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  • in reply to: Issues with remembering… #13650
    Adam
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    I’m late to this party, so I hope that you pick this up, Rebecca. One of the best storytellers I know, with a repertoire of many 1000s of traditional stories, is also possibly the most dyslexic person I know. She is the inheritor of a Jewish tradition, a Drut’syla, passed down orally from grandmother to granddaughter. The drut’syla repertoire comprises twelve interlinked cycles, each of several hundred tales.

    To give you an idea, she prefers phone to text and facebook message, because she struggles to read and respond, although she can joke about the hilarity of her responses. If I write to her, I make sure to include her husband.

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    In order to get audio versions of text stories, I often use text to speech converters. They are not always the best intonation but they can make life easier.

    LibreVox also publish copyright free audio books similar to Project Gutenberg… you can find a fair few collections of folk tales there

    https://librivox.org/search?primary_key=0&search_category=author&search_page=1&search_form=get_results

    in reply to: Technical Support Request #13559
    Adam
    Keymaster

    Hi Cynthia, Dorian

    Just to let you both know that this has been brought to my attention and I am currently looking into it… could one of you have another go? Make sure it is the first thing you attempt to do after logging in (as in, before you respond to anything else on the forum) and let me know what happens.

    Adam

    in reply to: Release of Bardic Materials #10737
    Adam
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    If anyone is still having difficulties with course access, the fastest way to resolution is to email me direct on techsupport [at] druidry.co.uk. We have had, I am sorry to say, a number of issues with the new system. The old system was entirely written by myself and while it was simple and worked, it was over a decade old, out of date and inflexible. Those who paid in installments only had the option of paying every tow months as each package was released. The new system was intended to create a lot more flexibility, but we have had a lot of teething problems for which I can only apologise.

    For clarity, however one opts to pay, packages are released every two months. The reason for this is that the material is, though it may not always seem to be, pretty deep, and requires time to internalise before moving on. It can’t be rushed.

    The new system has the advantages of offering monthly payments which a lot of people had been asking for for a long time as it clearly suited contemporary income patterns. But, as I say, we have had significant teething problems. I am very much hoping these are now past us and I am dealing with picking up the problems that people have had rather than new issues. Email me and I will deal with you personally. But remember, we are all volunteers so I can’t attend to the BDO technical issues every day on top of my day job, I do get to them as soon as I can.

    Bendithion xx /|\

    Adam

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