Welcome to VIBUG

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 registration, dues, and notices

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 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 vibugtreasurer@outlook.com

To join the VIBUG announcements mailing list, fill out the form at the following link.

https://www.freelists.org/list/vibugannounce


VIBUG Officers

NOTICE OF VIBUG MEETING

Please join us for the last VIBUG meeting of the season. We shall resume in September.

When: Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Where: online only, no in-person attendance

Online Participation

All persons are welcome to participate online. We are now using a program called Zoom. For details, look for a heading called “Zoom Instructions”.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting Format

THIS Month

Attendees are encouraged to stay on after our meeting to socialize with each other.

Membership

Not a member yet?  It’s easy to join.  Visit our website at http://www.vibug.org

Frank Ventura, vibugpresident@outlook.com

Phone: 617-506-9706


Zoom Instructions

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.

  1. Download and install the Zoom installation program for your computer.
  2. Zoom installation program for pc
  3. Prior to each VIBUG meeting, all members will be sent an email announcement containing the zoom link to participate in the online meeting.
  4. To enter the Vibug online meeting, paste the link in to your browser of choice and press enter.
  5. Once you are in the meeting, activate the button which says, "join audio conference by computer."
  6. During the meeting you can mute or unmute your audio by using the alt a command.
  7. We strongly suggest that you install the zoom program and do some testing in advance before attending your first online meeting. We will be happy to assist with that.
  8. If you have an iPhone or similar device, you can search in the App Store for Zoom, and select the "Zoom Cloud Meetings" app for download.  Then, pick "Join meeting", and enter the meeting ID, 883 4731 5330.

    Once in the meeting, select "internet audio" to turn on your microphone.

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android

    One tap mobile U.S.

    If using a Zoom app, use ID 893 9958 3782 or dial +1-312-626-6799, and enter user ID 893 9958 3782 followed by the # sign.

    If asked for an additional password, press # then enter 0612#.

    Please contact me with any questions
    Jerry Berrier, VIBUG Vice President


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    last updated: Tuesday, June 8, 2021