BRAILLE INSTITUTE FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS - JANUARY 2022

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Monday, January 3, 2022 - 08:30 to Friday, January 28, 2022 - 17:00

Meet the Riverside Staff
Jan 4 2.00 – 3.00pm
Introducing the Riverside Staff! Join us for this online meet and greet where staff will introduce themselves, discuss our free programs and services, and upcoming online presentations.
Hosted by: Riverside Center

Meet and Greet: San Diego Connection Pointe Team
Jan 5 1.00 – 2.00pm
Join us and get to know our team of technology experts for this informative and interactive session. Learn about Connection Pointe (CP) classes and upcoming workshops to help you become more proficient in assistive technology. Hosted by: San Diego Center

Understanding Microsoft Teams
Jan 6 2.00 – 3.00pm
This workshop will cover the advantages of video conferencing and how an individual can join a Microsoft TEAMS meeting with an invite link emailed. We’ll discuss how to mute or unmute yourself, turning the camera on or off and more.
Hosted by: Riverside Center

Understanding Microsoft Teams
Jan 7 10.00 – 11.30am
This workshop will cover the advantages of video conferencing and how an individual can join a Microsoft TEAMS meeting with an invite link emailed. We’ll discuss how to mute or unmute yourself, turning the camera on or off and more.
Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center

Understanding Vision Loss
Jan 7 10.00 – 11.30am
As your vision changes due to Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy or other conditions, we offer free programs and services to help you do the things you love. Join us for an informative online opportunity to learn about living well with low vision and embracing lifestyle changes.
Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center

Understanding Vision Loss
Jan 10 10.00am – 12.00pm
As your vision changes due to Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy or other conditions, we offer free programs and services to help you do the things you love. Join us for an informative online opportunity to learn about living well with low vision and embracing lifestyle changes.
Hosted by: Coachella Valley Center

All About CTAP
Jan 11 2.00 – 3.00pm
Join us for a special presentation with California Telephone Assistance Program of the Public Utilities Commission Deaf and Disables Telecommunications Program. Learn how you can qualify for FREE specialized landline phones and smart phones. Guest Speaker: Sandra Lambarri Johnson
Hosted by: San Diego Center

The Art of Kitchen Confidence
Jan 12 10.00 – 11.00am
For many, time in the kitchen is special. It’s a chance to create, have fun, and share it with friends and family. There are so many tools available to make sure you remain independent. Join our Los Angeles cooking instructor Mindy Leventhal and assistive technology instructor Shenai Hernandez to discover what devices can help you in the kitchen.
Assistive Technology Month Workshop

Introducción Amazon Alexa
Enero 12 1.30 – 3.00pm
¡Únase a nosotros en este taller gratuito dónde comenzamos con la asistente inteligente de Amazon, Alexa! Aprenderá todas las cosas que puede lograr con Alexa y con qué dispositivos trabaja Alexa, cómo obtener información, entretenerse y usar comandos de voz.
Presentado por: Anaheim Center

New Technology: Low Vision Devices
Jan 13 11.00am – 1.00pm
Learn about current low vision devices available through North State Assistive Technology. Cory Hanosh will demonstrate their newest low vision devices. We will share how these low vision devices can assist you and support your remaining vision to complete tasks such as reading, writing, and managing medications and finances. You will also find out how Braille Institute can refer you for these devices and provide you with training to use them.
Assistive Technology Month Workshop

Understanding Vision Loss
Jan 13 2.00 – 3.00pm
As your vision changes due to Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy or other conditions, we offer free programs and services to help you do the things you love. Join us for an informative online opportunity to learn about living well with low vision and embracing lifestyle changes.
Hosted by: Riverside Center

Is There an App For That?
Jan 14 10.00 – 11.30am
Discover all the useful Apps available to those with Low Vision to No Vision. We will discuss apps that can read short/long text, currency reader, bar code reader and many more!
Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center
Alimentos de temporada para mantener un sistema inmunológico saludable
Enero 18 10.00 – 11.00am
En este taller se dará información sobre qué alimentos y vitaminas se pueden consumir, según la temporada, para mantener sano el sistema inmunológico y combatir enfermedades y dolencias.
Presentado por: Los Angeles Center

