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WEBINAR, BROADCAST, BOOK CLUB and TELECONFERENCE CALENDAR

Every entry here has a significan 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.



HADLEY'S NEW SEASON

Hadley Institute webinars will restart on Thursday, June 22. Contact the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired helpdesk at helpdesk@hadley.edu or 847-446-8111.

THIS MONTH

5/25 Thursday 1:00 p.m.

Free webinar from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is titled ACTIVE LEARNING STUDY GROUP. Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen. In this final event of the series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction. Attention will be given to organizing the student's day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach. This training event has been approved for CEU credit by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP). Contact Brian Sobeck at (512) 206-9225.

5/30 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

Webinar titled ORIGINAL 2000 SECTION 508 STANDARDS COMPARED TO THE 2017 REVISED SECTION 508 STANDARDS. Section 508, an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities. Join our presenters as they conduct a side-by-side review of the old versus revised Section 508 Standards. What is different? What are the new requirements? The intended audience for this training includes 508 Coordinators, document authors, developers, and other content creators. Areas to be addressed include software, covered content, and documentation. Continuing Education Recognition is available.

5/31 Wednesday 9:00 a.m.

Webinar from Freedom Scientific is titled OFFICE 365/2016 - AN INTRODUCTION. This overview of Office 365/2016 with JAWS covers using the online versions of Office 365 as well as the desktop versions. When you subscribe to Office 365, you are also able to download the desktop versions for installation on your local computer. Typically, people use the online versions for light work or for use on mobile devices, and then use the desktop versions for more in-depth work. In this webinar they cover navigation and demonstrations of both versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

JUNE & LATER


6/01 Thursday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s FICTION OLD AND NEW program will be discussing GOODNIGHT JUNE by Sarah Jio, BARD DB79544 or Bookshare 830277. June Andersen discovers she has inherited her great-aunt Ruby's bookstore in Seattle. As June settles the estate, she unearths letters between Ruby and children's author Margaret Wise Brown. Reading the correspondence, June realizes how she needs to change her own life. At 6:00 p.m. enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

6/06 Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s History Group will review ANDREW JACKSON: HIS LIFE AND TIMES by H. W. Brands, BARD DB60681, Bookshare 524144, or Audible B002V8KJ0K. It’s a biographical study of Andrew Jackson from his South Carolina upbringing and years as a lawyer and Tennessee congressman to his military exploits and contributions as president. Portrays his respect for states' rights while being devoted to preserving the Union. At 6:00 p.m. enter the History Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsf0c95f474b43.

6/07 Wednesday 8:00 p.m.

SUN SOUNDS airs a one hour program titled DISABILITY NEWS every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. and repeats it every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with articles, updates and tech reviews. For more information contact Sun Sounds at Info@sunsounds.org, or call the Tempe office at 480-774-8300, Tucson at 520-296-2400, Flag at 928-779-1775, or Yuma at 928-329-6681.

6/08 Thursday 11:00 a.m.

The Arizona Talking Book Library BOOK CHAT group meets over the phone on the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Today’s book is DEFENDING JACOB by William Landay, BARD DB74312 or Bookshare 1191721. When his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student, assistant district attorney Andy Barber is torn between loyalty and justice as facts come to light that lead him to question how well he knows his own son. Book Chat members need to be current users of the library, but they can easily sign up for the free service before joining. Contact the library at 602-255-5578 or 800-255-5578.

6/13 Tuesday 11:00 a.m.

Webinar from the Job Accommodation Network is titled TESTING AND TRAINING ACCOMMODATIONS. Individuals with disabilities may have different types of limitations that affect the ability to take tests or access training materials. Under the ADA, an employer must consider altering how those tasks are completed. Join us as we explore testing and training accommodation ideas for various disabilities. All Webcasts are 1 hour and you must register to attend. Contact them at 800-526-7234.

6/21 Wednesday 8:00 p.m.

