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, June 14, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, on the campus of MIT. Please note a room change for this meeting only due to some painting being done in our regular location. We will meet in room 1-150. This room is on the same hallway as our regular room, but about 40 yards or so further. It is still on the left. There is a slight bend in the hallway, where there is a small lobby to walk through. The room has two doors to it.

Following our announcements and question and answer session we will have two demonstrations. VIBUG will be the first group in the country to see the new braille display from Baum USA, the VarioUltra. This display, available in 20 and 40 cells, features simultaneous connectivity to 4 bluetooth and 1 USB devices, several applications including word processor, excel and pdf viewers, alarm clock, stopwatch, and countdown timer, calculator, and the ability to store and read brf files.

Following this demonstration, we will feature a demonstration of the garage band app by Maria Rueters. Garage Band for iOS has everything you need to play, record, and share professional-sounding music on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

If you need additional information or have questions, or, if you are a member and need the password to join on line, email me at president@vibug.org by Thursday, June 12 at 5:00 P.M.

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: Friday, May 23, 2014