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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.



8/22 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month and are streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

8/24 Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Pay webinar from IAAP is titled TOOLS AND STRATEGIES FOR TESTING NATIVE WINDOWS SOFTWARE APPS FOR ACCESSIBILITY. It will identify the tools and strategies necessary to validate that native apps such as Windows desktop software applications are accessible to people with disabilities. The target audience includes testers, developers, and others that need to understand how to verify native software apps are accessible to people with disabilities and conformant to accesssibility standards.

8/27 Sunday 6:00 p.m.

ACB Families hosts a monthly PEER SUPPORT NETWORK CALL where you can come to discuss anything about being a blind, visually impaired or sighted parent, grandparent or guardian raising a blind, visually impaired or sighted child. This is a chance to ask questions, to raise concerns, and to tell your own story to others in a safe and supportive environment. Calls will begin with a guided discussion on a specific topic such as managing transportation, administering medicine, dealing with homework, or the challenges of the Exceptional Student Education process but each call will include an open forum where any participant can bring up any issue of concern in order to get advice and support from other participants. Feel free to share this information with anyone whom you believe might benefit from these calls. Dial 712-432-3900 and enter code 796096. Contact families.acb@gmail.com for more information.

8/29 Tuesday 11:00 a.m.

EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) Webinar is on the DOLPHIN EASI-READER, a new free app for downloading and playing accessible books. In this webinar they will look at some of the features for this Apple device app and look at who it might suit. We will also look at Dolphin's plans for other platforms and the time scales.

8/30 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 HOW LOW-VISION SERVICES CAN HELP YOU. The telephone discussion features Doctor Ranjoo Prasad, a specialist in low vision rehabilitation at Penn Medicine. 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.

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9/24 Sunday 6:00 p.m.

ACB Families hosts a monthly PEER SUPPORT NETWORK CALL where you can come to discuss anything about being a blind, visually impaired or sighted parent, grandparent or guardian raising a blind, visually impaired or sighted child. This is a chance to ask questions, to raise concerns, and to tell your own story to others in a safe and supportive environment. Calls will begin with a guided discussion on a specific topic but each call will include an open forum where any participant can bring up any issue of concern in order to get advice and support from other participants. Feel free to share this information with anyone whom you believe might benefit from these calls. Dial 712-432-3900 and enter code 796096. Contact families.acb@gmail.com for more information.

10/03 Tuesday 1:00 p.m.

Webinar from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is titled MATH TEACHER SURVIVAL GUIDE: TEACHING MATH TO A STUDENT WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT and it runs for one hour. The presenters will share tips, specialized tools and equipment that are available to help math teachers be ready to improvise in the moment to support their students. ACVREP credit may be available. Contact Brian Sobeck at sobeckb@tsbvi.edu.

10/22 Sunday 6:00 p.m.

ACB Families hosts a monthly PEER SUPPORT NETWORK CALL where you can come to discuss anything about being a blind, visually impaired or sighted parent, grandparent or guardian raising a blind, visually impaired or sighted child. This is a chance to ask questions, to raise concerns, and to tell your own story to others in a safe and supportive environment. Calls will begin with a guided discussion on a specific topic but each call will include an open forum where any participant can bring up any issue of concern in order to get advice and support from other participants. Feel free to share this information with anyone whom you believe might benefit from these calls. Dial 712-432-3900 and enter code 796096. Contact families.acb@gmail.com for more information.

11/05 Sunday 2:00 a.m.

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11/13 Monday 1:00 p.m.

Webinar from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is titled FUN ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING KIDS TO USE MONOCULAR TELESCOPES ON A LOW BUDGET and it runs for one hour. This webinar will propose the idea that monocular training can incorporate games and activities that are highly motivating to students with low vision in the elementary and early middle school grades. ACVREP credit may be available. Contact Brian Sobeck at sobeckb@tsbvi.edu.

11/26 Sunday 7:00 p.m.

ACB Families hosts a monthly PEER SUPPORT NETWORK CALL where you can come to discuss anything about being a blind, visually impaired or sighted parent, grandparent or guardian raising a blind, visually impaired or sighted child. This is a chance to ask questions, to raise concerns, and to tell your own story to others in a safe and supportive environment. Calls will begin with a guided discussion on a specific topic such as managing transportation, administering medicine, dealing with homework, or the challenges of the Exceptional Student Education process but each call will include an open forum where any participant can bring up any issue of concern in order to get advice and support from other participants. Feel free to share this information with anyone whom you believe might benefit from these calls. Dial 712-432-3900 and enter code 796096. Contact families.acb@gmail.com for more information.