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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.



THIS MONTH


6/25 Sunday 2:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s Mystery Book Group talks about THE BURIAL HOUR by Jeffery Deaver, BARD DB87484 or Bookshare 1559203. A businessman is kidnapped in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose is left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl is the only witness. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in. At 2:00 p.m. enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

6/28 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. 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 is DEALING WITH THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF VISION LOSS. The telephone discussion features Deirdre Johnston, MD, a geriatric psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins University. 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.

6/28 Wednesday 12:00 noon

This webinar from the National Center on Deaf-Blindness, titled DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING ACTION RESEARCH STUDIES IN DEAF-BLINDNESS, will support practitioners in deaf-blindness in applying their expertise to the development and implementation of action research/practitioner research studies that can be carried out in their current employment settings. Action research is a problem solving research that is responsive to complex contexts, such as classrooms. This presentation will introduce practitioners to the action research process: identifying a problem, forming a research question, determining and then implementing the intervention, collecting and analyzing data, changing the intervention in response to data, and dissemination. Contact support@nationaldb.org.

JULY


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.

7/12 Wednesday 12:00 noon

This webinar from the National Center on Deaf-Blindness is titled NATIONAL FAMILY NEEDS ASSESSMENT RESULTS. In early 2017 the National Center on Deaf-Blindness distributed a National Family Needs Survey to assist family organizations, state deaf-blind projects, and NCDB with future planning. This webinar will share results from the survey along with applicable findings from the National State Deaf-Blind Project Needs Assessment. Planning next steps in making results available and useful to State Deaf-Blind Projects and family organizations will be discussed. Contact support@nationaldb.org.

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.

7/13 Thursday 11:30 a.m.

Webinar in the ADA National Network / FEMA Webinar Series is titled EMERGENCY PLANNING FOR INSTITUTIONAL FACILITIES, lasts 90 minutes and use the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform with telephone access offered. This presentation will discuss options for planning, training of staff, practice drills, notification, and evacuation. Contact the Pacific ADA Center at 800-949-4232.

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.

7/26 Wednesday 9:00 a.m.

Free webinar from FREEDOM SCIENTIFIC is titled OFFICE 365/2016 - AN INTRODUCTION and it’s an overview of Office 365 with JAWS using the online versions as well as the desktop versions. They will cover navigation in the ribbons and task panes and give demonstrations of the online and the desktop versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

7/27 Thursday 8:30 a.m.

Pay webinar from The International Association of Accessibility Professionals is titled TOOLS FOR AUTOMATING THE CAPTIONING OF VIDEO. The target audience includes video editors, transcribers, and anyone involved in the creation of captioned videos. Creating synchronized video captions can be a time-consuming and tedious process but there are a variety of free to low-cost tools that speed up this process. They will demonstrate how to use speech recognition tools to produce a raw transcript and how to synchronize the transcript with a video.

AUGUST & LATER


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.

8/03 Thursday 6:00 p.m.

Accessible World’s Fiction Old & New group discusses A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING by Dave Eggers, BARD DB75307 or Bookshare 963949. Bankrupt, middle-aged American consultant Alan Clay visits Saudi Arabia to sell technology to King Abdullah. While they wait to meet with the king, three young techies set up a holographic teleconference system in the desert and Alan contemplates his shortcomings. At 6:00 p.m. enter the Book Nook Room at http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e.

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.

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