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Stay Connected: Join Upcoming Virtual Federation Meetings

The National Federation of the Blind continues to connect and protect blind people through our nationwide network. The following virtual gatherings are open to everyone in the coming week. Zoom instructions below.

Wednesday, May 20

1:00 p.m. EDT | Fitness and Wellness Warriors

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, boost the immune system and take care of our mental and emotional health with brief workouts, meditations, and yoga during this thirty-minute session.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

2:00 p.m. EDT | Coffee and Legislative Conversation

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, discuss legislative issues facing blind Americans, laws affecting the education of your blind children, and more. Please note that this event is informative and does not represent any form of legal advice. To contact Emily, email her at: vp2@nfbp.org.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

3:00 p.m. EDT | Getting the Most Out of Your Amazon Echo Smart Speaker

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, share experiences with the Amazon Echo. Do you have a favorite Alexa skill you would like to share with others? Get the news, schedule a ride, or control your home.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

3:00 p.m. EDT | Breaking Barriers

Sponsored by NFB of California, discuss creative action plans to break through any barriers standing between you and your goals and report on your progress. This is a time to share our stories in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.
Zoom Meeting ID: 839 5776 3091
Password: 071615
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83957763091#,,#,071615#

5:00 p.m. EDT | iPhones, iPads, Smart Phones, Oh My!

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, learn how to navigate the iPhone using Voice Over as a beginner and explore commonly used already built-in apps, like text messaging, Apple Mail, the calendar, FaceTime, contacts, notes, the App store, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Safari, Siri, and the health apps.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

6:30 p.m. EDT | Navigating the Rehabilitation System

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join this call to learn about the Colorado Center for the Blind with Julie Deden.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

7:00 p.m. EDT | Workout Wednesday

Sponsored by NFB of Colorado, participate in an all-levels workout. At 7:45 p.m. EDT we will have an advanced workout.
Zoom Meeting ID: 595 506 6474
One tap mobile: +13462487799,,5955066474#

8:00 p.m. EDT | Blind Students Soundboard

Sponsored by the National Association of Blind Students, an NFB division, discuss accessibility in the classroom throughout this distance learning time. For students, parents, educators, and interested minds struggling with accessibility.
Zoom Meeting ID: 614 307 0858
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,6143070858#

Thursday, May 21

11:00 a.m. EDT | Distance Education Interactive Lesson

Each week participate in an activity designed to enhance the education of blind children.
Zoom Meeting ID: 956 4857 5316
Password: 53276
One tap mobile: +13017158592,,95648575316#,,#,53276#

2:00 p.m. EDT | Accessibility Boutique: The COVID-19 Response

Attend this workshop to discuss keeping employees and students connected from home. Learn more about accessibility boutiques and register today.

3:00 p.m. EDT | Blind Parent Dialog

Chat with some of our nation's leaders in the blind parenting community on what’s keeping you sane during this time, distance learning and children in school, social distancing, and more. Register today for the national dialog regarding blind parents.

5:00 p.m. EDT | Kernel Book Discussion: Junior Prom

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join this meeting as we listen to and then discuss the Kernel Book story "Junior Prom" by Dave Hyde.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

6:30 p.m. EDT | Apps, Apps, Apps for iOS

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, learn more about the Amazon shopping app. If you have suggestions for apps to be featured please email: marsha.drenth@gmail.com.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

7:00 p.m. EDT | Talk Tech and Beyond

Sponsored by NFB of Colorado, talk tech and more with Mike May, chief evangelist for Access Explorer. Mike has invented, explored, and educated across the blindness field.
Zoom Meeting ID: 595 506 6474
One tap mobile: +13462487799,,5955066474#

8:00 p.m. EDT | NABS Book Club

Sponsored by the National Association of Blind Students, an NFB division, dive into some great literature and discuss the themes and messages.
Zoom Meeting ID: 614 307 0858 
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,6143070858#

8:00 p.m. EDT | NVDA Training

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, learn about NVDA, the free screen access software for Windows computers.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

9:00 p.m. EDT | Your Journey Through Blindness

Sponsored by NFB of Missouri, whether you are recently blind or have been blind all your life and no matter your level of sight, come and share how you make your journey through life as a blind person.
Zoom Meeting ID: 714 852 9230
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,7148529230#

Friday, May 22

12:00 p.m. EDT | JAWS Training

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join us as we explore the capabilities and usability of the industry-leading JAWS screen reading application and Microsoft Office Suite.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

