RE: Texas AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

RE: Texas AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

Angela, that’s
a very kind offer. When do you need my decision? You’re right, an hour slot
is easier to manage in terms of logistics, and I think I do have some relevant
things to say. I would be more credible, though, if I had a copy of Xpress-It
to give away. Anyone can criticize the status quo, but it’s much better
to have a real alternative in hand.

 

The real reason
why I hesitate is because I haven’t written the presentation yet. I have
a pretty good idea of what needs to be said, but it’s in my head. The Ironkeys
did arrive today, and I’d love to have one ready. There just isn’t time
with the other stuff I’d need to complete. If I am going to still present,
that preparation would have to get the highest priority. (I haven’t done
a presentation in eight years so I know I’m rusty.)

 

From: Angela Standridge
[mailto:amstand@esc4.net]
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:01 AM
To: Scott Royall
Subject: RE: Texas AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

 

Scott- I gave your vendor space away already.  However- I have
not given your presentation slot away yet.  That might be easier to manage
attendant wise anyway.  I will comp your registration.  Let me know.

 

Angela Standridge, M.A.,
CCC-SLP, ATP

Region 4 ESC

713-744-6831


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 4:34 PM
To: ‘Dave Jevans’; Angela Standridge
Cc: ‘Mark Zalatimo’
Subject: RE: Texas
AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

 

Thank you.
Maybe I’ll be ready for TATN ’09.

 

From: Dave Jevans
[mailto:djevans@ironkey.com]
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 4:21 PM
To: Scott Royall; ‘Angela Standridge’
Cc: ‘Mark Zalatimo’
Subject: RE: Texas
AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

 

Scott,

 

Keys have been shipped and should arrive tomorrow.

 

 

At 10:52 PM -0500 5/16/08, Scott Royall wrote:

I appreciate the timely reminder. Regretfully, it looks very
unlikely that I will be attending TATN ’08 in any capacity. The chief reason is
frankly a lack of caregiver talent capable of supporting me through a multi-day
event. Even my own mother wouldn’t credit all the minutiae involved in creating
a creditable presence. Showing up doesn’t really count as a start. The image
you project must both set you apart and render you eminently believable. Let’s
face reality, yours is a especially tough crowd because educational resources
are notoriously overstressed and overwhelmed. Following the path of least
resistance is apparently irresistible until it is no longer viable. Challenging
that thinking is tough enough without also worrying whether or not my caregivers
are being helpful.

 

There is a second reason. IronKey still hasn’t delivered any
samples of their product yet. As you may recall, IronKey is potentially the
system I’ll use to deliver and secure Xpress-It. However, if keys arrived
tomorrow, it is unlikely that I have time to integrate their offering into
Xpress-It, test, and perfect the presentation too by June 23rd. While there is
no law saying the two are inseparable, it goes to delivery rather than more
promises like those made by other vendors. Credibility seems to really hold
sway in the AT field.

 

I’m starting to wonder if I’m the only one Xpress-It will
ever have an opportunity to help. I know it still has cost/benefit advantages,
but that doesn’t mean much if nobody in a position to cause purchases seriously
looks at the program. The situation is circular. Sales are what create most of
the resources necessary to do further development, which in turn supposedly
leads to more sales. There are a number of recent development in the PC world
that could be very helpful to disabled people, but I don’t know how much longer
I can keep Xpress-It relevant working as an one-man band. If no one notices
when someone takes a more strategic approach to enabling people, I think that
says something sad about when the Disabled can hope to really be welcomed at
the table of life. Meanwhile, all I can say is, "maybe next year."

 

From: Angela Standridge
[mailto:amstand@esc4.net]
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 11:45 AM
To: ROYALL@CONCHBBS.COM
Subject: Texas
AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

 

 

 

Dear Scott Royall,

 

You are scheduled to present Walk the Walk and Talk
the Talk
at the conference.

 

If your session will have hard copy handouts, please
provide at least 50 copies
.  If additional participants request
handouts, it is left to the discretion of the presenter as to whether or not to
provide additional handouts.

