Out-Of-Sight Newsletter

Issue #1

January 1, 2013

 

 

Greetings from our President

 

As Out-Of-Sight approaches the date of our fifth anniversary on January 16th, 2013, we are launching this monthly newsletter to attempt to connect in a greater measure with our membership. We hope that the various sections that will be included in this informative newsletter will give a better understanding to our members just what Out-Of-Sight is all about.

 

We want to not only make you aware of what is available on our site on a daily basis in the way of fun and challenging games, varied interesting events and presentations, but, to also strive to keep the blind and visually impaired community abreast of the many things that are going on around the world that will either enhance or hinder our lives now and in the future.

 

We trust that this monthly newsletter will be informative, and will help make it possible for us to become better acquainted with one another. If there is anything else you would like to see included in this format, please contact us with your suggestions at:

newsletter@out-of-sight.net

 

Best regards,

Lee Richards

 

 

Navigation

To navigate quickly to the different articles in this newsletter using JAWS or Window Eyes, press the letter H to move through the headings.

 

 

Word on the Street

 

                    Congratulations to Hugh Gillis for becoming a great grandfather, for the 7th time, on November 1st. Little Jackson Arthur is just as cute as can be!

                    We hear that Mark Dew purchased an iPhone 5, and loves it! Perhaps, you can teach us a thing or two about it, Mark!

                     Ships Ahoy! Debi Black will be heading out for a week long cruise in the Western Caribbean, which is a fundraiser for the National Federation of the Blind. The ship sets sail on January 5 from New Orleans!

                    All paws up for our buddy Franklin Johnson, who just got back from guide dog school with his newest best friend, Snyder! Go puppy power!

                    Mister Fixit and his wife will be travelling to Italy in late March to visit family and have the trip of a lifetime! Bon Voyage, and have a great time!

Got any news for us? We would love to hear what is going on in your world, so please keep us up to date and write to:

newsletter@out-of-sight.net

We look forward to sharing your news with our extended family, here on Out-Of-Sight!

 

 

Guess Who Just Took Another Trip Around the Sun?

 

Help us celebrate our January Birthdays:

January 3, MISS TEE - Teresa Fleenor, from Indiana.

January 5, America Liqin, (Rebecca), from China.

January 12, Catt - Trina Casada, from Oregon.

January 13, Shut Up Delete - Mike Edwards, from California.

January 15, Sunshine Girl - Sharon Caravan, from Canada.

January 20, Mister Fixit Mike, from New York.

January 23, DrummerBoy23 Rishi, from Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Please help us build our birthday list, by sending your Username, first and last name, date of birth, (year optional), and where you live, to: newsletter@out-of-sight.net

 

 

Member Spotlight

By Karen Santiago

 

Ronny, also known as, Cobra, from South Carolina, helped to create Out-Of-Sight nearly five years ago. His favorite thing to do on the site is to chit chat on The Front Porch. He likes to express his opinions, and hear what other people have to say, too! Come to The Front Porch and chit chat with Ronny.

 

 

It is a Small World After All

 

We would like to extend a special welcome, to our blind brothers and sisters from other lands. Whether you have been a member for a long time, or recently joined, we are glad you are apart of our community, and we look forward to learning more about you and your culture. Welcome to Out-Of-Sight! Here is a sampling of the countries represented outside the United States on our site:

Barbados

Brazil

Canada

China

England

India

Iran

Iraq

New Zealand

Northern Ireland

Pakistan

Republic of Ireland

Scotland

Sweden

Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

Event of the Month

On Stage!

By Charles Rivard

 

For several years now, Karaoke has swept the nation. Sing along with a recorded tune for all to hear! It does not matter whether you are good or bad at it, it is the feeling of being in the spotlight for a short moment of fame! It is all in good fun for both the performer and the audience.

 

Unfortunately, unless you already know the lyrics to a particular song, a blind person does not have much of an opportunity to be one of the quote, stars of the show, end quote.

 

Well, how about the opportunity to share your talents with an online audience? If you do not sing, you can recite poetry, tell an entertaining story, or play the musical instrument of your choice, solo, or along with a file on your computer!

 

This is exactly what you can do if you join us every Saturday, at 8:00 PM eastern time in the On Stage chat room. Please do not be shy. It is really fun! And, if your talents lie elsewhere, performers do need an audience, so there is your opportunity to be entertained by those who choose to perform!

