The following should interest members of this list.
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From: Mark Uslan <email@example.com>
Subject: CServe ends ASCII access
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 05:39:39 -0800 (PST)
CompuServe has announced that they are changing the software used to
access their forums. As a result ASCII access to CompuServe
forums, and eventually all of CompuServe will no longer be
possible. I have protested this change, as have other blind users. I'm
posting this so non-users will know and I hope you will join us in
letting them know how this change will hurt and exclude blind users.
The CompuServe announcement follows.
Jay Leventhal, Technology Center
American Foundation for the Blind
CompuServe Forums Run on New Software
CompuServe Forum areas will begin operating on a new software system this week.
Using leading-edge technology, the new software platform will allow Forum areas
to handle more people, messages, and files then ever before, as well as offer
greater flexibility and room for growth in the future. The Forum areas will be
moved to the new system gradually over the coming months. Due to the nature of
the new architecture, Forum areas will no longer be accessible from ASCII or
terminal emulation interfaces once they have been converted to the new system.
Members using these interfaces will receive a message to help them upgrade to a
supported interface. Members using CompuServe Information Manager (CIM)
products, CSNavigator/Navigator for Macintosh, OzWIN and CISComm will not
require interface upgrades. An upgrade for TAPCIS users will be available in
TAPCIS Forum, and other software products, such as Golden CommPass and NavCIS,
are also planning upgrades. For more information on this new technology and how
it will affect the Forum areas, GO NEWFORUM. To access the TAPCIS Forum, GO
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