 

Electronic handouts can be posted to the conference website
for participants to print out before or after the conference. We will post
PDF only electronic format handouts to the conference website if they are
submitted by May 31, 2008 to
amstand@esc4.net.
To enable participates to find your electronic handouts, please name your files
using the following protocol: primary presenter’s last
name.title.of.session.pdf, for example standridge.aac.for.all.pdf.

 

If you cannot convert to PDF, we will accept MS Office
files.  If you have Office ’07, please save to the ’03 format.

 

If you would like to ship your hard copy handouts,
please send them to my attention at the address in the signature line
CLEARLY LABELED
with your name and your session title.

 

If you have already submitted your handouts, Thank You!

 

The pre-program is up on the website http://www.texasatconference.net
to preview the other sessions.

 

See you in June!

 

Angela Standridge

Region 4 ESC

7145 West Tidwell

Houston,
TX 77092

713-744-6831

 

 

RE: Texas AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

Dear Jeanne Schorsch,

Ok, let me get
Xpress-It cleaned back up first.

 

From: Angela Standridge
[mailto:amstand@esc4.net]
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 4:03 PM
To: Scott Royall
Subject: RE: Texas AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

 

Just tell Dave I suggested he might be interested.  He vends
many items across the board.  It may or may not work with his current
product line.  All you can do is ask. He is a very easy going guy.

 

Angela Standridge, M.A.,
CCC-SLP, ATP

Region 4 ESC

713-744-6831


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 3:14 PM
To: Angela Standridge
Subject: RE: Texas
AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

 

Affirmative.
Release my spot.

 

Other AAC
companies have seen Xpress-It,  and their general reaction is much the
same as the rehab field. They have trouble imagining a use for an AAC solution
that doesn’t try to manage the entire user interaction. You may dimly
recall my account of encountering the Words+ rep at TATN ’07. She couldn’t
believe EZKeys miserably failed to meet Shell’s expectations. Her mantra seemed
to be “you just needed my training.” Only on the second day did the rep admit
that Words+ was working to address compatibility issues with non-AAC software.

 

I’ll contact
Dave. Do you think an email of introduction would be appropriate? I can’t get
USAAC.ORG to even acknowledge my existence.

 

From: Angela Standridge [mailto:amstand@esc4.net]
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 10:55 AM
To: Scott Royall
Subject: RE: Texas
AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

 

Sorry to hear that.  Just to clarify- you are declining to
present and to exhibit?  There is quite a waiting list for the exhibit
hall, so I want to make sure before I give your spot away.

 

As for your product, have you thought of marketing to an existing
AAC company?  I worked for several years for Prentke Romich Company http://www.prentrom.com. I thin the current
CEO is Dave Moffat. There is also a company started by on or their engineers,
Dave Hershberger that is usually more open to new stuff http://www.saltillo.com .  It might be
a way to get the tool to people who need it.  You also might target ALS
clinics as there is a growing number of these patients.

 

 

Angela Standridge, M.A.,
CCC-SLP, ATP

Region 4 ESC

713-744-6831


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 10:52 PM
To: Angela Standridge
Cc: djevans@ironkey.com; ‘Mark Zalatimo’
Subject: RE: Texas
AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

 

I appreciate
the timely reminder. Regretfully, it looks very unlikely that I will be
attending TATN ’08 in any capacity. The chief reason is frankly a lack of
caregiver talent capable of supporting me through a multi-day event. Even my
own mother wouldn’t credit all the minutiae involved in creating a creditable
presence. Showing up doesn’t really count as a start. The image you project
must both set you apart and render you eminently believable. Let’s face
reality, yours is a especially tough crowd because educational resources are
notoriously overstressed and overwhelmed. Following the path of least
resistance is apparently irresistible until it is no longer viable. Challenging
that thinking is tough enough without also worrying whether or not my
caregivers are being helpful.

 

There is a
second reason. IronKey still hasn’t delivered any samples of their product yet.
As you may recall, IronKey is potentially the system I’ll use to deliver and
secure Xpress-It. However, if keys arrived tomorrow, it is unlikely that I have
time to integrate their offering into Xpress-It, test, and perfect the
presentation too by June 23rd. While there is no law saying the two
are inseparable, it goes to delivery rather than more promises like those made
by other vendors. Credibility seems to really hold sway in the AT field.

