[nabs-l] Convention in Orlando for 5 Years

Koby Cox kobycox at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 23:10:28 UTC 2011


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On Jul 11, 2011, at 5:34 PM, <bookwormahb at earthlink.net> wrote:

> The same city for six years? That hasn't been done before. Is that right?
> 
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: Peter Donahue
> Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 4:26 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Convention in Orlando for 5 Years
> 
> Hello everyone,
> 
> The 2012 convention will be in Dallas. The six conventions following 2012
> will all be in Orlando. Cool!!
> 
> Peter Donahue
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Anmol Bhatia" <anmolpbhatia at yahoo.com>
> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 2:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Convention in Orlando for 5 Years
> 
> 
> The convention will actually be in Orlando for the next six years.
> 
> 
> 
> --- On Mon, 7/11/11, Rachael Vacanti <revacanti at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> From: Rachael Vacanti <revacanti at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Convention in Orlando for 5 Years
>> To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> Date: Monday, July 11, 2011, 2:28 PM
>> I agree with Chris and Sherri.
>> I haven't seen the old schedule, but that's
>> beside the point. I flew down Saturday and didn't
>> leave until the next
>> Saturday. You think I'd have time for fun
>> right? Wrong. I didn't get out
>> of the hotel once. I meant to go places, like the
>> beach, Citywalk and Bubba
>> Gump Shrimp, but I couldn't get there. Why?
>> Because there were too many
>> things to do at convention. Convention was awesome
>> and I had a great time,
>> but I really wanted to go out and explore Florida a bit
>> more. I looked at
>> the agenda and technically, the first 3 days weren't
>> "required". General
>> sessions didn't start until Wendsday.
>> 
>> One thing I think might also help convention, is if they
>> announce the state
>> cacus. I missed mine cause I had only heard about it
>> once and I don't think
>> he even told me where it was. The states should get
>> them sorted out before
>> convention and email their state this is when and where it
>> is. I know that
>> not everything can be perfect at a thing like this, but
>> they did a very good
>> job. For my first time, it was pretty good.
>> 
>> Rachael
>> 
>> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM, <nabs-l-request at nfbnet.org>
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>> > Today's Topics:
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>> > 1. [Blindtlk] Convention in Orlando
>> for 5 years (Chris Nusbaum)
>> > 2. Re: question about brail to word
>> program? (Chris Nusbaum)
>> > 3. Re: [acb-l] polling place access
>> issues to this day in mi
>> > (Josh Gregory)
>> > 4. Re: question about NLS WebBraille
>> (Katie Wang)
>> > 5. accessible blog and journal sites
>> (bookwormahb at earthlink.net)
>> > 6. Re: accessible blog and journal
>> sites (Joshua Lester)
>> > 7. Re: accessible blog and journal
>> sites (bookwormahb at earthlink.net)
>> > 8. Thanks for the Help at National
>> Convention (Elizabeth)
>> > 9. Re: accessible blog and journal
>> sites (Joshua Lester)
>> > 10. aim problem (Amy Sabo)
>> > 11. Re: aim problem (Humberto Avila)
>> > 12. iPal for sale (David Andrews)
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 1
>> > Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:00:41 -0400
>> > From: Chris Nusbaum <dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com>
>> > To: NABS list <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>,
>> NFBMD list <nfbmd at nfbnet.org>,
>> > NFB
>> > history list <nfb-history at nfbnet.org>
>> > Subject: [nabs-l] [Blindtlk] Convention in Orlando for
>> 5 years
>> > Message-ID: <4e19dac7.874de50a.44bf.ffffb86a at mx.google.com>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1;
>> format=flowed
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ---- Original Message ------
>> > From: "Sherri" <flmom2006 at gmail.com
>> > Subject: [Blindtlk] Convention in Orlando for 5 years
>> > Date sent: Sat, 9 Jul 2011 19:59:44 -0400
>> >
>> > It was announced at the convention that conventions
>> from 2013
>> > through 2017
>> > will be held in Orlando. I wish we could extend
>> the length of
>> > the convention
>> > back to how it was and NFB would
>> > organize tours for Wednesday afternoon. That
>> way, people could
>> > get excited
>> > about Orlando and have time to go places. I
>> liked the old
>> > schedule much
>> > better. If we are going to keep people here for
>> five years in a
>> > row, we need
>> > to give them ample opportunity to take advantage of
>> all there is
>> > to do in
>> > Orlando. Besides, I like the banquet the night
>> before the last
>> > day of
>> > convention.
>> >
>> >
>> > Sherri Brun
>> > "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making
>> other
>> > plans." John
>> > Lennon
>> >
>> > Check out http://www.raceforindependence.org/goto/Sherri.Brun
>> >
>> > E-mail: flmom2006 at gmail.com
>> > NFBF Newsline? chair
>> > www.nfbnewsline.org
>> > Vice-president NFB Greater Orlando Chapter
>> > http://nfbfgoc.org
>> > Secretary FDCP INC
>> > www.fdcp.org
>> > Chair Orange County Disability Advisory Committee
>> >
>> > _______________________________________________
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>> > nusbaum%40gmail.com
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 2
>> > Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:07:57 -0400
>> > From: Chris Nusbaum <dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com>
>> > To: National Association of Blind Students mailing
>> > list<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] question about brail to word
>> program?
>> > Message-ID: <4e19dc7c.4f76e50a.0805.ffffb9de at mx.google.com>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1;
>> format=flowed
>> >
>> > You could also join the BrailleNote list, where users
>> of the
>> > BrailleNote can talk about tips and tricks regarding
>> the BN and
>> > ask questions when they're having technical
>> problems. Here's the
>> > link:
>> www.list.humanware.com/mailman/listinfo/braillenote.
>> In
>> > the mean time, if you'd like, I can post your question
>> to the BN
>> > list and forward you any responses off list.
>> Hope this helps!
>> >
>> > Chris
>> >
>> > "A loss of sight, never a loss of vision!" (Camp
>> Abilities motto)
>> >
>> > The I C.A.N. Foundation helps visually impaired
>> youth in
>> > Maryland have the ability to confidently say "I can!"
>> How? Click
>> > on this link to learn more and to contribute:
>> > www.icanfoundation.info or like us on Facebook at I
>> C.A.N.
>> > Foundation.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Sent from my BrailleNote
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Humberto Avila" <avila.bert.humberto2 at gmail.com
>> > To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing
>> list'"
>> > <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> > Date sent: Sat, 9 Jul 2011 22:54:22 -0700
>> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] question about brail to word
>> program?
>> >
>> > Are you trying to convert the Braille Note native
>> format
>> > documents into word
>> > documents. If you want to do so, you will have
>> to use your
>> > Braille note to
>> > do it because there is no program that will translate
>> and convert
>> > Keyword
>> > Braille format (kwb) documents into Microsoft word
>> (.doc)
>> > documents, unless
>> > you want to convert you .kwb files into .BRF files,
>> and then use
>> > a program
>> > in your PC to convert .BRF files into .doc files--you
>> will need
>> > Duxbury
>> > Braille translator (which costs about $900 for the
>> license if you
>> > don't
>> > already have it--you can although try it for free but
>> some
>> > functions will be
>> > disabled)
>> > I hope this was helpful to you. Feel free to
>> send another
>> > message off list
>> > if you can and I will give you more instructions--this
>> is good
>> > practice for
>> > me because I will be a teacher of the blind teaching
>> assistive
>> > technology.
>> > Cheers, Humberto
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org
>> > [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org]
>> On Behalf
>> > Of Andi
>> > Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 5:27 PM
>> > To: National Association of Blind Students mailing
>> list
>> > Subject: [nabs-l] question about brail to word
>> program?
