[bct] Re: New Blind Cool Tech Chat Room Open

  • From: "Allison Mervis" <allisonfm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 00:36:46 -0500

Well, at least try this one since Robert has gone to all the trouble of setting it up. You might like it. Thank you for all of your time and effort Robert!

----- Original Message ----- From: "Darren Duff" <dduff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 12:01 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: New Blind Cool Tech Chat Room Open

Aw man I would rather use teemtalk! Audio-tips is cool but teemtalk is
way cooler!

Darren Duff

Assistive Technology Instructor

Blind & Low Vision Services of North Georgia

3830 South Cobb Drive, Suite 125, Smyrna, GA 30080

Phone 770-432-7280       800-726-7406     Fax: 770-432-5457


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-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert Carter
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 11:20 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] New Blind Cool Tech Chat Room Open

Hi Fellow subscribers,

I have been working with George Buys of Talking Communities to create
a chat room just for blind cool tech. The room will accommodate 25
people at a time. It is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Larry will soon add a link on the blind cool tech web page that will
make it easy to enter the chat room. In the meantime, I am going to
give you a link in this email that will take you to the log in page
for the chat room. I would like to invite you to try it out.

Once you click on the below link, you will be taken to a page where
you can type in your name and press the log in button. If you already
have the talking communities software on your computer, you will be
taken directly in to the room. If you do not have the software, you
will be prompted to install it. This is quite fast and pretty
automated. Once the software is installed, you will be in the room.
You can press alt-u to place your focus on a list of current users in
the room. If you are the only one in there, only your name will be in
the list. You read the list with the up and down arrow keys. When you
want to talk, press and hold your control key. You will hear a little
blip sound when you are live  begin speaking. Keep the control key
down until you are finished talking and release it when done. Of
course, you will have to have a microphone connected to your computer
before you can be heard.

I will try to be around the room a good bit this weekend but will
obviously be in and out. I am viewing this as an experiment. We will
all have to learn together how best to make use of this room.

If you want to give it a try, here is the link.

I hope to see you there.

Robert Carter

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