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DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Ontario


Online Community for
Women with disAbilities

Women with disAbilities Discussion List

Table of Contents for this page:

About the Women with disAbilities Discussion List

How do I subscribe and unsubscribe?
What may I post to the list?
What is the preferred format for posting messages to the list?
What is the difference between individual vs. digest format?
How may I stop receiving messages temporarily?
How do I find archived messages?

 

 

About the Women with disAbilities Discussion List


The Women with disAbilities Discussion List exists as a forum where
Women with disAbilities may find common ground in shared experience, to overcome differences and work together, using our strengths, to be persistent in the face of barriers ... by the sharing of information, the exchange of dialogue and the development and strengthening of our networks.

We are comprised of Women representing a diversity of disAbilities and backgrounds from different regions, provinces and countries.

We ask that you RESPECT each other...when you give respect you gain respect

Please, No Spam and No Advertisements... No vulgar and obscene language, No deliberate slander toward other members...simply put, attempt to do no harm and assume GOODWILL.

The List was created as an initiative of DAWN (DisAbled Women's Network) Ontario, a cross-disability organization working towards access, equity, and full participation of Women with disAbilities through public education, coalition-building, self-advocacy and resource development.

DAWN Ontario maintains a website at http://dawn.thot.net to provide information to Women with disAbilities on different areas of focus. Text-based version at http://dawn.thot.net/text

Recognizing the value of online communities, DAWN Ontario is seeking to help build such a Community for Women with disAbilities, including advocates, activists and self-advocates.

Part of our Action Plan for 2001 will be to use the Internet to assist in building communities for self-advocates, along with re-developing our website to provide accurate and accessible information that will benefit the diversity of Women with disAbilities that we serve.


Both the website and the discussion list are maintained by Barbara Anello, as a volunteer and are operated without funding or sponsorship.

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How do I subscribe and unsubscribe?

Subscribe: DAWN-Ontario-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Post message: DAWN-Ontario@yahoogroups.com

Unsubscribe: DAWN-Ontario-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

List moderator: DAWN-Ontario-owner@yahoogroups.com

URL to the DAWN Ontario discussion list page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DAWN-Ontario


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What may I post to the list?

Topics that are relevant to the Women with disAbilities Discussion List and pertain to issues of concern to Women with disAbilities.

This is fairly broad in scope to allow for an open arena for Women with disAbilities, to come together, communicate, share, and disseminate information in a supportive environment.

There are some materials that are discouraged for posting to the Women with disAbilities Discussion List . These include:

* material that does not directly pertain to Women;

* general job opening messages;

* jokes of any kind;

* messages about computer viruses.

If in doubt, please contact the Women with disAbilities Discussion List moderator .

Messages will be NOT be reviewed prior to posting to the list so please ensure that they follow the parameters of the
Women with disAbilities Discussion List.

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What is the preferred format for posting messages to the list?

Please keep your message to a maximum of 3 - 5 screens of text (about 250 lines of text).

It is helpful (but optional) to all participants if your name and email address is included at the bottom of your message. That way, people can reply directly to you if desired. Please do not use a long signature file.

Please make sure to indicate the discussion topic in the subject line (header) to your email message. It helps everyone keep track of the original thread of conversation.

Avoid copying the entire original message to which you are responding to ensure that posts are not unnecessarily long. If you use the Reply to Sender function to post to the list, please delete the original message, leaving only the section that is relevant to your post.

Please note that attachment files will be rejected by the List.

To upload a file that will be available to participants, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DAWN-Ontario -- follow the link from the left navigation menu called FILES -- from here, you may upload a file(s).

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What is the difference between individual vs. digest format?

Your messages from
Women with disAbilities Discussion List will be individual when you first subscribe to the discussion group. Each message posted to the discussion list will be sent to you as a single e-mail. If you are content with this, don't change anything :)

If you would like to receive all of the messages in one big e-mail at the end of the day, change your subscription to digest format.

How to do this: Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DAWN-Ontario
-- follow the link from the right hand side of the page below Membership entitled Delivery Options... and change your settings from individual emails to daily digest.

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How may I stop receiving messages temporarily?


You may at some point wish to put a hold on your account temporarily from receiving
messages from the Women with disAbilities Discussion List (example: You are going on vacation and don't want to receive messages but do not want to unsubscribe from the list).

To change your delivery options, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DAWN-Ontario -- follow the link from the right hand side of the page below Membership entitled Delivery Options... and change your settings to no email.

When you are ready to receive emails again, follow the above step again, and choose the daily email or the digest mode.

 

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How do I find archived messages?

All posted messages to
the Women with disAbilities Discussion List are kept in archived files and are available to list members only directly from the http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DAWN-Ontario site under the heading "Most Recent Messages" just below the Description.


These guidelines are adopted from the PAR-L list Help files.


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Women with disAbilities Discussion List

 

 

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