Welcome to VIBUG

VIBUG, the Visually Impaired and Blind User Group, is located in Massachusetts, and serves blind and visually impaired users of computers and other assistive technology. If you'd like to know more about us, you can download our flyer, which is available as a Microsoft Word document, or a braille formatted file. We encourage you to share this flyer with people you think would be interested in our assistive technology users group.

Vibug membership registration, dues, and notices

VIBUG membership costs $20 a year and includes the following benefits.

To Become a Vibug member and join the Vibug announcements mailing list, fill out the Vibug membership form. To make a secure online payment with a credit card or your PayPal account, select the following PayPal button.

You may also join VIBUG by coming to a meeting and paying your dues by cash or check. All checks should be made payable to VIBUG. If you have any questions, please contact our treasurer Bob Resnick at rresnick1@comcast.net

VIBUG Officers

Notice of VIBUG Meeting

When: Saturday November 12, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Where: 77 Mass Ave, Building 5, room 134 on the campus of MIT in Cambridge, MA.

Online Participation

Members who cannot attend in-person are welcome to participate online. We are now using TeamTalk.  For instructions, go to http://www.vibug.org and find the heading “On-Line Participation Available to VIBUG Members”.

This Month

Speakers and demos

·         Marilyn Davidson Will give us an overview and update on OrCam, an intuitive multi-function wearable device.

·         Jeanette Kutash and John Smith will demonstrate the iOS version of Nearby Explorer, a popular GPS app.

·         Jeanette will also demonstrate myFitnessPal.

·         We will discuss issues related to the current pilot project between the MBTA and Lyft and Uber apps.

·         If time permits, David Kingsbury will discuss features and enhancements in JAWS 18.


Not a member yet?  It’s easy to join.  Visit our website at http://www.vibug.org

Jerry Berrier
president@vibug.org 508-735-4420

On-Line Participation Available to VIBUG Members

Current members are welcome to attend VIBUG meetings online. VIBUG is using a free online program called teamtalk. If you would like to participate live in meetings online, you must download and install the teamtalk program. There are versions for mac and pc. Use the links below to select the correct version depending on your operating system.

  1. Download the correct version of the teamtalk installation program for your computer.
  2. Install the teamtalk program on your computer. If you are installing the pc version, choose the classic installation.
  3. If possible, it is recommended to use teamtalk with an usb headset/microphone to avoid audio feedback.

If this is your first time using the online option, contact Jerry Berrier, VIBUG president at president@vibug.org or Frank Ventura, VIBUG vice president, at vicepresident@vibug.org at least five days before a meeting for the VIBUG room password and setup instructions.

Members are reminded not to share these setup instructions with anyone who is not a VIBUG member. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in loss of online participation privileges.

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last updated: Sunday, November 6, 2016