[Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category

  • From: "Gary Wood" <k8hlx@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 17:23:38 -0400

Hi Debbie. I think that maybe we're all special, and maybe we should be glad of that fact!
----- Original Message ----- From: "Debbie Hazelton" <healinghands4u@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 8:11 AM
Subject: [Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category



I would also. I can remember a time when I wouldn't have wanted any mention
of blindness. Now I feel differently, yet certainly don't want to be
exclusively pigeon-holed. I'm often good with words, so would be happy to
participate and help if I can.


Debbie Hazelton

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mika Pyyhkala
Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 7:38 AM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category

Hi,

I would be interested in the conference call as well.

-Mika

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darrell Shandrow
Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 12:25 AM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category

Hey,

Yep.  I'll be around on Skype, MSN and all such usual suspects most of the
weekend as Karen must work both days.  I may be gone for awhile on Sunday
afternoon but that is not certain.  Wanna set a time?

Darrell Shandrow - Shandrow Communications!
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Bishop" <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 7:13 PM
Subject: [Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category


Why don't Darrell, myself and Shelly get together on this this weekend
and hammer out the details.  Anyone else want to assist?


-----Original Message----- From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darrell Shandrow Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 7:00 PM To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category

Hi Kelly,

Yes.  Though I have fallen behind on this in recent weeks, I have, in
fact, ordered a trial Ivocalize setup and am willing to move forward
with it for my purposes of accessibility advocacy, including
blindcasting projects, of course.  I'll have a bunch of time this
weekend to move forward on some of these things.



Darrell Shandrow - Shandrow Communications!
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kelly Pierce" <kellyjosef@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 6:07 PM
Subject: [Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category


Darrell,

This is a great proposal.  The core group of leaders could think
through the major issues and minor ones too perhaps Salon style on
Ivocalize and come back to the community for refinement of hashed out
ideas and then go to podcasting leaders with what we need for our
community.

Kelly


----- Original Message ----- From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 10:09 PM Subject: [Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category


Hi Kelly,

Good points, but, sadly, all this stuff won't be resolved now as it
has never been resolved in the past because the blind community
remains too fragmented.  Doing things by committee all the time
almost always results in virtual paralysis of action in most cases.
I think maybe a core group of leaders in the community should get
together, hash it out and go back to Adam and others from a position
of qualification to ask for what we know we need.  Forget about the
cross-disability stuff; they are not and never have been interested
in much of anything that really helps blind people.


Darrell Shandrow - Shandrow Communications! Technology consultant/instructor, network/systems administrator! A+, CSSA, Network+! Check out high quality telecommunications services at http://ld.net/?nu7i Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by another person. Blind Access Journal blog: http://www.blindaccessjournal.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kelly Pierce" <kellyjosef@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 7:56 PM Subject: [Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category


Before we jump on Adam's back, perhaps we can work with
disability-related podcasters and blind to develop the Podcast
Pickle directory in the manner we believe would be of best service
to the listeners.  There is the tension between those who are
blindcasters, those who openly discuss their blindness, technology,
observations, and share with the listener every unique sound
through three different microphones, and cross disability folks who
broadcast to a diverse audience of people with disabilities. the
cross disability folks often insist on no sub-categories, as this
dilutes the universal notion of disability while others believe
their particular disability makes them unique.  It might be useful
to work this issue out in our community first before we end up
battling
each other with a non-disabled party.
Already, Adam has acknowledged on the Source code that he has
received vigorous arguments from both of the camps that like either
the
word
"blind" or visually impaired." without resolving this among ourselves
first, we leave the non-disabled person at a loss of knowing what
exactly to do.


Kelly




----- Original Message ----- From: "Shelly" <shellyspodcasts@xxxxxxxxx> To: "Blindcasting List" <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:17 PM Subject: [Blind Casting] Disabilities Node/Category


Greetings,

All the comments about the Disability node for iPodder are very
interesting, and have given me several things to think about. I'm
still committed to advocacy on this front. Next step is to resend
my note to Mr. Curry, as an open letter, which will allow me to
publish it around the podcasting community, I wanted to let you
know, though, that there is a directory that does include a
Disabilities category. That would be <a href="
http://www.podcastpickle.com";>Podcast Pickle</a>. Not many shows in
that subcategory yet. It would be great if podcast producers on
this list who want to identify their shows as disability-oriented
would begin to get listed on the Pickle. You could even list
yourself and use
"blindness"
as a
keyword but not list yourself in the Disabilities category. On the
Pickle, you get to pick two categories, plus you create your own
sets of keywords.
Adding your cast to the Pickle would help your own visibility and
would add to the credibility of the Pickle directory as it
positions itself in the directory sphere. They already has a number
of great features, including search, and the ability to create a
favorites list that others can browse.
You can also play podcasts directly from each podcaster's page. The
Disabilities subcategory on Podcast Pickle is within the Society
top-level category. By the way, I own no stock in the Pickle. What
I like about it is that competition with Podcast Alley and, to a
lesser extent, IndiePodder, has caused the Pickle to be very
innovative and responsive to its users.

-shelly


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