And, I should say, THANK YOU (and all the other 'original' steering members) for joining the leadership of the group when I had other things going that kept me from doing really anything.
So, a heartfelt thanks to all the (current and past) Steering members, and all the (current and past) 'normal' members (huh? Me? Normal? Surely you jest!) for getting involved and making PLUG what it is today!
Hell, I was one of the original steering committee members that finally formalized the users group. btw, I was the first founding member who was (and still is) blind.
Believe it or not, Linux was the first OS to have any real accessibility available as software (pretty much long before Apple came upon the accessibility market in 2005). Sure, there was JAWS, Window Eyes, Thunder, System Access… All of those were closed source and all exceedingly expensive (and in 3 cases, requiring external hardware to work most effectively). So, yeah, I have the best reason that I used (and still do in some fashion) linux..
Anyway, I would like a ride to this meeting and event. I am asking now (since this is not last minute). I would like the ride. I am still located out here on the st side (near 83rd ave and Indianschool rd). I would take the bus, but that system isn't quite so reliable. It takes longer than 2 hours to get to the east side of town from here (including wait times, transfers and other nonsense). Getting back would prove even more problematic as service cuts off after 9 PM in most locations.
So, I am requesting this ride (it would be far faster carpooling anyway and less of a hazard for me as crossing streets around here is no longer as safe as it once was).
btw, I can be contacted by return email or via phone at (623)399-5635. Please don't forget.