 

I’m starting to
wonder if I’m the only one Xpress-It will ever have an opportunity to help. I
know it still has cost/benefit advantages, but that doesn’t mean much if nobody
in a position to cause purchases seriously looks at the program. The situation
is circular. Sales are what create most of the resources necessary to do
further development, which in turn supposedly leads to more sales. There are a
number of recent development in the PC world that could be very helpful to
disabled people, but I don’t know how much longer I can keep Xpress-It relevant
working as an one-man band. If no one notices when someone takes a more
strategic approach to enabling people, I think that says something sad about
when the Disabled can hope to really be welcomed at the table of life.
Meanwhile, all I can say is, “maybe next year.”

 

From: Angela Standridge [mailto:amstand@esc4.net]
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 11:45 AM
To: ROYALL@CONCHBBS.COM
Subject: Texas
AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

 

 

 

Dear Scott Royall,

 

You are scheduled to present Walk the Walk and Talk
the Talk
at the conference.

 

If your session will have hard copy handouts, please
provide at least 50 copies
.  If additional participants request
handouts, it is left to the discretion of the presenter as to whether or not to
provide additional handouts. 

 

Electronic handouts can be posted to the conference website
for participants to print out before or after the conference. We will post
PDF only electronic format handouts to the conference website if they are
submitted by May 31, 2008 to amstand@esc4.net.

To enable participates to find your electronic handouts, please name your files
using the following protocol: primary presenter’s last
name.title.of.session.pdf, for example standridge.aac.for.all.pdf.

 

If you cannot convert to PDF, we will accept MS Office
files.  If you have Office ’07, please save to the ’03 format.

 

If you would like to ship your hard copy handouts,
please send them to my attention at the address in the signature line CLEARLY
LABELED
with your name and your session title.

 

If you have already submitted your handouts, Thank You!

 

The pre-program is up on the website http://www.texasatconference.net
to preview the other sessions.

 

See you in June!

 

Angela Standridge

Region 4 ESC

7145 West Tidwell

Houston,
TX 77092

713-744-6831

 

RE: Texas AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

Dear Jeanne Schorsch,

Affirmative. Release
my spot.

 

Other AAC companies
have seen Xpress-It,  and their general reaction is much the same as the
rehab field. They have trouble imagining a use for an AAC solution that doesn’t
try to manage the entire user interaction. You may dimly recall my account of
encountering the Words+ rep at TATN ’07. She couldn’t believe
EZKeys miserably failed to meet Shell’s expectations. Her mantra seemed
to be “you just needed my training.” Only on the second day did the
rep admit that Words+ was working to address compatibility issues with non-AAC
software.

 

I’ll
contact Dave. Do you think an email of introduction would be appropriate? I can’t
get USAAC.ORG to even acknowledge my existence.

 

From: Angela Standridge
[mailto:amstand@esc4.net]
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 10:55 AM
To: Scott Royall
Subject: RE: Texas AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

 

Sorry to hear that.  Just to clarify- you are declining to
present and to exhibit?  There is quite a waiting list for the exhibit
hall, so I want to make sure before I give your spot away.

 

As for your product, have you thought of marketing to an existing
AAC company?  I worked for several years for Prentke Romich Company http://www.prentrom.com. I thin the current
CEO is Dave Moffat. There is also a company started by on or their engineers, Dave
Hershberger that is usually more open to new stuff http://www.saltillo.com .  It might be
a way to get the tool to people who need it.  You also might target ALS
clinics as there is a growing number of these patients.

