Archive for June, 2007

AccessWatch Update for Friday!

June 8, 2007

Greetings all. It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but AccessWatch is still alive and well.

Below is a post from BookShare that may be of interest. Have a great weekend.

Don’t Miss the Opening of the Bookshare Chat Room Today!

Would you like to learn more about all aspects of Bookshare? Would you like to meet others who contribute so much to the thriving organization that continues to bring the gift of reading to hundreds of people? Would you like to get specific answers to questions about how to do a better job of scanning and/or validating books for the collection? If you answered Yes to any of these questions, you will not want to miss the initial launch of the Bookshare Chat Room at 1:00 p.m. Pacific, 2:00 p.m. Mountain, 3:00 p.m.
Central, and 4:00 p.m. Eastern. There is no charge and everyone interested in reading is invited.

to attend and share ideas, get answers to questions immediately, and form a community of friends with a common interest without leaving your home or office, go to:

If this is the first time you have entered a Talking Communities chat room, you will need to install and then run the Talkcom software. It is very small and safe to install on your computer.

When the installation is complete, return to the sign-in screen and select the Enter Room button. Enter your first and last name, Leave the Password field blank.
tab to the log in button, and press Enter.

You will then be in the chat room and can begin talking with others in the room by pressing and holding down the Control key.

All you need to attend is a PC running Windows 2000 or later, an Internet connection, a sound card, and speakers. A microphone will be needed to allow you to interact audibly with each other. If, however, you do not have a microphone, text chatting will be available.

You can personally record each session. This will enable you to capture the event on your own computer for future reference and note taking.

Tell all your friends to join us.

The Bookshare Chat Room is made possible by the Accessible World in partnership with Talking Communities.

See you there!