempt from
> paying the annual fee.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marsha Drenth
> Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 11:00 AM
> To: 'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Learning Ally new prices
>
> I think I heard of Learning Allie loosing its funding some time around
> convention, but did not much think about it. So if now people want to use
> the books, we must pay. What happens to those of us who have been
> grandfathered in since the beginning of time?
>
> At least because I am a student I get BKS for free of charge. I don't use
> BKS books all that much, because when put on my stream to read audibly I
> can't understand the speech. So thus why I like the Learning Allie books.
>
> Marsha
>
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North Carolina State University, Communication - Public Relations
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