Training programs coming up from The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library of the New York Public Library include:
March 8, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST): Which Braille Display is Right for You?: From compact, lower cost displays to “full-featured note-takers with touchscreens,” more Braille displays are available than ever. This session will explore what to consider when selecting Braille technology, including such features as the operating system, compatibility with other devices, ergonomics, and more. To sign up, go to: Which Braille Display is Right for You?
March 16, 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST: Intro to Windows Narrator: Built into Windows, this screen reader software does not require downloading. Participants in this training will learn how to begin using this feature, understand important keyboard commands, get technical support, and gain access to the internet. Sign up here for Intro to Windows Narrator.
The Guggenheim Museum will be presenting a virtual “Mind’s Eye” verbal description virtual program on March 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm EST and March 16, from 2 – 4 pm EST. Mind’s Eye programming is offered regularly to participants who are blind or have low vision. This month’s program focuses on how contemporary artists “create and challenge personal and historical narratives through their work.” The work of An-My Lê, Carrie Mae Weems, Zarina and others “who shed light on dark corners of history” will be explored. The same program will be held both days so RSVP for one session by March 10. This event is free, but space is limited. To RSVP, call (212) 360-4355 or email [email protected].