[bksvol-discuss] Re: voice chat room available

  • From: Debby Franson <the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:00:01 -0600

Hi Valerie and other chatters!

Sorry I couldn't make the chat this time. I didn't know where to meet until around the time it started and then I got a phone call from a dear friend, so that blew my chances for chat this time. Now that I know where it is, I am looking forward to the next time I can join my voice with the rest of the Booksharians who are there.

Debby

At 12:03 AM 1/16/2010, Valerie Maples wrote
It worked pretty well, although there will be a learning curve anywhere. It was fun to hear the voices that went with the names. Now to do it again...

Valerie


On Jan 15, 2010, at 11:14 PM, Debby Franson wrote:

> Hi Kim!
>
> The blindcooltech.com sounds like the best thing going in chat rooms.
>
> Debby
>
> At 01:15 AM 1/15/2010, Kim Friedman wrote
>> Hi, Debby, I have the talking communities software and I am probably going
>> to blindcooltech.com which has a chat room open all the time, plus I won't
>> have to download anything. Regards, Kim.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [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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>> >Jackie McBride
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