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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.



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4/25 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. The Chats are provided for patients and loved ones who have many unanswered questions and fears, and with little time to address them all in the doctor’s office. Today’s topic is ADVOCATING FOR EYE HEALTH: WHAT YOU CAN DO with representatives of Prevent Blindness. 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.

4/29 Sunday 2:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s Mystery Book Discussion Group will discuss A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE by Shari Lapena, BARD DB 89027 or Bookshare 1976687. You're making dinner for your husband. The phone rings--it's the call you hoped you'd never get. You jump in your car and race to a neighborhood you thought you'd never visit. You peer into the dark, deserted building. You brace yourself for the worst. And then, you remember nothing else. At 2:00 p.m. enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

4/30 Monday 2:00 p.m.

Webinar on VISUAL ART FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED: ACCOMMODATIONS IN ART FOR STUDENTS WITH MULTIPLE IMPAIRMENTS is part of an ongoing series addressing accommodations and strategies for making art accessible for students with visual impairment. This session will focus on students with visual and multiple impairments and how art activities can be modified in order to provide effective and meaningful learning experiences for them.

MAY AND LATER


5/01 Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s A Journey Through History Discussion Group will cover THE POPE AND MUSSOLINI: THE SECRET HISTORY OF PIUS XI AND THE RISE OF FASCISM IN EUROPE by David Kertzer, BARD DB 78327 or Bookshare 1145043. Brown University professor uses Vatican archives released in 2006 to investigate the relationship between Pope Pius XI and Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini, who both came to power in 1922. Discusses the ways they used each other to achieve their goals and the pope's ultimate regret over their bargain. At 6:00 p.m. enter the History Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsf0c95f474b43.

5/03 Thursday 11:30 a.m.

Webinar from the U.S. Access Board is titled RECREATION FACILITIES – A REFRESHER. This session will provide a refresher on the requirements common to both the ADA and ABA for recreation facilities. The presenter will provide an overview of the criteria for accessible recreation facilities, including play areas, swimming pools, sports facilities, fishing piers, boating facilities, golf courses, and amusement rides. Contact them at 202- 272-0080 or 800-872-2253.

5/10 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.

5/23 Wednesday 12:00 noon

Webinar from DEAFBLIND INTERNATIONAL is titled I-CAN-CONNECT - THE NATIONAL DEAF-BLIND EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM that is a national deaf-blind equipment distribution program that provides individuals who have both significant vision and hearing loss with free telecommunication equipment and training to help them stay connected with friends, family, and the world. Learn how it works, the types of equipment available, and how to connect with your local iCanConnect agency. Call 800-255-0411 or nfadbinfo@gmail.com.

6/14 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.

7/12 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.

8/09 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.