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 costs $20 a year and includes the following benefits.
Vibug elections are held annually at every November meeting. Anyone wishing to vote in this election must be a paid member by the end of the October meeting.
For people who join Vibug as first-time members in November or December, their dues will carry over and cover their membership for the following year.
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 email@example.com
When: Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Where: MIT, 77 Mass. Avenue, building 5, room 134, Cambridge MA
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”
We will begin with a brief business meeting and pick up any unfinished business after presentations are completed.
At 1:30 PM Eclipse Soundscapes' Principal Investigator, Dr. Henry "Trae" Winter, will speak to us about the eclipsesoundscapes app and associated website which you can access at http://www.eclipsesoundscapes.org
As many of you probably already know, and eclipse is not just a visual event. One aspect of the eclipse soundscapes project will focus on what effect such events have on sound. Many people around the country and beyond will be making audio recordings during the eclipse and sending them in for evaluation. Dr. Henry will give an overview and then answer questions as time permits.
Bob Resnick, Tim Cumings and John Smith have agreed to conduct a panel discussion on accessible video.
There may be other brief presentations if we can fit them in.
I hope you will all plan to attend our September meeting; our regular room is confirmed for the fall semester.
Best wishes to each of you.
Not a member yet? It’s easy to join. Visit our website at http://www.vibug.org
Current Vibug 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.
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last updated: Saturday, August 19, 2017