Welcome to VIBUG

VIBUG is the Visually Impaired and Blind User Group, serving blind and visually impaired computer users primarily in Massachusetts. 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 computer users group.

Vibug membership registration, dues, and notices

VIBUG membership costs $20 a year. To Become a Vibug member and/or join our Vibug 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

Notice of VIBUG Meeting

The next meeting of VIBUG will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at 77 Mass. Avenue, Building 5, Room 134, on the campus of MIT.

This is election time for 2015. Members in good standing will vote for all 5 offices. Please let me know if you plan to nominate yourself or someone else from the floor so we can prepare ballots.

We will have our usual question and answer period followed by presentations from Cathy Bly at Easter Seals, who will discuss the Assistive Technology Loan Program and the items that can be borrowed. Jeffrey Turner will also demonstrate Voice Dream, a powerful app that can be used to listen to text and audio materials.

If you have questions or need the online password, please contact me at president@vibug.org by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, November 7.

Amy Ruell, VIBUG President

Follow this link for Directions to the VIBUG meeting room at MIT.

On-Line Participation Available to VIBUG Members

Members in good standing are invited to join us for meetings online in real time. All members will be given the password for the online chat room when their dues is received by our treasurer and/or president.

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

On the day of the meeting, go to the VIBUG Meeting Room, and click on the link to install a small plugin if you are visiting the room for the first time. Once the plugin has been installed, click on the link to enter the room. Enter your name at the Username prompt, and your password when asked for a password.

If you need assistance with logging in online, please contact Amy Ruell, VIBUG president by phoning the VIBUG mailbox at 617-383-9560, or writing to president@vibug.org.

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Send questions or comments about VIBUG to Amy Ruell, VIBUG President, or leave a message in the VIBUG mailbox, (617) 383-9560.

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last updated: Sunday, November 23, 2014