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Virtual Technology Events: A Fair, Workshops, and More…

Check Out Innovative Products and Services at the Virtual Technology Fair November 23, 2021

The Carroll Center for the Blind’s Virtual Technology Fair will feature informative presentations, assistive technology exhibitors in breakout rooms, and products and services needed to “live as independently as possible.” This event is free and open to people who are blind or visually impaired, family members, friends, and professionals. Among the featured sessions are “How to Advocate for More Accessible Apps and Websites,” “Top Ten Ways to Use Amazon’s Alexa,” “iPhone iOS Accessibility,” and “Tips and Tricks for Windows Screen Reader Users.” To learn more and register go to The Carroll Center for the Blind Virtual Technology Fair.

Workshops from the Andrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library of the New York Public Library:
Intro to Google Docs: On Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 3 – 4:30 pm ET, learn how to get the most from this free tool using your screen reader. The focus will be on “enabling accessibility, understanding menus, and the fundamentals of document editing and collaboration.”

Accessible Tech Tools for Language Learners: Find out about language learning tools, such as Mango Languages and Duolingo; translation apps from Microsoft and Google; and more on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 6 – 7:30 pm ET. Podcasts for language learners will be covered as well.

For more information and zoom links for these and other programs, check out November, December NewsLion: Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library.

Sight Tech Global Conference Set for December 1-2: Free and Virtual

The second Sight Tech Global conference will bring together experts in advanced technologies, in particular AI (Artificial Intelligence), covering accessibility and assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired. Ten “fireside and panel sessions” will feature the latest developments occurring through Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and other leaders in the field. Breakout sessions will be held as well. The event is free, virtual, and “very screen-reader friendly.” To find out more and register, go to the TechCrunch listing: Sight Tech Global agenda announced.