 

What you need as a part of the audience, you already have. Your PC, the chat client, and a microphone. As a member of Out-Of-Sight, you already have them. To perform, you need a sound card that will permit others to hear what comes from your PC over The Net, the instrument or whatever you will be using, and, if any, the file you are going to perform along with. That is it. Some people pre-record their performance, while others do it right there, live, on the spot.

 

We would love to have you participate, either as an audience member or a performer. Depending on the number of performers, the show lasts for roughly 2 hours! Whether you have, or have not previously done so, please join us for some great, and fun entertainment!

 

The Book Shelf

 

Do you love to curl up with a good book? Been meaning to read that best seller? Here are two of our book club selections. They are to be read for our next book club meeting, which will be held, Friday, January 18th at 8:00 PM eastern, in the Library. See you there!

 

The Cat Dancers

Deutermann, Peter T. Reading time: 16 hours, 1 minute.

Read by Jim Zeiger.

Mystery and Detective Stories

 

A soccer mom, her child, and a cashier are killed during a botched minimart hold-up. The two crooks confess but are freed on a technicality. When the pair is abducted, North Carolina cop Cam Richter suspects vigilantism--and a possible connection to risk-taking mountain lion photographers. Violence and strong language. 2005. Click here to Download The cat dancers

 

Cutting The Stone

Verghese, A, (Abraham). Reading time: 21 hours, 24 minutes.

Read by Mark Ashby.

 

Family

Medical Fiction

 

Ethiopia, 1954. Twin brothers Shiva and Marion Stone's Indian-nun mother dies during their birth and their British father abandons them. As revolution brews decades later, Marion, a surgeon, flees to America, where he eventually confronts his past. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

Click to Download Cutting for stone: a novel

 

 

Geek Gossip

Locking the Key on the Site

By Charles Rivard

 

This comes up so often, I thought it would be a good idea for the first tech tip. There are a few ways to do this, and I will give three.

Method one is probably the easiest. This works on some machines, but not all. First, make sure the chat room window is in focus. Next, press Alt L. If you hear the bleep sound, you have been successful. Keep in mind, if you do not hear the bleep sound right away you may be in the queue. Your microphone will become active when it is your turn to talk. Remember to make sure the chat room window is in focus and then press Alt L to unlock the key.

 

Method two is a little more involved, but not too much so. It, as far as I know, works on all machines, so it is really a better option. Here are the steps:

 

1. When in the chat room window, press your Alt key to get into the menus.

2. Right arrow to the Actions menu.

3. Down arrow to, Lock Talk Key.

4. Press Enter.

5. After the bleep begin talking.

6. When you are finished talking, repeat steps 1 through 4.

Method three, once set up, works from anywhere. Once it has been set up, you can lock and unlock the microphone with one keystroke. Here are the steps:

1. When in the room, press the Alt key to get into the menus.

2. Right arrow to the Options menu.

3. Down arrow to, Configure Talk Key.

4. Press Enter.

5. The radio button for Single Key Mode should be checked. It is the only radio button.

6. Tab once to the combo box. These options, which you can up and down arrow through, are what key will be used to activate your microphone normally.

7. Tab once and you will find two radio buttons. Global should be the one checked, so that you can activate your microphone from places other than in the chat room window.

8. Tab again, and go past the OK button and the Cancel button. You will come to a list of keys that you will want to select to lock and unlock your microphone from windows outside, or inside, the chat room. My choice is the Pause button. Check that one.

9. Now, shift tab to the OK button and press Enter. You will be notified that you have to restart the chat client to have the change take effect. Do so, and you're done.

 

Now, put this tech tip to good use, and come to our On Stage event and show! Your! Stuff!!

 

 

On Your Own

By Karen Santiago

 

Each month, the On Your Own segment is dedicated to providing tips and techniques to making your daily life easier and safer. I have decided to start with a safety technique that, had I used, would have prevented two serious accidents from occurring.

When bending down to get something, it is best to bend with your knees and not at your waist. This will prevent your head from moving forward. However, if you have sore, or weak knees and must bend at the waist then, put your arm out in front of your face. The best way to do this is with your arm out about six inches from your face, elbow pointing downwards (at a 45 degree angle), your palm should be facing out, and in front of your face. Another tip with regards to bending down, if you like, is to wear a baseball cap. The brim of the cap will hit an object before your face does.

So, please if you do not already use this technique, do so, in order to prevent any accidents from happening to you.

 

If you have a question about how to do something easier, or in a safer way, please email your query to:

newsletter@out-of-sight.net

 

 

Gadgets and Gizmos

By Kate Dolosa

 

New Victor Reader Stratus digital players

from HumanWare and AIS!