>> >
>> > I am sure this is a silly question but I have to
>> ask. I use to
>> > use my brail
>> >
>> > note quite a bit but now I use my laptop more, I was
>> wondering if
>> > there is a
>> >
>> > program to change the files from the brail document to
>> a word
>> > document?
>> > Please keep in mind I am not very tech savvy so the
>> simpaler to
>> > use the
>> > better, but I still want it to do a good job.
>> thank you so much
>> > for your
>> > help.
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: David Andrews
>> > Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 1:47 PM
>> > To: promotion-technology at nfbnet.org
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>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 3
>> > Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 14:20:18 -0400
>> > From: Josh Gregory <joshkart12 at gmail.com>
>> > To: National Association of Blind Students mailing
>> > list<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] [acb-l] polling place access
>> issues to this day
>> > in mi
>> > Message-ID: <4e19ed7d.907fe50a.6655.ffffc150 at mx.google.com>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1;
>> format=flowed
>> >
>> > Hi,
>> > OK, my thoughts. They are, at the moment, each
>> other's
>> > competetors/enemies/whatever. So, at the moment
>> anyway, I doubt
>> > it.
>> > Best,
>> > Josh
>> >
>> > sent from my Apex
>> > Email: joshkart12 at gmail.com
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Chris Nusbaum <dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com
>> > To: National Association of Blind Students mailing
>> > list<nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> > Date sent: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 11:30:00 -0400
>> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] [acb-l] polling place access
>> issues to this
>> > day in mi
>> >
>> > I forwarded this because since the NFB is working to
>> ensure
>> > accessible voting and was the driving force behind the
>> Help
>> > America Vote Act (HAVA.) So, we might be able to work
>> jointly
>> > with ACB on this. What does
>> > everyone think?
>> > Chris
>> >
>> > "A loss of sight, never a loss of vision!" (Camp
>> Abilities motto)
>> >
>> > The I C.A.N. Foundation helps visually impaired
>> youth in
>> > Maryland have the ability to confidently say "I can!"
>> How? Click
>> > on this link to learn more and to contribute:
>> > www.icanfoundation.info or like us on Facebook at I
>> C.A.N.
>> > Foundation.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Sent from my BrailleNote
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Joshua Lester <jlester8462 at students.pccua.edu
>> > To: National Association of Blind Students mailing
>> list
>> > <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> > Date sent: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 20:25:02 -0500
>> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] [acb-l] polling place access
>> issues to this
>> > day in mi
>> >
>> > Chris, why are you forwarding stuff from the ACB?
>> > Blessings, Joshua
>> >
>> > On 7/8/11, Chris Nusbaum <dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Thoughts on this?
>> >
>> > Chris
>> >
>> > "A loss of sight, never a loss of vision!" (Camp
>> Abilities
>> > motto)
>> >
>> > The I C.A.N. Foundation helps visually
>> impaired youth in
>> > Maryland have the ability to confidently say "I
>> can!" How? Click
>> > on this link to learn more and to contribute:
>> > www.icanfoundation.info or like us on Facebook
>> at I C.A.N.
>> > Foundation.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Sent from my BrailleNote
>> >
>> > ---- Original Message ------
>> > From: "joe harcz Comcast" <joeharcz at comcast.net
>> > Subject: [acb-l] polling place access issues to
>> this day in mi
>> > Date sent: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 10:05:31 -0400
>> >
>> > A Call to Action ?
>> >
>> > Unfinished Business to Ensure Michigan Voters
>> with Disabilities
>> > Have Access to the Polls in 2012
>> >
>> > A Public Report on
>> > Polling Place
>> >
>> > Accessibility in Michigan
>> >
>> > Public Report by
>> >
>> > Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc.
>> >
>> > 2011
>> >
>> > Acknowledgements
>> >
>> > Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service (MPAS)
>> is Michigan?
>> > designated agency to advocate and protect the
>> legal rights of
>> > persons with disabilities, mandated
>> > by federal and state law. MPAS receives
>> funding from the
>> > Administration on Developmental Disabilities,
>> the center for
>> > Mental Health Services ?Substance
>> > Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,
>> the
>> > Rehabilitation Services Administration, the
>> Social Security
>> > Administration, the State of Michigan
>> > and from private donations.
>> >
>> > Funding for this report has been made possible
>> through the U.S.
>> > Department of Health and Human Services,
>> Administration for
>> > Children and Families, and the
>> > Administration on Developmental
>> Disabilities. The contents are
>> > the sole responsibility of the author and do not
>> necessarily
>> > represent the official views
>> > of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
>> Services.
>> >
>> > 2011 by Michigan Protection and Advocacy
>> Service, Inc. This
>> > publication may be reproduced in part or in its
>> entirety for
>> > noncommercial purposes as long
>> > as appropriate credit is given.
>> >
>> > Table of Contents
>> >
>> > Executive
>> >
>> >
>> Summary..........................................................
>> >
>> ...................................................5
>> >
>> > Midterm
>> >
>> >
>> Report...........................................................
>> >
>> .........................................................6
>> >
>> > Michigan? Polling Place Accessibility
>> >
>> >
>> Project..........................................................
>> > .........7
>> >
>> > Communicating Accessibility Problems with
>> Election
>> >
>> Officials......................................10
>> >
>> > Next
>> >
>> >
>> Steps............................................................
>> >
>> ..............................................................11
>> >
>> > In
>> >
>> >
>> Summary..........................................................
>> >
>> ..............................................................11
>> >
>> > Accessibility Rate Per
>> >
>> >
>> County...........................................................
>> > ................................13
>> >
>> > Executive Summary
>> >
>> > In Michigan, voters with disabilities face
>> obstacles at voting
>> > locations often because their polling place
>> lacks physical
>> > accessibility. The Help America
>> > Vote Act (HAVA) acknowledged the unique
>> obstacles faced by
>> > voters
>> > with disabilities and authorized funding for the
>> federally
>> > mandated Protection and Advocacy
>> > Voting Access programs (PAVA) to help remove
>> barriers.
>> > Unfortunately, this vital mandate has been
>> targeted for
>> > elimination in the President? proposed
>> > 2012 budget.
>> >
>> > HAVA charged Michigan Protection and Advocacy
>> Service, (MPAS),
>> > and other Protection & Advocacy agencies
>> with helping to ensure
>> > the full participation of
>> > individuals with disabilities in the electoral
>> process,
>> > including
>> > registering to vote, casting a ballot, and
>> accessing polling
>> > places.
>> >
>> > The PAVA program at MPAS is designed to ensure
>> that every
>> > eligible Michigan resident receives equal access
>> to their
>> > polling
>> > location and has the opportunity
>> > to cast an independent secret ballot. MPAS
>> staff members are on
>> > the ground providing advice, technical
>> assistance, and training
>> > to election officials about
>> > voting accessibility across the spectrum of
>> disabilities. The
>> > agency also provides outreach and training to
>> voters with
>> > disabilities, poll workers, and
>> > service providers. MPAS and the Secretary
>> of State of Michigan
>> > partnered over the past six years working toward
>> this goal,
>> > which
>> > has been effective in
>> > increasing physical access to polling locations
>> throughout
>> > Michigan.
>> >
>> > Voting is a fundamental right protected by the
>> United States
>> > Constitution, upheld by the Supreme Court and
>> subject to intense
>> > public scrutiny each election
>> > cycle. Provisions within these protections
>> prohibit
>> > discrimination against people with disabilities
>> in the electoral
>> > process. Exercising their Constitutional
>> > right, however, has continued to be a challenge
>> for individuals
>> > with disabilities despite changes made to
>> federal and state laws
>> > intended to ensure full
>> > participation.
>> >
>> > Key Summary
>> >
>> > ? Disability advocates
>> have visited 95% (3,457) and
>> > reviewed the exterior of polling locations in
>> Michigan.
>> >
>> > ? Upon initial review,
>> Michigan Protection and Advocacy
>> > Service found that only 75% of 3,457 Michigan
>> polling places
>> > were
>> > compliant under the Americans
>> > with Disabilities Act.
