Friday, January 30, 2009

Listserv's

One of my comments recently was from fellow blogger, Ricky Buchanan, at ATMac, and she asked:

I'd love to see a post about what AT-related listserves you're a member of - I'm not on any of them and I'm not sure where to start!


It's been a while since I've shared so here we go. I am Co-Moderator with several people at the Yahoo Boardmaker Group. This group was started by a professional and includes parents, teachers, OT's, AT specialists, and any other kind of person who might use the Boardmaker Software. There is a limited file area where we can share files, and also a place to share links. The main purpose of the group is to share ideas, and ask questions to problems. Questions about special education and many other items are discussed.

I also belong to the QIAT Listserv. QIAT stands for Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology and was developed by Joy Zabala from the University of Kentucky. QIAT is a philosophy of how to provide Assistive Technology appropriately. It's also a listserv to share ideas, ask questions, and just talk about AT. A great place to get ideas.

Last I recently started sharing bookmarks on Diigo.com. This is a social bookmarking site like Delicious.com (which I've talked about here). One feature of Diigo is the ability to join and share links with groups. I've started a group called AT in SPED. Anyone who joins the group (which is public) can share and see links that other people have shared. There's a great toolbar available here. It gives you offline access to your bookmarks, and will store your "unread" bookmarks for later viewing. So feel free to join the group and get some new links!

Patrick


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