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 costs $20 a year. You may join VIBUG by coming to a meting and paying your dues by cash or check. Or, if you prefer, you can mail your check to:
Bob Resnick, VIBUG Treasurer
17 Putney Road
Wellesley, MA 02481
All checks should be made payable to VIBUG.
If you want to pay on line, you can email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your on-line payment.
If you'd like to receive VIBUG meeting notices, as well as other announcements of interest to blind and visually impaired computer users, feel free to join the VIBUG mailing list.
The next meeting of VIBUG, (visually impaired and blind users group), will be held on Saturday, December 14, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. 77 Mass Ave., Building 5, Room 134, on the campus of MIT.
In addition to our question and answer period, The students from MIT will be back to demonstrate the latest iteration of the text reading device that they showed us in the fall and obtain additional feedback.
I have obtained a Kindle Fire HDX and will demonstrate and discuss some of its accessibility features. At the end of the meeting, we will conduct a drawing and give it to one of our members. This is open only to those persons who have paid their 2013 annual dues. Members must be present or on line to win. If you are not sure of your membership status, send an email to Vice-President Nora Nagle at email@example.com by Thursday, December 12.
2014 is fast approaching. Treasurer Bob Resnick will soon be sending a reminder notice to those who paid online this year. He will also be collecting dues at the December meeting and at the January holiday party.
Finally, we will be having classes on the Mac from 10:00 A.M. to noon on February 8 and March 8, 2014. These classes will be free for VIBUG members and will cost $20 per class for non-members.
Amy Ruell, VIBUG President
Follow this link for Directions to the VIBUG meeting room at MIT.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use the links below to explore the VIBUG Web site, and learn about other resources of interest to blind and visually impaired computer users:
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: Friday, November 22, 2013