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.

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 rresnick1@comcast.net

VIBUG Officers

Notice of VIBUG Meeting

When: Saturday June 11, 2016 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Where: 77 Mass Ave, Building 5, room 134 on the campus of MIT in Cambridge.

Note to Mac training Class Attendees

A Mac training class is tentatively scheduled from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the same room.

Meeting Format

This Month

Perkins Solutions, a technology division of Perkins School for the Blind, is developing an iPhone app that will allow bus travelers who are blind to more precisely locate bus stops.† Luiza Aguiar, Director of Products at Perkins Solutions, will describe the project and explain how you can participate to provide feedback.† Jerry will help demonstrate the current prototype.

David Kingsbury will demonstrate how to use headings and styles with Word and JAWS.

If you cannot join us in person and are a current member, please contact me no later than Wednesday June 8 for online access.† We will be trying out a new platform called TeamTalk at this meeting, so we will need to provide you with information and setup instructions prior to the meeting.


Not a member yet?† Itís easy to join.† Visit our website at http://www.vibug.org

Jerry Berrier
president@vibug.org 508-735-4420

On-Line Participation Available to VIBUG Members

Current members are welcome to attend VIBUG meetings online.† If this is your first time using the online option, contact Jerry Berrier, VIBUG president at president@vibug.org at least five days before a meeting for setup instructions.

Members are reminded not to share these setup instructions with anyone who is not a VIBUG member. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in loss of online participation privileges.

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last updated: Monday, June 6, 2016