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WEBINAR, WEB MEETINGS, BROADCAST, BOOK CLUB and OTHER 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.



THIS MONTH


10/21 Monday 5:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s TEK TALK program welcomes Eric Damery Vice President at Vispero / Freedom Scientific to discuss THE UPCOMING UPGRADE FOR JAWS. JAWS, Zoom Text, and Fusion releases will all take place at the end of October. Eric Damery brings some firsthand discussion regarding the upcoming releases. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 839 935 813.

10/23 Wednesday 10:00 a.m.

BRIGHTFOCUS CHATS are a monthly series of telephone discussions with health experts in macular degeneration who take questions from call participants on vision diseases, such as macular degeneration. Today they feature Dr. Emily Chew, a retina specialist from the National Institutes of Health covering NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS, DIETARY PATTERNS, AND AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION.

10/23 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s FANTASY BOOK CLUB meets each month to discuss whatever fantasy book you've been enjoying. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 561 112 974.

10/24 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

The Hadley EMBRACING BRAILLE discussion group meets with an open question-and-answer session just about every Thursday. This is a Zoom webinar and you can phone in to 929 205 6099 with meeting code of 726 631 757, or go on the Web at https://zoom.us/j/726631757.

10/27 Sunday 2:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP meets on the fourth Sunday of each month. This month the book is CONTRABAND by Stuart Woods, BARD DB 95875. Stone Barrington is getting some much-needed rest and relaxation in Florida when trouble falls from the sky--literally. Intrigued by the suspicious circumstances surrounding this event, Stone joins forces with a sharp-witted and alluring local detective to investigate. But they run into a problem: the evidence keeps disappearing. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 710 434 624.

10/27 Sunday 6:00 p.m.

Monthly ACB FAMILIES PEER SUPPORT call is on the fourth Sunday of each month. The dial-in number is 712-432-3900 and the code is 796096. Contact Carla Ruschival at carla40206@gmail.com.

10/29 Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

Webinar from Hadley School in their TECH IT OUT series covers MUSIC APPS AND GADGETS this time. There's nothing more relaxing than listening to great tunes, but there's nothing more frustrating than trying to do so with an inaccessible solution. They’ll discuss smart speakers with great sound, turning your old vinyl and CDs into digital music, and explore digital music services such as Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music. Log in using the Zoom webinar platform, phone number 929 205 6099, and meeting I D: 468 325 263 or web Zoom with https://zoom.us/j/468325263.

10/30 Wednesday 2:30 p.m.

WHAT'S COOKING? discussion group from Hadley has a meeting today and the subject is ALL THINGS PUMPKIN. Fall is here, and there’s a virtual hayride to the pumpkin patch! From seeds to soups, pies to pancakes, join the discussion as you harvest some of the best recipes this autumn classic has to offer. This is a Zoom webinar and you can phone in to 929 205 6099 with meeting code of 764 072 711, or go on the Web at https://zoom.us/j/764072711.

10/31 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

The Hadley EMBRACING BRAILLE discussion group meets just about every Thursday. Today Annely Rose will present on the many ways braille can be used in and around the home. This is a Zoom webinar and you can phone in to 929 205 6099 with meeting code of 726 631 757, or go on the Web at https://zoom.us/j/726631757.

NOVEMBER 2019


11/01 Friday 5:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s FICTION OLD & NEW meets the first Friday of each month. Author Abbie Taylor will be discussing her new novel, THE RED DRESS, Bookshare 2764676. When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future. Bring your questions and comments to what will be a fun and illuminating discussion. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 613 313 488.

11/02 Saturday 8:00 p.m.

SUN SOUNDS broadcasts the descriptive audio of a classic movie on the first Saturday of every month at 8:00 p.m. Details here once a movie has been chosen. For more information contact Sun Sounds at Info@sunsounds.org, or call the Tempe office at 480-774-8300, Tucson at 520-296-2400, or Flag at 928-779-1775.

11/03 Sunday 2:00 a.m.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ends at 2:00 a.m..

11/05 Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Tonight they talk about AFRICAN SAMURAI: THE TRUE STORY OF YASUKE, A LEGENDARY BLACK WARRIOR IN FEUDAL JAPAN, by Thomas Lockley, BARD DB 95160. An account of the life of Yasuke, the first foreign-born samurai. The African man was kidnapped as a child, but after arriving in Kyoto in the late 1500s he rose to the heights of society. Offers a perspective on race in world history through Yasuke's travels between countries, classes, and cultures. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code 177 809 772.

11/07 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

The Hadley EMBRACING BRAILLE discussion group meets with an open question-and-answer session just about every Thursday. This is a Zoom webinar and you can phone in to 929 205 6099 with meeting code of 726 631 757, or go on the Web at https://zoom.us/j/726631757.

11/07 Thursday 12:00 noon

Calling all Gardeners to the Gardening Chat called HADLEY GROWERS! Join Ed Haines and fellow Hadley learners as they "dish the dirt" on all things horticultural. This is a Zoom webinar and you can phone in to 929 205 6099 with meeting code of 448 101 015, or browse to https://zoom.us/j/448101015. Contact Ed Haines at ed@hadley.edu.