 

This is a new desktop model that plays CD and DVD disks, SD cards, and USB thumb drives.

Here are some specifications:

Built in clock

Acappella voices

Stream softpak included

Replaceable battery

Excellent built in speaker with plenty of volume!

You can download a demo from Humanware by clicking this link:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/28452237/Stratus12M Audio Demo.mp3

 

 

The Latest in Vision Research

Submitted by Alan Dicey

 

Vision: Restoring Implants that Fit Inside the Eye:
A coming generation of devices promise clear, high-quality vision for the blind.
By Megan Scudellari, on December 4, 2012.




A coming generation of retinal implants that fit entirely inside the eye will use nanoscale electronic components to dramatically improve vision quality for the wearer, according to two research teams developing such devices.

Current retinal prostheses, such as Second Sights Argus II, restore only limited and fuzzy vision to individuals blinded by degenerative eye disease. Wearers can typically distinguish light from dark and make out shapes and outlines of objects, but not much more.


The Argus II, the first bionic eye to reach commercial markets, contains an array of 60 electrodes, akin to 60 pixels, that are implanted behind the retina to stimulate the remaining healthy cells. The implant is connected to a camera, worn on the side of the head that relays a video feed.

A similar implant, made by Bionic Vision Australia, incorporates just 24 electrodes. With so few electrodes, the amount of visual information transmitted to the brain is limited: text, for example, is difficult to read. Second Sight recently announced a method by which Argus II wearers are able to visualize Braille instead of traditional text.

Recognizing this limitation, both Second Sight and Bionic Vision Australia have announced that they are developing next-generation devices with 200-plus electrodes. But arrays of nanoscale electrodes, which are currently being incorporated into new retina devices, could someday give blind people 20/20 vision.

Smaller materials do have the possibility of giving higher-resolution images, says Shawn Kelly, a bioengineer at Carnegie Mellon University, who is developing a microscale retinal prosthesis. Smaller electrodes can get closer to individual nerves, and you can have many more of them.

In Israel, a company called Nano Retina has developed an implant that consists of photosensors, circuits, and 676 electrodes, all small enough to fit onto a single implant the size of a childs fingernail; unlike the Argus II, the device requires no external camera or wires. The eye is the most confined space in the body, says Raanan Gefen, managing director of Nano Retina. Thats where miniaturization is needed.

The company has already tested a prototype in pigs, and it worked beautifully, Gefen says. They are now building a human prototype that should improve on both the quality and the number of electrodes, potentially reaching up to 5,000.
Our target is to get to 20-20 [vision], says Gefen. I am sure we can get there. The company hopes to enter clinical trials within two years.

Another team, this one at the University of California, San Diego, is using nanotechnology to directly mimic cells found in the eye. Massoud Khraiche and colleagues engineered an implant of silicon nanowires that mirror the form, distribution, and function of natural photoreceptors. Uniquely, this approach combines both light detection and neuron stimulation in a single material, with no need for additional photosensors or a camera to capture light.

Nanowires are perfect for eyes, says Khraiche. They capture light well and are tiny. He presented details on the device at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in October. The team is currently testing it in rabbits.

Nanotech implants hold a lot of promise for future applications, says Kelly, who is not involved with either group, but they have to be designed carefully. For one thing, he says, there are safety concerns about applying nanomaterials directly to the retina, and there will need to be ongoing studies about how long a nanotech-derived device can safely survive inside the body.

Source URL:

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/508041/vision-restoring-implants-that-fit-inside-the-eye/

 

 

Dog Gone It

By Charles Rivard

 

Exercising Your Dog

Dog Guide schools used to say that you should walk at least a mile every day with your dog guide. This was to keep their training at a high level and to keep them in top physical condition. If you had a very energetic guide, it also unleashed, (pardon that pun), pent up energy.

 

Some people, particularly those who do not use a dog guide, still stick to this philosophy. Even worse, they seem to demand that people walk their dogs more often than they do.

 

Guide schools, when interviewing a person who is going to apply to get a guide dog, ask you how much traveling you do on a regular basis. They do this for a reason: It is a determining factor as to whether you need an active or a not-so-active guide. The dog you are matched with is to meet your needs, and not the other way around. Therefore, it is not necessary for you to change your daily schedule based on whether you use a dog guide or a cane.

