[bksvol-discuss] Re: voice chat room available

  • From: "Chela Robles" <cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 09:34:38 -0800

Chela Robles
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lynn I 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, January 11, 2010 9:31 AM
  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 

  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. 



  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.

  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, 
    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.

    From: 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.

    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

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