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Tek Talk welcomes a dear friend of Accessible World, Brian Hartgen President, Hartgen Consultancy to discuss the topic: “Work like a pro with Zoom.”
October 14, 2019


Work with Zoom Like a Pro

The Zoom conferencing client is highly accessible, since the team at Zoom have done an excellent job in terms of implementing a high level of accessibility features and audio cues. However, there are ways even the best software can be improved upon, which is where JAWS for Windows scripting has always played a huge part.

Join Brian Hartgen from Hartgen Consultancy to learn about the JAWS scripts for Zoom available at two levels: either free or those which you pay for. He’ll talk to you and demonstrate the different features and discuss improvements for the future.

If time allows, he’ll also discuss other innovations happening in the company, including their product Leasey’s new highly customisable weather app and the ability to search an enormous TV database for show information past and present.

Presenter: Brian Hartgen President, Hartgen Consultancy
Date: October 14, 2019
Time: 5 pm Pacific, 6 pm Mountain, 7 pm Central, 8 pm Eastern and throughout the world, Tuesday 0:00 GMT.

About 10 minutes before each program dial the Zoom numbers or work with your computer link found on your Zoom invitation.

Zoom invitation
Welcome to the Zoom platform:
You can attend Zoom meetings in many different ways including with a Windows, Mac or Linux computer after downloading and installing the applicable Zoom meetings client software, on an iOS, Android or Amazon Fire smart device if you’ve installed the Zoom Cloud Meetings app, or on a regular telephone.

The Zoom meeting invitation for this Training Class is the following:

Hi there,

Robert Acosta is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Tek Talk welcomes Brian Hartgen President, Hartgen Consultancy. Topic: ”Work like a pro with Zoom.”
Time: Meets Monday, October 14 2019, 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.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or iPhone one-tap:
US: +16468769923,839935813# or +1408-638-0968,839935813#

Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 408 638 0968

Meeting ID: 839 935 813
International numbers available:

If you execute the above link from a computer with installed Zoom client software, the software should automatically launch and take you to the meeting. If you execute the above link from a smart device containing the Zoom Cloud Meetings app, the app should automatically launch ant take you to the meeting. If you prefer to use your iPhone as a regular phone without the app to call into the meeting, you can double tap on one of the above two numbers to initiate the call.
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Robert Acosta: Chair Emeritus and
Phone: 818-998-0044

Larry Gassman: Accessible World Co-Chair
Phone: 714-449-1958

Alan Lemly: Accessible World Co-Chair
Phone: 601-919-6907

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

Accessible World Team

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