 

So, while it is a good idea to walk your dog, the key factor is your schedule. If you work 40 hours a week, and your dog just lays around the office all day, you were probably given a dog who is more laid back and who doesn't mind laying for long periods of time. This dog would not need to be walked nearly as much as a more active puppyish dog. If you are a college student who has to get from room to room on a spread out college campus, and do so in a hurry, your dog is probably one of those more active puppies that have a lot of energy. Your dog should match your schedule. It is important to let the interviewer from a dog guide school know enough about your daily routine so that a good match can be found, resulting in a well working team between you and your dog.

 

 

Flick, Swipe, and Tap!

By Kate Dolosa

 

A new release in the iWorld Technology recently is, iTunes version 11, which seems to work well with most adaptive technology, especially the Mac. Below are some useful keyboard shortcuts to help you in navigating the new released version of iTunes. Quick tip:

Mac users use the Command key, and Windows users can use the Alt key in place of the Command key.

 

Space Bar: plays and stops the selected song

Command + left or right arrow: plays previous and next songs

Command + up or down arrow: Increase or decrease volume

Command + shift + H: go to iTunes store home screen

Command + 1: Displays the Music section

Command + 2: Displays the section Movies

Command + 3: Shows the section of TV Programs

Command + 4: Shows the section of Podcasts

Command + 5: Displays the iTunes U section

Command + 6: Shows the section of Books

Command + 7: Shows the section of Apps

 

 

Your SHIP Has Come In

By John Chatfield

 

Do you have Medicare or Medicaid health insurance? If so, you may be one of the many people who have questions about these programs. Perhaps, you are not sure whether you are taking full advantage of them. Maybe you are not sure about your eligibility and would like to get personalized information. Sometimes problems need to be resolved.

 

There is an excellent source of help. It is called SHIP, which stands for The State Health Insurance Assistance Program. It is described on the SHIP website as quote, a national program that offers one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families. Through federal grants directed to states, SHIP programs provide free counseling and assistance via telephone and face-to-face interactive sessions, public education presentations and programs, and media activities, end quote.

 

I am a volunteer counselor in Arizona and have seen first-hand how this service works, and found it to be very helpful.

Every state has a SHIP program, but they are called by various names. To find a SHIP counselor in your state, use the link:

https://shipnpr.shiptalk.org/shipprofile.aspx.

Or email me at:

jchatfie@gmail.com to assist you to find your SHIP. If you have suggestions or questions regarding Medicare or Medicaid that you would like the newsletter to address, please contact me, John Chatfield at the above email address.

 

 

Blockbuster Buzz

By Kate Dolosa

 

Audio description in theaters are surely increasing nationwide, and still more and more theaters are trying to install the necessary technology to offer this service to their blind and visually impaired customers. The cost of installing this technology is decreasing, because of new equipment coming along that would handle descriptions for digital cinemas. With digital, everything (movie, multiple sound tracks, captioning), are all delivered in something called the Digital Cinema Package (DCP), which any company can access through common standards, so the competition is increasing and the cost of installation is decreasing.

 

TIP:

When you pay for your movie ticket, ask for an AUDIO DESCRIPTION headset; but make sure it is for audio description, not amplified sound for people who are hearing impaired!

 

Upcoming New Releases with Audio Description in January:

Broken City, from Twentieth Century Fox Films (CC/DVS) January 18 release date

Monsters, INC. 3D from Walt Disney Studios (CC/DVS) January 18 release date

 

Recent Releases with Audio Description (December Release Date)

Les Miserables, from Universal Pictures (CC/DVS)

Playing for Keeps, from Film District (CC/DVS)

Hope Springs, from Sony Pictures (CC/DVS)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, from Warner Bros. Pictures (CC/DVS)

Zero Dark Thirty, from Sony Pictures (CC/DVS)

Amour, from Sony Classics (CC/DVS)

Life of Pi, from Twentieth Century Fox Films (CC/DVS)

This is 40, from Universal Pictures (CC/DVS)

Untitled Judd Apatow Comedy, from Universal Pictures (CC/DVS)

The Great Gatsby, (CC/DVS)

 

 

The Recipe Box

By Suzy Barnes

 

Rotel Chicken

1 package Doritos

4 chicken breasts, cooked and diced, about (4 cups plus)

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup

1 can Rotel Tomatoes

8 ounces sour cream

2 cups shredded cheese

 

Directions

Crush Doritos, and cover bottom of buttered baking dish. Mix all but cheese, and add to baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese, and bake in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes, until bubbly.
You can top with extra crushed chips and return to oven for an additional 3 minutes.

This recipe is easily halved; using only one can of soup.

