[bksvol-discuss] Re: voice chat room available

Hi Lynnsky!

The Skype idea sounds good and would eliminate those complications of using a chat room that have been mentioned earlier.

Debby

At 11:39 AM 1/11/2010, Lynn I wrote
The other thing I forgot to mention regarding Skype is that there are scripts which make Skype easy to use.

I believe you can have up to thirty people on a chat. I can't imagine that we'd have more people than that for a chat party. Everyone has such busy schedules these days.

We could simply post a time for a chat, and ask people to e-mail if they want to be included.

Very simple, in my opinion.

Blessings.

Lynnsky


Blessings.

Lynnsky



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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lynn I
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2010 11:31 AM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: voice chat room available

Hi Denise!

I use Skype. It works well for me. I think it would be a good solution too, with a lot fewer complications, but many people probably would disagree with that.

I'd be willing to use Skype for our chats too, and think it would require a lot less effort. Skype is not a difficult program to download, install, and use--and it's free.

Blessings.

Lynnsky



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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Denise Thompson
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 1:30 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: voice chat room available

Yes, I know what you mean. (smile) Good ideas often turn into a lot more than we bargain for. The administrator part is going to be the toughest thing. I've emailled for more info about that. I'm wondering if it wouldn't be a whole lot simpler for folks to donwload Skype to their PCs and for a few folks who want to get together to to a conference call. I think up to 10 or 12 people can conference free of charge. It's hard to know if we'd have more than that in the chat room at a time anyway. For those not familiar with Skype, it's a free software that you down load onto your computer. Once it's installed whcih is done like any other software. You follow the steps and set up your account. You need a microphone to plug into your computer. Microphones aren't expensive. Then calls can be made from your computer free of charge to another skype user. There are paid plans, but the free program works well also and it allows as I said a few people to talk together free. It might be a place to start anyway to see how many people are interested before getting into the voice chat room thing which is going to require more time for some one organizing the chat. Just some thoughts.
Denise


At 08:10 AM 1/11/2010, you wrote:
Hi Denise!

That was nice of you to check into this. *smile*

Initially, when Jamie mentioned a possible chat party, I thought it was a good one, and after Susan L contacted Bob Acosta and asked whether we could use the Book Nook, I e-mailed him, last week, and asked whether we could use the Book Nook room last weekend. I received no response, and e-mailed Jamie, accordingly.

I really hadn't planned to take the lead on this, but was willing to help to arrange it.

I did visit the "politics" room at ourplace.acbradio.org, after Monica's post, and found the log in to be exactly like that of Accessible World chat rooms, so think it would be a good fit for a Bookshare chat.

I also thought of contacting Talking Communities, directly, to see if we could have our own chat room. That way, we wouldn't have to worry about conflicts with times and other scheduled events.

This is becoming more of a project than I feel I can commit to--especially, since there would have to be an administrator for each chat. I'm willing to do what I can to help, but do not want to take responsibility for this entire project. I believe my time is better spent proofreading.

Blessings.

Lynnsky



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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [ mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Denise Thompson
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:22 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] voice chat room available

Hi all
I've been in contact with one of the web masters from Blindsea a site which list software for those of us who use a cell phone screen reader called Talks on our Nokia phones. They have 3 chat rooms available 24/7. Stephen said we could use one. I've participated on discussions of accessible phone software there and it works just like the Talking Community works from Accessible world. So it's either a Talking community room or very similar. If this sounds interesting to folks I'll get more details. If this is like Talking community someone will have to be willing to be the administrator and handle the behind the scenes stuff. This would be the case with Accessible world as well if we used one of their rooms. I'm not exactly sure who supposed to be handling this from this list, but let me know if you'd like to pursue this or would like me to get more info about the set-up.
Denise

At 07:09 PM 1/10/2010, you wrote:
I have Friday the 15th of January off, if someone is able to set up a place and a time I will try to make it.

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