I've been a nerdfigher for about four years now and counting, I've followed John and Hank through the 2.0 journey, but since the year I began watching and earlier, some tragic things have happened to my eyesight. I was diagnosed with a rare eye condition that causes my retina to detach and it is very hard to fix, which since then, I have lost the vision in my left eye and have had it removed (the eye, that is) and now wear a fake one. Recently (December 2009), I lost fifty percent of the eyesight in my right eye, and now I am legally blind. I have had five surgeries total on both of my eyes, and now I can see relatively alright through my right eye while using a computer. I am at University at the moment pursuing an undergraduate degree in English, but you can see (pun definitely intended) the problems that I have with reading the books for classes. I get by with audio books and helpful equipment.
I've emailed John numerous times, posted on their twitters and facebooks, however, I know they're busy guys, and really this isn't that important. Well, it is to me, because since this eye condition I have not been able to read any of John's new books... I've read Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns. My best friend read me Let It Snow, and I read Hank's ecogeek everyday. I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about the books being on audio or downloadable or anything so that I can read them again, and maybe eventually read Will Greyson Will Greyson, since I haven't been able to find it on audio book yet, I have yet to read it... I am usually a very avid reader, but after losing most of my sight I have lost the love of it...
If anyone can help, that'd be great. I love nerdfighers, I will never forget the first time I went into my local bookstore, opened up Paper Towns, and saw a note with an email of another nerdighter, and I put my own note in, and have continued to talk to this nerdfighter for some time.
DFTBA, fellow defeaters of world suck!
Have you read The fault in our stars?
Hello, I have an LD. Are you familiar with Dragon Speak or Premier or Kurzweil. For example, you can take a Will Greyson page and scan it into the computer, and it will read for you once you scan them in the computer. the task is absolutely tedious, but I suggest this if you cannot contact the Green brothers. You might have to do copy and pasting. I think it's Kurzweil that is the best.
Since you are a student at college, can u register with disabilities services, and can they provide you with some sort of grant. If you have a legit document, it is possible to buy equipement or audiobooks with the grant. it can also be used for tuition. i don't know if you live in the US, UK, or Canada. i'll try to bring attention to John and Green when they post their next video.
I have a reading disorder, so I have experience using text to audio.
I really think we should all try and get their attention on this. Maybe set up a temporary group or something? I mean, I think they'd sort something for this if they knew about it.
Sorry, I know this post is really old. Maybe it's been sorted by now, or you've found a long-term solution. If not, maybe we could all work on a collab vid for the Mr. Greens' attention?
Maybe someone can read it to you through skype or so? I defenitely will, altough the sound can be crappy. An audiobook is still best I think. Maybe a few Nerdfighters can each record themselves reading it? That might be an awesome project... :D
:D I'd definitely be up for that - anyone else?
Do you have Skype? I will read it to you. It is one of my skills.
If you just search google for 'paper towns audiobook free' then you can find download links for utorrent. :D
Hope this helps, DFTBA.
I wonder if the iPad has any helpful functions?
We could set up a reading nerdfighter club.
Take turns calling you once (a designated period of time) and reading a chapter each. Then it wouldn't take anyone too long but you'd still be able to hear the story.
Yes? No? Maybe so?