Learning never stops and this summer, this is definitely the case. Here are some upcoming online offerings that can add to the summertime experience:
On July 14, 2022, from 10 to 11 am Eastern Time (ET), parents, families, caregivers, and professionals are invited to join in the webinar on “Everything You Need to Know About Social Security: Overview of Benefits, Disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI).” During this free Adapt Community Network program, Nilsa Henriquez, Public Affairs Specialist from Social Security, will discuss SSI (Supplemental Security Income), the application process, and eligibility criteria. Spanish interpretation will be provided. For more details click on the following links: in English: Everything You Wanted to Know About Social Security: Overview of Benefits, Disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or in Spanish: Todo Lo Que Necesita Saber Sobre El Seguro Social: Descripción General De Los Beneficios, Discapacidad, Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI). Pre-registration is required. To register, please click on the RSVP for Everything You Need to Know About Social Security: Overview of Benefits, Disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If there are any issues with the links, register by email at [email protected] or by phone, (718) 436-7979 Ext. 704.
Making Smartphones Accessible to Users with Vision Loss: July 20 and August 10, 2022: Join in either or both of these programs to learn how to make everyday technology accessible to people with vision loss. Tech for Everyone: Making Smartphones Accessible to Users with Vision Loss is offered online by Lighthouse Guild with DOROT and will include expert panelists, live demonstrations, and Q&A.
Session 1, on July 22 from 1 – 2 pm Eastern Time (ET), focuses on the Android Smartphone and covers such apps as TalkBack, where the screen is read aloud, and Google Lookout, which enables the device to describe objects and text in the user’s surroundings.
In Session 2, on August 10 from 1 – 2 pm ET, iPhone users will learn how to magnify the screen and access apps such as VoiceOver (where what is on the screen is read aloud).
For more details, visit the Lighthouse Guild webpage listing for Tech for Everyone: Making Smartphones Accessible to Users with Vision Loss. And to register directly, visit the Meeting Registration page. For any questions, contact DOROT at (917) 441-3706 or [email protected].