[Nfbnet-members-list] Upcoming Virtual Events: Accessibility Boutique, Education, Connections, and More

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Stay Connected: Join Upcoming Virtual Federation Meetings

The National Federation of the Blind continues to connect and protect blind people through our nationwide network. The following virtual gatherings are open to everyone in the coming week. Zoom instructions below.

Wednesday, April 15

5:30 p.m. EDT | NFB-NEWSLINE®<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=16598&qid=3467605> Demonstrations

Sponsored by NFB of New York, join us to learn how to use NFB-NEWSLINE on the phone, Amazon devices, web, and other means. Zoom Meeting: 528 850 6207

7:00 p.m. EDT | Workout Wednesday

Sponsored by NFB of Colorado, pull up a chair and join us as we do the BlindAlive chair yoga workout together. This workout is great for all levels and does not require any equipment. Zoom Meeting ID: 595 506 6474

Thursday, April 16
11:00 a.m. EDT | Distance Education<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=16447&qid=>: Create Braille Tracking Sheets

One of the most important beginning Braille skills is tracking or tracing the page from left to right and top to bottom. Practice at home using items you find around your home. Zoom Meeting ID: 520 172 3847

5:00 p.m. EDT | Kernel Book<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=16596&qid=3467605> Discussions: Mom, What Does Blind Mean?

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join this call to listen to and then discuss the Kernel Book story “Mom, What Does Blind Mean?”<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=16599&qid=3467605> by Pauletta Feldman. Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888

7:00 p.m. EDT | Make a Mask

Sponsored by NFB of Colorado, learn how to make a mask that requires no sewing. You will need a pair of shoelaces and a bandanna or a piece of fabric about 20 x 20". This makes a mask that has several layers and is very secure on your head and face. It cinches up very tight so you don't have any loose areas. Zoom Meeting ID: 595 506 6474

7:00 p.m. EDT | Apps, Apps, Apps for iOS

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, learn about specific iOS apps, how to get them, how to download them, what they are for, and how to use them on your iPhone. If you have suggestions for apps you would like to see featured please email marsha.drenth at gmail.com<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=16600&qid=3467605>. Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888

9:00 p.m. EDT | Your Journey Through Blindness

Sponsored by NFB of Missouri, join this call to discuss blindness techniques for people new to blindness and also for us who are not new to blindness. If you have a struggle and need a strategy, this call is for you. Zoom Meeting ID: 714 852 9230

Friday, April 17
2:00 p.m. EDT | Accessibility Boutique<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=16595&qid=3467605>: Tips and Tools for an Accessible Smart Home

Attend this workshop that will cover accessible smart home devices like security systems, appliances, in-home applications, entertainment systems. Registration required for accessibility boutiques<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=16595&qid=3467605>.

3:00 p.m. EDT | Kids’ Story Hour

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join this hour of favorite children's stories being read in Braille. Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888

5:00 p.m. EDT | Using Smart Home Technology to Make Your Home More Accessible

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, make your home more accessible through the use of smart home technology. Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888

5:30 p.m. EDT | The Great Talent Showcase

Sponsored by NFB of New York, attend a fun Friday talent show. If you sing, play an instrument, or have another talent you can share with us either through the telephone or computer, send an email to president at nfbny.org<mailto:president at nfbny.org> to reserve a spot. Zoom Meeting: 528 850 6207

7:00 p.m. EDT | Philosophy Friday

Sponsored by NFB of Colorado, let’s discuss “Blindness--Handicap or Characteristic<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=16601&qid=3467605>” By Kenneth Jernigan. This 1983 banquet address has become a cornerstone of the Federation philosophy. Read it ahead of time and come prepared with your comments and questions. Zoom Meeting ID: 595 506 6474

7:00 p.m. EDT | Braille Displays

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, learn about Braille displays such as the Focus 40. Bring your questions and comments and let’s discuss. Zoom Meeting ID: 595 506 6474

Saturday, April 18
3:00 p.m. EDT | Yappy Hour

Sponsored by NADGU, an NFB division, join this opportunity to connect for a social hour. Sharing topics on favorite beverages, original food creations, or answering questions about a dog training or behavior concern. Zoom Meeting ID: 813 626 2789; Password: 62438

Monday, April 20
5:30 p.m. EDT | Healthy Communications Strategies

Sponsored by NFB of New York, join the discussion on communications strategies. Zoom Meeting: 528 850 6207

Join a Zoom Meeting

To join a Zoom meeting via web, app, or phone, add the corresponding meeting ID listed for the event you are joining. For an accessible tutorial of the Zoom platform, access the audiobook, Meet Me in the Cloud<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=16449&qid=>.



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