>> >
>> > ? After working with
>> state and local officials, it is
>> > anticipated that Michigan? accessibility rate
>> will be increased
>> > to 90% in 2012.
>> >
>> > ? Of the locations that
>> were inaccessible, 60% had one
>> > barrier, 30% had two types of barriers, and 6%
>> had three or more
>> > types of barriers.
>> >
>> > ? Only six of the 84
>> counties in Michigan were 100%
>> > physically accessible upon initial visit.
>> >
>> > ? MPAS continues to
>> receive complaints regarding the
>> > AutoMARK, Michigan? accessible ballot marking
>> device.
>> >
>> > Michigan has made great strides toward
>> accessibility at the
>> > polls. This report will highlight the
>> steps taken to ensure
>> > that
>> > all polling locations throughout
>> > Michigan are accessible to voters with
>> disabilities. In
>> > addition, the report will offer recommendations
>> for Michigan to
>> > achieve and maintain an accessibility
>> > rate of 100%.
>> >
>> > 2010 Mid Term Report
>> >
>> > Acknowledging widespread irregularity throughout
>> the country,
>> > Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA)
>> in 2002. HAVA
>> > included sweeping legislation
>> > intended to modernize the electoral system for
>> all voters,
>> > including those with disabilities. The
>> Help America Vote Act
>> > reinforced the application of
>> > Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
>> and Section 504
>> > of the Rehabilitation Act. Furthermore, in
>> 2004, Michigan
>> > lawmakers amended Michigan election
>> > law (Public Act 92 of 2004) to require the
>> removal of physical
>> > barriers at polling locations.
>> Irrespective of both federal and
>> > state law, 25% of Michigan's
>> > voting locations continued to be inaccessible
>> for the November
>> > 2010 general election. To achieve an
>> all-encompassing voting
>> > standard for the fifty states,
>> > HAVA included two key components for the
>> disability community:
>> >
>> > ? All polling places
>> must have at least one voting system
>> > which allows all citizens to cast a ballot
>> privately and
>> > independently, whether or not one
>> > has a disability.
>> >
>> > ? States must ensure
>> accessibility at all public polling
>> > places in a manner compliant with the Americans
>> with
>> > Disabilities
>> > Act (ADA).
>> >
>> > Accessible Voting System
>> >
>> > In 2004, the disability community and the
>> Michigan Secretary of
>> > State? Bureau of Elections (BOE) carefully
>> assessing which
>> > accessible device would best
>> > fit the needs of Michigan voters, and in 2006
>> selected the
>> > AutoMARK. The AutoMARK is an accessible
>> ballot marking device
>> > that can be used by all voters
>> > with or without disabilities.
>> >
>> > Although every polling location is equipped with
>> the AutoMARK,
>> > each municipality is responsible for making sure
>> it is set up
>> > and
>> > operating properly. Unfortunately,
>> > MPAS continues to receive complaints about the
>> AutoMARK. Voter
>> > complaints have included the following:
>> the AutoMARK was boxed
>> > up on Election Day, unplugged,
>> > jammed up, turned off, or set up so other voters
>> could see the
>> > ?ecret?ballot. Complaints concerning
>> jammed ballots have been
>> > greatly reduced since the
>> > last round of updates were completed.
>> Because the AutoMARK is
>> > used only on Election Day, MPAS relies on voter
>> feedback to
>> > correct these kinds of problems.
>> > MPAS continues to monitor and respond to
>> complaints as they
>> > arise.
>> >
>> > Accessible Polling Places
>> >
>> > Under HAVA, the federal government allocated
>> money to assist
>> > with
>> > the purchase of accessible equipment like the
>> AutoMARK, but also
>> > to help municipalities
>> > make their polling places physically
>> accessible. Congress
>> > recognized that in order for people to use the
>> accessible voting
>> > machines, the building must
>> > also be accessible so voters can access the
>> polling location and
>> > voting equipment. It is the local election
>> officials?
>> > responsibility to make sure all
>> > polling locations are accessible on Election
>> Day. To help cover
>> > the expense for removing barriers at polling
>> locations, the
>> > Michigan BOE administers a
>> > grant program called Access for All, under the
>> U.S. Department
>> > of Health and Human Services with funding
>> allocated through
>> > HAVA,
>> > to help the state comply
>> > with HAVA. In most circumstances, the
>> Access for All grants
>> > cover all costs associated with accessibility
>> upgrades for
>> > polling locations.
>> >
>> > When Michigan? State Plan to implement
>> provisions under HAVA
>> > was
>> > initiated in 2004, municipal clerks were
>> required to complete an
>> > accessibility checklist
>> > to determine whether or not their locations were
>> accessible.
>> > This was one of the state? first attempts to
>> gather information
>> > on Michigan? polling place
>> > accessibility. During this time, MPAS and
>> other organizations
>> > were working closely with individual election
>> officials on
>> > polling location reviews and
>> > were also training the municipal clerks on the
>> accessibility
>> > requirements. MPAS also spent a
>> considerable amount of time
>> > assisting clerks with assessing
>> > the accessibility of their polling locations and
>> helping them
>> > apply for Access for All grant money. MPAS
>> found that the
>> > accessibility data provided by
>> > clerks was not, in certain instances, wholly
>> reliable.
>> >
>> > MPAS brought this to the Bureau of Election?
>> (BOE) attention
>> > and
>> > shared independent accessibility reviews with
>> them. The BOE has
>> > since increased efforts
>> > to ensure the accuracy of reporting by improving
>> communication
>> > and requiring additional documentation from the
>> clerks.
>> >
>> > In 2008, MPAS started to assess municipal
>> polling locations
>> > randomly, without notifying the election
>> official in advance.
>> > After compiling this data on
>> > polling locations statewide, the systemic issue
>> of
>> > inaccessibility became a heightened
>> concern. Once these
>> > concerns
>> > were communicated to the Bureau of
>> > Elections, they backed a new initiative in 2010
>> dramatically
>> > increasing their involvement in the advancement
>> of polling place
>> > accessibility.
>> >
>> > This same year, the federal government began
>> reviewing how the
>> > states were spending HAVA funds. This
>> fueled speculation that
>> > the federal government would
>> > eliminate the monies available under HAVA, since
>> some states had
>> > not spent their money, rather placing it in an
>> account and
>> > allowing the funds to gain
>> > interest. Concerned that Congress would
>> pull the allocated
>> > funds
>> > completely, which would prevent municipalities
>> from accessing
>> > money to make polling places
>> > accessible, MPAS, along with the Michigan Bureau
>> of Elections,
>> > embarked on a project to ensure 100%
>> accessibility at all
>> > Michigan polling places.
>> >
>> > Michigan? Polling Place Accessibility Project
>> >
>> > In 2010, Michigan started building the framework
>> of a statewide
>> > plan to reach 100% polling place
>> accessibility. MPAS and the
>> > Bureau of Elections strengthened
>> > their partnership in order to achieve this
>> goal. Within this
>> > plan, MPAS would review the exterior of all
>> locations throughout
>> > the state. Michigan has
>> > approximately 3,600 polling places in
>> total. MPAS had already
>> > gathered information on 530 polling places prior
>> to 2010,
>> > therefore, did not revisit those
>> > locations (some were initially accessible and
>> others MPAS worked
>> > closely with clerks to improve
>> accessibility. MPAS is still
>> > working with clerks to bring
>> > the remaining 57 of the 530 polling locations
>> into compliance).
>> > MPAS was able to visit the remaining 2,927
>> polling locations in
>> > 2010.
>> >
>> > Overall, MPAS conducted on-site reviews of at
>> least 95% of the
>> > polling places in Michigan.
