Nan:2006-08-14-vision-impaired-result

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From: board@big-8.org (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: RESULT: soc.support.vision-impaired will be created
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, sci.med.vision,
 alt.comp.blind-users, alt.disability.blind.social
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 14:08:51 -0700

                                 RESULT
              soc.support.vision-impaired will be created

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 7 Aug 2006 initiated a five-day period
for final comments.  Following this comment period, the Big-8 Management
Board has decided by a vote to create the group soc.support.vision-impaired.

The vote was 4 in favor, 2 opposed, and 2 not voting.

This group will be created on 18 Aug 2006.


NEWSGROUPS LINE: soc.support.vision-impaired

soc.support.vision-impaired	Living with visual impairment or blindness.


CHARTER:

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.





DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups
  sci.med.vision
  alt.comp.blind-users
  alt.disability.blind.social

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  alt.support.glaucoma
  alt.support.diabetes
  alt.lasik-eyes
  misc.handicap
  soc.seniors


PROPONENT:

Henrietta K Thomas <hkt@xnet.com>


CHANGE HISTORY:

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
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