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ABLA: American Blind Lawyers Association discussion list
ABLA is the discussion list of the American Blind Lawyers Association. It serves primarily as a conduit for the discussion of the assistive technology and other practice techniques used by blind and visually impaired attorneys to improve their practices.

To subscribe to ABLA, type the following command in the BODY of an emessage:
subscribe ABLA firstname lastname

and send the emessage to:
listserv@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM

To unsubscribe from ABLA, type the following command in the BODY of an emessage:
SIGNOFF ABLA
and send the emessage to:
listserv@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM

To contact the listowner of ABLA, email:
ABLA-request@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM

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BLINDAD
Advertisements (personal and some commercial) for blindness-related products and services. New and used; buy, sell, or trade. Product release information and off-list competitive bidding.

To subscribe to the BLINDAD mailing list, type the command:
SUBSCRIBE BLINDAD firstname lastname
in the BODY of an emessage--substituting, of course, your actual first and last names--and send it to:
LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

As a response to your emessage, you will receive the blindad list charter and instructions for joining.

To unsubscribe from the BLINDAD mailing list, type:
SIGNOFF BLINDAD
in the BODY of an emessage, and send it to:
LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

Emessages posted to BLINDAD are automatically archived in a searchable hypertext format. Note that in order to access the hyperarchive, you need to obtain a password. The URL for the BLINDAD hyperarchive is:
http://maelstrom.stjohns.edu/archives/blindad.html

To contact Lisa Carmelle, the list owner of BLINDAD, send email to: blindad-request@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU or lisa11@cris.com

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blindadult
The BLINDADULT mailing list is for blind adults (i.e. those over 18 years of age). Almost any topic is welcome on BLINDADULT, but the list's primary focus is on dating, relationships and sex. The listowner, Jeff Knight, founded BLINDADULTI because he believes that:

"those of us who are blind have some unique concerns/perspectives related to these topics that are not always addressed on other lists. It is my hope that this list will provide a safe, fun, and friendly place for blind and visually impaired people to share their experiences, questions, and concerns about these often embarrassing topics."

To subscribe to BLINDADULT, type the command:
SUBSCRIBE BLINDADULT
in the BODY of an emessage with a blank subject line, and email it to:
majordomo@cyberkayne.com

To post to BLINDADULT once you have subscribed, send your emessage to:
blindadult@cyberkayne.com

To unsubscribe from BLINDADULT, type the command:
UNSUBSCRIBE BLINDADULT
in the BODY of an emessage with a blank subject line, and email it to:
majordomo@cyberkayne.com

To contact Jeff Knight, the listowner of BLINDADULT, email:
blindadult-owner@cyberkayne.com

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Blind-Diet
The Blind-Diet list is designed to meet the specific needs of blind and visually impaired individuals who are striving toward a healthier lifestyle. Other interested individuals are welcome.

To subscribe to Blind-Diet, type the command:
SUBSCRIBE BLIND-DIET
in the BODY of an emessage, and send it to:
LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

To post to Blind-Diet once you have subscribed, send your emessage to:
BLIND-DIET@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

To unsubscribe from Blind-Diet, type the command:
SIGNOFF BLIND-DIET
in the BODY of an emessage, and send it to:
LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

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BLIND-ETC
BLIND-ETC is a list dedicated to the discussion of everything and anything not covered by the other lists.

To subscribe to BLIND-ETC type the command:
SUBSCRIBE BLIND-ETC firstname lastname
in the BODY of an emessage--substituting, of course, your actual first and last names--and send it to:
LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

To post an emessage to BLIND-ETC once you have subscribed, send it to:
BLIND-ETC@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

BLIND-ETC is also automatically hyperarchived. Past posts to BLIND-ETC can be perused via the web at the following URL:
http://maelstrom.stjohns.edu/archives/blind-etc.html

To unsubscribe from BLIND-ETC type the command:
UNSUBSCRIBE BLIND-ETC
in the BODY of an emessage and send it to:
LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

Please direct any problems or inquiries relating to BLIND-ETC to:
BLIND-ETC-Request@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

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BLINDFAM
BLINDFAM, the "blindness and family life discussion list", is a list dedicated to the discussion of the everyday life experiences of blind persons, their family members, and friends.
BLINDFAM is a forum for discussions of all aspects of family life as they are affected by the blindness of one or more family members, and welcomes discussion of any topic directly related to how blindness has, is, or will be affecting your family life. All family members are invited to join including spouses, parents, and children of a blind individual as well as any blind person.

To subscribe to the BLINDFAM mailing list, send an emessage to:
LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU
with the following text in the body of the message:
subscribe blindfam firstname lastname

You will receive a confirmation request from listserv. Reply to this confirmation request message with the two letter word OK as the body of your reply message and you will receive the welcome message.

