Hi everyone,I'm very pleased to forward this announcement to the Bookshare- discuss mailing list. This is the official press release for theevent. John tells me that Bookshare's Manager of Alternate Media, Jennifer Sutton, will also be joining him in the chat room. Could one of you who also belongs to bookshare volunteers mailing list please post this announcement there as well? Thanks, and see you in the chat room next Monday at 5, Lisa FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION (See Contact Info At End of this document.) Topic: Bookshare For You In 2007 Presenter: John Glass, Customer Support Manager, Bookshare. john.g@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 650 644-3403. http://www.bookshare.org If you enjoy reading books of all types by a wide variety of authors, you won't want to miss the Accessible World Tek Talk online event Monday, April 16, as Customer Support Manager John Glass provides valuable information about a unique online library that serves people who are blind, have low vision, or have other print-related disabilities that make it difficult for them to read. The collection includes nearly 32,000 books in English and Spanish and, via a partnership with the National Federation of the Blind's Newsline service, some 150 daily newspapers and other periodicals made available as electronic downloads. Additionally, the virtual audience will be provided updates to the organization's ongoing initiatives and, more especially, will learn how to join this thriving community of book lovers. Following the presentation, there will be sufficient time for questions and comments from the audience. So, tell all your friends to join you. There are plenty of seats for everyone! Date: Monday, April 16, 2007 Time: 5:00 p.m. Pacific, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 7:00 p.m. Central, 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Tuesday 00:00 GMT. Where: Tek Talk Online Conference Room Since we are now using the new Talking Communities conferencing software, we urge you to plan to arrive well in advance of the start time to download the latest updated version and check your microphones. Go to our website at: http://www.accessibleworld.org Select the Tek Talk Room. If this is the first time you have entered our new rooms, you will need to install and then run the Talkcom software. It is very small and safe to install on your computer. Then return to the sign-in screen and select the Enter Room button. Enter your first and last name, tab to the log in button, and press Enter. No password is required. Note: SHOULD YOU ENCOUNTER ANY PROBLEM, CALL THE TALKING COMMUNITIES TECH TEAM AT: 810-895-9558 Archives of all training events and sign up information for the two Tek Talk mailing lists are available at: http://www.accessibleworld.org. Schedule of Upcoming Events: April 23: Michael Curran's NVDA, The Free Open Source Screen-Reader Media Contacts: Robert Acosta, Chair, Planning Committee Helping Hands for the Blind 818-998-0044 Email: boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:boacosta%40pacbell.net> http://www.helpinghands4theblind.com Pat Price, Events Coordinator The Accessible World Symposiums Vision Worldwide, Inc. 317-254-1185 Skype: patprice1 Email: pat@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pat%40patprice.org> http://www.accessibleworld.org
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