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To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 12:20 PMSubject: [bksvol-discuss] Jim Fruchterman To Be Our Guest Tuesday, November 27, 2007
INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN US! Jim Fruchterman, Benetech CEO and Founder of Bookshare.org, To Be Guest of Friends of Bookshare Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Topic: The Future of Bookshare.org We are especially pleased to announce that next Tuesday the Friends of Booksharewill be privileged to have Jim Fruchterman, the founder of Bookshare.org, asits honored guest. During his presentation, he will explore his vision for the future, will discuss the challenges of delivering high quality textbooks while maintainingthe user-created spirit of Bookshare.org, and will talk about the expansionto serve all students with print disabilities in the U.S. , while starting to support International Bookshare.org, as well.In the blindness community, Jim Fruchterman is truly a legend. Not only didhe create a massive, not for profit, web-based library of downloadable accessible eBooks, madelegally available to blind , visually impaired and print handicapped peoplebut he invented the well-known Open Book reading access machines, using technology originally meant for the military. Much of his time is devoted to his responsibilities as CEO of Benetech, but also in assisting numerous human rightsorganizations throughout the world. In all of his endeavors, Jim's explicitgoal has been to use the power of technology to serve humanity. Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Time: 6:00 p.m. Pacific, 7:00 p.m. Mountain, 8:00 p.m. Central and 9:00 p.m. Eastern Where: Friends of Bookshare Community Room at: http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e There are no membership requirements, no direct costs, no need to pre-register, and no passwords required.All you need is a PC running Windows 2000 or later, an Internet connection,a soundcard, and speakers. Since this is an audio conference, a microphone will beneeded to allow you to interact audibly with the presenter and each other. However, text chat is also available. If you are a first-time user of the Accessible World online conferencing software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download and then run. A link to the software is available on the entry screen of each room. Note: Archives of events are available for download at: http://www.friendsofbookshare.org Media Contact: Pat (Patricia) Price, Planning Committee Chair Friends of Bookshare http://www.friendsofbookshare.org 317-254-1185 pat@xxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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