Free Audio Books, Sign Me Up!
Jan 18 10.00 – 11.00am
BARD & Books on Demand make it possible for you to get free audio books from wherever you are. Join our library, assistive technology team, and a guest from the National Library Service to discuss how you can access these free audio books. We’ll also get a glimpse into the future of the BARD app program.
Assistive Technology Month Workshop

Bread Making
Jan 18 1.00 – 3.00pm
Local experts from Santa Barbara will introduce their favorite breads and how bread baking can be easy, fun, and accessible. Participants will learn the fundamentals of measuring wet and dry ingredients, how to safely use their oven and the chemistry of baking.
Hosted by: Santa Barbara Center

Discover OrCam with Dr. Bryan Wolynski and influencer Ashley Mizell
Jan 18 2.00 – 3.00pm
OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired and have reading difficulties. Dr. Bryan Wolynski, Low Vision Optometrist, and consultant to OrCam Technologies will be joined by Ashley Mizell; a mom to three boys, and an OrCam user to discuss everyday challenges and OrCam technology.
Assistive Technology Month Workshop

Introduction to Amazon Alexa
Jan 19 10.00 – 11.00am
Discover all the tasks you can accomplish with your Echo Dot or an Echo Show! Join us for this online workshop where we 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: Riverside Center

Low Vision 101
Jan 19 11.00am – 12.00pm
Learn who, what, and the importance of Braille Institute’s Low Vision Program. Hear first-hand how our free low vision consultation can help individuals with low vision and get an overview of our low vision services. Join Melissa Caruso the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for our San Diego Center.
Hosted by: San Diego Center

Listen to Podcasts
Jan 19 1.30 – 3.00pm
Podcasts are the modern radio shows but listen whenever you want on any topic you want. Learn how to discover and listen to a variety of podcasts using an app for iOS devices. For VoiceOver and non-VoiceOver users.
Hosted by: Anaheim Center

Bonocle, The First Ever Braille Entertainment Platform
Jan 20 10.00 – 11.00am
Bonocle, the first ever braille entertainment platform, seeks to improve the lives of those with a visual impairment through technology. We welcome Abdelrazek Aly, Co-Founder and CEO, of Bonocle to walk us through a revolutionary new device using the braille dots to keep you productive, to make education easier, and have fun with games.
Assistive Technology Month Workshop

Cooking with Technology
Jan 21 10.00am – 12.00pm
Today’s kitchen appliances are easier to use then ever through voice activation and simplicity of operation. Our Independent Living Instructor, Leticia Hernandez, will teach you about many of the simple to use small appliances that will make cooking easy and fun. She will also share information about larger appliances now able to be activated through voice commands.
Hosted by: Coachella Valley Center

Have Your Device Work For You
Jan 21 10.00 – 11.30am
If you have a smart device such as iPhone, iPad, and Android, let's get them to work for you and complete tasks such as reading a book, ordering an item, or simply communicating with friends and family.
Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center

What Can Your Apple Watch Do For You?
Jan 21 11.00 – 12.00pm
What can your Apple Watch do for you besides sending or receiving calls and using apps? You will learn about the accessibility features like Voiceover, Magnification, and Siri on your wrist. You will also discover Workout Tracking and how it can track your workout sessions monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, and detect irregularities in your health condition. Join us for this fun and informative workshop.
Hosted by: Santa Barbara Center

Understanding Vision Loss
Jan 21 10.00 – 11.30am
As your vision changes due to Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy or other conditions, we offer free programs and services to help you do the things you love. Join us for an informative online opportunity to learn about living well with low vision and embracing lifestyle changes.
Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center

