Veterans Resources List

Veterans Resources List Revised December 2017

The Hines Alumni and Blind Not Alone maintain this list of resources for visually impaired Veterans. Please send any corrections or additions to TERRYKEBBEL , info

Contents

Conference Calls. 1

Websites to visit 3

Help Desks: 4

Podcasts. 4

Education Online. 4

Conference Calls

Blind Vet Tech Monthly Tech Talk meets the third Thursday of every month at 7PM Central time. To Participate:

Computer / smart device

https://zoom.us/j/7854091838

Phone

(646) 876-9923 Meeting ID 7854091838 or

(669) 900-6833 Meeting ID 7854091838

For more info: info.

Blind Vet Tech Monthly MacOS Talk for all your Apple Mac needs meets the second Thursday of every month at 7PM Central time. To Participate:

Computer / smart device

https://zoom.us/j/7854091838

Phone

(646) 876-9923 Meeting ID 7854091838 or

(669) 900-6833 Meeting ID 7854091838

For more info: info.

Blind Vet Tech Monthly Narrator Talk is coming in January 2018. Subscribe to the Blind Vet Tech blog to find out more.

Hines iOS, GPS conference call meets the first Tuesday each month, 10 AM Central time, 800-767-1750,44125#. Contact Rick Olson for more info, rwoverna2

Hines computer conference call, meets the first Thursday each month, 10AM Central time, 800-767-1750,44125#. Contact Kevin Jackson for more info, kmjacksonsr

Hines Alumni Virtual peer support group starting in March 2018: The conference name will be “Before and After the Blind Center” the group will meet every other month or as needed. This group will use Zoom service and will begin at 7:00 p.m., Central Time. There are many benefits of participating in this Support Group: feeling less lonely and isolated, gaining a sense of empowerment, self-confidence and control, talking openly and honestly about your feelings, developing an understanding of what to expect with your situation, getting practical advice and useful information, having the chance to help and support others, receiving inspiration and motivation from others’ stories.

Hines Alumni virtual book discussion group (Under Consideration: This group will meet every other month or as needed) This group will use Zoom service and will begin at 7:00 p.m., Central Time. If you or someone you know would like to get involved as a facilitator contact Terry Kebbel by email at terrykebbel

Coaching Sessions on demand:

Hines Alumni and Blind Vet Tech offer on-demand coaching sessions. If interested, send an email indicating what you wish to receive coaching on. For Windows, contact terrykebbel. For Mac users, contact info.

For an informal group discussion, we have a ‘virtual bar’ that meets on SKYPE. The group meets whenever the need arises. Any drinks from coffee to tequila are permitted.

Blinded Vets & Friends – Homepage jerryhogan5

If you are a VA Blind Rehab Services VIST or BROS interested in securing assessment or AT training for a Veteran, contact info, for details about our VA contracting services or additional resources.

Websites to visit

  • Blind Vet Tech

http://blindvettech.blindnotalone.com/about/

  • AppleVis

https://www.applevis.com/

  • Accessibility – Apple

http://www.apple.com/accessibility/

  • Hines Alumni

www.hinesalumni.org

  • Blind Not Alone

www.Blindnotalone.com

  • Accessibility Tools for Windows Microsoft

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows

  • Accessibility Tools for Windows Microsoft personal

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows

  • Accessibility – Google

http://www.google.com/accessibility/

  • AFB eLearning – Home Page

http://elearn.afb.org/

  • VFO Training

http://www.freedomscientific.com/Services/TrainingAndCertification

Help Desks:

  • Microsoft Accessibility Desk personal

800-936-5900

  • Microsoft Accessibility Desk business

800-636-7914

  • Apple Accessibility Desk

877-204-3930

  • Amazon Accessibility Desk

888- 283-1678

  • VFO Accessibility Desk

727-803-8600

Podcasts

  • Blind Vet Tech
  • Blind Vet Tech News Update
  • Blind Vet Tech Quick Guides and Tutorials
  • Freedom Scientific (FS Cast)
  • FS Cast
  • Apple vis
  • Seminars at Hadley
  • Tech talk archive
  • Eyes on success

If you are using a Victor Reader, Hims Blaze, or any podcasting app, just search the name and add to your play list.

Education Online