ANNOUNCE: soc.support.vision-impaired has been created

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by The Big-8 Management Board, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. On 13 Aug 2006, the Big-8 Management Board voted to create the newsgroup
    soc.support.vision-impaired. The group was created on 18 May 2006, with
    the newgroup message <cmsg-20060818200001$>. For more
    information on the proposal and history, please refer to the archives:

    ftp://ftp.isc.org/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/soc/soc.support.vision-impaired

    For your newsgroups file:
    soc.support.vision-impaired Living with visual impairment or blindness.


    CHARTER: soc.support.vision-impaired

    soc.support.vision-impaired is an unmoderated Usenet newsgroup for
    discussion of the personal and social effects of visual impairment on
    people whose impaired vision has a significant impact on their ability
    to handle day-to-day tasks.

    The group is open to anyone who has a genuine interest in visual
    impairment, including the fully sighted.

    Blind/vi people, their families, friends, caregivers, teachers, and
    professionals in the field are especially encouraged to read and post to
    the group, to share experiences and exchange ideas on how to cope with
    impaired vision.

    Topics include: learning how to get around in the dark; using your other
    senses to compensate for vision loss; utilizing resources on and off the
    net; learning to cook and do household tasks; selecting and using
    various types of vision aids (both hi-tech and low-tech); selecting and
    using special hardware and software designed for the vision impaired.

    All types of vision impairment are on topic in this group, regardless of
    the underlying cause. Whether a person was born blind or lost his
    vision in an accident or due to a medical condition is immaterial. This
    group focuses on coping with the vision loss, not necessarily on the
    underlying cause.

    Posters are expected to abide by normal Usenet standards of conduct and
    to ignore articles intended to disrupt the group.

    The usual suspects are prohibited - spam, binaries, html, direct
    advertising, etc.

    END CHARTER.


    PROPONENT:

    Henrietta K Thomas <>


    HISTORY:

    2006-08-19 Group created
    2006-08-14 Result Posted
    2006-08-07 LCC Posted
    2006-07-11 3rd RFD
    2006-06-22 2nd RFD
    2006-06-03 1st RFD, formatted by Tim Skirvin
    2006-06-02 Received from hkt; replaces misc.handicap.vision-impaired
     
    The Big-8 Management Board, Aug 18, 2006
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