 

 

Angela Standridge, M.A.,
CCC-SLP, ATP

Region 4 ESC

713-744-6831


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 10:52 PM
To: Angela Standridge
Cc: djevans@ironkey.com; ‘Mark Zalatimo’
Subject: RE: Texas
AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

 

I appreciate
the timely reminder. Regretfully, it looks very unlikely that I will be
attending TATN ’08 in any capacity. The chief reason is frankly a lack of
caregiver talent capable of supporting me through a multi-day event. Even my
own mother wouldn’t credit all the minutiae involved in creating a
creditable presence. Showing up doesn’t really count as a start. The
image you project must both set you apart and render you eminently believable.
Let’s face reality, yours is a especially tough crowd because educational
resources are notoriously overstressed and overwhelmed. Following the path of
least resistance is apparently irresistible until it is no longer viable.
Challenging that thinking is tough enough without also worrying whether or not
my caregivers are being helpful.

 

There is a second
reason. IronKey still hasn’t delivered any samples of their product yet.
As you may recall, IronKey is potentially the system I’ll use to deliver
and secure Xpress-It. However, if keys arrived tomorrow, it is unlikely that I
have time to integrate their offering into Xpress-It, test, and perfect the
presentation too by June 23rd. While there is no law saying the two
are inseparable, it goes to delivery rather than more promises like those made
by other vendors. Credibility seems to really hold sway in the AT field.

 

I’m
starting to wonder if I’m the only one Xpress-It will ever have an
opportunity to help. I know it still has cost/benefit advantages, but that
doesn’t mean much if nobody in a position to cause purchases seriously
looks at the program. The situation is circular. Sales are what create most of
the resources necessary to do further development, which in turn supposedly
leads to more sales. There are a number of recent development in the PC world
that could be very helpful to disabled people, but I don’t know how much
longer I can keep Xpress-It relevant working as an one-man band. If no one
notices when someone takes a more strategic approach to enabling people, I
think that says something sad about when the Disabled can hope to really be welcomed
at the table of life. Meanwhile, all I can say is, “maybe next
year.”

 

From: Angela Standridge [mailto:amstand@esc4.net]
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 11:45 AM
To: ROYALL@CONCHBBS.COM
Subject: Texas
AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

 

 

 

Dear Scott Royall,

 

You are scheduled to present Walk the Walk and Talk
the Talk
at the conference.

 

If your session will have hard copy handouts, please
provide at least 50 copies
.  If additional participants request
handouts, it is left to the discretion of the presenter as to whether or not to
provide additional handouts. 

 

Electronic handouts can be posted to the conference website
for participants to print out before or after the conference. We will post
PDF only electronic format handouts to the conference website if they are
submitted by May 31, 2008 to amstand@esc4.net.

To enable participates to find your electronic handouts, please name your files
using the following protocol: primary presenter’s last
name.title.of.session.pdf, for example standridge.aac.for.all.pdf.

 

If you cannot convert to PDF, we will accept MS Office
files.  If you have Office ’07, please save to the ’03 format.

 

If you would like to ship your hard copy handouts,
please send them to my attention at the address in the signature line CLEARLY
LABELED
with your name and your session title.

 

If you have already submitted your handouts, Thank You!

 

The pre-program is up on the website http://www.texasatconference.net
to preview the other sessions.

 

See you in June!

 

Angela Standridge

Region 4 ESC

7145 West Tidwell

Houston,
TX 77092

713-744-6831

 

RE: Texas AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

Dear Jeanne Schorsch,

I appreciate
the timely reminder. Regretfully, it looks very unlikely that I will be
attending TATN ’08 in any capacity. The chief reason is frankly a lack of
caregiver talent capable of supporting me through a multi-day event. Even my own
mother wouldn’t credit all the minutiae involved in creating a creditable
presence. Showing up doesn’t really count as a start. The image you project
must both set you apart and render you eminently believable. Let’s face reality,
yours is a especially tough crowd because educational resources are notoriously
overstressed and overwhelmed. Following the path of least resistance is apparently
irresistible until it is no longer viable. Challenging that thinking is tough enough
without also worrying whether or not my caregivers are being helpful.

 

There is a
second reason. IronKey still hasn’t delivered any samples of their product
yet. As you may recall, IronKey is potentially the system I’ll use to deliver
and secure Xpress-It. However, if keys arrived tomorrow, it is unlikely that I have
time to integrate their offering into Xpress-It, test, and perfect the
presentation too by June 23rd. While there is no law saying the two
are inseparable, it goes to delivery rather than more promises like those made
by other vendors. Credibility seems to really hold sway in the AT field.

