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January 2021

Accessible Smartphone Camera Basics

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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…

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O&M for Winter Travel

January 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

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Assistive Tech Discovery Session

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on March 30, 2021 at 11:00 am

Join us for an open session where you can ask questions, discuss the latest technology, and share your talents and knowledge with fellow assistive technology users! Sessions will be unstructured and breakout rooms are available so that you may have your own space to discuss topics with other members.

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O&M: What Works for Me

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

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.”

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February 2021

Positive Outlook

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on January 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm

A unique monthly group for people living with vision loss. You will find this to be the perfect group experience if you are seeking peer support, answers to your questions, and to just feel like you are not the only one facing the challenges that sometimes come with reduced vision. Due to COVID restrictions, this group currently meets in two groups via Zoom and over the telephone. Group One meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 1 PM…

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Looking Your Best

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Do you struggle with applying make-up due to low or no vision? Join local make-up consultant Courtney Stanton for this fun workshop during which she will share some tips and techniques that will definitely help you with this task and keep you looking your best.

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Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Apps

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This session will focus on the different features of the apps Seeing AI and Envision AI and how to use them. We will also build upon the previously discussed camera skills from the January 19 workshop.

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Positive Outlook

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on January 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm

A unique monthly group for people living with vision loss. You will find this to be the perfect group experience if you are seeking peer support, answers to your questions, and to just feel like you are not the only one facing the challenges that sometimes come with reduced vision. Due to COVID restrictions, this group currently meets in two groups via Zoom and over the telephone. Group One meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 1 PM…

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Driverless Cars

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presentation on driverless cars, bioptic driving, and alternatives to driving.  What is the latest tech in this area? What is bioptic driving and is it available in Rhode Island? Are driverless cars an option in my lifetime? Joining us for an overview of these topics in a one-hour seminar.

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NFC Tags for Independence

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

What are NFC tags?  How are they different from barcodes?  How can they both be used for labeling and identification?  Join us to find out the answers to these questions and more! Suggested prerequisites: independent navigation of a smart phone

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Book Club

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you enjoy reading? Do you want to share your passion with others? The IN-SIGHT Book Club is always looking for new people to join the discussion! This month the group will discuss The Prince of Providence by Mike Stanton. For more information about the group contact Carla Ferreira at cferreira@in-sight.org or at (401) 941-3322, ext. 111.

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Assistive Tech Discovery Session

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on March 30, 2021 at 11:00 am

Join us for an open session where you can ask questions, discuss the latest technology, and share your talents and knowledge with fellow assistive technology users! Sessions will be unstructured and breakout rooms are available so that you may have your own space to discuss topics with other members.

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O&M: What Works for Me

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

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.”

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March 2021

Windows Accessibility

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us to discover what built-in and third-party accessibility features could allow you to independently use a Windows computer.

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Soundscape for Navigation

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Soundscape is a powerful navigational app for iPhones that allows users to virtually explore streets, businesses, and intersections; bookmark important locations for real-world exploration, and provides 3D audio feedback as you navigate around familiar and unfamiliar areas. Join us to find out how Soundscape can fit into your box of travel tools! Note: this app is currently only available on iPhones.

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Customizing Voiceover Gestures

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Voiceover gestures on the iPhone can be customized to better suit users. Some users may have trouble performing certain gestures, and others may enjoy the convenience of changing finger gestures to something easier.  You can even add gestures to create your own functions, such as a simple gesture to paste text or open the Voiceover settings! Join us to find out how this can be done. Suggested prerequisites: the ability to use an iPhone with Voiceover independently.

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Assistive Tech Discovery Session

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 23, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on March 30, 2021 at 11:00 am

Join us for an open session where you can ask questions, discuss the latest technology, and share your talents and knowledge with fellow assistive technology users! Sessions will be unstructured and breakout rooms are available so that you may have your own space to discuss topics with other members.

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