SUN SOUNDS airs DISABILITY NEWS every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. and repeats it every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with articles, updates and tech reviews. For more information contact Sun Sounds at Info@sunsounds.org, or call the Tempe office at 480-774-8300, Tucson at 520-296-2400, Flag at 928-779-1775, or Yuma at 928-329-6681.

6/22 Thursday 8:00 a.m.

The new season of audio webinars from Hadley starts with this one titled THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION: CONSIDERATIONS FOR OLDER ADULTS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. They are still tweaking their webinar format so there will be more details later. Contact the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired helpdesk at helpdesk@hadley.edu or 847-446-8111.

7/05 Wednesday 8:00 p.m.

SUN SOUNDS airs a one hour program titled DISABILITY NEWS every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. and repeats it every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with articles, updates and tech reviews. For more information contact Sun Sounds at Info@sunsounds.org, or call the Tempe office at 480-774-8300, Tucson at 520-296-2400, Flag at 928-779-1775, or Yuma at 928-329-6681.

7/13 Thursday 11:00 a.m.

The Arizona Talking Book Library BOOK CHAT group meets over the phone on the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Today’s book is ROOM by Emma Donoghue, BARD DB71989 or Bookshare 1318377. Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped 7 years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his 5th birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful and attempts a nail-biting escape. Book Chat members need to be current users of the library, but they can easily sign up for the free service before joining. Contact the library at 602-255-5578 or 800-255-5578.

7/19 Wednesday 8:00 p.m.

SUN SOUNDS airs a one hour program titled DISABILITY NEWS every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. and repeats it every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with articles, updates and tech reviews. For more information contact Sun Sounds at Info@sunsounds.org, or call the Tempe office at 480-774-8300, Tucson at 520-296-2400, Flag at 928-779-1775, or Yuma at 928-329-6681.

7/20 Thursday 11:00 a.m.

Webinar titled PLANNING & PRODUCING ACCESSIBLE VIDEOS FOR WEB, SOCIAL MEDIA & E-LEARNING. Want to create accessible videos? It all comes down to planning. Regardless of the final location such as social media and e-Learning, videos require key components to enable everyone to access them. Learn about best practices for captioning and audio description, accessibility issues with video players, and what to consider as you plan your project. Continuing Education Recognition Available.

8/02 Wednesday 8:00 p.m.

SUN SOUNDS airs one hour program titled DISABILITY NEWS every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. and repeats it every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with articles, updates and tech reviews. For more information contact Sun Sounds at Info@sunsounds.org, or call the Tempe office at 480-774-8300, Tucson at 520-296-2400, Flag at 928-779-1775, or Yuma at 928-329-6681.

8/10 Thursday 11:00 a.m.

The Arizona Talking Book Library BOOK CHAT group meets over the phone on the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Today’s book is THESE IS MY WORDS: THE DIARY OF SARAH AGNES PRINE, 1881-1901: ARIZONA TERRITORIES by Nancy Turner, BARD DBC05810 or Bookshare 1072758. Based on the true story of the author’s great-grandmother, this fictionalized dairy vividly details one woman’s struggle with love and life in territorial Arizona. Inspired by the author's family memoirs, Sarah's diary portrays the joys and hardships of living out west at the end of the 1800s. Beginning at age seventeen, she recounts events over twenty years, including Indian attacks, marriages, births, and deaths. Book Chat members need to be current users of the library, but they can easily sign up for the free service before joining. Contact the library at 602-255-5578 or 800-255-5578.

8/16 Wednesday 8:00 p.m.

SUN SOUNDS airs one hour program titled DISABILITY NEWS every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. and repeats it every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with articles, updates and tech reviews. For more information contact Sun Sounds at Info@sunsounds.org, or call the Tempe office at 480-774-8300, Tucson at 520-296-2400, Flag at 928-779-1775, or Yuma at 928-329-6681.

11/05 Sunday 2:00 a.m.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ends.