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Access Information News for Monday, January 9, 2023 - Volume 892

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1) Top 5 Most Clicked Tidbits From Last Week

A.) How Visually Impaired People Ease Social Awkwardness (12.3% of all clicks.)
A study highlights the range of uncomfortable situations people living with blindness or visual impairment encounter due to interpersonal communication challenges:
https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/how-visually-impaired-people-ease-social-awkwardness/

B.) Kellogg Rolls Out New Packaging for Blind and Visually Impaired (5.2% of all clicks.)
Shopping for cereal at U.S. grocery stores just got easier for people who are blind or have low vision. Kellogg's has just announced that it is launching new packaging for four of its most popular cereal brands — Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Special K Original, Rice Krispies and Crispix — that features an innovative technology for the visually impaired called NaviLens:
https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/news/kellogg-navilens-cereal-packaging

C.) 13 Awesome Blind Piano Players (Best Blind Pianists) | Music Grotto (4.7% of all clicks.)
Being blind comes with a great number of challenges for people trying to go about their everyday life, but it's also a major obstacle when it comes to learning a skill. Music can be especially challenging, as there aren't a lot of braille resources out there to allow musicians to read music off of sheets. Despite the challenges and barriers to entry, there have been many virtuoso blind musicians in history, especially on the piano. In this article, we'll cover 13 awesome blind pianists who overcame their obstacles to become some of the best in their field:
https://www.musicgrotto.com/blind-piano-players/

D.) How The Brain Responds To Blindness (4.7% of all clicks.)
In this video, Justin from the Institute of Human Anatomy discusses the brain's ability to remodel itself in the visually impaired:
https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/videos/how-the-brain-responds-to-blindness-368466

E.) How I Wrote My First Novel While Going Blind — And Kept It A Secret | Jon Gingerich (4.2% of all clicks.)
It's my experience that people with disabilities are expertly attuned to the practice of fielding empowering affirmations from support groups, well-intentioned friends and strangers on the internet. The wearying aphorisms, the sympathy-card condolences, the feelgood bromides about overcoming adversity:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/dec/27/first-novel-writing-blindness

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Publisher: I am very excited to report that following the merger with Access Ready Reporter at the end of 2022, Access Information News will now reach over 10,000 access information subscribers each week. Final subscriber statistics here:
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6) Access Information News Click-To-Vote Quick Poll #892 | Sponsored By: Access Ready, Inc.

Question: Opinion Poll: With businesses and governments at all levels becoming increasingly dependent on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to provide goods and services, and physical facilities in the US already required to be built in accordance with accessibility standards, why not ICT?

A.) There is no widespread understanding of the vital role that accessible ICT can play in the civic, economic, and social welfare of people with disabilities.
Click-To-Vote A Link: https://bit.ly/ain-poll892-a

B.) The commitments from business and government to provide accessible ICT is being undermined by lower level staff who do not understand the vital role ICT can play in the lives of people with disabilities.
Click-To-Vote B Link: https://bit.ly/ain-poll892-b

C.) There is widespread confusion related to the requirements, both legal and technical, that govern what is accessible ICT and how inaccessibility can restrict the lives of people with disabilities.
Click-To-Vote C Link: https://bit.ly/ain-poll892-c

D.) Indifference by technology developers toward accessible ICT based on limited investment returns and lackluster support by disability leaders for accessible products is a growing problem.
Click-To-Vote D Link: https://bit.ly/ain-poll892-d

E.) I believe all of the above answers play a part in limiting the growth of accessible ICT to some degree.
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7) Why AI Audiobook Narrators Could Win Over Some Authors And Readers, Despite The Vocal Bumps