1:00 p.m. EDT | Fitness and Wellness Warriors

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, boost the immune system and take care of our mental and emotional health with brief workouts and stretching exercises.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

3:00 p.m. EDT | Kids’ Story Hour 

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join this call of reading favorite stories for kids in Braille.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

5:30 p.m. EDT | Happy Hour & Trivia Game

Sponsored by NFB of New York, bring your funny jokes and enjoy this social hour.
Zoom Meeting ID: 528 850 6207
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,5288506207#

7:00 p.m. EDT | Philosophy Friday

Sponsored by NFB of Colorado, join us for a thought-provoking discussion of blindness and the future of employment.
Zoom Meeting ID: 595 506 6474
One tap mobile: +13462487799,,5955066474#

7:00 p.m. EDT | Circle of Support

Sponsored by NFB of California, share and gain support and ideas from our peers about the multitude of things that we are encountering in our lives at this time.
Zoom Meeting ID: 321 763 502
Password: 4187
One tap mobile: +16699009128,,321763502#,,#,4187#

Saturday, May 23

4:00 p.m. EDT | Parents Corner

Sponsored by NFB of California Parents of Blind Children Division, share experiences and offer support to one another in regards to distance learning. Topics include but are not limited to IEPs, accessibility, and children’s social and emotional development and well-being during school closures.
Zoom Meeting ID: 209 589 6058
Password: 4187
One tap mobile: +16699009128,,2095896058#,,#,4187#

7:00 p.m. EDT | Ladies Social Night

Sponsored by NFB of Virginia, let’s talk about our favorite movies and movie quotes. The ones that make us laugh, cry, cheer, and so on.
Zoom Meeting ID: 829 725 6345
One tap mobile: +13017158592,,8297256345#

8:00 p.m. EDT | NABS Chill Zone

Sponsored by the National Association of Blind Students, an NFB division, take a little bit of time to relax and unwind with this casual meetup.
Zoom Meeting ID: 614 307 0858 
One tap mobile: +16468769923,, 6143070858#

Monday, May 25

12:00 p.m. EDT | Coffee and Conversation

Sponsored by NFB of Nevada, join this discussion with your favorite cup of coffee or beverage.
Zoom Meeting ID: 423 336 763
Password: 420120
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,423336763#,,#,420120#

12:00 p.m. EDT | JAWS Training

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, explore the capabilities and usability of the industry-leading JAWS screen reading application with the Microsoft Office Suite.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888

1:00 p.m. EDT | Relaxation Hour

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join this time for learning and doing yoga exercises, breathing techniques, and meditations. It will be a time for everyone to let go of their stress and frustration. The immune system is proven to work more optimally under little to no stress.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888

2:00 p.m. EDT | Coffee and Legislative Issues

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, discuss legislative issues facing blind Americans, laws affecting the education of your blind children, and more. Please note that this event is informative and does not represent any form of legal advice. To contact Emily, email her at: vp2@nfbp.org.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

5:00 p.m. EDT | Reading Roundtable

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, discuss your favorite books, what you are currently reading, and books that others recommend. Marsha will also try to have blind authors as special guests each week.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

5:30 p.m. EDT | DIY

Sponsored by NFB of New York, discuss maintaining your home and when to call a professional.
Zoom Meeting ID: 528 850 6207
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,5288506207#

7:30 p.m. EDT | Tech Talk

Sponsored by NFB of California, explore all that your smart phone can do for you. Questions can include, but are not limited to, using the Zoom app, sending text messages, downloading content, and anything else you can think of. You can email questions ahead of time to rkcole72984@gmail.com.
Zoom Meeting ID: 510 839 253
Password: 009343
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,510839253#,,#,009343#

Tuesday, May 26

8:30 a.m. EDT | Accessibility Boutique: Textbook-Provider Showdown

Attend this workshop on introductions to best practices and latest trends in access tech specifically for textbook-providers. Learn more about accessibility boutiques and register today.

