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Tek Talk welcomes Deborah Kendrick, noted author, to discuss her newest book. Topic: “WHEN YOUR EARS CAN’T HELP YOU SEE: Strategies for Blind and Low Vision Individuals with Hearing Loss”


July 27, 2020

Time: 8:00 PM EDT


Deborah Kendrick is an award-winning writer, editor, and poet. She is also a person with multiple disabilities, who loves nothing more than sharing her observations and experiences concerning technology, techniques, and the resources within us as humans with her fellow blind travelers. Her new book “When Your Ears Can’t Help You See: Strategies for Blind and Low Vision Individuals with Hearing Loss” published by National Braille press, was released in June. The book combines personal experience and research in a user friendly book aimed at improving your quality of life. Join us for a conversation with the author. Learn about strategies, technologies, audiologists, and more for coping



Deborah Kendrick


Twitter: @kendrickinsight

National Braille Press:


(800) 548-7323


Date: Monday July 27, 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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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 and Larry Gassman are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: “WHEN YOUR EARS CAN’T HELP YOU SEE: Strategies for Blind and Low Vision Individuals with Hearing Loss.”



Time: Meets Monday, July 27, 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.


Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/839935813


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: https://zoom.us/u/cnnUjZ1oh


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
www.accessibleWorld.org and www.radiooutofthepast.org

Phone: 818-998-0044

Email: boacosta818@gmail.com

Website: www.helpinghands4theblind.net


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

Email: larrygassman@roadrunner.com


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

Email: walemly@gmail.com


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



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