[Nfbnet-members-list] Guide Dog Users: Social Networking while Distancing

Marion Gwizdala, President president at nagdu.org
Thu Apr 2 01:31:08 UTC 2020

Guide Dog Users: Social Networking while Distancing

Please circulate the following message as widely as appropriate.

                 As we create physical distance 
between us as protection from the COVID-19 virus, 
the National Association of Guide Dog Users, a 
strong & proud division of the National 
Federation of the blind, Invites you to create 
social connections and togetherness. “Yappy Hour” 
is sponsored and hosted by the board of directors 
of NAGDU. Our first event will be a simple 
get-acquainted time with no topic nor agenda. In 
our first Yappy Hour, you are welcome to share 
with the group your favorite adult beverage, your 
original food creations, or ask a question about 
a dog training or behavior concern. In other 
words, its more about the humans whith guide dogs 
in their lives than about the dogs. One of our 
nontopics will be what we can do in the future. 
For instance, during the holidays, I facilitated 
a Zoom meeting in which I sent out an ingredient 
list and taught others how to make home-made egg 
nog. Maybe we can cook together! Anyone want to learn to make seafood lasagna?

                 So, grab your device, download 
the Zoom Meeting app, and come network with guide 
dog users around the world! Here are the times and instructions!

What: National Association of Guide Dog Users’ Yappy Hour
When: Saturday, April 4
When: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern (2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Central; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Mountain; & 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Pacific).

Although traditional conference call dialing is 
available, we recommend using the free Zoom app 
for the best audio quality and functionality. The 
app is easy to use and is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, and Mac.
If you don't already have the app installed, you 
will be prompted to do so when activating the 
below Zoom link. Installing the app ahead of time 
will give you the opportunity to customize it to your preference.

There are now three ways to join NAGDU meetings:
 From any computer or Smart device, activate the 
following link and follow the instructions:

You will need a microphone on your computer in 
order to have your voice heard in the cloud!
2.       Tap one of these links from any smart phone:
+16699006833,,8136262789# or
You can also add one of these numbers to your 
contacts list so you can use them for future meetings!

3. Manually call by dialing either (669) 900-6833 
or (408) 638-0968, then entering the ID 8136262789.

The following are a few commands which can be 
used during the meeting based on how you joined.
1. Telephone: *6 to mute or unmute. *9 to raise your hand.
2. Windows: ALT+A to mute or unmute. ALT+Y to raise your hand.
3. Mac: CMD+SHIFT+A to mute or unmute. OPTION+Y to raise your hand.
4. Activate this link for a full list of commands 
from either Windows or Mac: 

Marion Gwizdala, President
National Association of Guide Dog Users Inc. (NAGDU)
National Federation of the Blind
(813) 626-2789
President at NAGDU.ORG
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The National Federation of the Blind knows that 
blindness is not the characteristic that defines 
you or your future. Every day we raise 
expectations because low expectations create 
barriers between blind  people and our dreams. 
You can live the life you want! Blindness is not what holds you back.

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