Let’s Talk Computers for the Blind
Jan 21 1.00 – 2.00pm
In today's virtual world, the absence of technology and a computer create an enormous divide. Join this workshop and learn about Computers For The Blind (CFTB) and their programs that provide affordable computers, laptops and accessible software for blind and visually impaired children and adults living in the United States. Think about your technology needs and join the conversation. Find out how CFTB can help. Guest Speaker: Christy Householter, Executive Director, CFTB.
Hosted by: San Diego Center

Artículos adaptivos para una vida independiente
Enero 24 1.30 – 3.00pm
Una descripción general y animada de algunos artículos adaptativos y tradicionales útiles para asistirle con sus habilidades de vida independiente (ILS). Únase a nuestros instructores de ILS para este taller, ya que compartirán no solo cómo utilizar estos artículos, sino también dónde encontrarlos.
Presentado por: Los Angeles Center

Aumente su confianza a través del cuidado personal
Enero 25 10.00 – 11.00am
¡Cómo te preocupas por ti mismo es la clave de lo bien que te sientes! En este taller aprenderás consejos y trucos para aumentar tu confianza. Hablaremos sobre la hidratación, el sueño, la alimentación saludable y la compra de productos para el cuidado personal cuando tenga un presupuesto limitado, etc. Se enviará un kit especial a los primeros 15 estudiantes que se inscriban.
Presentado por: Los Angeles Center

Living Independently with Technology
Jan 25 1.00 – 2.00pm
In this workshop you will learn how to use assistive devices for every room in your home, including your kitchen, living room and bedroom. These devices include the Instapot, a talking TV, medication adaptations and more.
Hosted by: Santa Barbara Center

iPhone and iPad Accessibility
Jan 25 2.00 – 3.00pm
Do you own an iPhone or iPad and have low vision to no vision? Then this workshop is for you. We will demonstrate how easy it is to use VoiceOver, screen magnification, apps, and voice command using Siri.
Hosted by: Riverside Center

iPhone and iPad Accessibility
Jan 26 1.00 – 2.00pm
Do you own an iPhone or iPad and have low vision to no vision? Then this workshop is for you. We will demonstrate how easy it is to use VoiceOver, screen magnification, apps, and voice command using Siri.
Hosted by: Anaheim Center

New Technology: Audio Devices and Computer Programs
Jan 27 11.00am – 1.00pm
Cory Hanosh from North State Assistive Technology will demonstrate the most recent audio devices and computer programs available. We will share how these audio devices can support you in reading through text-to-speech. Learn about computer programs assisting you with screen magnification and text-to-speech options supporting your use of your computer. Also, find out how Braille Institute can refer you for these devices and provide you with training to use them.
Assistive Technology Month Workshop

Análisis de la forma de la canción: The Beatles
Enero 27 1.00 – 2.30pm
Únase a nuestro instructor de música en Los Ángeles, Natanael Molina, para sumergirse en dos éxitos eternos de los Beatles. Explore la instrumentación y la composición del grupo y obtenga una comprensión más profunda de una de las bandas más queridas del mundo.
Presentado por: Los Angeles Center

Getting Around with Soundscape
Jan 28 10.00 – 11.00am
Enhance your capabilities getting around town with the Microsoft Soundscape app. Using 3D sound, this gives you a richer awareness of your surroundings. Join our O&M specialist, assistive technology instructor, and special guest from the Microsoft Soundscape team as they discuss its capabilities.
Assistive Technology Month Workshop

iPhone and iPad Accessibility
Jan 28 10.00 – 11.30am
Do you own an iPhone or iPad and have low vision to no vision? Then this workshop is for you. We will demonstrate how easy it is to use VoiceOver, screen magnification, apps, and voice command using Siri.
Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center

Understanding Vision Loss
Jan 28 1.00 - 2.00pm
As your vision changes due to Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy or other conditions, we offer free programs and services to help you do the things you love. Join us for an informative online opportunity to learn about living well with low vision and embracing lifestyle changes.
Hosted by: San Diego Center

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