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WEBINAR, BROADCAST, BOOK CLUB and TELECONFERENCE CALENDAR

Every entry here has a significant visual impairment component. These are live meetings where one's actual physical presence is not expected, such as webinars, teleconferenced club meetings, radio programs, and book club discussions. All times are converted to Mountain Standard Time unless clearly indicated otherwise. JAWS users can navigate by headings or paragraphs. Press the letter H to move through the headings, or Shift H to step backwards through the headings.



JUNE


6/24 Sunday 2:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP covers RITUAL by William Heffernan BARD DB 30397. It’s a chilling suspense story in which a New York homicide detective, and his partner are pitted against a serial killer who kills according to ancient Toltec ritual. Kate Silverman, lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum, teams up with them to provide background on pre-Columbian civilizations. Enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

6/25 Monday 5:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s TEK TALK PROGRAM welcomes Mystic Access to speak on: WHAT IS THE BRAILLE ME AND HOW DOES IT WORK? The Braille Me is a 20-cell unit which can serve as a stand alone display or it can be connected to a computer. It includes some editing functionality and has cursor routing keys for greater ease of editing. It can also translate from one Braille grade to another. They will share about their features and functionality, perceived pros, cons, and personal impressions. Enter the Pat Price Tek talk Training Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2.

6/26 Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s FANTASY BOOK CLUB continues the format of having everybody read a book, and discuss their book choice. Phone into 712-832-8330 and use meeting code 342 27 31. Contact Julia Kulak at julia.kulak@gmail.com.

6/27 Wednesday 10:00 a.m.

BRIGHTFOCUS CHATS are a monthly series of telephone discussions with health experts who take questions from call participants on vision diseases, such as macular degeneration. Today’s topic is AMD: GETTING THE HELP YOU NEED, and the guest speaker is Ranjoo K. Prasad, OD. You can access the discussion by calling toll free 877-229-8493 using the meeting code of 112435 or go to www.brightfocus.org/livechat for live streaming.

JULY AND LATER


7/06 Friday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s FICTION OLD & NEW PROGRAM will discuss BEFORE HE FINDS HER by Michael Kardos, BARD DB 80651. Fifteen years ago, Ramsey Miller and his three-year-old daughter Meg disappeared, leaving behind Ramsey's murdered wife. Everyone assumes Ramsey also killed Meg, but she has been living under protection with family friends until Ramsey is found. Now pregnant, Meg rebels. Enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

7/12 Thursday 10:30 a.m.

The ARIZONA TALKING BOOK LIBRARY has a monthly book discussion group that meets by phone usually on the second Thursday of the month. Participants must be, or become (it’s easy), a member of the Talking Book Library, have a telephone, and agree to read the upcoming announced book. All books are available through the library’s mail program and through BARD. Contact them at 602-255-5578 or at 800-255-5578 outside of the Phoenix metro area.

7/14 Saturday 5:00 p.m. NEW GROUP

Accessible World’s WRITERS RETREAT will meet on July 14 and will continue meeting on the second Saturday of each month. The goal is to improve the quality of our writing by sharing and discussing our work with each other. Even if you're not an author yourself, you can help by critiquing. Read more at the above link. Enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

7/17 Tuesday 11:00 a.m.

ADA UPDATE webinar with the Job Accommodation Network and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Representatives provide participants with the latest developments in the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the workplace, some practical tips for compliance, and answers to tough ADA questions. You must register to attend.

8/09 Thursday 10:30 a.m.

The ARIZONA TALKING BOOK LIBRARY has a monthly book discussion group that meets by phone usually on the second Thursday of the month. Participants must be, or become (it’s easy), a member of the Talking Book Library, have a telephone, and agree to read the upcoming announced book. All books are available through the library’s mail program and through BARD. Contact them at 602-255-5578 or at 800-255-5578 outside of the Phoenix metro area.