For the first few seconds, the narrator of Kristen Ethridge's new romance audiobook, Shelter from the Storm, sounds like a human being. The voice is light and carefully enunciated, with the slow pacing of any audiobook narrator, as it begins: "There's a storm coming, and her name is Hope." Then, something about the pacing of the words grates on the ear. It's a little too regular, even robotic. “I know that sounds a little crazy,” the breathy voice continues, grinding out the words. “That something so destructive could be labeled with such a peaceful name.” From sentence to sentence, the cadence of the narrator's voice glides forward, then snags on an artificial syllable. It's the aural equivalent of watching the gears of a machine rotate under a surface of what looks like human skin:
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/jan/05/why-ai-audiobook-narrators-could-win-over-some-authors-and-readers-despite-the-vocal-bumps

8) Apple Books Launches Ai-Narrated Audiobooks Initiative

Apple Books has launched a new initiative to expand the number of audiobooks available on its store. It is inviting independent writers and larger publishers to opt-in to have their written books converted into audio form using AI voice synthesis models:
https://9to5mac.com/2023/01/05/apple-books-ai-audiobooks/

9) Q&A with Lainey Feingold: Digital Accessibility Legal Update For January 5th 2023 | 3PlayMedia

A lot happened in the digital accessibility legal space in 2022! Have you kept up? At the end of every year, we're always thrilled to welcome back Lainey Feingold for her annual digital accessibility legal update. Lainey is an internationally recognized disability rights lawyer and is widely known for negotiating landmark accessibility agreements. Lainey joined us on December 8th 2022, to present her 2022 Legal Update on Digital Accessibility, in which she gave us the full scoop on digital accessibility in the legal space over the last year. In this blog, we'll briefly recap Lainey's presentation and share her answers to audience questions:
https://www.3playmedia.com/blog/lainey-feingolds-annual-digital-accessibility-legal-update/

10) Is A Bookkeeping Career Accessible: An Interview With A Blind Bookkeeper | Bookkeeping Side Hustle | YouTube

Taylor Ardnt is joining me to discuss if bookkeeping is an accessible career. I watched a video of Taylor's on her YouTube Channel called “A New Direction” and I knew that I wanted to talk to her about her experience being blind in the accounting industry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BFK_tZpSjE

11) From Concept to Creation: The Mi'kmaw Braille Code

How did a braille transcriber develop a new braille code? We spoke with Christine Muise, recipient of the Louis Award from APH, about her journey creating the Mi'kmaw braille code:
https://www.aph.org/from-concept-to-creation-the-mikmaw-braille-code/

12) Top 10 Accessibility News Articles of 2022 | Equal Entry

We scoured many news announcements to find the most talked about accessibility news of 2022. We made a list. Checked it twice. Put it all into a form for you to decide. Here are the Top 10 Accessibility News Articles of 2022 starting with Number 10:
https://equalentry.com/top-10-accessibility-news-of-2022/

13) Blind And Partially Sighted People Are Struggling To Vote, RNIB Warns

Despite recent changes to laws to improve accessible voting, guidance is still too vague to ensure people all over the country can enact their right to a secret vote, a charity has warned:
https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/blind-partially-sighted-elections-voting-accessibility-rnib-2045980

14) Louisville Nonprofit Aims To Improve Digital Braille Standards

Reading tablets for sighted people are advanced and comprehensive. But people who are blind rely on outdated devices with limited functions. The American Printing House for the Blind, a Louisville nonprofit, is part of a global initiative to improve them:
https://www.lpm.org/news/2022-12-28/louisville-nonprofit-aims-to-improve-digital-braille-standards

15) Celebrate Braille Literacy Month | Paths To Literacy

January Is Braille Literacy Month! Find out where you can learn braille, where to get free braille books, ideas to celebrate Louis Braille's birthday, and more resources on braille:
https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/celebrate-braille-literacy-month/

16) Visually-Impaired TikToker Shows How Her Guide Dog Helps Her Find The Restroom

