[bksvol-discuss] Re: A Chat Solution

  • From: "Chela Robles" <cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 14:15:48 -0800

great but I don't always use microphone so is there also text capability too?
Chela Robles
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Monica Willyard 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 11:00 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] A Chat Solution

  Hi everyone. If you can't use the Accessible World Rooms, you can use one of 
the rooms at ourplace.acbradio.org to chat. It's the same chat room as 
Accessible World uses, so you don't have to learn anything new. They have 
several rooms. I personally like to use the Politics room because it's rarely 
used for other things. It's reserved for a show on Tuesday nights, but it's 
wide open and usually empty on the weekends. At least, that was true when I 
spent time there. I haven't been there for a few months.

  The ACB Radio rooms can hold a lot of people, and private text chat is 
enabled in case people want to exchange email addresses or Skype names. I think 
it's a great choice for helping our Bookshare community connect, both as a 
group and on a private level beyond the chat. 

  A bonus to meeting in that room or one like it is that people may join the 
chat when they see people in that room. You may meet people who have never 
heard of Bookshare or have only heard about Bookshare being hard to use. There 
is a huge void in the blind community. Most of them still don't know about 
Bookshare at all or have only heard about it as a sort of thing for really 
academic people. I used to be able to sign up between 8 to 10 members and at 
least 2 volunteers each month, just from talking with people about what I'm 
reading or scanning for Bookshare. When they see that it's not just about 
textbooks, they usually get pretty excited.

  If our volunteer community held a chat somewhere, people would begin to join 
it to learn about Bookshare. Just by including these people in our games, 
chatter about our books, and suggestions about scanning or proofreading, we 
make it safe for a new person to ask questions. That's often the first step 
toward gaining a new friend, Bookshare member, and/or volunteer. When someone 
offers to help a new member learn how to unzip and read books, Bookshare 
becomes fun, not something to fear.

  What do you all think?

  Monica Willyard
  "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker

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  We have to find out where and how and if we are allowed to use the accessible 
world rooms.

  Jamie in Michigan

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