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UPDATE: THIS FILE LAST EDITED 5-2007

BLIND & VI

I-PLACES

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A PUBLICATION FROM THE...

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.....ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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SHOULD THE READER WANT TO SUGGEST ANY ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS FOR THIS BULLETIN, PLEASE SEND YOUR IDEAS - GO TO LINK, SEND A MESSAGE, NEAR THE TOP OF THIS WEBPAGE.

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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION, AND IS PRESENTED SIMPLY AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE READER. BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS LISTING IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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THE FOLLOWING IDENTIFY BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (V I) SEARCH ENGINE GROUPS, ONLINE FORUMS AND USE-NET NEWS GROUPS TO BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET.

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A. SEARCH ENGINE GROUPS...

1. GOOGLE GROUPS

USE THE FOLLOWING DRILL-DOWN TO FIND A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL THE GOOGLE DISABILITY GROUPS WHICH INCLUDES BLIND AND VI AND RELATED TOPICS:

SOCIETY, ACTIVISM,PEOPLE, SUPPORT, HEALTH, DISABILITIES

2. MSN GROUPS

USE THE FOLLOWING DRILL-DOWN TO FIND A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL THE MSN DISABILITY GROUPS WHICH INCLUDES BLIND AND VI AND RELATED TOPICS:

HEALTH & WELLNESS, SUPPORT GROUPS, DISABILITY

3. YAHOO GROUPS

USE THE FOLLOWING DRILL-DOWN TO FIND A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL THE YAHOO DISABILITY GROUPS WHICH INCLUDES BLIND AND VI AND RELATED TOPICS:

DISABILITIES, DISABLED

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B. ONLINE FORUMS...

BELOW ARE EXAMPLES OF WEB BLIND AND VI DISCUSSION BOARDS:

1. VISUALLY IMPAIRED FORUMS

URL: EXJAKE DOT COM

2. SOLUTIONS FORUM

(AFB = AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND)

URL: AFB DOT ORG

- SCROLL TO SITE SEARCH BOX

- ENTER SOLUTIONS FORUM

3. CLOSING THE GAP ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

URL: CLOSING THE GAP DOT COM / FORUM

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C. USE-NET GROUPS...

THERE ARE OVER A THOUSAND USE-NET CATEGORIES AND AS AN EXAMPLE USE THE FOLLOWING HIERARCHY FOR BLIND AND VI ACCESS:

GROUPS DOT GOOGLE DOT COM / GROUP / ALT DOT DISABILITY DOT BLIND DOT SOCIAL

(ALT= ALTERNATIVE)

SIMILAR USE-NET RESOURCES CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT MSN GROUPS AND YAHOO GROUPS

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