Rue is such a sweet girl, and she's so helpful, too! The journey to becoming a guide dog is a long and tedious one, but all of the hard work ensures that they become the best they can be. That's why Rue the Golden Retriever is great at helping her owner navigate all kinds of terrain! She can even help her human find her way to the bathrooms, and the pair recorded a TikTok video to show their viewers how it's done. On this pup's account, @guidedogrue, the duo demonstrates how they achieve all sorts of tasks, just like this:
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/visually-impaired-tiktoker-shows-her-120000817.html

17) Reader Review: Cell Phone Services From Company Service Representatives

Courtesy of Award Winning Sight Loss Coach, Advocate and Author Donna Jodhan:
https://www.accessinformationnews.com/7.html

18) Teaching Children Independence and Advocacy Skills from an Early Age | APH FamilyConnect

When a parent learns their child is blind or has low vision as early as birth, it can take time to accept. But it's essential that children start learning key skills as early as possible. Giving children the tools they need to lead independent, fulfilling lives will give both children and their parents optimism about the future. The importance of early intervention can't be overstated. Parents or guardians are central to helping children begin learning to understand and navigate the world immediately after a diagnosis:
https://familyconnect.org/blog/familyconnect-blog/teaching-children-independence-and-advocacy-skills-from-an-early-age/

19) Spanish Braille and English Language Learners | Paths To Literacy

Commonly asked questions about teaching braille to Spanish-speaking students and English Language Learners (ELL, ESL):
https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/spanish-braille-and-english-language-learners/

20) Blind And Visually Impaired Young Adults in Chicago Get A Post-Holiday Shopping Spree At Macy's

A group of young people from Chicago who are blind and/or visually impaired were treated to a post-holiday shopping spree at Macy's on State Street. The outing, organized and sponsored by The Chicago Lighthouse, served as a lesson in fun and learning for the group of young adults who found had a joyful day shopping. The Chicago Lighthouse is a social service organization that serves blind, visually impaired and disabled people in the Chicago area:
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/blind-and-visually-impaired-young-adults-get-a-post-holiday-shopping-spree-at-macys/3038134/

21) Braille Institute Celebrates 4th Annual "Assistive Technology Month" In January

Braille Institute celebrates January as "Assistive Technology Month" with over 10 free educational and interactive online technology workshops featuring speakers from the field, as well as hands-on device presentations and demonstrations:
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/braille-institute-celebrates-4th-annual-assistive-technology-month-in-january-301712972.html

22) I Went Blind After Giving Birth — And Couldn't See My Newborn

Her beloved babies disappeared right before her eyes. A London woman is speaking out about a horrifying condition that caused her to go blind after giving birth. Sylvia Chengo, 34, suffered from a childhood eye condition that flared up again after she welcomed son, Kai, in 2014:
https://nypost.com/2023/01/02/i-went-blind-after-giving-birth-and-couldnt-see-my-newborn/

23) New Duckworth-Baldwin Bill Would Ensure Seat Size, Other Real-Life Conditions Are Considered In Federal Aircraft Emergency Evacuation Standards

As the holiday season continues and millions of Americans are set to board crowded flights in the next few weeks, U.S. Senator and pilot Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today announced the Emergency Vacating of Aircraft Cabin (EVAC) Act to ensure the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does more to prioritize passenger safety by appropriately considering seat size, carry-on baggage, people with disabilities, seniors and children in its emergency evacuation standards:
https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/news/press-releases/12/09/2022/new-duckworth-baldwin-bill-would-ensure-seat-size-other-real-life-conditions-are-considered-in-federal-aircraft-emergency-evacuation-standards

24) Harry Potter Themed Braille Designs | Paths To Literacy

Do you love Harry Potter as much as we do? Check out these Harry Potter Themed Braille Designs! Harry Potter themed braille art designs are a fun way to tie together a popular book series with braille skills:
https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/harry-potter-themed-braille-designs/

25) Braille Tales Builds a Foundation for a Lifetime of Literacy | APH FamilyConnect

