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Promoting Bookshare: Theme of Tuesday Event,July 3, 2007

July 2, 2007 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Theme: Telling Others About Bookshare

Facilitator: Monica Willyard (rhyami@gmail.com)

Although Bookshare.org has dramatically increased access to books for the
community of visually impaired and otherwise print disabled individuals
since 2002, it is still unknown in many circles. During Tuesday's live,
interactive meeting of the Bookshare community, the group will examine ways
to take the Bookshare story to schools, universities, libraries, retirement
communities, and other areas . throughout the United States.

Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2007.

Time: 5:00 p.m. Pacific, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 7:00 p.m. Central, 8:00 p.m.
Eastern and Wednesday 00:00 GMT.

Where: The Bookshare Online Community Room.

There is no charge to attend this event. All you need 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 allowed.

To join this community of book lovers, click on the Bookshare Chat Room link
on the Accessible World Home page at:

http://www.accessibleworld.org

or use the following direct link:

http://tinyurl.com/2avczp

If this is the first time you have entered a Talking Communities chatroom,
or the conference client has been updated, 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, you will be returned to the
sign-in screen. 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. That's it. You will be in the room and can begin talking with others
in the virtual audience by pressing and holding down the Control key.

Don't hesitate to invite all your friends. Seating is unlimited and All
events are FREE! Also, stop by the chat room anytime to visit with friends
or get immediate answers to Bookshare issues.

See you Tuesday, July 3!

For additional information, contact:

The Accessible World
Pat Price, Events Coordinator
http://www.accessibleworld.org
317-254-1185
Email: pat@patprice.org

This online live event is entirely an activity of Bookshare volunteers that
is sponsored by the Accessible World in partnership with Talking
Communities.

Susan Lumpkin, Co-Facilitator
Bookshare Chat Room
512-467-9725
slumpkin@austin.rr.com

Media Contacts for Additional Information:
Robert Acosta, Chair, Planning Committee
Helping Hands for the Blind
818-998-0044
Email: boacosta@pacbell.net
http://www.helpinghands4theblind.com

Pat Price, Events Coordinator
The Accessible World Symposiums
317-254-1185
Skype: patprice1
Email: pat@patprice.org
http://www.accessibleworld.org

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