Register now for January programs!
There is something for everyone when it comes to workshops and programs at IN-SIGHT this winter! 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 winter 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.
Accessible Smartphone Camera Basics
Tuesday, January 19
Many people who are blind or visually impaired think that smartphone cameras are useless to them–how can they accurately aim and shoot photos, and what can it be used for? That may have been the case a few years ago. Voiceover is now integrated with the iPhone cameras, giving the user valuable information that can be used to take photos. Join us to learn how the camera can be used as a powerful tool for independence; learn to take photos of products for identification, capture text to read print documents, and aim the camera using Voiceover’s guidance. Suggested Prerequisites: The ability to independently navigate through the iPhone or iPad and its apps using voiceover.
O&M for Winter Travel
Friday, January 22
How do you manage snowy sidewalks and icy terrain when you’re a long white cane user? We will discuss solutions that will help keep you safer and more independent in our New England climate.
AT Discovery Sessions
Tuesday, January 26
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.
O&M: What Works for Me
Friday, January 29
Solution-based, roundtable discussion by clients for clients, moderated by Melissa Mabee, COMS. Join us to ask questions and share experiences with peers who “walk the walk” every day. The best ideas come for each other – as one Insight client put it, “I don’t have all the answers but here’s what works for me.” Suggestions for topics are welcome and should be sent to Melissa at email@example.com. We hope to make this a regular meeting, please join us!