Hi, this was sent to me and I thought I would pass this along. So read below. I think this will be another great resource for the blind and the Mac and I device users . Sign, JP ( Joe Plummer) joeplummer@xxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: Bubba [mailto:bubbathegeek@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:59 AM To: joeplummer@xxxxxxx Subject: FW: [mac4theblind] Announcement of a new website for blind Mac and iDevice users FYI, Sign, Bubba -----Original Message----- From: mac4theblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mac4theblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Panarese Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 10:25 PM To: mac4theblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [mac4theblind] Announcement of a new website for blind Mac and iDevice users Hi Folks, My apologies to anyone who doesn't like these kinds of "announcement" messages. I usually avoid making them, but in this case, I think the topic certainly fits the subject of these lists. I have started a new website that is meant to be a resource place for blind users of both the Mac and iDevices, and I wanted to invite the community to both visit it and to definitely feel free to contribute to it. Now, I'll first preface this by saying that I know there are more than a few sites out there that are about the Mac or iDevices in regard to their use by blind individuals. In fact, I have used more than a few to help me over the years in my efforts to learn how to utilize all of my Apple products. They are all done quite well, and I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the folks who maintain them. Understand that I am not intending on competing or outdoing any single one of them, and, instead, want mine to be an additional resource out there for the new, experienced or potential user. We are seeing a growing number of iPhone and iDevice users that is leading to adoption of the Mac, and with all the frequent questions that are consistently posed on the email lists, I wanted to gather material and information to address these areas in one place where people can benefit from the efforts of the community. You will see that it is done in a blog style. This is for two reasons. Firstly, I want it to be a very community driven site in which the users contribute their own information and material, and, subsequently, become a part of it by posting their comments and helping it grow. Also, from the perspective of a guy who is not, by trade, a web designer, the Word Press setup is easy to maintain and update without having to bother my webmaster every other day. I can't emphasize enough the importance of having you guys choose to help out. I have collected quite a bit of material for reading and even downloading over the years, which has also kindly been contributed with permission by various folks already. Please take a long look at the site and provide us with feedback. Yes, you will see that there are areas that are quite lacking, but this is where the community will come into play. I have put in place the foundation and structure of the site, but my goal is to have you guys provide the building blocks and material that will construct it into something more and more each passing day. So not to clutter your inbox any more, you will read in my opening few posts on the blog as to what it is we are looking for and how to contribute to our effort. Please feel free to look it all over and provide us with feedback. Let us know what we are missing, what we could do better and, most importantly, please contribute with additional information and even your questions. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated, and we hope that you guys will assist us in making it a comprehensive and diverse place for the blind Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod user. You can visit us here, http://www.macfortheblind.com Take Care John D. Panarese Director Mac for the Blind john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://www.macfortheblind.com AUTHORIZED APPLE STORE BUSINESS AFFILIATE MAC VOICEOVER TRAINING AND SUPPORT Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.