Date of Meeting: November 9, 2019

When: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Where: 77 mass Ave., building 5 room 134, Cambridge, MA

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. Following introeductions, the minutes were read and approved as written.

Bob Resnick reported that if people want to pay their dues for 2020, they can go onto the website where there is a button to pay either by paypal or a credit card. For cash or checks, if Bob is not at a meeting, please give moneys to Frank and he will get them to Bob.

Tim Cummings stated everything technology-wise is working well.

Frank stated Jaws 2020 and zoomtext 2020 are now released out of beta and available.

Tim announced per Bill Fischer that Tim and Bill are testing out some phone banking software for people who may want to be involved in phone calling for political campains. If you are interested in that, please email him at or contact Tim and he will pass along your information to Bill.

Jeanette made these announcements courtesy of Top Tech Tidbits

how to fix the most common problems. To do this, CNET fills us in on echo challenges.

Freedom Scientific has collaborated with Amazon to improve Jaws access to the Kindle App.

There are now custom scripts for dropbox written by Doug Lee. These scripts should improve access to the "share screen" and other features.

Windows from the keyboard shortcuts comes courtesy of the HTT blog.

AppleVis Unlimited: What's New and Noteworthy is a blog that comes out each month and worth looking at.

The wifi instant pot app now has alexa integration.

Elections were held, and the officers were elected unanimously as follows:

David Kingsbury demonstrated how the dictate function works in word in office 365.

Nina Kagan demonstrated the accessible AM/FM radio, sangean PRD17.

Kelsey Nicolay demonstrated how to quickly share a contact card with someone else, by sending a message.

Frank Ventura showed how to add that shared contact card to your iphone contacts.

Representatives from Olin College demonstrated and asked for feedback about a portable Braille printing app. They also demonstrated a Braille speaker app used for virtual navigation in an outdoor area, using the app called "via".

The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Jeanette Kutash, Vibug Clerk