Enjoy, and best dishes!

 

 

My Family Tree

By Alan Dicey and Trevor Motion

 

On Thursday Afternoon, December 13, one of our most dedicated Zilch game Players, a good friend to us all, a wonderful, cordial gentleman, and a delight to be around, known to us simply as Trevor, from that beautiful city of Thames, New Zealand, won his first game of this quarterly Zilch Tournament, winning a spot on the Out Of Sight Zilch Wall of Fame!

 

I subscribe to the History Channels website, and receive a daily email called, This Day in History. Coincidently, I noticed that on this same date December 13, in 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman, sighted present-day New Zealand.

 

With this very strange Coincidence in mind, the Out of Sight Zilch Games players were so shocked and stunned, (I mean delighted), at Trevors win, we sent a News Reporter and camera crew (fictional) to interview him and here is the transcript from that interview.

 

Hi Alan,

The Reporter and camera Team that came to interview me on Thursdays Zilch Game arrived in Thames   early Morning, Saturday 15th, NZ Time and Date, and will be Staying at the Best Western Motel, and are here at my Place just in time for Lunch.  I am happy to meet them!

Charles, The Oklahoma Tornado in the Zilch games, just does not know what he is missing by not coming out to New Zealand, to head the Interview Team.  

We got some Beer here that he has never tried, and He would have just raved over, and wanted not to drink any other Beer. In fact we have two Beers he would have loved. They are, firstly, Coromandel Gold Beer, and Spates.  No that is not what my handle Coromandel Gold was named after. I will tell you the story some day.

New Zealand, as you mentioned was first discovered by Able Tasman, and that is how the Sea between Australia and New Zealand got its name, (The Tasman Sea). Back in the Eleventh Century, we had a Race of People here called the Mori-ories, and they were friendly People, and not Cannibals or Hostile People. Then in the 13th Century, a Race called Maoris came to New Zealand, only they called it Aatearoha, or the Land of the Long White Cloud, and they Killed all the Mori-ories, and took over New Zealand, and called it Home. They invented Stories about how New Zealand was Fished up out of the Ocean, by one of their Gods, which is total Bumpkin.   

Then in 1769, Captain James Cook, rediscovered New Zealand, and of course named the Body of Water between Coromandel Peninsula and Auckland, The Firth of Thames, as it reminded him of the entrance to the River Thames back in Merry England. He sailed to the Southern end of this great Body of Water and of course discovered a River which the Maori called The Waihou River, and so Captain cook marked his chart and marked a Site he thought would be a great place for a Town-City, and then sailed away a happy man.

Then in 1835, my Ancestors, John and Mary Motion arrived in New Zealand, and they were amongst the very First Settlers to come to New Zealand. In 1840, after a Treaty between England and the Maoris was reached on February 6, Settlers from England, Scotland, France, etc. came to New Zealand to settle here and thus became the Pioneers of New Zealand and colonized our Fair Country. John and his Wife were here before the Treaty and brought Land from the Maoris and called it Western Springs in what is now known as Auckland. They had a huge Flour Mill, and so you could say, that my Family has quite a History here in New Zealand, for John was my Great Great Grand Dad, and his Son was my Great Grand Dad, and his Son Richmond who was born in 1889, was my Granddad, and my Fathers Father. My Dad was born in 1924, after Grand Dad got married for the Second Time, to a Nurse, who looked after him in 1918, when he lost his Right Leg below the Knee at the battle of the Somme in France.

Grand Dad and Gran, were married in 1921, after Grand Dad obtained a Divorce from his first Wife, and it was Gran who brought up Grand Dads Four Children by his first Wife. So my Dad grew up  around the Coromandel Peninsula, and Met my Mum in Hamilton  during World War 2,  and they were married in January 1946, and so along came my Sister Muriel in 1947, Colleen in 1950, followed by me, Trevor in 1953, and then Dianne in 57, and Ross in 1961.

And there you have it!

Great Great Grand Dad John was here before the Treaty was signed and the Motion Family was well established before New Zealand became a part of the British Empire. He also had a Fleet of Sailing Barges that he used to supply the Outer Islands in the Firth of Thames and a Budding Town of Thames in the South Western Corner of the Coromandel Peninsula. Thames is now only a Town of just under 10,000 People, but at the height of the Gold Rush, had almost 200,000 People and was larger than the City of Auckland.

