[nfbmi-talk] Books and Beyond presents an interview withAnna Dresner!!!

fred olver goodfolks at charter.net
Wed Oct 7 17:06:08 CDT 2009

Well, you know what they say, don't you, two Fred's are better than one.

Fred Olver

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> Hi Fred,
> Thanks for this.  I think Anna has done a lot and I appreciate her 
> efforts.
> It is good for to get recognition.
> Warmest Regards,
> Fred.
> P.S. Isn't Fred a great name?  The world needs more Freds.
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> Subject: [nfbmi-talk] Books and Beyond presents an interview with Anna
> Dresner!!!
> Anna Dresner has written many books concerned with the subject of
> technology. On our show tonight, she will discuss social networking,  the
> subject of the book she is writing presently in which she explains 
> twitter,
> facebook, and linked in.  How can we use Ipods and mp3 players more
> effectively? Is it possible for a visually impaired person to use 
> something
> with a flat screen? What are her plans for the future? In the world of
> computers and technical information, an author's job is never done. 
> Progress
> takes place so quickly that updates to previous books are often needed 
> very
> quickly.  How does she do research? Does she have concerns about computers
> and how they affect our communication with each other? How did she become
> interested in and so dedicated to sharing technical information? What is 
> her
> mission?
> Before embarking on her  writing career, Anna worked for a rehabilitation
> center teaching Braille and computer techniques. Before moving to Kansas,
> she worked  at the Carroll Center in Massachusetts. This background
> acquainted her with needs of computer users. In addition to technical
> writing, Anna has written books on magic tricks, organizing a first
> apartment and other independent living skills unique to us.
> In her spare time, she enjoys chess and knitting. The mother of an 8 year
> old boy, she and her husband live in Pittsburg, Kansas.
> Books and Beyond will take place at 8 p.m. eastern time tonight, October 
> 7.
> Please dial the following number and arrive about ten to 8 eastern time in
> order that we may all become acquainted with one another.
> phone: 218-844-3388. Put in the code 26657 and press the pound key. As
> always, questions will be welcome. We will mute phones during the 
> interview
> part of the show for recording purposes, but we welcome questions during 
> the
> second portion. I know this will be an informative show and hope to see 
> you
> there. Anna has an innate ability to explain technology and computers few
> others have. Join us for an hour that will add to your knowledge.
> Below is a list of books written by Anna Dresner. Although some are no
> longer available, this will provide you with a range of subjects she has
> written about during a prolific career.
> Anna Dresner is one of National Braille Press's most popular - and 
> prolific!
> - authors. She's written, adapted and compiled books for us since 1999, on
> topics as varied as technology, living independently, and even magic 
> tricks!
> Don't forget to check
> Anna's blog
> from time to time, where she posts updates to her technology books, and
> discusses the latest trends in access technology:
> NBP Book Updates.
> List of 23 items
> Technology - General
> . It's Not On the Keyboard! Typing Special Characters and Foreign 
> Languages
> in Word
> . A Pocketful of Sound: A Quick-Start and Buyer's Guide to Accessible Book
> and Music Players
> . Blog On! Reading and Writing Blogs with a Screen Reader
> . Braille.com and Beyond: How to Get Around a Website
> . Finding eBooks on the Internet, Second Edition - Temporarily out of 
> print.
> . Google It! A Guide to the World's Most Popular Search Engine
> (with Jonathan Mosen)
> . The Ipod Experience: Gaining Access to the iPod Shuffle - OUT OF PRINT
> Technology - Keyboard Commands
> . Excel 2007 Keyboard Commands
> . Outlook 2007 Keyboard Commands
> . PowerPoint 2007 Keyboard Commands
> . Word 2007 Keyboard Commands
> . Office XP Keyboard Commands
> . Internet Explorer 8 with Jaws and Window-Eyes
> . Windows Vista Keyboard Commands
> . Windows XP Keyboard Commands
> . Eudora 6.1 with Jaws and Window-Eyes
> . Sound Editors: Soundforge 8.0 and Goldwave 5.1
> Other Subjects
> . My First Bag of Tricks
> (adaptation - kit including six magic tricks and print/Braille
> instructions,)
> . Twelve Amazing Tricks
> (adaptation - tricks you can do with everyday items, no props included)
> . The Period Book: Everything You Don't Want to Ask, But Need to Know
> (adaptation)
> . Real U Guide to Your First Apartment
> (adaptation)
> . Real U Guide to Your First Job
> (adaptation)
> . Real U Guide to Bank Accounts and Credit Cards
> (adaptation)
> list end
> an hour filled with information you can use.
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