>> >
>> > The on-site reviews conducted in 2010, exposed
>> nearly 25% of the
>> > polling places that remained physically
>> inaccessible as required
>> > by the Americans with
>> > Disabilities Accessibility Guidelines.
>> >
>> > Of the 3,457 polling locations noted above,
>> 2,927 were assessed
>> > between May-August 2010. Using the ADAAG
>> as a benchmark to
>> > determine physical accessibility,
>> > over 800 polling locations within the 2,927
>> locations visited,
>> > had physical barriers failing to comply with the
>> ADAAG ?
>> > barriers
>> > that create potential
>> > difficulties to voters with disabilities on
>> Election Day.
>> >
>> > Barriers can prevent people with disabilities
>> from fully
>> > participating in all aspects of society because
>> of their
>> > disability. This might include
>> architectural
>> > barriers, physical barriers, communication
>> barriers, attitudinal
>> > barriers, cultural barriers, etc.
>> Throughout this project,
>> > MPAS?
>> > reviews focused primarily
>> > on physical and external barriers, which are
>> defined as
>> > something
>> > material that blocks passage. Physical
>> barriers addressed in
>> > this report include objects
>> > in the environment such as inaccessible doors or
>> doorways,
>> > inaccessible elevators or lack thereof,
>> inaccessible door
>> > hardware, inaccessible parking, etc.
>> >
>> > Among the 2,927 polling locations visited in
>> 2010, 28% did not
>> > meet accessibility standards. Based on
>> discussions with the BOE
>> > in 2008, when MPAS completed
>> > the unannounced visits, clerks were not only
>> notified with a
>> > letter from MPAS concerning accessibility, but
>> they were also
>> > notified by the Bureau of Elections.
>> > MPAS and the BOE required prompt reply about the
>> municipalities
>> > plans to meet ADA requirements. The
>> letters contained a
>> > photograph of the problem area(s),
>> > along with the appropriate ADAAG citation.
>> Within a five month
>> > period, letters were sent to over 440
>> municipalities concerning
>> > approximately 800 polling
>> > locations.
>> >
>> > As shown below, 28% of the polling places
>> visited in 2010 had
>> > some type of physical barrier present at the
>> time of review.
>> >
>> > The following chart highlights the most common
>> number of
>> > physical
>> > barriers discovered at each location.
>> >
>> > A majority of the locations reviewed had only
>> one physical
>> > barrier present. While the largest and
>> most frequent problem
>> > was
>> > related to parking, the types
>> > of barriers at each location varied as shown in
>> the following
>> > chart.
>> >
>> > Text Box: Parking Signs: locations that had
>> accessible parking
>> > but no signs posted Parking:
>> locations that had no parking
>> > designated or noncompliant access
>> > aisles Pathway: barriers that
>> existed between access aisles
>> > and
>> > entryway Entrance: problems such as
>> door width, door
>> > thresholds, door hardware, vestibules,
>> > etc. Ramps/Curbs: problems with curb cuts,
>> ramps, handrails,
>> > thresholds greater than 1 inch, etc.
>> >
>> > Communicating Accessibility Problems with
>> Election Officials
>> >
>> > After completing the on-site reviews, MPAS
>> notified municipal
>> > clerks of locations where barriers were
>> discovered. Within a
>> > four-month period, over 440
>> > letters were sent to election officials.
>> By the end of 2010,
>> > 88%
>> > of those clerks responded back to MPAS with a
>> plan of
>> > correction.
>> > In addition, MPAS
>> > provided technical assistance to the election
>> officials on how
>> > to
>> > improve access to their polling location in
>> order to come into
>> > compliance. Based on
>> > the responses received from clerks, 43% informed
>> us they were
>> > would make the changes required; 31% corrected
>> the barriers at
>> > the polling locations; 9%
>> > were going to apply for Access for All grant;
>> and the remaining
>> > responses varied from clerk using temporary
>> equipment.
>> >
>> > When a clerk informed MAPS that the work was
>> completed, MPAS
>> > required documentation from each clerk proving
>> or stating that
>> > the work had been completed,
>> > including photographs and/or copies of purchase
>> orders. A
>> > majority of the clerks responded either with a
>> plan of
>> > correction
>> > for spring 2011 or with a
>> > statement that the work was completed.
>> MPAS is still waiting
>> > for
>> > some clerks to confirm that the work was done
>> sufficiently.
>> > Once
>> > the removal of barriers
>> > at these locations has been verified, MPAS
>> expects Michigan?
>> > polling place accessibility rate to rise to
>> nearly 90 % ?--
>> > one of the highest in the nation.
>> > There remains, however, substantial work to be
>> completed in the
>> > city of Detroit in order to reach this
>> goal. The remaining 12%
>> > of clerks, who did not respond
>> > to MPAS or the Bureau of Election with a plan of
>> correction,
>> > will
>> > become a 2011 priority in order to attain 100%
>> accessibility.
>> >
>> > NEXT STEPS
>> >
>> > While the focus of this report has been on
>> reaching the 90%
>> > accessibility rate, there would still be
>> approximately 10% of
>> > polling locations in Michigan
>> > that are not accessible to all voters.
>> Some clerks disagree
>> > with
>> > the findings and MPAS is working with those
>> clerks.
>> >
>> > In 2011, MPAS will be re-visiting a number of
>> polling locations
>> > that are still recorded as being inaccessible,
>> breaking them
>> > into
>> > three categories: failure
>> > to communicate; work promised but documentation
>> still needed;
>> > and
>> > locations requiring review by MPAS.
>> >
>> > MPAS will focus attention on election officials
>> who have failed
>> > to respond to MPAS communication attempts.
>> This may involve
>> > revisiting the location (some
>> > clerks correct the problem even when they fail
>> to respond),
>> > attending city council/township meetings, filing
>> official HAVA
>> > complaints, and/or pursuing
>> > legal action under different funding
>> sources. MPAS?goal has
>> > always been to educate clerks and assist them
>> with improving
>> > access first by proposing solutions
>> > to removing barriers.
>> >
>> > In 2011, MPAS will also direct its attention to
>> monitoring the
>> > correction plans that election officials have
>> submitted to
>> > ensure
>> > that barriers are removed.
>> > MPAS will review the remaining 150 polling
>> locations that have
>> > not been visited yet.
>> >
>> > In Summary
>> >
>> > Throughout the 2010 project, the partnership
>> between MPAS and
>> > the
>> > Michigan Bureau of Elections (BOE) was
>> crucial. The state
>> > reinforced the necessity of
>> > accessible elections. They followed up
>> with each municipality
>> > whose polling place was noted as being
>> inaccessible in order to
>> > determine the jurisdiction's
>> > planned course of action. In addition, the
>> BOE coordinated and
>> > extended Michigan's polling place improvement
>> grant well into
>> > the
>> > fall to assist municipalities
>> > in removing barriers to voting at no cost.
>> >
>> > Local election officials can either upgrade
>> their polling places
>> > (with or without grant funds), or relocate the
>> polling place to
>> > an accessible site. The
>> > Bureau of Elections reports that due to the 2010
>> project, they
>> > have seen a large increase in the number of
>> municipalities
>> > applying for grant money. In
>> > an effort to assist with the project, the BOE
>> extended the
>> > typical grant cycle by two months, giving clerks
>> additional
>> > opportunity to respond to MPAS?
>> > letter and correct the problem(s) by using grant
>> funds. The
>> > Michigan Bureau of Elections received 74 grant
>> applications, the
>> > largest amount ever received
>> > in one grant cycle. Of those 74 grant
>> applications, 66
>> > applicants received letters from MPAS seeking a
>> plan of
>> > correction - 89% of those who applied.
>> > A large number of municipalities have pledged to
>> apply when the
>> > next grant period opens in early 2011.
>> >
>> > If the HAVA/PAVA program survives the President?