11/09 Saturday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s WRITERS RETREAT meets on-line every second Saturday of the month. The goal is to improve the quality of your writing by sharing and discussing work with each other. Even if you're not an author yourself, you can help by critiquing. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 289 505 893. Contact Deborah Kendrick at dkkendrick@earthlink.net.

11/10 Sunday 3:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s BANQUET OF BOOKS meets the second Sunday of each month. This informal discussion of whatever book you're reading or have recently finished is a great way to get new reading ideas. You can contribute your opinions, and everyone is welcome. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 308 997 777.

11/12 Tuesday 2:30 p.m.

Join Hadley’s Travel Talk and discover tips and tricks and share your own experiences of traveling with a visual impairment. This is a Zoom webinar and you can phone in to 929 205 6099 with meeting code of 747 785 022, or go on the Web at https://zoom.us/j/747785022.

11/13 Wednesday 11:00 a.m.

Is crafting your passion? Do you long for a creative outlet but don't know where to get started? Join the Hadley CRAFTING CIRCLE discussion group to talk about all things crafty. From knitting to scrapbooking, quilting to sculpting, they will share ideas, tips, and tricks to enjoy many creative endeavors. Bring your questions! This is a Zoom webinar and you can phone in to 929 205 6099 with meeting code of 372 618 244, or go on the Web at https://zoom.us/j/372618244.

11/14 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

The Hadley EMBRACING BRAILLE discussion group meets with an open question-and-answer session just about every Thursday. This is a Zoom webinar and you can phone in to 929 205 6099 with meeting code of 726 631 757, or go on the Web at https://zoom.us/j/726631757.

11/14 Thursday 1:30 p.m.

Hadley’s WRITERS' CIRCLE is here to help spark your creative energies, share your writing experiences, offer advice, and gain insight from others. Writers of all abilities are encouraged to participate in discussion of all genres of writing, including journaling, storytelling, memoirs, and much more. This is a Zoom webinar and you can phone in to 929 205 6099 with meeting code of 837 861 970, or go on the Web at https://zoom.us/j/837861970.

11/14 Thursday 7:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s SCIENCE FICTION GROUP meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 495 209 850.

11/15 Friday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s NOVEL IDEAS group meets the third Friday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code 584 149 162.

11/19 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s WORLDS OF BOOKS meets the third Tuesday of each month. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 286 200 556.

11/21 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

The Hadley EMBRACING BRAILLE discussion group meets with an open question-and-answer session just about every Thursday. This is a Zoom webinar and you can phone in to 929 205 6099 with meeting code of 726 631 757, or go on the Web at https://zoom.us/j/726631757.

11/24 Sunday 3:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP meets on the fourth Sunday of each month. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 710 434 624.

11/26 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s FANTASY BOOK CLUB meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss whatever fantasy book you've been enjoying. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 561 112 974.

DECEMBER 2019 AND LATER


12/03 Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code 177 809 772.

12/05 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

The Hadley EMBRACING BRAILLE discussion group meets with an open question-and-answer session just about every Thursday. This is a Zoom webinar and you can phone in to 929 205 6099 with meeting code of 726 631 757, or go on the Web at https://zoom.us/j/726631757.

12/06 Friday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s FICTION OLD & NEW meets the first Friday of each month. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 613 313 488.

12/07 Saturday 8:00 p.m.

SUN SOUNDS broadcasts the descriptive audio of a classic movie on the first Saturday of every month at 8:00 p.m. Details here once a movie has been chosen. For more information contact Sun Sounds at Info@sunsounds.org, or call the Tempe office at 480-774-8300, Tucson at 520-296-2400, or Flag at 928-779-1775.

12/08 Sunday 3:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s BANQUET OF BOOKS meets the second Sunday of each month. This informal discussion of whatever book you're reading or have recently finished is a great way to get new reading ideas. You can contribute your opinions, and everyone is welcome. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 308 997 777.

12/12 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

The Hadley EMBRACING BRAILLE discussion group meets with an open question-and-answer session just about every Thursday. This is a Zoom webinar and you can phone in to 929 205 6099 with meeting code of 726 631 757, or go on the Web at https://zoom.us/j/726631757.

12/12 Thursday 7:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s SCIENCE FICTION GROUP meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 495 209 850.

12/19 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

The Hadley EMBRACING BRAILLE discussion group meets with an open question-and-answer session just about every Thursday. This is a Zoom webinar and you can phone in to 929 205 6099 with meeting code of 726 631 757, or go on the Web at https://zoom.us/j/726631757.

12/14 Saturday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s WRITERS RETREAT meets on-line every second Saturday of the month. The goal is to improve the quality of your writing by sharing and discussing work with each other. Even if you're not an author yourself, you can help by critiquing. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 289 505 893. Contact Deborah Kendrick at dkkendrick@earthlink.net.

12/17 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s WORLDS OF BOOKS meets the third Tuesday of each month. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 286 200 556.

12/20 Friday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s NOVEL IDEAS group meets the third Friday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code 584 149 162.

12/22 Sunday 3:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP meets on the fourth Sunday of each month. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 710 434 624.

12/24? Tuesday 7:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s FANTASY BOOK CLUB meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss whatever fantasy book you've been enjoying. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code of 561 112 974.