VIBUG, the Visually Impaired and Blind User Group, is located in Massachusetts, and serves blind and visually impaired users of computers and other assistive technology. If you'd like to know more about us, you can download our flyer, which is available as a Microsoft Word document, or a braille formatted file. We encourage you to share this flyer with people you think would be interested in our assistive technology users group.
VIBUG membership costs $20 a year and includes the following benefits.
Vibug elections are held annually at every November meeting. Anyone wishing to vote in this election must be a paid member by the end of the October meeting.
For people who join Vibug as first-time members in November or December, their dues will carry over and cover their membership for the following year.
To Become a Vibug member and join the Vibug announcements mailing list, fill out the Vibug membership form. To make a secure online payment with a credit card or your PayPal account, select the following PayPal button.
You may also join VIBUG by coming to a meeting and paying your dues by cash or check. All checks should be made payable to VIBUG. If you have any questions, please contact our treasurer Bob Resnick at firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Where: MIT, 77 Mass. Avenue, building 5, room 134, Cambridge MA
Members who cannot attend in-person are welcome to participate online. We are now using TeamTalk. For instructions, go to http://www.vibug.org and find the heading “On-Line Participation”
Jeanette Kutash will demonstrate and discuss AIRA. “From exploring new neighborhoods and restaurants in the city, to traveling the globe - Aira empowers the blind to experience their world and surroundings like never before.”
Microsoft Seeing AI app; presenter not yet confirmed
David Kingsbury will talk about the free NVDA screen reader for Windows.
I will be unable to attend this month, so vice president Frank Ventura has agreed to chair the meeting.
On October 10 at 1:00 PM I plan to attend the MIT open house at their access technology information center, announced in a separate email from me earlier this week. If you are available, please plan to stop in. This is a great opportunity for us to learn about accessibility initiatives at MIT.
Not a member yet? It’s easy to join. Visit our website at http://www.vibug.org
Current Vibug members are welcome to attend VIBUG meetings online. VIBUG is using a free online program called teamtalk. If you would like to participate live in meetings online, you must download and install the teamtalk program. There are versions for mac and pc.
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last updated: Saturday, October 7, 2017