>> proposed
>> > budget
>> > cuts, MPAS looks forward to continuing the
>> partnership with the
>> > Secretary of State, ensuring
>> > all elections are accessible to all
>> voters. Additionally, MPAS
>> > encourages clerks to reach out to local
>> disability groups for
>> > future trainings. Listed
>> > below are additional recommendations moving
>> forward.
>> >
>> > Summary/Recommendations:
>> >
>> > ? Local clerks must be
>> required to notify the Bureau of
>> > Elections prior to relocating polling places.
>> >
>> > ? Accessibility checks
>> should be completed when clerks
>> > change polling locations, to verify
>> accessibility. Reports
>> > (with
>> > photographs) should be submitted
>> > to the Bureau of Elections.
>> >
>> > ? New polling locations
>> must be required to adhere to the
>> > Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility
>> Guidelines.
>> >
>> > ? The advisory committee
>> in charge of amending the State
>> > Plan (under HAVA) should re-convene and identify
>> ways to hold
>> > clerks accountable and implement
>> > model oversight programs.
>> >
>> > ? Access for All grant
>> money should be available
>> > throughout
>> > the year, so accessibility problems can be
>> addressed anytime
>> > they
>> > arise.
>> >
>> > ? The Bureau of
>> Elections and local clerks should continue
>> > working with disability advocacy organizations
>> to complete
>> > year-round polling place accessibility
>> > audits and training to clerks.
>> >
>> > Accessibility Rate by County
>> >
>> > Table with 9 columns and 85 rows
>> >
>> > County
>> >
>> > Polling Locations
>> >
>> > Visited
>> >
>> > Accessible
>> >
>> > Barriers Discovered
>> >
>> > Percent Visited
>> >
>> > % Accessible of those Visited
>> >
>> > Now Complete
>> >
>> > % Now Accessible
>> >
>> > Alcona
>> >
>> > 12
>> >
>> > 12
>> >
>> > 8
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 67%
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 92%
>> >
>> > Alger
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 50%
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > Allegan
>> >
>> > 37
>> >
>> > 37
>> >
>> > 35
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 95%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 97%
>> >
>> > Alpena
>> >
>> > 15
>> >
>> > 15
>> >
>> > 8
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 53%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 60%
>> >
>> > Antrim
>> >
>> > 15
>> >
>> > 15
>> >
>> > 9
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 60%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 73%
>> >
>> > Arenac
>> >
>> > 14
>> >
>> > 14
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 71%
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 93%
>> >
>> > Baraga
>> >
>> > 8
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 75%
>> >
>> > 17%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 33%
>> >
>> > Barry
>> >
>> > 23
>> >
>> > 23
>> >
>> > 18
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 78%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 83%
>> >
>> > Bay
>> >
>> > 49
>> >
>> > 48
>> >
>> > 36
>> >
>> > 12
>> >
>> > 98%
>> >
>> > 75%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 77%
>> >
>> > Benzie
>> >
>> > 13
>> >
>> > 13
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 46%
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 77%
>> >
>> > Berrien
>> >
>> > 57
>> >
>> > 57
>> >
>> > 43
>> >
>> > 14
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 75%
>> >
>> > 8
>> >
>> > 89%
>> >
>> > Branch
>> >
>> > 18
>> >
>> > 17
>> >
>> > 9
>> >
>> > 8
>> >
>> > 94%
>> >
>> > 53%
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 88%
>> >
>> > Calhoun
>> >
>> > 46
>> >
>> > 43
>> >
>> > 34
>> >
>> > 9
>> >
>> > 93%
>> >
>> > 79%
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 86%
>> >
>> > Cass
>> >
>> > 19
>> >
>> > 19
>> >
>> > 12
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 63%
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 95%
>> >
>> > Charlevoix
>> >
>> > 18
>> >
>> > 16
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 89%
>> >
>> > 63%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 69%
>> >
>> > Cheboygan
>> >
>> > 20
>> >
>> > 20
>> >
>> > 14
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 70%
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 95%
>> >
>> > Chippewa
>> >
>> > 19
>> >
>> > 18
>> >
>> > 13
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 95%
>> >
>> > 72%
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 94%
>> >
>> > Clare
>> >
>> > 19
>> >
>> > 16
>> >
>> > 13
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 84%
>> >
>> > 81%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 94%
>> >
>> > Clinton
>> >
>> > 28
>> >
>> > 26
>> >
>> > 24
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 93%
>> >
>> > 92%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 96%
>> >
>> > Crawford
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 86%
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 86%
>> >
>> > Delta
>> >
>> > 21
>> >
>> > 20
>> >
>> > 11
>> >
>> > 9
>> >
>> > 95%
>> >
>> > 55%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 60%
>> >
>> > Dickinson
>> >
>> > 15
>> >
>> > 15
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 9
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 40%
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 73%
>> >
>> > Eaton
>> >
>> > 36
>> >
>> > 36
>> >
>> > 28
>> >
>> > 8
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 78%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 83%
>> >
>> > Emmet
>> >
>> > 19
>> >
>> > 19
>> >
>> > 12
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 63%
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 89%
>> >
>> > Genesee
>> >
>> > 119
>> >
>> > 109
>> >
>> > 84
>> >
>> > 25
>> >
>> > 92%
>> >
>> > 77%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 79%
>> >
>> > Gladwin
>> >
>> > 17
>> >
>> > 17
>> >
>> > 11
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 65%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 71%
>> >
>> > Gogebic
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 70%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 90%
>> >
>> > Grand Traverse
>> >
>> > 28
>> >
>> > 27
>> >
>> > 27
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 96%
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > Gratiot
>> >
>> > 23
>> >
>> > 23
>> >
>> > 16
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 70%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 78%
>> >
>> > Hillsdale
>> >
>> > 21
>> >
>> > 21
>> >
>> > 12
>> >
>> > 9
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 57%
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 71%
>> >
>> > Houghton
>> >
>> > 31
>> >
>> > 22
>> >
>> > 9
>> >
>> > 13
>> >
>> > 71%
>> >
>> > 41%
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 64%
>> >
>> > Huron
>> >
>> > 30
>> >
>> > 29
>> >
>> > 18
>> >
>> > 11
>> >
>> > 97%
>> >
>> > 62%
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 79%
>> >
>> > Ingham
>> >
>> > 95
>> >
>> > 81
>> >
>> > 78
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 85%
>> >
>> > 96%
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 96%
>> >
>> > Ionia
>> >
>> > 22
>> >
>> > 22
>> >
>> > 17
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 77%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 82%
>> >
>> > Iosco
>> >
>> > 15
>> >
>> > 15
>> >
>> > 14
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 93%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > Iron
>> >
>> > 12
>> >
>> > 12
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 50%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 67%
>> >
>> > Isabella
>> >
>> > 25
>> >
>> > 25
>> >
>> > 19
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 76%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 80%
>> >
>> > Jackson
>> >
>> > 47
>> >
>> > 45
>> >
>> > 34
>> >
>> > 11
>> >
>> > 96%
>> >
>> > 76%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 80%
>> >
>> > Kalamazoo
>> >
>> > 97
>> >
>> > 97
>> >
>> > 79
>> >
>> > 18
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 81%
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 89%
>> >
>> > Kalkaska
>> >
>> > 12
>> >
>> > 12
>> >
>> > 8
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 67%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 75%
>> >
>> > Kent
>> >
>> > 209
>> >
>> > 207
>> >
>> > 174
>> >
>> > 33
>> >
>> > 99%
>> >
>> > 84%
>> >
>> > 11
>> >
>> > 89%
>> >
>> > Keweenaw
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 80%
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > Lake
>> >
>> > 15
>> >
>> > 15
>> >
>> > 8
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 53%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 67%
>> >
>> > Lapeer
>> >
