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Virtual Summer Classes

As we enter the “dog days of summer,” you may want to brush up on or learn some new skills with these upcoming virtual courses from the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Books Library of The New York Public Library:

On August 15 at 7 pm ET (Eastern Time), the High and Low-tech Organization and Labeling Tips workshop will offer resources and methods for “labeling as a blind person.” The session will cover strategies that can be used without sight to identify documents, file folders, clothing, books, and more around the home or office. For more information and to register, visit the webpage for High and Low-Tech Organization Tips.

On August 22, 2022 at 7 pm ET, the program on Using Braille Displays with iOs will go over how a Braille display can be a powerful complement to an iPhone or iPad. This session will cover such topics as common Braille display commands, settings, how to customize, and apps that work well with Braille. For additional details and to sign up, visit the Meeting Registration page here for Using Braille Displays with IOS.

A six-session session program focusing on Google Apps with Accessibility in Mind begins on August 24, 2022 at 4:30 pm ET and runs every Wednesday at that time through September 28, 2022. Participants will explore popular tools that are free to use on the web or with mobile apps to “manage your time, share your work and collaborate.” The first three sessions cover Drive and Docs, including basics and formatting, organization, editing, commenting, track changes, sharing permissions, and more. Subsequent weeks focus on calendars, sheets, and slides. To learn more and sign up, preferably for all sessions, visit the webpage on Google Apps with Accessibility in Mind.