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 on-line 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 email@example.com
When: Saturday, May 12, from 1:00 PM 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 a program called Zoom. For instructions, go to Zoom Instructions
Presentation by “the Mediate Team”, an MIT startup. Here is their description of what they will talk about:
"As the Mediate team, we are developing an AI solution to understand surroundings for the visually impaired. Our goal is to develop a device with a camera, which can process the images and develop an understanding of the physical environment and can later present them in a conversational way.
For the first version of our product, we are planning to release a mobile app that will locate some objects of interests. We would like to talk to people about which contexts they would be using such an app, what kind of objects they would be looking to find, and what kind of a user experience concerns we should be aware of."
Lou Lasher will discuss his experience doing audio description of movies and TV episodes for the Blind Mice Movie Vault.
I will describe a recent hack-athon held at Perkins.
Apps and Gadgets: Please come prepared to talk about any iOS app, computer program, digital recorder, utility, or any other software or gadget you particularly like.
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 on-line. VIBUG is using a program called zoom. If you would like to participate on-line, you must download and install the zoom program. There are versions for pc and IPhone, and you can even call in over the telephone if you don't have a computer. We recommend that you initially download the pc version, since it is easier to use than the IPhone app.
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last updated: Wednesday, May 9, 2018