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, April 12, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at 77 Mass. Ave, building 5, room 134, on the campus of MIT.

In addition to our usual question and answer period, Evan Silver will demonstrate the use of Window-eyes to access Microsoft Office applications. Those who have Office 2010 or later can install and use Window-eyes for free. For more information, go to http://www.windoweyesforoffice.com/

The MIT students who are developing the FingerReader will be back to demonstrate improvements they have made after our feedback at the last meeting.

If you are a 2014 VIBUG member and need the online password to participate remotely, please send me an email to Amy Ruell, VIBUG President, requesting the password by Friday, April 11, 2014, at 05:00 P.M.

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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: Wednesday, April 16, 2014