TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE AROHA LISTSERV LINKED TO THE
ELECTRONIC BULLETIN, CREATIVE SUPPORTS FOR VULNERABLE ADULTS

This message provides some technical information that may be helpful as you take part in the AROHA LISTSERV. You may wish to save this message for future reference.

This message provides information on:

1. How to unsubscribe from the AROHA mailing list.
2. How to send a message to the mailing list for distribution to its members.
3. How to obtain Adobe Acrobat Reader - the product that enables your web browser to display documents stored in Portable Document Format (PDF).
4. How to receive future AROHA mailings in Rich Text Format.
5. How others may subscribe to the mailing list.
6. How to reach us with technical questions about the AROHA mailing list or the OAARSN website to which it is linked.


1. To unsubscribe from the AROHA mailing list:
a) send an e-mail message to: listserv@listserv.uoguelph.ca
b) leave the subject field blank.
c) in the body of the message type: signoff aroha
(we do hope you will stay on the mailing list and participate in discussions and information sharing about creatve supports for vulnerable adults, especially in Ontario, Canada)

2. To send a message to the mailing list for distribution to its members:
a) send an e-mail message to: aroha@listserv.uoguelph.ca
b) enter the text for the subject in the subject field.
c) enter your message text in the body of the message.
(please note: messages are not automatically distributed to members of the list. They are first sent to the AROHA list owners for authorization prior to distribution).

3. Many documents on the OAARSN web site (http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca), and which will be referenced in future communications via the mailing list, are stored in Portable Document Format (PDF) - a format that retains the document's original formatting, graphics, images, etc. Viewing PDF documents via your web browser requires that you have the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in installed. You may download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader from the OAARSN web site's Document Centre at:
http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/download1_new.shtml

4. Please let us know if the program you use on your PC to read e-mail can understand messages containing HTML (web links, graphics, images, etc.) - collectively referred to as Rich Text Format e-mail messages.

Common HTML-aware e-mail programs include: HotMail, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, Netscape Messenger (part of the Netscape Communicator internet suite), and the Rogers and Bell Sympatico High Speed Internet services.

Knowing that you have access to such an HTML-aware e-mail program will enable us to send you Rich Text Mailings that include more dynamic content such as multi-media components, as well as links to other internet sites, graphics, images, etc.

If your e-mail program is one of the above, or another that is HTML-aware, please send a note to: ebloomfi@uoguelph.ca and we will update the AROHA mailing list database so that we can distribute mailings to you in the more dynamic Rich Text Format.

5. If you are aware of friends or colleagues who wish to subscribe to the AROHA mailing list they may do so by:
a) send an e-mail message to: listserv@listserv.uoguelph.ca
b) leave the subject field blank
c) in the body of the message enter:
subscribe aroha <e-mail address> <first name> <second name>
e.g. subscribe aroha jsmith@norstar.net Jackie Smith

6. If you experience difficulties or have technical questions concerning the AROHA mailing list or the OAARSN website, please contact Elizabeth Bloomfield at: ebloomfi@uoguelph.ca

We look forward to your participation in the AROHA mailing list !