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Assistive Technology Month Celebrated with Online Educational Workshops

During January, “Assistive Technology Month,” Braille Institute is providing free online, interactive technology workshops on a variety of topics to promote assistive technologies and their use. Participants can join in by video or phone, with hybrid workshops streaming to virtual participants and offering in-person attendees the opportunity to try out devices via Microsoft Teams. Upcoming sessions include:

On January 25, 2023, from 10 to 11:30 am PT (1 to 2:30 pm ET), Experience the BlindShell Classic 2 Phone will cover these new devices, featuring hardware, a tactile keyboard, voice control, and loudspeaker, to facilitate use by people who are visually impaired.

On January 25, 2023, from 1 to 2:30 pm PT  (4 to 5:30 ET), Microsoft Teams for Low Vision and No Vision Users will be presented virtually and in person in Los Angeles. An instructor will cover how people with vision loss are using Teams features to participate in classes, workshops, events, and meetings.

On January 26, 2023 from 10 am to 11:30 am PT (1 to 2:30 pm ET), Get Going with Mike May and GoodMaps will cover the importance and need for detailed location information used to navigate inside buildings and in public transportation settings. May is chief evangelist for GoodMaps, a pedestrian navigation company that focuses on accessible navigation for people who are blind or visually impaired. For more information and to register, visit Braille Institute’s webpage entitled January is Assistive Technology Month!