[Nfbmo] Fw: [Blindtlk] Accessible World's Special Program Series presents Lloyd Rasmussen, January 26, 2010

Gary Wunder gwunder at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 19 14:54:48 UTC 2010

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From: "David Andrews" <dandrews at visi.com>
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Subject: [Blindtlk] Accessible World's Special Program Series presents Lloyd 
Rasmussen, January 26, 2010

> From: News Wire
> listservice at accessibleworld.org
> Subject: Accessible World's Special Program
> Series presents Lloyd Rasmussen, January 26,
> 2010
> 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:
> http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs5affc3cfa191
> Or, alternatively,
> Select the Accessible World Auditorium at:
> www.accessibleworld.org
> 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 attendees.
> Accessible World uses News Wires, like this
> one, to inform people of the topic and times
> for the many Discussion Groups on Accessible
> World. The lists are announce only to keep
> the traffic to a minimum. You can join the
> Accessible World Announce List, the Tek Talk
> Announce List or the Sports Talk Announce
> List by completing the form at:
> www.accessibleworld.org/mailinglists
> Accessible World Contacts:
> Robert Acosta, Chair
> Accessible World
> 818-998-0044
> Email: boacosta at pacbell.net
> Web:
> www.helpinghands4theblind.org
> Joann Becker, Events Coordinator
> Accessible World
> 617-969-1213
> Email: joannbecker at pcomcast.net
> George Buys, CEO.
> Talking Communities
> Email: buys at talkingcommunities.com
> The Accessible World, a division of Helping
> Hands For The Blind, a 501(c)(3)
> not-for-profit organization, seeks to educate
> the general public, the disabled community
> and the professionals who serve them by
> providing highly relevant information about
> new products, services, and training
> opportunities designed specifically to
> eliminate geographic and access barriers that
> adversely affect them
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