[nfbmi-talk] An interesting idea and an odd request.

Fred Wurtzel f.wurtzel at att.net
Wed Aug 1 18:41:32 UTC 2012

Hi Kevin,

Is our Bridge Walk on our web page?  I would like to Tweet about it and I
need a URL for people to go to to register. 


Warmest Regards,


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On Behalf Of Kevin Reeves
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 12:00 PM
To: NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List
Subject: [nfbmi-talk] An interesting idea and an odd request.

Hey folks. I wanted to bounce something off you guys and see if anyone might
be able to point me in the right direction.

I've got this idea for a youtube channel where I film a video once every 2
weeks or so of me reading an excerpt from a book by an independent author.
The books would come from iBOoks store, the author's website, etc. The idea
of the channel would be to promote braille literacy, the whole "same time
same price" concept, and promote the work of independent authors. I would
use a braille display, which would show off the idea that I can immediately
purchase and download a book and be reading it.

This idea was sparked by a twitter conversation I had with one of my
favorite authors. WHen I mentioned to him that folks could read his books
with refreshable braille, he thought that was the greatest thing he had ever
heard and retweeted it to his audience with a really nice comment about how
he would always insure that his books could be available in retail stores
that offered accessible formats. This could also be a fantastic way to
promote NFB of michigan and our braille initiatives in the state.

Here's the odd request.

Currently, I don't own, nor know how to really efficiently use a braille
display. Are there orgs here in the state that I could request a purchase of
one? Would MCB even consider such a purchase anymore given the whole E O
deal? Are there any of you with A T companies willing to loan me one so long
as I keep making these vids, allow me to buy one on a payment plan so I can
start getting familiar with it immediately and subsequently start producing
these videos, or give me one in exchange for a Preroll, Interstitial, and
postroll mention of your company and services?

If anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be much

Thanks so much.

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