There is quite a lot on my Family  history, but it would take a Book of many Pages to write about it, for originally  Part of my Family came from Scotland, around St Andrews, and during that period of the 1300s   Part of the Family went to Live in France,  and on up past the Madam Guillotine Era,  and change  Family Name to, Montrose, and later some returned back to Scotland, reverting  the Name to Motion as it was before the Lot that went to  France, changed it to Montrose.  The lot still in France are now called Motion after some difference of Opinion during the Madam Guillotine Era. But that is about all I know of the French side of the Family. My Cousin Leslie, is still working on the Family Tree. Now as for the Camera Team, they will soon be back on the way to the Good Old USA, and they just could not believe why Charles AKA, the Oklahoma Tornado did not want to come out and see this Beautiful Country of New Zealand?  The Green Clean Countryside, and the Scenery, is just fantastic!

And they thought a Kiwi winning Zilch, was just the Icing on the Cake!

 

 

Hot Links

Submitted by Debi Black

 

1. American Council of the Blind (ACB)

www.acb.org

 

2. Audio Internet Reading Service Los Angeles

www.airsla.org

 

3. Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD)

https://nlsbard.loc.gov

 

4. Future Forms (Braille Paper)

www.futureforms.com

 

5. Hadley School for the Blind

www.hadley.edu

 

Each month, we will showcase 5 blindness related websites that we hope will be useful to you. If you have any suggestions for this section, please write to:

newsletter@out-of-sight.net

 

 

Happy Birthday to Us!

By Lee Richards

 

January 16, 2013 will be another milestone for Out-Of-Sight.net. This date will be the fifth birthday celebration for our site.

 

On January 16, 2008, Out-Of-sight.net was established, providing an internet location where blind and, visually impaired individuals, along with their sighted friends would be warmly welcomed into a caring and loving family setting. Our site has strived for these five years to provide educational experiences, fun and challenging games, technology presentations, and other special events, as well as the opportunity every day to meet and chat with people from around the world.

 

We want to invite everyone to join us on this very special birthday which will be celebrated on the fourth Saturday, January 26, 2013.

 

The festivities will start at 12:00 PM eastern, and will continue throughout the remainder of the day. As you read this, our staff and members are in the process of planning a wonderful and memorable day for all of us.

 

Everyone is welcome so please come and join us for this anticipated event. 

 

 

Think Tank

By Mike

 

1.                  A sun dial is a timepiece that has the fewest number of moving parts. Which timepiece has the most moving parts?

2.                  All the information you need to solve this mystery is here.

Fred and Ethel are dead on the floor. There is broken glass and water on the floor. How can this be?

 

Please submit the answers to these brain teasers to:

newsletter@out-of-sight.net

We will let you know if you are correct, and if so, we will publish your name in the February newsletter. Have fun trying to solve these puzzles!

 

 

Words to Live By

Submitted by Katie Chandler and Karen Santiago

 

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

By Mother Teresa

 

This New Year, give resolutions a break. Take one day at a time. Each day brings new hopes and opportunities. Grab them as they come to make your New Year happening and fulfilling.

By Pearl Aman

 

 

Mission Possible

 

Here is your mission, should you choose to accept it.

We sincerely hope you enjoyed this first edition of our monthly Out-Of-Sight newsletter, and need your input in choosing a fitting name that represents the submissions within. Below, are some examples already put forth by our newsletter team. Please choose one of the suggested names, or submit your own newsletter name, and send it to:

newsletter@out-of-sight.net

We thank you for your submissions!

1.                  News and Views

2.                  Blind Info

3.                    OOS News

4.                  News and Visions

5.                  Visions

 

 

A Round of Applause

 

We would like to thank the dedicated members of the newsletter team, who worked tirelessly to make this newsletter a success! Thank you for your articles. Thank you for your research and thank you for making this really cool idea come to life!

 

Newsletter Team:

Alan

Charles

Debi

Glenda

Karen

Kate

Katie

Lee

Mark

Mike

Ronny

Suzy

 

 

What is Happening on Out-Of-Sight?

 

If you would like to receive our daily announcements and schedule of events, please select the following email link.

CLICK HERE

 

That is all there is to it! You should receive a daily announcement from us within 24 hours. These announcements not only highlight the schedule of the day, they provide important information about any cancellations, new events, or special messages from our hosts or board members. Stay informed with our daily announcement!

 

Stay tuned for our monthly newsletter, which will be coming out on the first of every month. We look forward to your input and suggestions for future newsletters. Please submit your questions, comments, or article submissions to

newsletter@out-of-sight.net

 

 

Debi Black

Editor

 

Catch the vision--it is Out of Sight!