Alison Clougherty was a mom first and then became a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) — inspired in part by a desire to help her son, Finn, and others like him. Finn was born blind, with two detached retinas, and it was a whole new world for Alison. She quickly began looking for every resource possible to give Finn the same advantages as every other child:
https://familyconnect.org/blog/familyconnect-blog/braille-tales-builds-a-foundation-for-a-lifetime-of-literacy/

26) Akasa Air Introduces In-Flight Safety Manual In Braille For Visual Impaired

Akasa Air on has introduced its in-flight safety manual in Braille for persons with visual impairment:
https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay?newsID=1036409

27) AppleVis Is Now On Mastodon

AppleVis and some of our team members are now officially on Mastodon with our own AppleVis instance:
https://www.applevis.com/blog/applevis-now-mastodon

28) Nuts.com Class Action Alleges Website Inaccessible To Blind, Visually Impaired Consumers

Shivan Bassaw, a visually impaired individual, filed a class action lawsuit against Nuts.com, alleging the website makes it impossible for visually impaired or blind individuals to complete a transaction:
https://topclassactions.com/disability-class-action-lawsuit/nuts-com-class-action-alleges-website-inaccessible-to-blind-visually-impaired-consumers/

29) National Federation of the Blind January 2023 Presidential Release | YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbELLlpqy-g


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1) Expand Your Blind Life with Sam Seavey

January 11th 2023 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT | Join us for a presentation from Sam, host of the popular YouTube channel, The Blind Life, who will discuss his experience with hosting a YouTube channel and the challenges he's faced living with Stargardt Disease. Sam is the founder and creator of The Blind Life YouTube channel, with more than 46,000 subscribers and over 700 informative videos. He helps people world-wide living with vision loss, offering tips for managing daily tasks, reviewing assistive devices, and hosting informative interviews with key stakeholders in the visually impaired community. He collaborates with tech giants like Google, SONY and Amazon, has created content for MacularDegeneration.net and participates on Microsoft's Window's Accessibility Advisory Board. Join us for an opportunity to learn about Sam's journey living with Stargardt Disease and hosting a popular YouTube channel. Venue/Location: Event Type: Virtual. Organizer: Los Angeles Center, (323) 663-1111 📱️, la@brailleinstitute.org 📧️. Capacity: Unlimited spots available. Register for this event:
https://brailleinstitute.org/bioa-event/expand-your-blind-life-with-sam-seavey

2) JAWS: Getting Started with Microsoft Teams for Work (Assistive Technology Webinar) | Access Ingenuity

January 11th 2023 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12AM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT | Recently, Microsoft Teams has gained popularity in many workplaces. As a result, we've received many requests for using Teams with JAWS. Join Ian Ramos and Zhi Huang from Access Ingenuity to explore the Microsoft teams interface using the JAWS screen reader. Please note that this presentation is on the Microsoft Teams for work program, which you or your workplace must install. It is not the Microsoft Teams for personal use program included with Windows 11. Although the topic of this presentation is Microsoft Teams, the webinar is through Zoom, allowing those who do not know how to use Teams to attend. Learning Outcomes: Understand Microsoft Teams for work interface. Discover how to get a list of keyboard commands using Microsoft Teams and JAWS. Understand how to work with the settings and some ideal options when using Teams with a screen reader. Explore the difference between using Teams with and without JAWS scripts and how they may enhance experience depending on your needs. | Meeting ID: 813 9605 3526 | Passcode: 630132 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,81396053526#,,,,*630132# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81396053526?pwd=Vy9NM05YLzJrdTdaZGNVZGFuMmFpZz09#success

3) The Many Faces of BARD

January 12th 2023 | 4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 12AM GMT on 1/13 | The topic for the Thursday, January 12, 2023, Many Faces of BARD program will be How You Can Help Us Help You — Working Together with BARD Tech Support. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern time and last for one hour. This program will be recorded. The session will begin with a brief presentation provided by the Tech Support team. The remainder of the time will be spent answering questions about the presentation or other general questions related to BARD usage:
https://lorinet.info/tbp/?p=5783