 

I’m
starting to wonder if I’m the only one Xpress-It will ever have an
opportunity to help. I know it still has cost/benefit advantages, but that doesn’t
mean much if nobody in a position to cause purchases seriously looks at the program.
The situation is circular. Sales are what create most of the resources necessary
to do further development, which in turn supposedly leads to more sales. There are
a number of recent development in the PC world that could be very helpful to disabled
people, but I don’t know how much longer I can keep Xpress-It relevant
working as an one-man band. If no one notices when someone takes a more strategic
approach to enabling people, I think that says something sad about when the Disabled
can hope to really be welcomed at the table of life. Meanwhile, all I can say
is, “maybe next year.”

 

From: Angela Standridge
[mailto:amstand@esc4.net]
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 11:45 AM
To: ROYALL@CONCHBBS.COM
Subject: Texas AT Regional Conference- Handout Reminder

 

 

 

Dear Scott Royall,

 

You are scheduled to present Walk the Walk and Talk
the Talk
at the conference.

 

If your session will have hard copy handouts, please
provide at least 50 copies
.  If additional participants request handouts,
it is left to the discretion of the presenter as to whether or not to provide
additional handouts. 

 

Electronic handouts can be posted to the conference website
for participants to print out before or after the conference. We will post
PDF only electronic format handouts to the conference website if they are
submitted by May 31, 2008 to amstand@esc4.net.

To enable participates to find your electronic handouts, please name your files
using the following protocol: primary presenter’s last
name.title.of.session.pdf, for example standridge.aac.for.all.pdf.

 

If you cannot convert to PDF, we will accept MS Office
files.  If you have Office ’07, please save to the ’03 format.

 

If you would like to ship your hard copy handouts,
please send them to my attention at the address in the signature line CLEARLY
LABELED
with your name and your session title.

 

If you have already submitted your handouts, Thank You!

 

The pre-program is up on the website http://www.texasatconference.net
to preview the other sessions.

 

See you in June!

 

Angela Standridge

Region 4 ESC

7145 West Tidwell

Houston,
TX 77092

713-744-6831

 

RE: Missing Headset

Very interesting. This is not
exactly what I had, but it appears to be closer to what I wanted. The picture
and parts list include a separate Bluetooth adapter that can be plugged into
other audio devices to put them on Bluetooth. Bingo! That’s exactly what I
want. What I’ll do most of the time is be listening to a two-way radio
privately. Very good.

 

From:
Richard_Bernier@Dell.com [mailto:Richard_Bernier@Dell.com]
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2008 1:24 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: Missing Headset

 

Mr. Royall,

 

Sorry for the delay replying back to you.  I had to get
someone else to locate this information because I could not locate it
either.  It turns out the part number is only for orders processed with a
computer and not for individual sale.  But, my friend did send me this
link which is for individual sale, http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=gen&c=us&l=en&cs=&k=Bluetooth+headphone+set+-+wireless&cat=all&x=8&y=10.

 

I hope that this is what you were looking for.

 

Best regards,

Richard Bernier
Online Community Outreach Liaison
Dell Inc.
800-822-8965 Ext. 726-8859 | Richard_Bernier@dell.com
Doing good or needing improvement, either way you can contact my
manager
Jennifer_Lea_Hughes@dell.com


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 8:29 PM
To: Bernier, Richard
Subject: Missing Headset

 

Richard,

 

Maybe you can help here. Roddy came with a Dell-branded
Bluetooth headset (actually, it was more a pair of headphones). The online
invoice says the part number was 430-2316. Well, the set has walked off, and I
don’t see that P/N online. Would you please tell me how much a
replacement set would cost?

 

The irony is that the headset was able to escape because I
never used it. I didn’t know until this week that the band was meant to
be worn behind the head. I saw someone with a similar set, and it looked
like a bizarre dental appliance! Remember that I’m an amateur radio
operator, and the band traditionally goes over the head to support the
headphones. Kids today do everything backwards! J

 

Scott Dvorak