I'm hoping that we can schedule regular voice conferences using this TeamTalk software. these might be just for saying hello to one another once a week, or I hope, demoing software or other items we'd like the group to know more about, and/or teaching classes or little seminars on any topic at all. It's meant just for the users of the TABI list, but there's no reason to restrict what we discuss in the voice conference, as there is on the list. the same rule of no personal attacks still holds however. Just as examples: Robert and Liz get to see a lot of new assistive technology products. I'd really appreciate it if every time they did, if they would get on the voice conference and spend just a couple minutes telling us about the product; if they have it in hand, even better as we can then ask them to do various things with it so we can get an idea how easy it is to use, and how it sounds. I'd like to offer some vista classes; say 15 minutes (or more if people are into it), on some aspect of vista (which would apply equally to windows 7), to help people get the most out of their new computers. I'd like to demo what can be done with the free voice recognition, not just dictation, but complete hands-free control of the computer (and now there's a bluetooth headset which is high quality, and you can use it for hands free control of your computer, with a voice synthesizer, so that you can be walking around your house even). maybe there's enough interest to have a personal finances group meeting every so often; to talk on any subject from dealing with creditcard debt, to forms of investment, to tax laws which benefit the blind. And I don't mean to say I have to be the organizer or presenter or even attend all of the conferences. anyone can create a group for whatever purpose, announce it's meeting here on TABI, and do their own thing. I'd just like to see us doing something together. something to cement friendships, or repair friendships, or just benefit us in some way we weren't even expecting. so, the floor is open for ideas as to how to make use of this wonderful new tool we have; but I'm asking once again that people give it a try. I know most people own a microphone, and those that don't, Lynn said headsets are available from Radio Shack for as little as $10. and since we're not doing speech recognition, you can use your bluetooth wireless headset if you'd like to move around. but I know there are a lot of people who have the ability to use this, who haven't tried coming to one of our trial sessions yet. speak up when you're ready, and we'll hold another meeting to let you try it out. thanks. Chip ------------------------------ Chip Orange Database Administrator Florida Public Service Commission Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (850) 413-6314 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.) > -----Original Message----- > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joe Plummer > Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 7:09 AM > To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [tabi] Re: first session for TABI team talk > > Ok, haven't really been following this thread. What is this and what > programs or how would you use this on a every day basics or > is this just > something new for the email list? > > > > Sign, > JP ( Joe Plummer) > joeplummer@xxxxxxx > > -----Original Message----- > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf > Of Allison and Chip Orange > Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 9:01 PM > To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [tabi] Re: first session for TABI team talk > > oh, and for people without a microphone, you can listen, and > type in your > questions or comments, since it has a text message box which > goes out to > everyone as well. > > Chip > > > ________________________________ > > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf > Of Allison and Chip Orange > Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:55 PM > To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [tabi] Re: first session for TABI team talk > > > Yes, the hands-free is a good point, as you can be doing > something else on > your computer, switching to your email or whatever, and keep right on > chatting. if you have a bluetooth headset, you can walk > around the room and > chat. > > I think Robert had just setup a desk microphone, and so he > could sit back > and chat, because he was either wearing headphones, or had > his speakers down > low. > > but, there's no pushing a control button to talk, so all of > us could hear > everyone at once. > > Chip > > > ________________________________ > > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf > Of Lynn Evans > Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:50 PM > To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [tabi] first session for TABI team talk > > > Well Robert, Skip and I just got done a few minutes ago using > the Team Talk > client. I was amazed at how clear each of us sounded. > Robert's deep voice > came through like he was in the same room as I was. I am glad > we didn't have > video so I didn't have to look at hem. smile > > > > I did a bit of fumble ling around until I found the channel > Chip had set up > for us. I tend to do things the hard way. Chip said he could > set things up > so when the Team Talk client is opened the user would go > right where the > user is supposed to go. That would be fine with me. Just > point me in the > direction I am to go. > > > > We could even hear Sila in the background. > > > > This is cool and so easy to set up and use. We just need more > than three > people to join our team. I know you guys love to talk and it > is hands free! > > > > Check out the TABI resource web page at > http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI > and please make suggestions for new material. > > > > if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the > freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the > address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word > "unsubscribe" in the subject. > Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.