Date of Meeting: April 18, 2020
Where: On Line Only<
The meeting was called to order by President Frank Ventura. Following introductions, it was agreed that any corrections to the minutes should be sent to Frank, who would forward them to Jeanette, corrections would be made and then the minutes submitted to be posted.
Jerry Berrier, vice President, reported our membership is in the 30's and that all are welcome to join. He also told all about our support and announce lists.
Tim said that zoom was working well and the website is working well, also.
Bob Resnick reported that we have a paypal button on our website. If you activate that button you may pay dues via paypal or credit card. If you cannot do this, you may contact him and make other arrangements to pay dues.
Frank announced that our meetings would be on line only for April, May and June. Also, for those who are familiar with Vispero, they are promoting three packages, jaws, fusion, and zoomtext. For US and canadians, from now until June 30th you can get a free license for any of those software packages.
Jeanette reported our meetings may fluctuate in length from two to three hours. Also, there are two people who have developed a program which will be of interest to musicians who like to improvize, are in bands, and who are looking to learn chords and get access to chord charts. They are using a program called Ireal Pro. You download this program, download the types of songs you want, and then you download a second program called JamBrl. You are then able to convert the print chord charts into a Braille format which can be read on a Braille display, an iPhone, or they can be brailled out. If interested, she can put the links on the VIBUG support list.
David Kingsbury reported their next ACB hang-out will be April 26th from 1:00 p.m . to 3:00 p.m. Speakers will be Tim and David about zoom, Tyler Littlefield will demonstrate his CoVid 19 website for reporting country statistics, as well as those for Massachusetts.
Doreen from Seattle reported that there is a public website in Seattle that has some cool features about being able to look at data in detail.
Jerry Berrier gave us an update on the accessibility and features of Google products, demonstrating google calendar and Gmail. David Kingsbury talked about the new Microsoft Edge browser and some new browser extensions.
Jeanette Kutash showed the features and use of Scriptalk.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:35 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Jeanette Kutash, Vibug Clerk