To contact the list owner of BLINDFAM, Roger Myers, send email to:
blindfam-request@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU or myers@ab.edu

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BLINDJOB
Employment issues and opportunities for the blind and visually impaired. BLINDJOB is intended to promote discussion on any and every aspect of employment as it relates to blind people. Blind job-seekers are encouraged to post a "cover letter" to the list, for potential employers to read and potential employers are encourage to post job openings which might be of interest to blindjob subscribers.

Other issues which are appropriate for discussion on BLINDJOB include: the accessibility of jobs, creative ways of making jobs accessible, problems which people face in getting jobs due to their blindness, problems employers face in hiring blind people, etc.

To subscribe to BLINDJOB, send an emessage to:
LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU
with this line as the body of your message:
subscribe blindjob firstname lastname

It is suggested that upon subscribing to the list, you take a minute to introduce yourself to the other listmembers by sending an emessage to BLINDJOB, which briefly describes who you are and why you've joined the list.

To contact, Bruce Toews, list owner of blindjob, email:
blindjob-request@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU or toews@cyberspc.mb.ca

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Blind World
Blind World is a general discussion forum for the dissussion of any topic relating to blindness and visual impairment.

To subscribe to Blind World, send an emessage to:
BLIND@GBX.ORG
In the subject line, type:
subscribe

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bsports: the Blind Sport mailing list
Bsports, a.k.a. Blindsport, is a new mailing list dealing specifically with sports for the blind. Topics may range from announcements of upcoming tournaments, how to make sports more accessible to the blind, results from tournaments and events, sports training camps, and any other related topics.

To subscribe, send an emessage with a blank subject line to:
listserv@nfbcal.org
In the body of the emessage, type:
subscribe bsports firstname lastname
where "firstname lastname" is your complete name.

To contact the listowner, J.J. Meddaugh, email:
jmeddaug@nfbcal.org

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HANDS
In the words of HANDS's founder, Chris Peterson,
"HANDS is a support list primarily aimed at blind highschool and college students. Prety much anything goes as long as members feel the need to discuss it. We don't encourage political announcements or commercials, but if they happen they happen. The main thrust of the list is to let blind students exchange techniques for dealing with student life and to allow them to vent their frustrations, but we've been known to discuss a good movie or book from time to time too."

To subscribe to HANDS, type the command
SUBSCRIBE HANDS firstname lastname
in the BODY of an emessage, and send it to:
LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

To post to the list, once you have subscribed, send your emessage to:
HANDS@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

Please note that when you send an emessage to the list, it is distributed to everyone who is subscribed to HANDS, so please think before you post!

Emessages posted to HANDS are automatically archived in a searchable hypertext format. The URL for the HANDS hyperarchive is:
http://maelstrom.stjohns.edu/archives/hands.html

To unsubscribe from HANDS, type the command
UNSUBSCRIBE HANDS
in the BODY of an emessage, and send it to:
LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

To contact the listowner of HANDS, email:
HANDS-Request@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

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STRUMMIN
STRUMMIN, the blind guitarists' information exchange, is dedicated to blind guitarists. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, a hobbyist or a professional, you are invited to join in both with questions and with answers on such topics as accessable instructional material for guitar, tips on purchasing and maintaining a guitar, playing and performing with a guitar, and any other related topics.

In short, if you are a visually impared guitar enthusiast then this is the list for you. The rules are simple and easy to follow. First, members will be encouraged to keep discussions on topic. In other words, try not to wander too far afield. Secondly, live by the Golden Rule. When dealing with other listers remember to treat them as you'd like to be treated yourself.

To subscribe to STRUMMIN type the word:
subscribe
in the SUBJECT line of an emessage, and send it to:
strummin@gbx.org

To unsubscribe from STRUMMIN type the word:
unsubscribe
in the SUBJECT line of an emessage, and send it to:
strummin@gbx.org

If you have problems with, or questions about, STRUMMIN, email:
cjd@gbx.org

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Viewpoints
VIEWPOINTS has been established to give interested blind and visually impaired Canadians a forum where they can share information and ideas on blindness related topics, discuss and debate issues of common concern, while fostering and promoting equality, independence, self-determination, opportunity, and security in their pursuit of full participation and intergration in all aspects of mainstream Canadian society.

VIEWPOINTS, as the name suggests, invites and respects input from all points of view, and encourages frank and open dialogue as a means of achieving mutual trust and understanding, leading to positive progress in changing what it means to be a blind or visually impaired person.

To subscribe to VIEWPOINTS, type the command:
SUBSCRIBE VIEWPOINTS
in the BODY of an emessage, and send it to:
majordomo@digimax.com

To post an emessage to the list once you have subscribed, send your post to:
viewpoints@digimax.com

To unsubscribe from VIEWPOINTS, type:
UNSUBSCRIBE VIEWPOINTS
in the BODY of an emessage, and send it to:
majordomo@digimax.com

To contact the listowner, Beryl Williams, email:
ac021@sfn.saskatoon.sk.ca

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Date last modified October 25, 1998