>> > 24
>> >
>> > 24
>> >
>> > 20
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 83%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 92%
>> >
>> > Leelanau
>> >
>> > 13
>> >
>> > 13
>> >
>> > 8
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 62%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 69%
>> >
>> > Lenawee
>> >
>> > 30
>> >
>> > 30
>> >
>> > 23
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 77%
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 90%
>> >
>> > Livingston
>> >
>> > 48
>> >
>> > 45
>> >
>> > 35
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 94%
>> >
>> > 78%
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 78%
>> >
>> > Luce
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 75%
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 75%
>> >
>> > Mackinac
>> >
>> > 13
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 77%
>> >
>> > 50%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 60%
>> >
>> > Macomb
>> >
>> > 235
>> >
>> > 233
>> >
>> > 188
>> >
>> > 45
>> >
>> > 99%
>> >
>> > 81%
>> >
>> > 17
>> >
>> > 88%
>> >
>> > Manistee
>> >
>> > 15
>> >
>> > 15
>> >
>> > 11
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 73%
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 93%
>> >
>> > Marquette
>> >
>> > 29
>> >
>> > 29
>> >
>> > 16
>> >
>> > 13
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 55%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 59%
>> >
>> > Mason
>> >
>> > 23
>> >
>> > 23
>> >
>> > 15
>> >
>> > 8
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 65%
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 78%
>> >
>> > Mecosta
>> >
>> > 22
>> >
>> > 22
>> >
>> > 18
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 82%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 86%
>> >
>> > Menominee
>> >
>> > 16
>> >
>> > 14
>> >
>> > 8
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 88%
>> >
>> > 57%
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 57%
>> >
>> > Midland
>> >
>> > 38
>> >
>> > 29
>> >
>> > 22
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 76%
>> >
>> > 76%
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 90%
>> >
>> > Missaukee
>> >
>> > 17
>> >
>> > 17
>> >
>> > 14
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 82%
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > Monroe
>> >
>> > 42
>> >
>> > 36
>> >
>> > 27
>> >
>> > 9
>> >
>> > 86%
>> >
>> > 75%
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 89%
>> >
>> > Montcalm
>> >
>> > 26
>> >
>> > 25
>> >
>> > 21
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 96%
>> >
>> > 84%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 92%
>> >
>> > Montmorency
>> >
>> > 9
>> >
>> > 9
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 78%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 89%
>> >
>> > Muskegon
>> >
>> > 72
>> >
>> > 71
>> >
>> > 68
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 99%
>> >
>> > 96%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 99%
>> >
>> > Newaygo
>> >
>> > 28
>> >
>> > 28
>> >
>> > 22
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 79%
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 89%
>> >
>> > Oakland
>> >
>> > 410
>> >
>> > 380
>> >
>> > 292
>> >
>> > 88
>> >
>> > 93%
>> >
>> > 77%
>> >
>> > 46
>> >
>> > 89%
>> >
>> > Oceana
>> >
>> > 18
>> >
>> > 18
>> >
>> > 12
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 67%
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 67%
>> >
>> > Ogemaw
>> >
>> > 16
>> >
>> > 16
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 63%
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 94%
>> >
>> > Ontonagon
>> >
>> > 14
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 71%
>> >
>> > 30%
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 30%
>> >
>> > Osceola
>> >
>> > 18
>> >
>> > 18
>> >
>> > 14
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 78%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 89%
>> >
>> > Oscoda
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 67%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 83%
>> >
>> > Otsego
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 7
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 70%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 90%
>> >
>> > Ottawa
>> >
>> > 88
>> >
>> > 88
>> >
>> > 79
>> >
>> > 9
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 90%
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 95%
>> >
>> > Presque Isle
>> >
>> > 16
>> >
>> > 16
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 63%
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 81%
>> >
>> > Roscommon
>> >
>> > 11
>> >
>> > 11
>> >
>> > 11
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > Saginaw
>> >
>> > 75
>> >
>> > 75
>> >
>> > 61
>> >
>> > 14
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 81%
>> >
>> > 8
>> >
>> > 92%
>> >
>> > Sanilac
>> >
>> > 30
>> >
>> > 30
>> >
>> > 26
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 87%
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 97%
>> >
>> > Schoolcraft
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 60%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 80%
>> >
>> > Shiawassee
>> >
>> > 27
>> >
>> > 27
>> >
>> > 17
>> >
>> > 10
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 63%
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 74%
>> >
>> > St. Clair
>> >
>> > 52
>> >
>> > 48
>> >
>> > 44
>> >
>> > 4
>> >
>> > 92%
>> >
>> > 92%
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 98%
>> >
>> > St. Joseph
>> >
>> > 17
>> >
>> > 17
>> >
>> > 12
>> >
>> > 5
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 71%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 82%
>> >
>> > Tuscola
>> >
>> > 25
>> >
>> > 24
>> >
>> > 16
>> >
>> > 8
>> >
>> > 96%
>> >
>> > 67%
>> >
>> > 2
>> >
>> > 75%
>> >
>> > Van Buren
>> >
>> > 23
>> >
>> > 22
>> >
>> > 19
>> >
>> > 3
>> >
>> > 96%
>> >
>> > 86%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 91%
>> >
>> > Washtenaw
>> >
>> > 106
>> >
>> > 100
>> >
>> > 70
>> >
>> > 30
>> >
>> > 94%
>> >
>> > 70%
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > 70%
>> >
>> > Wayne
>> >
>> > 568
>> >
>> > 519
>> >
>> > 325
>> >
>> > 194
>> >
>> > 91%
>> >
>> > 63%
>> >
>> > 28
>> >
>> > 68%
>> >
>> > Wexford
>> >
>> > 20
>> >
>> > 20
>> >
>> > 14
>> >
>> > 6
>> >
>> > 100%
>> >
>> > 70%
>> >
>> > 1
>> >
>> > 75%
>> >
>> > Total
>> >
>> > 3635
>> >
>> > 3457
>> >
>> > 2579
>> >
>> > 878
>> >
>> > 95.10%
>> >
>> > 74.60%
>> >
>> > 289
>> >
>> > 83%
>> >
>> > table end
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > _______________________________________________
>> > nabs-l mailing list
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>> > http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/options/nabs-l_nfbnet.org/dotkid.nu
>> > sbaum%40gmail.com
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 4
>> > Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 15:01:14 -0400
>> > From: Katie Wang <bunnykatie6 at gmail.com>
>> > To: National Association of Blind Students mailing
>> list
>> > <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] question about NLS WebBraille
>> > Message-ID:
>> >
>> <CA+6VNgMyPtC8awLRoQhU091dof4rjGOiFVS4bBx+gsDuOzYY5w at mail.gmail.com
>> > >
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>> >
>> > Chris, there is no Download button on Web
>> Braille. Instead, when you
>> > are taken to the book itself, just press Space with s
>> on your Braille
>> > Note and you will be prompted for where you would like
>> to save the
>> > file and what you would like to name it. NLS saves
>> each braille volume
>> > of a book in a separate file, so you will have to do
>> this multiple
>> > times if you are dealing with a book that is in more
>> than one volume.
>> > I have been a Web Braille user for many years and find
>> it a great
>> > resource, although I have come to rely on Bookshare
>> more in the past
>> > few years for pleasure reading since it has a much
>> larger, more
>> > current collection.
>> > Lea, I don't think you are doing anything wrong
>> on your end-- It
>> > might be a NLS database issue. I would suggest
>> contacting your state
>> > NLS library again and see if they can get you
>> some sort of technical
>> > support contact info. Someone from the central program
>> that
>> > administers the Web Braille service might need to look
>> into your
>> > situation.
>> > Hope this helps!
>> > Katie
>> >
>> >
>> > On 7/10/11, Lea williams <leanicole1988 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > > I tried to sing up with this sight and when I log
>> in it says my user
>> > > name and password is wrong. I have called and
>> gotten it changed three
>> > > times and it still says it. wonder what I am
>> doing wrong.
