[Nfbmo] Congratulations

Magoon Erin magoone at gary-springfield-mo.net
Mon Oct 6 16:57:44 UTC 2014

I think everyone did a great job and I give everyone a big hurray.  I also want to say congrats to Dacia and her committee. 

I think mini tech seminars is something we could hold in our room on nfb live.

We wouldn't have to travel, the participants would be at their computer so desktop users could follow along 

We could make it small for more help etc. 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 6, 2014, at 9:08 AM, Julie McGinnity via Nfbmo <nfbmo at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> It was a great seminar!  I enjoyed seeing everyone and hearing about
> the various technologies.  The new VR Stream is really cool!  I also
> learned that I fail when it comes to using the Braille Note.  :)
> I would love to learn more about formatting documents in Word and
> using the note taker to its full potential.  I think we could have a
> whole seminar dedicated to the internet-how to navigate, downloading
> important things like books and music, how to deal with websites that
> are less than accessible.  I feel like it is important to know those
> things for most jobs and definitely in school.
>> On 10/6/14, Dan Flasar via Nfbmo <nfbmo at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I also enjoyed the technology seminar very  much.   We all have our own
>> interests - in my case, the demo of the  NLS iPhone app and the Victor
>> Reader
>> Stream (latest version), as well as the  iPhone and JAWS demos were of
>> particular interest, but like Gary, I learned  something from all the
>> presentations.  All of them were well-organized and  well-presented, no
>> small feat given
>> the small amount of time  available.   Streaming the proceedings via
>> conference call was a great  idea as well.
>>   I do want to make an observation on  timing.   Given that the seminar
>> was available on conference call,  there should have been no delay in
>> starting
>> the days activities at 10 as  planned.   We in the Lewis & clark van heard
>> the proceedings very clearly via iPhone and speakers.  I assume  the other
>> vans/vehicles could also access the call. Since the presentations  were all
>> non-visual anyway, hearing a lecture on the road was almost as good as
>> being there.  the decision to delay the start of the meeting was thoughtful
>> -
>> and appreciated, but given how deeply it cut into the day, it might have
>> been
>> better just to get started on time.  I'm sure it was a tough  call.
>>     Dacia, great job getting this organized  and recruiting such
>> knowledgeable speakers.  Thanks for your hard work in  making this a
>> success.
>> Dan
>> PS:   In other news, our chapter t-shirts came in - they  look pretty
>> snazzy - black shirts with white lettering surrounding the NFB of  Missouri
>> logo.
>> Thanks to Mike Daft who dedicated time and effort to  providing the design
>> for the shirt, to Jerry and Patty Wilson for doing the  legwork in finding
>> a printer that could get the work done in our time frame as  well as giving
>> us a great deal - and to Chris Tisdal for keeping us all on  schedule.
>> They'll be certain to catch the eye of passersby at our  Walkathon next
>> Saturday
>> in Tower Grove Park.
>> Dan Flasar
>> Lewis & Clark Chapter
>> _danflasar at aol.com_ (mailto:danflasar at aol.com)
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> Julie McGinnity
> National Federation of the Blind performing arts division secretary,
> Missouri Association of Guide dog Users President, National Federation
> of the Blind of Missouri recording secretary,
> graduate Guiding Eyes for the Blind 2008, 2014
> "For we walk by faith, not by sight"
> 2 Cor. 7
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