5:00 p.m. EDT | Kernel Book Discussion: Crying Over Spilled Milk

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join us as we read and discuss the Kernel Book story, “Crying Over Spilled Milk,” by Parnell Diggs.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

6:15 p.m. EDT | Trivia Tuesday

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join this fun and exciting version of Jeopardy, with our own real contestants and Juliette Warren as Alex. Play along at home, or just listen and laugh along with us.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

8:00 p.m. EDT | Talking Stocks

Sponsored by NFB of Louisiana, learn about why you should be investing, how to get started, and how to avoid common investing mistakes. Open to all experiences. 
Zoom Meeting ID: 813 0564 0038
Password: 2HwOl6wfsd
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81305640038#

Wednesday, May 27

10:30 a.m. EDT | Women Survivors

Sponsored by the NFB of Pennsylvania, discuss the effects that social distancing is having on each of us during this coronavirus.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

1:00 p.m. EDT | Fitness and Wellness Warriors

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, boost the immune system and take care of our mental and emotional health with brief workouts, meditations, and yoga during this thirty-minute session.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

2:00 p.m. EDT | Coffee and Legislative Conversation

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join to discuss legislative issues facing blind Americans, laws affecting the education of blind children, and our NFB Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL)® programs scheduled for this summer. Parents, teachers of blind students, and anyone interested in the topics of legislation, parenting, and education are encouraged to join us. Please note that this event is informative and does not represent any form of legal advice. To contact Emily, email her at: vp2@nfbp.org.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

3:00 p.m. EDT | Getting the Most Out of Your Amazon Echo Smart Speaker

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, share experiences with the Amazon Echo. Do you have a favorite Alexa skill you would like to share with others? Get the news, schedule a ride, or control your home.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

3:00 p.m. EDT | Breaking Barriers

Sponsored by NFB of California, discuss creative action plans to break through any barriers standing between you and your goals and report on your progress. This is a time to share our stories in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.
Zoom Meeting ID: 839 5776 3091
Password: 071615
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83957763091#,,#,071615#

5:00 p.m. EDT | iPhones, iPads, Voice Over, Oh My!

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, learn how to navigate iOS devices using Voice Over. We will explore the calendar and clock features during this session.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

5:30 p.m. EDT | Learn about LCB and the Federation

Sponsored by NFB of New York, join us to chat with Pam Allen, executive director of the Louisiana Center for the Blind and first vice president of the National Federation of the Blind to talk about the center as well as the Federation.
Zoom Meeting ID: 528 850 6207
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,5288506207#

6:30 p.m. EDT | Navigating the Rehabilitation System: Special Guest, Dr. Marc Maurer!

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, learn about blindness training, independence, and vocational rehabilitation from Marc Maurer, Immediate Past President of the National Federation of the Blind.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

9:00 p.m. EDT | Advantages and Disadvantages of Working from Home

Sponsored by NFB of Missouri, during the COVID-19 pandemic many people are working from home. Once the pandemic is over and people have a choice as to whether to work from home or not the question is should you continue to work from home? Come and share your thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of working from home.
Zoom Meeting ID: 714 852 9230
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,7148529230#

Thursday, May 28

11:00 a.m. EDT | Distance Education Interactive Lesson

Each week participate in an activity designed to enhance the education of blind children.
Zoom Meeting ID: 956 4857 5316
Password: 53276
One tap mobile: +13017158592,,95648575316#,,#,53276#

5:00 p.m. EDT | Kernel Book Discussions: Do You Want to Run?

Join us as we read and discuss the Kernel Book story titled "Do You Want to Run?" by Melody Lindsey.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

6:30 p.m. EDT | Apps, Apps, Apps for iOS

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, learn more about the Amazon shopping app. If you have suggestions for apps to be featured please email: marsha.drenth@gmail.com.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

8:00 p.m. EDT | NVDA Training

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, learn about NVDA, the free screen access software for Windows computers.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

Friday, May 29

12:00 p.m. EDT | JAWS Training

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join us as we explore the capabilities and usability of the industry-leading JAWS screen reading application and Microsoft Office Suite.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

1:00 p.m. EDT | Fitness and Wellness Warriors

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, boost the immune system and take care of our mental and emotional health with brief workouts and stretching exercises.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

3:00 p.m. EDT | Kids’ Story Hour 

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join this call of reading favorite stories for kids in Braille.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

7:00 p.m. EDT | Circle of Support

Sponsored by NFB of California, share and gain support and ideas from our peers about the multitude of things that we are encountering in our lives at this time.
Zoom Meeting ID: 321 763 502
Password: 4187
One tap mobile: +16699009128,,321763502#,,#,4187#

Join a Zoom Meeting

To join a Zoom meeting via web or phone, click on the following Zoom link, dial the appropriate phone number, or hit one-tap mobile, and add the corresponding meeting ID listed for the event you are joining. For an accessible tutorial of the Zoom platform, access the audiobook, Meet Me in the Cloud.

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Dial by Your Location

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ab3E5IUcW

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