>> > >
>> > > On 7/9/11, Chris Nusbaum <dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > >> Hi all,
>> > >>
>> > >> I have a question for all you NLS Web Braille
>> users! I recently
>> > >> registered for WebBraille, and am looking
>> forward to all it has
>> > >> to offer. But I do have this question:
>> when I click on a link
>> > >> for a book, where can I find a link, button,
>> or something where I
>> > >> can download the BRF file(s) onto my
>> BrailleNote? I tried to
>> > >> download Walking Alone and Marching Together
>> last night, and when
>> > >> I clicked on the link, it put me into the
>> actual book to read
>> > >> online, but I wanted to download the book to
>> read it in my
>> > >> BrailleNote's book reader at a later
>> date. How can I do this?
>> > >> Thanks!
>> > >>
>> > >> Chris
>> > >>
>> > >> "A loss of sight, never a loss of vision!"
>> (Camp Abilities motto)
>> > >>
>> > >> The I C.A.N. Foundation helps visually
>> impaired youth in
>> > >> Maryland have the ability to confidently say
>> "I can!" How? Click
>> > >> on this link to learn more and to
>> contribute:
>> > >> www.icanfoundation.info or like us on
>> Facebook at I C.A.N.
>> > >> Foundation.
>> > >>
>> > >> Sent from my BrailleNote
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> _______________________________________________
>> > >> nabs-l mailing list
>> > >> nabs-l at nfbnet.org
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>> > >>
>> > http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/options/nabs-l_nfbnet.org/leanicole1988%40gmail.com
>> > >>
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > Lea Williams
>> > >
>> > > Phone;
>> > > 704-732-4470
>> > > Skipe;
>> > > Lea.williams738
>> > > Facebook
>> > > http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001775297080
>> > >
>> > > _______________________________________________
>> > > nabs-l mailing list
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>> > >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 5
>> > Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 20:46:14 -0400
>> > From: <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
>> > To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing
>> list"
>> > <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> > Subject: [nabs-l] accessible blog and journal sites
>> > Message-ID:
>> <B4037C3F7D6A496095F21D0D96442BCF at OwnerPC>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain;
>> charset="utf-8"
>> >
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > I?m interested in starting a blog or maybe more than
>> one blog.
>> > So what accessible sites are there? Do bloggers
>> generally write first
>> > person stories, or about things they see that are more
>> objective?
>> > Any of you have a blog? How often do you update
>> it? Is it possible to
>> > upload photos to it to go along with your story? Or
>> maybe you need sighted
>> > help to post photos?
>> > What about audio? What format do audio clips need to
>> be in?
>> > Can you have more than one blog on the same site? Can
>> > you write as much as you want or is there a word
>> limit?
>> > I enjoy writing and I?d like to share with friends and
>> family. I figured
>> > blogging would be a neat way to write stories about
>> myself, life and my
>> > opinions on things like books, technology, and
>> religion.
>> >
>> > What site can you write like a journal about
>> yourself?
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> > Ashley
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 6
>> > Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 19:50:08 -0500
>> > From: Joshua Lester <jlester8462 at students.pccua.edu>
>> > To: National Association of Blind Students mailing
>> list
>> > <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] accessible blog and journal
>> sites
>> > Message-ID:
>> > <CAO83KOvcw3DpL1u2R9+g_RvWhXLH2gmZrbgwOouBK5VD3jm5RQ at mail.gmail.com
>> > >
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252
>> >
>> > Ashley:
>> > Why not start an accessible forum, online, for blind
>> people?
>> > I've found an accessible one.
>> > V Bulletin, is quite accessible, with an audio
>> captcha, (if they still have
>> > it.)
>> > To see 2 forums, from V Bulletin, here are some
>> examples.
>> > www.apostolicfriendsforum.com, and
>> www.goodnewscafe.net.
>> > Blessings, Joshua
>> >
>> > On 7/10/11, bookwormahb at earthlink.net
>> <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
>> wrote:
>> > > Hi all,
>> > >
>> > > I?m interested in starting a blog or maybe more
>> than one blog.
>> > > So what accessible sites are there? Do
>> bloggers generally write first
>> > > person stories, or about things they see that are
>> more objective?
>> > > Any of you have a blog? How often do you
>> update it? Is it possible to
>> > > upload photos to it to go along with your story?
>> Or maybe you need
>> > sighted
>> > > help to post photos?
>> > > What about audio? What format do audio clips need
>> to be in?
>> > > Can you have more than one blog on the same site?
>> Can
>> > > you write as much as you want or is there a word
>> limit?
>> > > I enjoy writing and I?d like to share with
>> friends and family. I figured
>> > > blogging would be a neat way to write stories
>> about myself, life and my
>> > > opinions on things like books, technology, and
>> religion.
>> > >
>> > > What site can you write like a journal about
>> yourself?
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Thanks.
>> > > Ashley
>> > > _______________________________________________
>> > > nabs-l mailing list
>> > > nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> > > http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/nabs-l_nfbnet.org
>> > > To unsubscribe, change your list options or get
>> your account info for
>> > > nabs-l:
>> > >
>> > http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/options/nabs-l_nfbnet.org/jlester8462%40students.pccua.edu
>> > >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 7
>> > Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 21:42:30 -0400
>> > From: <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
>> > To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing
>> list"
>> > <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] accessible blog and journal
>> sites
>> > Message-ID:
>> <AF7D2C5148FE4AC39D1C45AA2B6941EB at OwnerPC>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed;
>> charset="Windows-1252";
>> > reply-type=original
>> >
>> > Joshua,
>> > What is a forum like? Isn't that for a group of people
>> to discuss something
>> > common?
>> > Is that how a forum differs from a blog?
>> > This would be a good idea if I had several
>> people interested in a forum.
>> > I'll see about it. I have a beep ball team and that
>> was one of the things I
>> > wanted to blog about. But yes if more people want to
>> post online, I'd like
>> > the idea of a forum. A blog would be more for my
>> writings, if I do it.
>> >
>> > I'll check those links out and I'm glad to know they
>> are accessible.
>> >
>> > Ashley
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Joshua Lester
>> > Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2011 8:50 PM
>> > To: National Association of Blind Students mailing
>> list
>> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] accessible blog and journal
>> sites
>> >
>> > Ashley:
>> > Why not start an accessible forum, online, for blind
>> people?
>> > I've found an accessible one.
>> > V Bulletin, is quite accessible, with an audio
>> captcha, (if they still have
>> > it.)
>> > To see 2 forums, from V Bulletin, here are some
>> examples.
>> > www.apostolicfriendsforum.com, and
>> www.goodnewscafe.net.
>> > Blessings, Joshua
>> >
>> > On 7/10/11, bookwormahb at earthlink.net
>> <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
>> wrote:
>> > > Hi all,
>> > >
>> > > I?m interested in starting a blog or maybe more
>> than one blog.
>> > > So what accessible sites are there? Do
>> bloggers generally write first
>> > > person stories, or about things they see that are
>> more objective?
>> > > Any of you have a blog? How often do you
>> update it? Is it possible to
>> > > upload photos to it to go along with your story?
>> Or maybe you need
>> > sighted
>> > > help to post photos?
>> > > What about audio? What format do audio clips need
>> to be in?
>> > > Can you have more than one blog on the same site?
>> Can
>> > > you write as much as you want or is there a word
>> limit?
>> > > I enjoy writing and I?d like to share with
>> friends and family. I figured
>> > > blogging would be a neat way to write stories
>> about myself, life and my
>> > > opinions on things like books, technology, and
>> religion.
>> > >
>> > > What site can you write like a journal about
>> yourself?
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Thanks.
