[nabs-l] Recording NABS meeting

Christopher Wright chriswright11 at verizon.net
Sat May 30 00:07:46 UTC 2009


I'll assist with audio editing.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ashley Bramlett" <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Recording NABS meeting


> Peter,
> Yep, audio is a must.  Without that those not in the room
> hearing the entire session will miss out on something.  Sighted and blind
> people can benefit from audio.  Even those at convention may miss some of
> the session.  The nabs meeting is four hours and some may step out to go
to
> other meetings or dinner.
> Audio recordings would let them hear what was missed.
> We'll just have to see what happens if anyone offers their equipment and
> skill to do it.
> As Peter said its a great thing for a resume.
>
> Ashley
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Peter Donahue" <pdonahue1 at sbcglobal.net>
> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 12:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Recording NABS meeting
>
>
> > Hello Ashley and listers,
> >
> > I'm curious to know if anyone contacted Terri to volunteer to record the
> > NABS Meeting at the convention. While it's a grill to provide this
service
> > to our affiliates there's only so much of me to go around. I'd love it
if
> > following the convention I'm able to hear the meeting proceedings
knowing
> > one of you guys stepped up to the plate, took the bull by the horns, and
> > got
> > the job done. Still an even bigger thrill would be to turn our radio on
> > and
> > hear the voice of the NABS member that recorded the meetings and put
this
> > service on their resume which helped them land that job. Then we of our
> > Webmasters Group will have done our job in helping a blind person
improve
> > his/her standard of living by contributing to their success.
> >
> >    As for video it's an option, but audio is a must. That doesn't mean
we
> > shouldn't consider the possibilities of video for future conferences.
All
> > the best from a very tired Pete Donahue.
> >
> > Peter Donahue
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Ashley Bramlett" <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
> > To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
> > <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 5:37 PM
> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Recording NABS meeting
> >
> >
> > Peter,
> > I think audio is fine for now.  Its a little less than a month til the
> > convention.  No one on this list offered to video the meetings.  You
need
> > more equipment, skill and money to do it.  I think having audio is far
> > more
> > feasible at this point than video for the nabs meeting.
> > While there may be alternative techniques to do video taping to some
> > extent
> > its better to practice on a smaller scale than a meeting.
> > For something this big its better to have sighted assistance if there's
> > going to be video.
> >
> > Well I'll just wait and see what happens.  I have no expertise or
> > equipment
> > in digital recording.  But someone who does will step up and help out.
> >
> > Ashley
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Peter Donahue" <pdonahue1 at sbcglobal.net>
> > To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
> > <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:48 PM
> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Recording NABS meeting
> >
> >
> >> Hello Antonio and listers,
> >>
> >>    This is true but the old adage, "Walk before you run" must apply.
> >> Videotaping proceedings of a meeting is far easier than filming footage
> >> of
> >> blind people engaged in various activities. Perfecting our ability to
> >> videotape meetings and developing the alternative techniques for doing
so
> >> is
> >> far easier than videoing the march for independence. The national
> >> organization produces both audio and video recordings of all convention
> >> sessions from which portions such as the banquet speech and the
> >> presidential
> >> report are posted to the Web site. My own feeling about that is that if
> >> we're going to go through all of that time, trouble, and expense more
of
> >> the
> >> convention video should be posted to the Web site; not just those two
> >> presentations. This was done with Betsy Zabarowski's Memorial Service
and
> >> the Lewis Braille Coin Launch Ceremony. Here's hoping that the 2009
> >> Convention Highlights will include both audio and video versions of
> >> convention presentations.
> >>
> >> Peter Donahue
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> From: "Antonio Guimaraes" <aguimaraes at nbp.org>
> >> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
> >> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> >> Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:03 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Recording NABS meeting
> >>
> >>
> >> Aren't there other things, and other types of videos we can be doing to
> >> prove our abilities?
> >>
> >> Isn't the purpose of recording a NABS meeting to provide our membership
> >> and
> >> others the content of the conference?
> >>
> >> I just can't justify the expense, in order to prove a point. there are
> >> other
> >> efforts, real live person to person ones that we should be concerned
with
> >> to
> >> preserve and improve our image.
> >>
> >> Antonio M. Guimaraes Jr.
> >>
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> From: "Angela fowler" <fowlers at syix.com>
> >> To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'"
> >> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> >> Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 7:40 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Recording NABS meeting
> >>
> >>
> >>> That's correct. The video is not for our benefit, but one of the main
> >>> goals
> >>> of the NFB is to educate the general public about our capabilities, is
> >>> it
> >>> not? When they see us doing things with skill and confidence they will
> >>> begin
> >>> to see us not as disabled people, but as people who happen to be
blind.
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> >>> Behalf
> >>> Of Aziza C
> >>> Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 2:13 PM
> >>> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> >>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Recording NABS meeting
> >>>
> >>> Chris,
> >>> I think the reason for the video recording is to prove that blind
people
> >>> can
> >>> work with and alongside sighted people, so when we ask for
accomidations
> >>> they are well founded requests, on the other hand, we the blind can do
a
> >>> little extra to "accomidate," the sighted.
> >>> At least, that's what I thought when Angela explained it.
> >>> Aziza
> >>>
> >>> On 5/24/09, Christopher Wright <chriswright11 at verizon.net> wrote:
> >>>> Video recording requires the use of video equipment which requires
> >>>> sighted assistance. Audio recording is much easier, in my opinion,
> >>>> especially with all these digital recorders out there.
> >>>>
> >>>>
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