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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, there will be no pre-meeting Mac class this month
I am still seeking presenters to talk about access to social media. I will send out another update once I’m able to confirm who will be speaking.
As I indicated in a previous e-mail, I’d like someone to speak on the new enhancements to JAWS that add accessibility to Facebook. If you have used the new “allow reserved keystrokes” option, I welcome you to talk about it and demo it.
I’d also like to have someone talk about EasyChirp and other Twitter applications, such as Chicken Nugget.
If you are a successful user of LinkedIn with a screen reader, please volunteer to tell us about it.
If you would like to speak on one of these topics or on something else, please let me know as soon as possible so I can put you on the schedule.
If you cannot join us in person and are a 2015 member in good standing, contact me for the password for online access by May 8 at 5:00 PM.
Not a member yet? It’s easy to join. Visit our website at http://www.vibug.org
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Send questions or comments about VIBUG to firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message in the VIBUG mailbox, (617) 383-9560.
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last updated: Friday, May 1, 2015