4) Resolution Solutions: Apps To Tap In 2023 | Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

January 18th 2023 | 4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 12AM GMT on 1/19 | Join the Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc as we tap into the power of several accessible apps and resources in the new year. Learn how to supercharge your financial, physical, mental and emotional batteries during this months webinar. Special guests include Tyler Merrin, four-time Paralympian, and Chris Peterson, personal finance expert and CEO of Penny Forward. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please contact Tim Paulding at tpaulding@lhblind.org 📧️ for questions or assistance with registration. Register in advance for this webinar at:
https://thelighthousefortheblindinc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mTOtYNAuToCfMB3YLeln9w

5) Special Needs Trusts: Planning For Your Future

January 18th 2023 | 3:30PM PT, 4:30PM MT, 5:30PM CT, 6:30PM ET, 11:30PM GMT | Join the Carroll Center for the Blind's Exclusive Trust Partner, PLAN of MA & RI, for an informational webinar to learn about Special Needs Trusts and how they can help you and your loved ones plan for your future. A Special Needs Trust allows money to be set aside for a person with a disability. The trust is intended to help preserve funds for the sole benefit of this person, enhance their quality of life, and protect their eligibility for public benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income. Speaker: Kathy Vitello, LSW, Director of Operations at PLAN of MA and RI. About the Speaker: Kathy Vitello is a Licensed Social Worker with more than 35 years of experience working with seniors, people who are physically challenged, and chronically ill. She has broad experience and insight — drawn from her work in hospitals, in skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and psychiatric facilities, and in-home care and hospice settings. Kathy holds a degree in Mental Health from Northern Essex Community College; has a BA in Applied Mental Health from University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and earned certificates in Suicide Prevention in Older Adults and Mental Health and Aging from the Institute for Geriatric Social Work at Boston University. Kathy has also participated in a week-long training in Thanatology and is a member of the NPA Conference Planning Committee. What You'll Learn: Information about the different types of Special Needs Trusts. Why a Special Needs Trust is beneficial to you. How to protect your assets without affecting your Social Security Disability Benefits. Unique features of PLAN as a Professional Trustee. Who Should Attend: Individuals who qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits. Parents, family members, and other caregivers of a person with a disability. Professionals. Individuals who think they could benefit from a Special Needs Trust:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S1lhF8UVQP6IygWFlBfFZQ?bblinkid=265480395&bbemailid=44518399&bbejrid=-1739148575

6) How to Create Accessible Videos (Digital Accessibility Webinar) | Access Ingenuity

January 18th 2023 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12AM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT | Do you create videos for YouTube or other platforms? This presentation will review the components of accessible videos and how to make them. Join Michael Parker from Access Ingenuity to learn about creating accessible videos, including captions, audio descriptions, and descriptive text transcripts. Learning Outcomes: Learn the main elements of an accessible video that complies with WCAG 2.1 Guidelines. Learn how to edit captions on YouTube. Learn how to design videos so that they meet audio description requirements. Learn the basics of creating descriptive text transcripts. | Meeting ID: 865 9834 4762 | Passcode: 774759 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,86598344762#,,,,*774759# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86598344762?pwd=V0NoVU9nU2FEOFFxT1VNVWhjMzhEdz09#success

7) Smart Watches And Other Wearables | Tech It Out | Hadley

January 24th 2023 | 5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT on 1/25 | Please join us on January 24, 2023, at 7 PM Central, when we'll be discussing smart watches and other wearables. If you'd like a text reminder for upcoming Tech It Out discussions, send a text message from your cell phone to the number 52545, and type "Tech" in the body of the message. In the meantime, we'd love to hear your questions and comments. Email us at techitout@hadley.edu 📧️ or give us a call at (800) 323-4238 📱️. You can also join the Tech It Out Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2692780374142403 to keep the conversation going and chat with fellow participants:

8) Easy Portable Reading — The omniReader (ACVREP CE Approved, Assistive Technology Webinar) | Access Ingenuity

