[bksvol-discuss] Re: voice chat room available

  • From: "Kim Friedman" <kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:17:16 -0800

Hi, Jackie, I don't know how to use this teamtalk thing. Regards, Kim. 

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Debby Franson
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:45 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: voice chat room available

Hi Jackie!

Out of the chat rooms mentioned, your idea of TeamTalk sounds like the best
from just reading about it.  I am pretty unfamiliar with chat.

Debby

At 12:46 PM 1/11/2010, Jackie McBride wrote
>Again I suggest TeamTalk for this. No admin needed. Skype is really 
>really clunky when it comes to conferencing, e.g., if some1 drops out, 
>the host has to call them back, if the host computer crashes, the 
>conference is up in smoke, etc. & the audio quality tends to degrade 
>severely when more than a few folks are involved. I *know* this! I 
>tried using it for our creative writing group, & was never so glad to 
>get rid of somethin in all my life!
>
>I have no financial interest or otherwise in teamtalk. It's just a very 
>accessible voice chat client which yes, can also use text chat, send 
>files, etc. TTS can read the text messages, tell u who left the 
>channel, etc.
>
>I had been writing some scripts to help deaf-blind folks use it but 
>lost 'em when my machine crashed. Forgot to back up the jaws scripts 
>folder. Blankety blank blank blank. So now gotta start from scratch.
>Unless, of course, Lynnskyi happened to keep the scripts I sent to her?
>
>Now off to try to find a new fridg to replace the 1 in the garage that 
>died last week.
>
>On 1/11/10, Lynn I <lynnskyi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 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
> >
> >
> >   _____
> >
> > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lynn I
> > Sent: Monday, January 11, 2010 11:31 AM
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 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
> >
> >
> >   _____
> >
> > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Denise 
> > Thompson
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 1:30 PM
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 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
> >
> >
> >
> >   _____
> >
> > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [ 
> > <mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Denise 
> > Thompson
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:22 PM
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 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.
> >
> > --
> > Jamie in Michigan
> >
> > Currently Reading: Jupiter's Bones by Faye Kellerman
> >
> > Earn cash for answering trivia questions every 3 hours:
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> >
> > See everything I've read this year at: 
> > www.michiganrxtech.com/books.html
> >
> >
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>
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