[bksvol-discuss] Re: voice chat room available

  • From: Jackie McBride <abletec@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:26:18 -0700

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On 1/11/10, Kim Friedman <kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi, Jackie, I've never heard of this site until you mentioned it. Do I have
> to download another chat client to use it? I have: chatterbox, VIP
> communicator, and Tlh conference which is used at accessibleworld.org, and I
> believe it's from talking communities. Regards, Kim.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jackie McBride
> Sent: Monday, January 11, 2010 10:46 AM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: voice chat room available
>
> 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
>>
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