Register now for fall programs!
There is something for everyone when it comes to workshops and programs at IN-SIGHT this autumn! Our programs are designed for people living with any level of vision loss. You do not have to be totally blind, or even legally blind, to participate. If you feel like your decreased sight gets in the way of doing the things you want to do, you are welcome at any of these programs.
Participating in Virtual Programs
Several of the services we are offering this fall are being done virtually, which helps to ensure that we can keep everyone safe during this time. There are three easy ways for you to be able to participate in our virtual programs:
The easiest way to join our virtual workshops and meetings is by phone. By choosing the “Call Out” option when you register, just before the program starts we will call you at the phone number you provide. Once you answer our call you will be added to the meeting and can listen and participate on your phone.
If you refer to call in on your own, we will give you the phone number, the meeting ID, and the password for the meeting a few days before.
If you have access to a computer that has a camera and microphone, a tablet, or a
smartphone, you can participate using Zoom. This option allows you to see the speaker on your screen.
Recordings of some of our virtual workshops will be available on our website, in-sight.org, and on our Facebook page within a few days of the live event. An audio recording of some workshops will also air on IN-SIGHT Radio.
The Accessible Alexa
Tuesday, November 3
The Amazon Echo devices bring a multitude of accessibility to people who are blind and visually impaired. Keeping track of appointments, making phone calls, reminders to take medications, listening to the news, and ordering items from Amazon are just some of the many features that you can use to enhance your independence.
Accessible Digital Games
Tuesday, December 8
Did you know that there are lots of accessible games for IOS and Android devices as well as Windows and Mac computers? Come find out about the different virtual adventures you could go on from zombies to dice games to text adventures!
AT Discovery Sessions
Tuesday, November 10
Tuesday, December 15
Join us for an open session where you can ask questions, discuss the latest technology, and share your talents and knowledge with the IN-SIGHT Assistive Technology staff as well as fellow assistive technology users!
These sessions will be unstructured and break out rooms that are available so that you may have your own space to discuss topics with other members
Friday, December 11
Join us as we review and explain apps that you can download on to your smart device that can help you travel more safely and independently. We will discuss apps such MS Soundscape, Blindsquare, RIPTA, and more.
O&M and COVID-19
Friday, November 13
COVID restrictions make it challenging to offer orientation and mobility training, but it’s not impossible. Join us for this workshop where we will talk about how some instruction can be done virtually and the safety protocols we have put in place for those who need in-person instruction.