Minutes of May 2013 VIBUG meeting

Where: MIT, 77 Mass. Ave., Building 5, Room 134, Cambridge, MA
When: May 11, 2013

President Amy Ruell called the meeting to order at 1:00 PM. All present introduced themselves.

Jerry Berrier was unable to attend, so Amy read the minutes he had provided from our April meeting. They were approved by a motion.


Amy mentioned a variety of topics being considered for upcoming VIBUG meetings.

Our June meeting will be in an upstairs room on the other side of the corridor. Amy will e-mail details ahead of time.

We were invited to have a table at a consumer conference being held June 20-21, but Amy said we were given short notice and were unable to respond within the deadline.

The Kindle app for I devices is now blind-friendly.

Jeanette Kutash said she has an older computer she is willing to give away.

Amy said Hyungsoo Kim may be at our June meeting to talk about improvements to the accessible watch he has been developing.

Anyone still needing to pay their 2013 dues should talk with Bob Resnic.

Helen Kobec talked about www.timetradecircle.org, a website through which people trade time with each other for various tasks.

Aereo is a new program that will be coming to Boston soon to provide information about TV broadcasts.

If you know of a website that is inaccessible, especially a local one, contact Bruce Howell at the Carroll Center. The CCB is involved in a project to help companies make their websites more accessible.


This portion of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of resources that may be of interest to members. Links to many of the resources mentioned will be made available on the VIBUG website.

The meeting was adjourned at 4 p.m.

Jerry Berrier, Secretary