Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - July 2021

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Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - July 2021
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Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 08:30 to Friday, July 30, 2021 - 17:00

Seeing AI App
Jul 1 10.00 - 11.30am (next one 8/5)
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

Young Adult Group
Jul 2 2.00 – 3.00pm (next one 7/16)
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

iPhone and iPad Accessibility
Jul 7 1.30 – 2.30pm
Demonstration of VoiceOver, screen magnification, apps, and voice commands using Siri. Hosted by: Anaheim and Laguna Hills Centers

Introducing Amazon Alexa
Jul 7 10.00 – 11.30am (next one 7/21)
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

Using Social Media
Jul 8 10.00 – 11.30am (next one 7/22)
Learn how easy it is to join and manage your social media channels. Get social! Hosted by: Laguna Hills and Riverside Centers

All About Guide Dogs
Jul 9 1.00 – 2.30pm
Learn the requirements needed to qualify for a guide dog. Understand how a guide dog can improve your life and whether a guide dog is a right fit for you with guest speakers from Guide Dogs of America. Hosted by: Anaheim Center

Introduction to Smart Speakers
Jul 9 10.00 – 11.30am
Smart speakers can be a lot of fun! Join us in discovering all the useful features they have such as organizing your schedule, playing games, making calls and more. Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center

Low Vision Low Tech ADL Tips (next one 7/23)
Jul 9 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 Diabetes and its Effect on Vision
Jul 9 2.00 – 3.30pm (monthly – next one 8/13)
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

Understanding Vision Loss
Jul 9 10.00am – 12.00pm (next one 7/12)
For those who are interested in learning about the basics of blindness and visual impairment. Hosted by: Anaheim, Coachella Valley and Riverside Centers

Southern California Travelogue
Jul 12 3.00 – 4.00pm
Learn and share about different communities, how to get there with adaptive tools and what to expect. Learn about the highlights of the fantastic geographic diversity of California neighborhoods and discover new ones. We will also play fun games to see how well your know Southern California. Hosted by: Los Angeles Center

Understanding Microsoft Teams
Jul 12 10.00 – 11.30am
Microsoft Teams is a similar platform to Zoom. It offers many features and there are many ways to join meetings. We will highlight the easiest ways to join and participate in Braille Institute meetings and classes using Teams. It can be used on Apple and Android devices as well as Macs and PCs. Hosted by: Anaheim and Riverside Centers

Learn About Fall Prevention
Jul 13 10.00 – 11.30am
One in four adults fall each year. Falls can cause serious injury postponing an active life. Come explore the facts with us and join this discussion of the top 3 tips to help you stay steady on your feet. Empower yourself, your family, and friends for a safe and fun summer.
Hosted by: San Diego and Riverside Centers

Low Vision 101
Jul 14 11.00am – 12.00pm (next one 8/11)
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

Advanced: Best Lighting For Your Sight
Jul 15 3.00 – 5.00pm
For people with low vision, lighting is a critical factor. If you have attended our Basic: Best Lighting for Your Sight, join us for this advanced workshop as we go into more details about specific lighting for various tasks. The lumens and kelvin bulbs will be reviewed to determine what works best for you. Learn more in depth household lighting tips to help maintain safety and independence. Hosted by: Coachella Valley

Delivery Services: Instacart and Online Shopping
Jul 15 10.00 – 11.30am
Learn safer, easier ways to obtain your groceries and complete essential shopping all from the comfort of your home. We will teach you how to order groceries using your computer, smart phone, or tablet. You will also learn about the other delivery options from your favorite stores and restaurants. Hosted by: Anaheim and Riverside Centers

Understanding Vision Loss
Jul 15 10.00am – 12.00pm (next one 7/23)
For those who are interested in learning about the basics of blindness and visual impairment. Hosted by: Anaheim, Coachella Valley and Riverside Centers

Book Club
Jul 16 1.00 – 2.30pm (next one 8/13)
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

Orientation and Mobility Basics and Human Guide Training
Jul 16 1.00 – 2.30pm
Learn safety and human guide techniques and best practices for interacting with and supporting individuals with vision loss while social distancing.
Hosted by: Anaheim Center

Technology in the Kitchen
Jul 16 3.00 – 4.00pm
If you need help following recipes, identifying ingredients, and cooking, there are many easy to use technological solutions available. We’ll teach you about the assistive technology that can help you keep your independence in the kitchen.

Young Adult Group
Jul 16 2.00 – 3.00pm (next one 7/30)
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

Introducing Amazon Alexa
Jul 21 1.30 – 2.30pm (next one 8/4)
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

Ridesharing Transportation
Jul 22 3.00 – 4.00pm
Learn about ride share services such as Uber and Lyft. Gain helpful tips for using these services and discover how rideshare transportation options can increase your independence.

Using Social Media
Jul 22 10.00 – 11.30am
Learn how easy it is to join and manage your social media channels. Get social! Hosted by: Laguna Hills and Riverside Centers

Is There An App For That?
Jul 23 10.00 – 11.30am
Discover all the useful apps available to those with low to no vision. We will discuss apps that can read short/long text, currencies and barcodes and more! Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center

Low Vision Low Tech ADL Tips (next one 8/6)
Jul 23 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

Popcorn and a Movie: The Roku and Netflix Accessibility Features
Jul 23 10.00 – 12.00pm
There are many accessible features available for home entertainment. In this workshop we teach you how to make popcorn in the microwave. We will discuss the Roku which is an inexpensive device that you can plug into your TV to access movies and shows with audio description. Netflix also allows you to play their selections with description and we will teach you how to do that as well. Then we will play a Netflix movie for you to enjoy with your popcorn. Hosted by: Coachella Valley Center

Understanding Vision Loss
Jul 23 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

Young Adult Group
Jul 30 2.00 – 3.00pm (next one 8/13)
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

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