>> > > Ashley
>> > > _______________________________________________
>> > > nabs-l mailing list
>> > > nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> > > http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/nabs-l_nfbnet.org
>> > > To unsubscribe, change your list options or get
>> your account info for
>> > > nabs-l:
>> > >
>> > http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/options/nabs-l_nfbnet.org/jlester8462%40students.pccua.edu
>> > >
>> >
>> > _______________________________________________
>> > nabs-l mailing list
>> > nabs-l at nfbnet.org
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>> account info for
>> > nabs-l:
>> >
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>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 8
>> > Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 21:52:18 -0400
>> > From: Elizabeth <lizmohnke at hotmail.com>
>> > To: <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> > Subject: [nabs-l] Thanks for the Help at National
>> Convention
>> > Message-ID: <COL118-W1316868A320E5058F0232FBA450 at phx.gbl>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>> >
>> >
>> > Hello All,
>> >
>> > I have done my best to thank everyone individually for
>> the help they have
>> > provided me over the past week. However, I thought I
>> would also send out a
>> > general message to thank anyone I may have missed
>> along the way. My
>> > convention may not have gone the way I wanted it to
>> go, but it was exactly
>> > what I needed for reasons I am not willing to share on
>> such a public email
>> > list.
>> >
>> > Since the last time I checked the messages on this
>> list was before
>> > convention, it is quite possible that someone may have
>> already said what
>> > happened, or at least their version of the story.
>> However, I have already
>> > shared my version of the story about a million times
>> by now, so if you are
>> > curious as to what happened, you will just have to
>> wait for another time.
>> >
>> > The bottom line is that I am going to be just fine. I
>> just wanted to show
>> > my appreciation to those who may have helped me along
>> the way.
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Elizabeth
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 9
>> > Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 21:22:03 -0500
>> > From: Joshua Lester <jlester8462 at students.pccua.edu>
>> > To: National Association of Blind Students mailing
>> list
>> > <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] accessible blog and journal
>> sites
>> > Message-ID:
>> >
>> <CAO83KOviXamrW81HF9NX+T4LZ7M9pU3mnTrmuGYO794JtGARSg at mail.gmail.com
>> > >
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252
>> >
>> > Yes.
>> > Are you familiar with the beap baseball?
>> > I just heard about it, on the DJD Invasion.
>> > Blessings, Joshua
>> >
>> > On 7/10/11, bookwormahb at earthlink.net
>> <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
>> wrote:
>> > > Joshua,
>> > > What is a forum like? Isn't that for a group of
>> people to discuss
>> > something
>> > > common?
>> > > Is that how a forum differs from a blog?
>> > > This would be a good idea if I had several
>> people interested in a forum.
>> > > I'll see about it. I have a beep ball team and
>> that was one of the things
>> > I
>> > > wanted to blog about. But yes if more people want
>> to post online, I'd
>> > like
>> > > the idea of a forum. A blog would be more for my
>> writings, if I do it.
>> > >
>> > > I'll check those links out and I'm glad to know
>> they are accessible.
>> > >
>> > > Ashley
>> > >
>> > > -----Original Message-----
>> > > From: Joshua Lester
>> > > Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2011 8:50 PM
>> > > To: National Association of Blind Students
>> mailing list
>> > > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] accessible blog and journal
>> sites
>> > >
>> > > Ashley:
>> > > Why not start an accessible forum, online, for
>> blind people?
>> > > I've found an accessible one.
>> > > V Bulletin, is quite accessible, with an audio
>> captcha, (if they still
>> > have
>> > > it.)
>> > > To see 2 forums, from V Bulletin, here are some
>> examples.
>> > > www.apostolicfriendsforum.com, and
>> www.goodnewscafe.net.
>> > > Blessings, Joshua
>> > >
>> > > On 7/10/11, bookwormahb at earthlink.net
>> <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
>> wrote:
>> > >> Hi all,
>> > >>
>> > >> I?m interested in starting a blog or maybe
>> more than one blog.
>> > >> So what accessible sites are there? Do
>> bloggers generally write first
>> > >> person stories, or about things they see that
>> are more objective?
>> > >> Any of you have a blog? How often do
>> you update it? Is it possible to
>> > >> upload photos to it to go along with your
>> story? Or maybe you need
>> > sighted
>> > >> help to post photos?
>> > >> What about audio? What format do audio clips
>> need to be in?
>> > >> Can you have more than one blog on the same
>> site? Can
>> > >> you write as much as you want or is there a
>> word limit?
>> > >> I enjoy writing and I?d like to share with
>> friends and family. I figured
>> > >> blogging would be a neat way to write stories
>> about myself, life and my
>> > >> opinions on things like books, technology,
>> and religion.
>> > >>
>> > >> What site can you write like a journal about
>> yourself?
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >> Thanks.
>> > >> Ashley
>> > >>
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>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 10
>> > Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 04:50:20 +0000 (UTC)
>> > From: Amy Sabo <amylsabo at comcast.net>
>> > To: "BLIND STUDENTS, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF" <NABS-L at NFBNET.ORG>,
>> > "OF BLIND STUDENTS,
>> COLORADO ASSOCIATION" <CABS at NFBNET.ORG>
>> > Subject: [nabs-l] aim problem
>> > Message-ID:
>> > <
>> > 1760385386.319978.1310359820794.JavaMail.root at sz0144a.emeryville.ca.mail.comcast.net
>> > >
>> >
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
>> >
>> > hello all,
>> >
>> > i hope that you are all doing well. i'm having
>> problems with the latest
>> > version of aim. i have tried tabbing to all of the
>> features on it to change
>> > the settings on it but, jfw won't let me do that. is
>> there a way in where i
>> > can access aim with jfw? are there speciall scripts
>> for jfw that i can use?
>> >
>> > thanks again and, i will talk to you all soon!
>> >
>> >
>> > hugs,
>> > amy
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 11
>> > Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 23:35:34 -0700
>> > From: "Humberto Avila" <avila.bert.humberto2 at gmail.com>
>> > To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing
>> list'"
>> > <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] aim problem
>> > Message-ID:
>> <0FCAE1D24B6A42BD8B6BF6FDF4002DEE at HumbertoAvila>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain;
>> charset="us-ascii"
>> >
>> > The last thing I heard about AOL Instant Messenger
>> (AIM) was about 2 years
>> > ago on a podcast about JAWS and instant messaging (by
>> the way, it was the
>> > FS
>> > cast). Maybe they have updated the software and now it
>> is inaccessible with
>> > JAWS? I don't know...but, what version of JAWS are you
>> using? Which
>> > operating system? Which version of aim?
>> > Cheers, Humberto
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org
>> [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org]
>> On
>> > Behalf
>> > Of Amy Sabo
>> > Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2011 9:50 PM
>> > To: BLIND STUDENTS, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF; OF BLIND
>> STUDENTS, COLORADO
>> > ASSOCIATION
>> > Subject: [nabs-l] aim problem
>> >
>> > hello all,
>> >
>> > i hope that you are all doing well. i'm having
>> problems with the latest
>> > version of aim. i have tried tabbing to all of the
>> features on it to change
>> > the settings on it but, jfw won't let me do that. is
>> there a way in where i
>> > can access aim with jfw? are there speciall scripts
>> for jfw that i can use?
>> >
>> > thanks again and, i will talk to you all soon!
>> >
>> >
>> > hugs,
>> > amy
>> > _______________________________________________
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>> > %40gmail.com
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 12
>> > Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 07:50:05 -0500
>> > From: David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>
>> > To: david.andrews at nfbnet.org
>> > Subject: [nabs-l] iPal for sale
>> > Message-ID: <auto-000019992102 at mailfront3.g2host.com>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii";
>> format=flowed
>> >
>> >
>> > >
>> > >Eye Pal for sale. $1299
>> > >I can be contacted via email at mbrianwooten at gmail.com
>> > >Thanks,
>> > >
>> > >Brian
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
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>> >
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