aw-announcements Newswire: Tek Talk meeting of 9/21/20 welcomes Rachel Hage, Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist, Lighthouse of Broward discussing “Using the mouse as a blind person and other accessibility tips.” #NewsNuggets

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Tek Talk welcomes Rachel Hage, BBA, CATIS

Assistive Technology Instructor

Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist

Lighthouse of Broward.

Topic: “Using the mouse as a blind person and other accessibility tips.”

Monday September 21, 2020

Time: 8:00 pm Eastern.


I plan to present about the Assistive Touch feature with IOS13 with the use of a mouse. I will also discuss my research process to help my clients find success in using the iPad. We will also touch on my current remote training through Lighthouse of Broward, in which I am a Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist. I am blind, and there are challenges to overcome in my remote training. I collaborate with others in the field to gain more insight as to improve my quality of remote training. As an instructor, I teach in the use of screen readers on the computer and smartphones/tablets, as well as magnification access programs on the same devices. I will also talk about the difficulties of overcoming obstacles as a blind individual during the pandemic as well.

My contact email address is rhage.

Date: Monday September 21, 2020

Time: 5 pm Pacific, 6 pm Mountain, 7 pm Central, 8 pm Eastern and throughout the world, Tuesday 0:00 GMT.

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Robert Acosta and Larry Gassman are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: “Using the mouse as a blind person and other accessibility tips.”

Time: Meets Monday, September 21, 2020, from 8-9 p.m. Eastern. If you have installed the Zoom client software on your computer, I would recommend your starting that software before executing the below link on your computer. If you have installed the Zoom Cloud Meetings app on your smart device, I suggest you open that app before executing the below link on your smart device.

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Robert Acosta: Chair Emeritus and

Phone: 818-998-0044

Email: boacosta818


Larry Gassman: Accessible World Co-Chair

Phone: 714-449-1958

Email: larrygassman

Alan Lemly: Accessible World Co-Chair

Phone: 601-919-6907

Email: walemly

The Accessible World, a division of Helping Hands For The Blind, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, seeks to educate the general public, the disabled community and the professionals who serve them by providing highly relevant information about new products, services, and training opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access barriers that adversely affect them.

Robert Acosta

About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. See her latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: Find it in various accessible formats: See her Facebook business page: Patty loves receiving feedback about her work. So, drop her a line any time at:
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