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chatting to other blind people

HI,

Do you know of any programs for chatting with blind people? I found one on Google called Talking IRC which works with mirc. It looks complicated to set up. Has anyone used it or do you have better suggestions?

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Hello amelia,

I would be willing to chat with you via skype. IF you want a more accessible version of it, download Gw-micro's version of it.
You download the program and set up a free account. Then you add your friends.
After you have created your account, I would be willing to add you. My email address is masterspanishteacher2306@gmail.com.
You can also chat with Yahoo messenger.
Would you prefer to chat by phone, or the computer?

I hope you are well, and that you find this message helpful.

LIz


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Actually, I was thinking of a chat service that puts you in touch with other blind people. I found three services through Google: zonebbs on www.zonebbs.com, Tirc on www.talkingirc.net and Blind-planet on www.blind-planet.com.
Are these services any good?


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Hi Amelia,

I haven't been on the zone for awhile, but when I was there, there seemed to be a lot of drama and gossip. You can check it out though.
I do not know about the other two. I can give you the phone line that will put you in touch with other blind people.
Have you recently lost your sight? If I can support you in any way or answer any questions you have, let me know.

LIz


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Yes, I would like the phone number.

thankyou


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Hello amelia,

The number is 1231-732-7141. From teh main menu, press 1 for live chat. Then press three to get to my room, the cantina.
I would be happy to answer any of your questions about blindness. I am in the room every day from 6:00-10:00 PM eastern time. I also hold a women's support group on Mondays at 9 PM Eastern time.
I am in the room almost daily.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to post them here.

LIz


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Hello Amelia, I don't anything about chat lines for the blind the comment under mine does sound interesting I may be checking that out soon. I would be willing to chat via Email if you are interested. I know you said you would rather do something live but if you decide you want write back and forth feel free to Email me any time. My Email is nikkirae83@gmail.com and my website is http://www.playingtheblindcard.blogspot.com

Hope to hear from you soon.
Sincerely,
Nikki


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Hello Ameria and Nikki,

I invite you both to check out the daily connection. If you would like to talk about your dating experiences, call in to my singles conference tonight at 9 PM eastern.
The number is 1231-732-7141.
Press 1 for lvie chat rooms.
Press three (3) to etner the Cantina.

I hope to get to know you both,
Liz


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Amelia,
I would enjoy chatting with you on facebook. Do you use it? My name is Niccolina Mariconi Just let me know if you would like to chat.


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hi i am a 48 year old blind male, and my issue seems to be similar to yours amelia trying to find other blind people to chat with about evryday issues about blindness.i also am having problems trying to find a support group in my age category in my area.the groups are either for children or seniors 55 or older.any advice from anyone? thank you.


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Hello.
I'm 17 years old and have the same issue, especially I would like to meet blind people of my age group. Facebook has become, in my opinion, extremely inaccessible. I no longer use mine. I skype but what use is that if I don't meet anyone to skype? I am on three sites and know about two more. I like out of site on www.out-of-site.net, the VIP on www.vipconduit.com, and new visions network, appologies if I get this site name wrong, www.newvisionsnetwork.net. I have that last one on my favorites and don't know if I have the URL right.


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hello everyone,
My name is Abby.
I am 19 and looking for a good blind friend. feel free to e-mail me at abbylcochran@aol.com
thanks!


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Amelia,
did you set up anything at www.vipconduit.com? i did. thank you for that tid bit. if you did, it would be a pleasure to talk to you. ms


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if u are a teenager join my facebook group called
blind and visually impaired teens


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Hey there, what was the phone numbers that you were giving out pleas let me know I can be found at lauracornwell1@gmail.com pleas email me if can help


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I also have been on the Zone.

Some of the people there really get on to you if you make an honest mistake.

An example in what I am talking about is I was reading one of the posts and miss understood the post and reacted up on it. One of the zoners came back to me and told me how dumb I was because of miss understanding the post. She also told me that losing my husband wasn't an excuse and I should of read the post more carefully.

Some of the people do not except apologies either. I tried to apologize and it didn't do any good. Some times I speak before I think

I really use to enjoy being on the zone, but not any more!

I am not trying to discourage anyone for not trying it out, I am just worning you about some of the zoners out there.

I also want to say that I really enjoy this Web site. I think it is awesome!

Thanks to those who created it.


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