January 25th 2023 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12AM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT | The omniReader ® is the definition of easy by allowing you to read printed text by pressing a single button. You can follow the magnified text in high-contrast colors on the built-in screen or listen as the omniReader reads the text out loud. You can also use the screen to instantly magnify objects and text and display them in high-contrast colors to see them more clearly. Thanks to its lightweight design, built-in handle, and long battery life, you can pick it up and use it wherever you want — at home, at the office, and even on the go. Join Ian Ramos from Access Ingenuity and Joseph McDaniel from Vispero as they explain this machine's critical assistive role to the visually impaired. Note that everybody is welcome and can benefit from this presentation. If you are a teacher of the visually impaired (TVI), this presentation is approved for ACVREP continuing education credit. Learning Outcomes: Features walkthrough of the omniReader. Understand the primary and secondary assistive benefits. How the omniReader can be an effective reading tool. Meeting ID: 881 2262 4972 | Passcode: 596298 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,88122624972#,,,,*596298# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88122624972?pwd=S1FzT3luSzlMdTY1NHovL0F5RWNqUT09#success

9) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 5: School Aged Numeracy | APH

February 1st 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | Using LEGO Braille Bricks to do math: let's discover some of the many uses of these little bricks to develop numerical and geometry skills, understand symmetry, and much more:
https://www.aph.org/lego-braille-bricks-live-sessions/

10) Health Care Decision Making, Advance Directives, and the MOLST Form | Zoom | For Residents of Maryland

February 7th 2023 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT | This presentation will provide general guidance and information regarding the process of making health care decisions, including how the Health Care Decisions Act, advance directives, and the Maryland MOLST form are used to carry out patients' health care decisions. Presenter: Paul J. Ballard, Assistant Attorney General, Counsel for Health Decisions Policy:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtduiupjgoHNAfbDpQ8iBOvnRoNuBlCYrG

11) Maryland Accessible Telecommunications | Technology User Group | Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD)

February 11th 2023 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 3PM GMT | Formerly Maryland Relay, this state resource can help clients acquire cell phones, TTY equipment, and other communication devices. The application process is easy and highly encouraged. Learn about all of the programs offered and how you can benefit. All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 📱️ at 10:00 AM ET. For more information about the Technology User Group or to recommend a topic / technology for discussion, please contact: Jerry Price at (410) 230-2446 📱️ or via email jerry.price1@maryland.gov 📧️

12) Giving Up Your Car Keys Is Not The End Of Your Independence | NFB of Maryland Senior Call

February 15th 2023 | 4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 12AM GMT on 2/16 | Presented by National Federation of the Blind (NFB) of Maryland Senior Division. Please join our conversation to explore the emotional decision to give up driving. Discover how to manage your life when you are no longer the one behind the wheel. When: February 15, 2023 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM ET. Where: NFB of Maryland Conference Call at (339) 209-4083 📱️. All are welcome! For more information about this event or the NFB of Maryland Senior Division please contact Marguerite Woods at (443) 271-1668 📱️ or mwoods719@gmail.com 📧️.

13) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 6: Daily Living Activities | APH

March 6th 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | Let's explore daily-living activities using LEGO Braille Bricks and share our best practices, experiences, tips:
https://www.aph.org/lego-braille-bricks-live-sessions/

14) Using Garage Band App to Create a Song | Technology User Group | Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD)

March 11th 2023 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 3PM GMT | You have seen this app on your iDevice, and maybe you have even opened it once or twice. In this presentation, you will learn how to create a song from scratch and how to make modifications. All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 📱️ at 10:00 AM ET. For more information about the Technology User Group or to recommend a topic / technology for discussion, please contact: Jerry Price at (410) 230-2446 📱️ or via email jerry.price1@maryland.gov 📧️

