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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.



FEBRUARY


2/16 Friday 7:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s Novel Ideas group will discuss the book BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate, BARD DB 88202. The five Foss children are left alone at home in 1930s Mississippi and subsequently kidnapped by notorious child dealer Georgia Tann. In the present day, Avery Stafford meets elderly May--who used to be Rill Foss and is the sister of Avery's Grandma Judy. Avery investigates her family's history. At 7:00 p.m. enter the Book Nook room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

2/20 Tuesday 12:00 noon

Webinar from the ADA National Network is titled UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON: IMPACT OF THE TAX OVERHAUL ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2018. Hear how the recently passed Tax Bill impacts the disability community and what to expect in Federal policy in 2018 as the threat for reform to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security looms. Speaker is Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy, The ARC of the United States. 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Recognition is available.

2/20 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s Worlds of Books group meets to discuss IF LOOKS COULD KILL by Kate White, BARD DB54169 or Bookshare 91255. New York crime writer Bailey Weggins helps her friend (and boss), magazine editor-in-chief Cat Jones, discover who poisoned her nanny. Cat fears that she herself was the target as Bailey uncovers adultery, jealousy, and back stabbing among the city's literary elite. At 7:00 p.m. enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

2/25 Sunday 3:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s Mystery Book Discussion Group will discuss AUNT DIMITY AND THE WIDOW'S CURSE by Nancy Atherton, BARD DB89166. Lori Shepherd is shocked when her elderly widowed neighbor, Mrs. Craven, matter-of-factly tells her that she murdered her first husband and buried him in the rose garden. Lori's ghostly confidante, Aunt Dimity, convinces Lori to go to Mrs. Craven's former village to investigate. There, the news only gets worse. At 3:00 p.m. enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

2/28 Wednesday 11:00 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. The Chats are provided for patients and loved ones who have many unanswered questions and fears, and with little time to address them all in the doctor’s office. Today’s topic will have PATIENT ADVOCATES DISCUSSING THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH AMD. 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.

MARCH AND LATER


3/02 Friday 7:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s FICTION OLD AND NEW book group meets to discuss THE ARCHITECT'S APPRENTICE by Elif Shafak, BARD DB83286. At 7:00 p.m. enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

3/08 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.

3/08 Thursday 7:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s SCIENCE FICTION CLUB MEETING will blend their two formats where each brings a book to talk about with a group discussion of one book. Those of us who wish to bring their own book are very welcome to do so, but at the same time, some of us are going to read and talk about THE DEMMIES by Ann K Parsons. At 7:00 p.m. enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

3/11 Sunday 7:00 p.m.

ACB FAMILIES Board meeting teleconference call each second Sunday. For details contact Ron Brooks at ronbrooks67@gmail.com.

4/08 Sunday 7:00 p.m.

ACB FAMILIES Board meeting teleconference call each second Sunday. For details contact Ron Brooks at ronbrooks67@gmail.com.

4/12 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.

5/10 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.

6/14 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.

7/12 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.

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.