Tuesday, February 3

In memory of Pat Price

Greetings. I received the following announcement today in my email Inbox. Though I didn't participate in the weekly Tech Talk web broadcast, I've listened to a few of them to get updates on the assistive technology I use on a regular basis, such as the Victor Reader Stream, the PAC Mate, and others. I don't know if Pat actually started that weekly show or not, but she definitely had a big hand in keeping it going and always having interesting guests on a regular basis. As has ben said before on this blog and still true: she contributed, and she will be missed. For those interested in participating in a memorial of sorts for Pat, read below on how you can do so next Monday evening, February 9. Links are provided where appropriate. Thanks pat for all you've done to help the blind be more independent.


In memory of Pat price
The Accessible World News Wire
February 3, 2009

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved friend and Founder, Pat Price.
Pat left us at 7 pm EST on Sunday February 1, 2009. She went into the hospital early Monday morning, January 26, 2009 suffering from many debilitating factors. For many years, Pat was able to keep up her vigorous work schedule although suffering great pain. We send our sincerest love and friendship to her wonderful husband, Marv. He is also in the hospital but was by her side when she passed away.
On Monday February 9, 2009, in the Tek Talk Room of
we shall celebrate Pat's beautiful life with our own memorial.  We shall begin promptly at 8 pm Eastern time, 5pm pacific time.
Our program shall include words from the numerous friends of Pat over the years.  However, we can assure you that any and all present will have the opportunity to say a few words.
Pat is no longer in pain for she is in a better place, but we shall miss her terribly.
Direct Link to Tek Talk Conference Room below:
Or, alternatively,
Select the Tek Talk Room, enter your first and last name on the sign-in screen. If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online conferencing software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download and then run.  A link to the software is available on every entry screen to the Accessible World online rooms.

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