Date of Meeting: October 10, 2019
When: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: MIT 77 mass Ave., Room 5-134, Cambridge, MA
The meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m. by President Frank Ventura. Following introductions, the following announcements were made:
Our nominating committee is: Nina Kagan, Jeffrey Drucker, and Mika Pyyhkala. They recommend this slate: President, Frank Ventura, Vice President, Jerry Berrier, Clerk, Jeanette Kutash, Treasurer Bob Resnick, and webmaster, Tim Cumings. To vote dues must be paid by the end of this October meeting. Anyone can be nominated for an office from the floor. Voting will occur nexstt month. If there is more than one candidate for any office, voting will be done by ballot.
Our VIBUG party will be in January. A motion was made and seconded that we would go to the Corrib Pub again this year. A motion was made and seconded that Jeanette and Nina will work together on the party arrangements. Both motions passed unanimously.
The Carroll Center tech fair will be held on November 26, 2019. Jeanette Kutash and John Smith will be at a table for much of the day.
Chris McNally encouraged us to go to the beyond 2020 conference on October 17, 2019. The link with more information will be sent out to the VIBUG lists.
Steve Dresser announced that the Scriptalk Mobile app for I-Phone has been released.
The minutes were read and accepted as written.
Following questions and answers David Kingsbury demonstrated the new feature voice control which allows people who cannot do gestures easily to speak gestures into the phone.
Steve Dresser discussed the journey he took to be able to find the kind of headphones he thought he would need. He also demonstrated the bose soundwear companion.
Emre from Mediate is attempting to develop a product which will improve the functionality and useability of reading applications--a reading app that figures out what the user is trying to read and customizes the reading experience based on that; figures out how well the camera is seeing the documents and then guides the user on how to hold the camera for a better view; figures out the type of document and takes the picture with the proper resolution, all by using artificial intelligence to tell the phone and the user what to do.
Kelsey Nicolay demonstrated tips and tricks when using the iPhone.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Jeanette Kutash, Vibug Clerk