Date of Meeting: June 9, 2018
Where: MIT 77 Mass. Ave., Building 5, Room 134, Cambridge, Mass.
The meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by President Jerry Berrier. Following introductions the minutes were read and accepted with the recommendation that the comments about audio ducking in jaws be modified.
Frank reminded us that there were two email lists and if anyone feels they need to be added to a list, contact frank or any of the officers and he will make sure they are added.
Brian Switzer and Jeff Thompson agreed to be on the nominating committee.
Jeanette stated she hopes to get the agreements with Gretchen signed by September.
Jerry will plan to send a note out in July to people to see if they would participate in an August on-line meeting. It was suggested if he does this he should ask for people to respond whether they would actually participate.
The total account balance is $8482.00. That report was accepted.
We will be revising one by-law, to be sent out for review in September and approved by our October meeting.
Larry Lewis is no longer involved in Top Tech Tidbits, so the future of that resource is currently uncertain. Jonathan Mosin has a new book out entitled "the Secret Sauce of Savy Search, which is about how to do Google searches in smart ways.
Sendero Group has updated their mobile apps. They are looking for their apps to be reviewed because they are hoping that in Doing this Google might consider deciding to continue to give them affordable access to its Point of Interest database:
Braille support for Google sheets is vastly improved. Jaws has had some major updates in May, including improvements to Firefox support. Focus blue fifth generation now has a scratch pad. There is a one page NVDA reference guide available. There is going to be a coding camp at Our Space Our Place.
The "Accessible TV for the Visually Impaired from Comcast" page offers demos and explanations of Comcast's accessibility features:
Jerry Berrier demonstrated how Google Drive and Google Docx work.
We discussed file sorting in Windows. We also talked about the Pontes Youtube downloader. We talked about the accessible youtube downloader, "povidi" We also talked about ITunes Match.
Jerry also demonstrated a program called "Flicktype", which is still in beta, but replaces "flexy".
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Jeanette Kutash, Vibug Clerk