The NARRS International List Serve (ILS) is now operative. There are now
two list servers: the NARRS List Serve with its broad appeal and the NARRS
International List Serve with a much more narrow focus.
Allen Little in New Zealand and Heather Lusignan in Canada and I will act
as a committee to guide the effort as outlined in the attached narrative.
Our first goal is to grow the list. Please relay this narrative to any and
all of your international friends in the broad area of service to blind
people in the world. Even if these people do not intend to be part of this
list, they might know friends of theirs in their or other countries who
would subscribe. If you have mailing addresses of people we are targeting,
e-mail those addresses to me and I will mail them a hard copy of this
Thanking you in advance for helping us with this experiment in broadening
our RRS field throughout the world.
Below is the narrative to be relayed:
NARRS INTERNATIONAL LIST SERVER
The National Association of Radio Reading Services (NARRS) is
inaugurating a global communications experiment. The NARRS International
List Server (ILS) is a continuous, inexpensive meeting place for anyone
anywhere in the world. The meeting place is setup primarily for those
people or organizations currently in the accessible information
distribution business or wishing to be in this business, and who are
operating in the wireless or wired modes of distribution. We are in the
information age in the United States and most of the world. Our blind and
print-impaired users are falling behind more rapidly each day in their
quest to access current and vital information. The purpose is to create an
environment for participants to give and receive whatever information that
will be helpful to serve blind and print-impaired users..
We are trying this communication experiment for one year to see
if this is a viable means of frequent communication world wide with those
in a similar business. This experiment will be conducted in English. The
way we do business and the topics we discuss on the list server will more
than likely evolve to meet the participants needs. When you send a message
to the ILS, it will automatically be sent to everyone on the list,
including yourself. Because of world-wide time differences, you may not
receive a return comment to your question for many hours.
Here's how you get on the list:
1. Address e-mail message to: email@example.com
2. Leave the subject of the message blank.
3. In the body of the message put: subscribe narrs-ils
4. Majordomo will reply to confirm that you are on the list.
To find out who else is on the list:
Address the message to firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the body: who
To send a message to everyone on the list:
Address the message to email@example.com
That's all there is to it. Any questions, contact me (Bob Brummond)
firstname.lastname@example.org. Or write Bob Brummond, 75 Haywood St., suite
G-5, Asheville, N.C., U.S.A. 28805
Please relay the above message to anyone else anywhere in the world
who you know as being in a similar business or who might be interested.
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