[tabi] Tektalkdiscussion] Fw: Accessible World's Special Program Seriespresents Lloyd Rasmussen, January 26, 2010

  • From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 14:58:50 -0500

If folks need to know the latest on the NLS BARD site and the NLS players this 
is the event!

News Wire:

Accessible World Special Program Series

Lloyd Rasmussen of NLS will unofficially speak to us on how to use
the BARD Downloadable web site. He will give us useful tips for
finding books and in general getting around the site.

Let us now read what Lloyd has to say about his presentation.

Lloyd Rasmussen, a senior electronics engineer at the National
Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped will discuss
"the evolution and devolution of the NLS talking book program". From
his perspective, he will be prepared to discuss the history of the
talking book program in the United States, factors which have driven
the technology of the program along the way, its current status and
future prospects. There will also be some discussion of how consumers
can use and support the program. You can expect a lively question and
answer segment after his presentation

Date: Tuesday January 26, 2010

Time: 6:00 PM PST, 7:00 PM MST, 8:00PM. CST, 9:00 PM EST
 and elsewhere in the world Wednesday 2:00 GMT.

Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to the
Accessible World Auditorium at:


Or, alternatively,

Select the Accessible World Auditorium at:

Enter your first and last name

If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online
conferencing software, there is a small, safe software program that
you need to download and then run. A link to the software is available
on every entry screen to the Accessible World rooms.

All online interactive programs require no password, are free of
charge, and open to anyone worldwide having an Internet connection, a
computer, speakers, and a sound card. Those with microphones can
interact audibly with the presenters and others in the virtual
audience. To speak to us, hold down the control key and let up to
listen. If no microphone is available, you may text chat with the

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