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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. This list can be found at nfb.org/COVID19, and virtual events will also be posted throughout the week to the NFB-Announce listserv.

Wednesday, May 27

All day, begins every half hour | 100th Anniversary Celebration

Stream of commemoration of 100th anniversary of founding of NFB of Minnesota. May 27th, 1920, was the day of the first convention of the Minnesota State Organization of the Blind, today known as the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota. We celebrate by streaming a review of 100 ways the organization has made a difference throughout its history, presented in 100 voices. Text version will also be made available. Access the stream at nfbmn.org/100years.

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

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, we will be doing brief workouts and stretching exercises to boost our immune systems and health.
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.
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#

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#

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#

 

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#

6:00 p.m. EDT | Three Minutes to a Serene Mind

Sponsored by NFB of Hawaii, learn an easy three-minute exercise for everyone! Go from a state of unease to a state of calm.
Zoom Meeting ID: 983 4003 9402
One tap mobile: +14086380968,,98340039402#

6:30 p.m. EDT | Residential/State Schools for the Blind, Resource Rooms, and Itinerant Teaching

Sponsored by NFB of Ohio, join us to discuss education options for today’s blind, low-vision, and deafblind children with Adelmo Vigil, national board member and president of NFB of New Mexico expound on his experiences in the public school system and then attending a state residential school for the blind.
Zoom Meeting Details: 408 185 0851

One tap mobile: +16468769923,,4081850851#

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

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join this call to hear from Marc Maurer, Immediate Past President of the National Federation of the Blind.
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#

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

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

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join this meeting as we listen to and then discuss the Kernel Book story "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 Seeing AI app and apps for recording. 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 | Happy Hour: Favorite Music from Movies

Sponsored by NFB of Ohio, Happy Hour every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT. Come and “ease on down the road” with Ohio as we reminisce on music from our favorite movies and theater productions. Bring your favorite drink and invite others to join the party!
Zoom Meeting Details: 408 185 0851

One tap mobile: +16468769923,,4081850851#

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

Sponsored by NFB of Florida, discus the series is titled "Misconceptions Compilation," twelve, short pieces that appeared in the Braille Monitor from 1957-58. Email: ctate2076@att.net to receive copy of the articles.
Zoom Meeting Details: 959 6429 5244
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,95964295244#

11:00 p.m. EDT | Android vs IPhone

Sponsored by NFB of Hawaii, make an informed choice regarding Android or iPhone. Benefits of both, which is best for me.
Zoom Meeting ID: 928 9047 8170

One tap mobile: +14086380968,,92890478170#

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#

6:30 p.m. EDT | Dinner and a Movie

Sponsored by NFB of Ohio, join us to watch “Reflecting the Flame: Passing the Torch.” This great piece of works speaks to Dr. Maurer’s Presidency as a prominent leader and a distinguished force in the organization.
Zoom Meeting Details: 408 185 0851
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,4081850851#

7:00 p.m. EDT | Philosophy Friday

Sponsored by NFB of Colorado, join for a lively and interactive philosophy Friday where we will interact, debate, and grow together.
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 30

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 how we are coping now that the world is starting to open up. What do you think? Share stories and have fun.
Zoom Meeting ID: 829 725 6345
One tap mobile: +13017158592,,8297256345#

Monday, June 1

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#

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, June 2

2:00 p.m. EDT | Accessibility Boutique: Comparison of Cloud Storage Solutions

Attend this workshop on introductions to best practices and latest trends in access tech specifically to compare the features and accessibility of the most popular cloud storage services. Learn more about accessibility boutiques and register today.

3:00 p.m. EDT | Alternative Mobility Techniques: Using a Cane with Other Mobility Devices

Sponsored by NFB of California, discuss ways to navigate while using a white cane along with other devices such as support canes and wheelchairs. Topics may include adjustment to blindness or other disabilities, advocating with doctors or physical therapists, and techniques for traveling successfully.
Zoom Meeting ID: 864 6573 9695

Password: 479789
One tap mobile:  +13462487799,,86465739695#,,1#,479789#

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

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join us as we read and discuss another great Kernel Book story.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

7:00 p.m. EDT | What is State Rehabilitation Council?

Sponsored by NFB of Ohio, learn about State Rehabilitation Council (SRC). Available in every state, let’s discuss expectations for the consumer and the agency with featured presenter David DeNotaris, master motivator and dean of self-esteem! Speaker, author, arainer consultant, former state agency director, and Federationist.
Zoom Meeting Details: 408 185 0851
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,4081850851#

11:00 p.m. EDT | Cooking Fun

Sponsored by NFB of Hawaii, learn to cook Pacific island food of Samoa, baked ulu chips and jello punch. Have a cooking question? Don’t know how to cook fun recipes non-visually? Want the recipe? email: debbiegabe@live.com.
Zoom Meeting ID: 971 5702 2560
One tap mobile: +12532158782,,97157022560#

Wednesday, June 3

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, we will be doing brief workouts and stretching exercises to boost our immune systems and health.
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 and laws affecting the education of blind children. Note: this event is informative and does not represent any form of legal advice. Email Emily at vp2@nfbp.org.
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#

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#

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 helpful built-in features and 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, learn about blindness training, independence, and vocational rehabilitation from Lynn Heitz and her special guest.
Zoom Meeting ID: 215 988 0888
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2159880888#

Thursday, June 4

5:00 p.m. EDT | Kernel Book Discussions

Sponsored by NFB of Pennsylvania, join us as we read and discuss another great Kernel Book story.
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 most helpful apps. 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 | Presidential Release

The June presidential release (#495) of the National Federation of the Blind will be delivered live by President Mark A. Riccobono. Submit questions in advance to cdanielsen@nfb.org and put PR495 in the subject line, or call 410-659-9314, extension 2473. Zoom details coming soon!

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#

11:00 p.m. EDT | Access Technology Thursdays: NFB-NEWSLINE®

Sponsored by NFB of Hawaii, learn tips and tricks for using NFB-NEWSLINE.  
Zoom Meeting ID: 928 9047 8170
One tap mobile: +14086380968,,92890478170#

Friday, June 5

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#

Saturday, June 6

5:00 p.m. EDT | NABS Graduation Celebration

Sponsored by National Association of Blind Students, a division of the National Federation of the Blind, celebrate the class of 2020 through a virtual ceremony and social media spotlights. For students to be recognized, submit the graduate submission form by June 1.
Zoom Meeting ID: 467 883 3687
One tap mobile: +13017158592,,4678833687#

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