BITS Email Lists

Greetings BITS Family:

Twice a week we will provide the BITS lists on which you may wish to participate. You are free to subscribe to any or all of these lists. Or, if you do

not wish to subscribe to any lists you have that option as well. To of these lists are announce only. One is designed to be low-traffic. And, we will give

you options for subscribing to any list with digest or summary mode if you wish.

Thank you for joining Blind Information Technology Specialists and becoming a member of our BITS Family. We are happy you are here.

 

While you are considering which lists, if any, may be of benefit to you, consider Social. Social is the merging of two lists that were formerly the social

and Chat discussion Lists. Herbie does a great job not only Moderating this list, but, also, suggesting  exciting and interesting topics for conversation.

The Subscribe Address is:

available to BITS Members Only

 

Announce Only

 

The two announce only lists are as follows:

 

  • Announce:

Subscribe address:

bits-announce+subscribe@groups.io

This is an announce only group for both members and non-members. Notices and announcements for Bits and other ACB events will appear on this list.

  • Events:

Subscription Address: is available to BITS Members Only!

 

An announce only list related to member-only events.

Brad Snyder, Presentations Chair, posts all BITS Presentations, both Members only as well as Public presentations to the Events list.

Moderators: Email Management Team

 

Bits:

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Some members call this the General or General discussion List. Some call this the Main list. this is the Lobby or Intersection where members find notices

such as the post you are currently reading. And occasionally members will post a message if they are not sure on which list their message should be posted.

We do our best to keep this list as low-traffic as possible by request of many of our BITS family. Some are easily overwhelmed by too much traffic in their

inbox.

 

For the above reason we have set the following settings in

groups.io.

On the Bits list all topics will expire in Three days from the time they are posted. This will help keep the list traffic from getting to heavy and overwhelming some members. On the other lists, excluding the announce lists, all topics will expire in Seven days from the time they are posted. On these lists we hope to encourage conversation and fresh new topics. It is not our mission to stifle conversation in any way.

 

AI:

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All things AI – from Chat GPT, Google BARD, machine learning, and beyond!

Moderator: Michael Doise

 

Mentoring:

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Come participate in a gentle, respectful, and kind place where people need a helping hand with technology. Nothing tech is off limits. This is intended

to be a helpful place where mentors can collaborate with individuals one on one once paired up to achieve more in their digital lifestyles.

Moderator: Belinda collins

 

Access:

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The place for discussion about all things assistive technology regardless of platform.

This list includes discussion of all things Braille.

Moderator: Nicki Keck, Jason Castonguay, Mervin Keck

 

Social:

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All things social including things like Facebook, Mastodon, Twitter/X, Zoom, Discord, Clubhouse, and others. Have questions or ideas about how to better

utilize these services? Join the discussion. By combining Chat into social we will be including Chat platforms as well.

Moderator: Herbie Allen

 

Technology:

Covering everything from Apple to Google to Microsoft and all that  the big three doesn’t including Linux, This broader list is absorbing the following

five topical discussion lists:

five topical discussion lists:

 

Basically, if it covers technology and your daily life, this is your place to discuss it.

Basically, if it covers technology and your daily life, this is your place to discuss it.

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Moderators: David Edick, Mervin Keck

 

Development:

We have not forgotten our professionals. As before, if you are, or have worked in the Tech industry this is your spot. However, if you are interested in

developing professional level skills then this is also your spot.

We are assimilating the following lists:

  • BITS Enable discussion List.
  • BITS Programming discussion List.
  • BITS technical Professionals List.
  • BITS Web Development List.

Darrell, Jason, Michael, and Taylor will still be around as valuable resources in this highly professional environment.

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