[NFBMO] Fwd: [NFBMI-Talk] Fwd: New Mailing List to Discuss the Zoom Platform

Fred Olver fredolver at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 17:55:57 UTC 2020

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> From: Kane Brolin via NFBMI-Talk <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Date: March 30, 2020 at 12:25:51 PM CDT
> To: NFB of Michiana Mailing List <nfbofmichiana at googlegroups.com>, NFB of Indiana Mailing List <nfb-indiana at yahoogroups.com>, NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Kane Brolin <kbrolin65 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [NFBMI-Talk] Fwd: New Mailing List to Discuss the Zoom Platform
> Reply-To: NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
> With face-to-face interaction suspended for a while, we in the
> organized blind movement are embracing Zoom as a method for holding
> meetings to coordinate help for one another and to keep communicating
> our value to those who need to hear what we do.
> But what exactly is Zoom?  How does it work?  And--the most important
> question of all--what happens if I need to connect and Zoom isn't
> working or isn't talking?
> Well, there is an e-mail discussion list for that.  It has been
> created and is being moderated by a blind technologist named David
> Goldfield.  Not sure if he is connected with the Federation or even if
> he is in the United States; but David is very competent, and this
> forum will provide lots of us a chance to get our tech problems solved
> by a whole worldwide community of Zoom users who live with blindness.
> Please see below.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: David Goldfield <david.goldfield at outlook.com>
> Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 01:28:55 -0400
> Subject: New Mailing List to Discuss the Zoom Platform
> To: "main at jfw.groups.io" <main at jfw.groups.io>
> Hello. So many of us are spending more time in our homes. Some of us may
> be working from home while others, though they may not currently be
> employed,
> are using their technology even more. So many individuals and
> organizations are hosting conferences using the Zoom Cloud Meetings
> platform. Many people
> are receiving invitations to these conferences and are finding
> themselves using Zoom for the first time. While Zoom is very accessible
> with screen readers
> there's still a lot to learn and many of us have questions that we would
> like answers to.
> To that end I have created a mailing list for people to ask questions
> and to provide support on how to use the Zoom program.
> I currently have just two rules that I'd like all users to follow.
> 1. All messages should be relevant to Zoom. This can include Zoom on
> Windows, Mac, iOS or Android.
> 2. No harassment or rudeness of any kind will be tolerated.
> To join the group, send an email to
> zoom-users+subscribe at groups.io
> To send a message to the group the email address to use is
> zoom-users at groups.io
> Happy Zooming!
> -- 
> David Goldfield,
> Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
> JAWS Certified, 2019
> https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C2f07efc9dd3647b2b6c608d7d46a7583%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637211426003486676&sdata=zBVRGd5R8%2FBpUW7AhBJv4x7TkOtSf4m%2BOfWmJv7VOnM%3D&reserved=0
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