Date of Meeting: May 8, 2021
When: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by President Frank Ventura. Following introductions, the following announcements were made.
Bob Resnick announced that our treasury is in good health. To pay dues which are $20.00 you can go to the website at: vibug.org and there is a PayPal button and once you have gone to it you can pay either with PayPal if you have an account, or by credit card. If you have any questions or difficulties, please reach out to him at the new email address which is on our website, and he will assist. As of the date of this meeting we have 54 VIBUG members.
Tim Cumings announced that all is working well on our website, with our audio and our emails.
Frank reminded everyone that muting while people are not speaking is tremendously helpful both for purposes of hearing the meeting and to insure that the recording of the meeting is clear.
Also, The national conferences for the American Council of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind will still be doing show cases/exhibit halls during their virtual conventions. More details will follow. Often the major vendors will have discount options for some of their products which they will announce as the details are confirmed.
Jeanette Kutash reported that all the minutes have been sent out and will be on the website after May 22nd to give people time to send in any comments or additions.
Jerry Berrier reminded everyone that we have new email addresses to contact the President and Treasurer:For President, email: firstname.lastname@example.org For Treasurer, email: email@example.com and they are now also listed on our website. More addresses will be added in the future.
David Kingsbury announced that the new Web-Aim survey that they do every two years on screen reader and browser use is now available for completion. Please see David's email that he sent for further details.
Following questions and answers, Frank Ventura demonstrated an easy way to create shortcuts in any version of windows. Frank Ventura demonstrated a feature in the CVS app that can read prescription labels from the pharmacy.
Nimer Jaber is a co-host and producer of the popular Blind Tech Guys podcast. We learned what goes into making the podcast and interesting topics we can expect from it.
Marty Schultz, founder of Blindfold Games and co-Founder of ObjectiveEd, talked about the games and the new educational company that they started.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Jeanette Kutash, Vibug Clerk