Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - August 2021

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Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - August 2021
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Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 08:30 to Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 17:00

Game Time with Droids
Aug 4 1.00 – 2.00pm
Android users, join Christian, the Library Guy, in exploring some fun blind and visually impaired friendly games on your Android device. Hosted by: Anaheim Center

Introducing Amazon Alexa
Aug 4 10.00 – 11.30am
Get started with Amazon’s smart assistant, Alexa! You will learn all the things you can accomplish with Alexa and what devices Alexa works with such as how to get information, be entertained, and using voice commands. Hosted by: Anaheim and Riverside Centers

Seeing AI App
Aug 5 10.00 - 11.30am
Learn about a free app for iOS that narrates the world around you. Seeing AI uses the device camera to audibly read text, identify people and objects, and audibly describes those objects for people with visual impairment. Also learn how to configure the app to technology assistant Siri to locate and utilize each channel with ease. Hosted by: Riverside Center

Introduction to Victor Reader
Aug 6 10.00 – 11.30am
An informative online workshop on all the wonderful features the Victor Reader has. The Victor Reader is a handheld, versatile audio book reader, music player, and digital audio recorder. Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center

Low Vision Low Tech ADL Tips
Aug 6 10.00 – 11.00am
This bi-weekly workshop will focus on low tech tips for various activities for daily living. Hosted by: San Diego Center

Understanding Vision Loss
Aug 6 10.00am – 12.00pm (next one 8/12)
For those who are interested in learning about the basics of blindness and visual impairment. Hosted by: Anaheim, Coachella Valley and Riverside Centers

Understanding Vision Loss
Aug 9 10.00am - 12.00pm En Español
Para aquellos que estén interesados en aprender sobre los conceptos básicos de la ceguera y la discapacidad visual. Organizado por: Anaheim, Coachella Valley y Riverside Centers

COVID-19 Scams
Aug 10 2.00 – 3.00pm
The program focuses on the COVID 19 scams operating nation-wide as well as the most current scams operating in Santa Barbara County. Guest Speaker: Vicki Johnson, Senior Deputy District Attorney

COVID-19 Scams
Aug 10 2.00-3.00pm En Español
The program focuses on the COVID 19 scams operating nation-wide as well as the most current scams operating in Santa Barbara County. Guest Speaker: Vicki Johnson, Senior Deputy District Attorney

How to Access Free Audiobooks using the BARD App
Aug 11 1.30 – 2.30pm
Learn how to instantly download audio books and magazines for free using the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) app. Hosted by: Anaheim, Laguna Hills and Riverside Centers

Low Vision 101
Aug 11 11.00am – 12.00pm
Who, what, and the importance of Braille Institute’s Low Vision Program. Learn how our free low vision consultation can help you and get an overview of our free low vision services. Hosted by: San Diego Center

Staying Connected with California Telephone Access Program
Aug 11 2.00 – 3.00pm
California Telephones is a state mandates program providing free telephones and accessories for California residents that have difficulty with either their hearing, vision, mobility, speech and/or cognition. We will be covering what services and equipment are provided and how to apply.

Understanding Vision Loss (next 8/20)
Aug 12 10.00am – 12.00pm
For those who are interested in learning about the basics of blindness and visual impairment. Hosted by: Anaheim, Coachella Valley and Riverside Centers

A Better Understanding of Signal Controlled Intersections in the Santa Barbara Area
Aug 13 2.00 – 3.00pm
A review and open discussion of the layout and safety features of various signal-controlled intersections throughout the Santa Barbara area. Be prepared to discuss any problem areas that affect your independent travel.

Android Devices with Low Vision to No Vision
Aug 13 10.00 – 11.30am
Learn about the accessibility features an Android Device has to offer. We will cover magnification, Google voice assistant, talkback and third-party apps that can help you. Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center

Book Club
Aug 13 1.00 – 2.30pm
‘For visually impaired students, friends and family members interested in virtual travel to amazing places and through time. Meet others book enthusiasts who share a passion for novels and incredible fiction and non-fiction stories. Hosted by: San Diego Center

Understanding Diabetes and its Effect on Vision
Aug 13 2.00 – 3.30pm
This is an informative presentation for individuals interested to learn about the importance of checking your blood sugar and how high/low blood sugar levels effect vision. Hosted by: Riverside Center

Android Devices with Low Vision to No Vision
Aug 13 10.00 – 11.30am
Learn about the accessibility features an Android Device has to offer. We will cover magnification, Google voice assistant, talkback and third-party apps that can help you. Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center

Young Adult Group
Aug 13 2.00 – 3.00pm
Introducing a program for visually impaired young adults. This program will provide a space for socialization and connection while preparing for next steps toward an independent life. Curriculum will be shaped by participating students. Hosted by: San Diego Center

Understanding Vision Loss
Aug 20 10.00am – 12.00pm
For those who are interested in learning about the basics of blindness and visual impairment. Hosted by: Anaheim, Coachella Valley and Riverside Centers

The Wide World of YouTube
Aug 25 11.00am – 12.00pm
There is a wide range of content available for free on YouTube. Learn how to access the website using accessibility tools VoiceOver and Siri on the iPhone and iPad.

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WORKSHOP