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WEBINAR, BROADCAST, BOOK CLUB and TELECONFERENCE CALENDAR

Every entry here has a significant visual impairment component. These are live meetings where one's actual physical presence is not expected, such as webinars, teleconferenced club meetings, radio programs, and book club discussions. All times are converted to Mountain Standard Time unless clearly indicated otherwise. JAWS users can navigate by headings or paragraphs. Press the letter H to move through the headings, or Shift H to step backwards through the headings.



JULY


 

7/16 Monday 6:00 p.m.

Archived webinar from Accessible World’s TEK TALK program is a talk by Karthik Kannan from Envision on WHAT IS ENVISION AI, a smartphone app that enables visually impaired people to independently access visual information around them like text, objects and faces. The talk also includes a demonstration and explanation of all the current features and functions of the app. Enter the Pat Price Tek talk Training Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2.

7/17 Tuesday 11:00 a.m.

ADA UPDATE webinar with the Job Accommodation Network and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Representatives provide participants with the latest developments in the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the workplace, some practical tips for compliance, and answers to tough ADA questions. You must register to attend.

7/19 Thursday 12:00 noon

Webinar from the PACER CENTER is titled HOW TO FIND, CHOOSE, AND EVALUATE MOBILE APPS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. With so many apps available for mobile devices, it can be overwhelming to figure out which ones best meet needs. This workshop will explore ways to find and choose mobile apps to meet a wide range of needs. We will begin with a look at evaluating a user’s needs, and then explore places to search for apps to meet those needs. We will discuss criteria to consider such as ease of use, visual appeal, customization, and cost. The focus will be on helpful features to look for in an app, with information that will be relevant to many ages and disabilities. Other topics addressed will include accessibility, app evaluation rubrics, and privacy concerns. For information call 952-838-9000.

7/22 Sunday

The next ACB FAMILIES CONFERENCE CALL, normally held the second Sunday of the month, is 7/22. The dial-in number is 712-432-3900 and the call code is 796096. Contact Carla Ruschival at AMfamilies@acblists.org.

7/25 Wednesday 8:00 a.m.

Webinar is titled DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY LAW FOR DEVELOPERS, DESIGNERS, ALL OF US. Everyone whose work touches accessibility needs to be familiar with what is happening in the courts, with legal settlements, and with laws and government regulations impacting the accessibility space. This webinar will present up-to-date legal developments, the legal foundation for work in accessibility, and best practices from legal advocacy.

7/25 Wednesday 10:00 a.m.

BRIGHTFOCUS CHATS are a monthly series of telephone discussions with health experts who take questions from call participants on vision diseases, such as macular degeneration. Today’s topic is DIET AND GUT BACTERIA: THEIR CONNECTION TO AMD. The guest speaker is Dr. Sheldon Rowan USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. You can access the discussion by calling toll free 877-229-8493 using the meeting code of 112435 or go to www.brightfocus.org/livechat for live streaming.

AUGUST AND LATER


8/09 Thursday 10:30 a.m.

The ARIZONA TALKING BOOK LIBRARY has a monthly book discussion group that meets by phone usually on the second Thursday of the month. Participants must be, or become (it’s easy), a member of the Talking Book Library, have a telephone, and agree to read the upcoming announced book. All books are available through the library’s mail program and through BARD. Contact them at 602-255-5578 or at 800-255-5578 outside of the Phoenix metro area.

8/11 Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s WRITERS RETREAT meets on-line every second Saturday of the month. The goal is to improve the quality of our writing by sharing and discussing our work with each other. Even if you're not an author yourself, you can help by critiquing. Enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

8/17 Friday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s NOVEL IDEAS discusses CARNEGIE’S MAID by Marie Benedict, BARD DB 89953. Clara Kelley travels to America from Ireland to better her family's lot in life, but when she arrives, she is mistaken for another Clara Kelley, who died on the trip. She takes the other Clara's position as lady's maid to Margaret Carnegie, the mother of industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

9/08 Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s WRITERS RETREAT meets on-line every second Saturday of the month. The goal is to improve the quality of our writing by sharing and discussing our work with each other. Even if you're not an author yourself, you can help by critiquing. Enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

10/13 Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s WRITERS RETREAT meets on-line every second Saturday of the month. The goal is to improve the quality of our writing by sharing and discussing our work with each other. Even if you're not an author yourself, you can help by critiquing. Enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

11/10 Saturday 5:00 p.m

Accessible World’s WRITERS RETREAT meets on-line every second Saturday of the month. The goal is to improve the quality of our writing by sharing and discussing our work with each other. Even if you're not an author yourself, you can help by critiquing. Enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

12/08 Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s WRITERS RETREAT meets on-line every second Saturday of the month. The goal is to improve the quality of our writing by sharing and discussing our work with each other. Even if you're not an author yourself, you can help by critiquing. Enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.