15) 2023 38th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

March 13th 2023 through March 17th 2023 | Welcome. Whether you have been attending the conference for years or are planning to attend your first, the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, also known as the CSUN Conference, is the ultimate community experience and the premier forum on technology for all persons with disabilities. For over 37 years, California State University, Northridge's Center on Disabilities has sponsored the conference, providing a platform for researchers, practitioners, educators, exhibitors and more from around the world, where they can share knowledge, innovations, and best practices to promote inclusion for all. Building on the momentum from the 2022 conference, exciting new plans are in the works to enhance the conference experience. We encourage you to join us in Anaheim, California in 2023, where attendees can attend Pre-Conference Workshops, the yearly Keynote Address, Featured Presentations, General Sessions, Sponsor Showcase Suites and the Exhibit Hall. We also continue developing new programming to build community and networking opportunities. Check back often or follow us on social media for the latest updates, details, and deadlines. For information on sponsor or exhibitor opportunities, please visit our Opportunities page or email us at conference@csun.edu 📧️. We can't wait until the CSUN Conference community is back together to learn, share and connect:
https://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/sessions/

16) 2023 3rd Annual Axe-Con | Building Accessible Experiences | The World's Largest Digital Accessibility Conference

March 15th 2023 and March 16th 2023 | Deque Systems, the trusted leader in digital accessibility, has announced the third annual axe-con conference will return on March 15-16th, 2023. With the success of axe-con over the past two years, Deque will continue to host the conference as a free virtual event again next year. Axe-con is an open and inclusive digital accessibility conference that welcomes developers, designers, business users, and accessibility professionals of all experience levels to a new kind of accessibility conference focused on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences:
https://www.deque.com/blog/save-the-date-for-axe-con-2023/

17) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 7: Music | APH

April 5th 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | Let's discover together how to make music with these famous bricks! Come and share your creative ideas:
https://www.aph.org/lego-braille-bricks-live-sessions/

18) How To Upgrade To Windows 11 | Technology User Group | Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD)

April 8th 2023 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 3PM GMT | This operating system has been around for a while, and people champion its security strengths and applications. Should you upgrade, and what is that process? All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 📱️ at 10:00 AM ET. For more information about the Technology User Group or to recommend a topic / technology for discussion, please contact: Jerry Price at (410) 230-2446 📱️ or via email jerry.price1@maryland.gov 📧️

19) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 8: STEM | APH

May 3rd 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | Have you ever thought of doing science, computing, or technology with LEGO Braille Bricks? Expert guests will join us for an amazing session:
https://www.aph.org/lego-braille-bricks-live-sessions/

20) Travel Tools and Apps | Technology User Group | Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD)

May 13th 2023 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 3PM GMT | Whether you are traveling to another city, state or country, we will look at tools and resources that will help you get the most assistance for your venture. All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 📱️ at 10:00 AM ET. For more information about the Technology User Group or to recommend a topic / technology for discussion, please contact: Jerry Price at (410) 230-2446 📱️ or via email jerry.price1@maryland.gov 📧️

21) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 9: Orientation & Mobility | APH

June 7th 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | LEGO bricks to build plans, visualize routes, it's not new! But with LEGO Braille Bricks you can also create labels, add letters, words... Then it becomes really great:
https://www.aph.org/lego-braille-bricks-live-sessions/


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Those who need accessibility accommodations aren't strangers to jumping in with self-advocacy to achieve it. But, what about the rest of us? When explaining the benefits of a reasonable accommodation to one's place of work or school. This is where our self-advocacy kits come in. Pneuma has written up customizable email templates you can modify according to your situation. We cover a variety of different advocacy scenarios. Simply choose your scenario, answer a few simple questions, adapt the language, address it to the right person, and submit it! Self-advocacy has never been easier:
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The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is a successful manufacturing organization with over 60 years of experience in precision machining. We produce an array of machined parts and plastic injection molding for various aerospace manufacturers, as well as a host of office products and hydration equipment sold to the Federal Government and the U.S. Military. We also own and operate stores on military bases along the West Coast. Our products and services include:

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