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

Bob Gildea, who was a Long-time VIBUG member and dear friend to many of us, passed away on Saturday, October 24th. His memorial service is scheduled for November 14, the date of our scheduled VIBUG meeting.

After speaking with a couple of officers, I have decided to cancel our November meeting to enable those interested to attend Bob’s memorial service. It would be difficult to schedule a different date in November for our meeting at MIT, so we will not have a November meeting at all.

We will hold our election of officers in December.

Jerry Berrier

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 Jerry Berrier, VIBUG president at president@vibug.org or leave a message in the VIBUG mailbox at 617-383-9560. Requests for log-in assistance must be received at least 1 day before the meeting.

Timely Announcements

Carroll Center Saturday Jaws Workshops

The Carroll Center Technology Department is pleased to offer a series of free adaptive technology training demonstrations to be held on Saturdays and taught by David Kingsbury, assistive technology trainer. These face to face workshops will take place from 10 am to noon in the first floor meeting room at the Carroll Center’s Rachel Rosenbaum Technology Center. The address is 770 Centre Street, Newton.

Participants should already possess beginner or intermediate Jaws skills. These are demonstration sessions, not hands-on use of technology. You may attend one or more of the sessions.

To register for the first workshop on May 2, please send an email to David Kingsbury. These first 3 workshops will be free-of-charge. Future workshops will be offered for a nominal fee. If you have any questions, you can call David at 781-974-2001. Space is limited.


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Send questions or comments about VIBUG to info@vibug.org, or leave a message in the VIBUG mailbox, (617) 383-9560.

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last updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2015