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December 3, 2000

The following members were present in the Baen's Bar Chat Room:

Chair, called meeting to order at 2:02 PM CST, December 3, 2000, and declared a quorum.

All relevant documentation regarding this Board will be kept by the Communications Officer & Recorder. Minutes of November 19, 2000 meeting were posted to Baen's Bar on November 21.

The Treasurer, Finance, Requirements and Technical Reports were distributed by December 2, 2000, before the meeting to all board members.

  1. Chair called for any corrections to last minutes. None being mentioned, the Chair called for acceptance of the last minutes. Boyes seconded. Passed as written by Board Vote.
  2. Chair asked for comments on Finance/Treasurer Reports. Boyes moved to accept as transmitted. Dailey seconded. Passed as written by Board Vote.
  3. Chair moved to accept Technical Report as transmitted. After some board comment, DeMarce moved to defer discussion on purchase decisions until after visit by Flint/Chair/Dorsett/Mayerle. Poggiani seconded. Passed by Board Vote. The Technical Committee report was subsequently accepted by Board vote.
  4. Chair moved to accept Requirements report as transmitted. Boyes seconded. Passed by Board Vote.
  5. Chair had a question to Requirements about sending letters out about ReadAssist to other venues. Moved to have Dorsett and Dailey to come up with a Plan for Correspondence by Wednesday, December 6, 2000. Passed by Board Vote.
  6. Chair asked for questions and comments about visit to Jimmy be sent to the Requirements Chairman, ASAP.
  7. Chair called for motion to adjourn. DeMarce seconded. Passed by Board Vote

Submitted by Janet Dailey, Commo & Recorder, December 3, 2000

Reports for December 3, 2000 Board Minutes, consolidated.

Finance Report, submitted by Judith Lasker, December 1, 2000

  1. Steven Swain has joined the Finance Committee.
  2. Treasurer's Report, submitted by Mike Preston December 1, 2000

Tech Report, submitted by Walt Boyes, Chair, December 1, 2000

  1. Members:
  2. Jon Thomson submitted report on review of the GEWA pageturner at Zygo Industries.
  3. Jimmy has been sent some demo software called HandsOff to see how it works for him.
  4. Meeting scheduled with Touchturner Dec 5, 2000.
  5. Lernout & Hauspie NV, the largest producer of assistive software in the world has requested Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on 11-29-00.
  6. Tina is working to upgrade the ReadAssist.org website.

Requirements Report, submitted by Jody Dorsett, December 2, 2000

  1. Basic Requirements to meet Jimmy's needs, in order of preference:
  2. Will review pageturners Jimmy see what his needs are and which of those reviewed by visit time would work best for him.
  3. The Requirements page has been visited 55 times, located at http://www.geocities.com/farnham12/Requirements.html Expect to release detailed report about Dec 15, 2000, following the meeting with Jimmy.


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