Zoom Teleconferences and Webinars

Blind Not Alone started from a group of friends who each shared a common plight in life, blindness. This group started the Blind Vet Tech Monthly Tech Talk, to learn about iOS as a team. Overtime the number of participants and interest areas increased, prompting us to establish several monthly calls. As we evolved Blind Vet Tech’s teleconferences, we remained steadfast to achieve our primary goal of building a community to promote independence through assistive technologies and devices. All of our calls are opened to anyone interested in learning about enhancing independence through open conversations.

Below is a list of our calls starting in January 2018. You can also subscribe to receive email alerts for each of our calls by subscribing to our Blind Vet Tech blog. Our peer support calls are supervised by an ACVREP Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist and Licensed Masters Social Worker..

Teleconference Name Teleconference Date Teleconference Time Connect Via Computers or Zoom Mobile App Dial-In Phone Number Notes
Monthly Narrator Talk 2nd Tuesday of the month 1300 or 1:00 PM Central Time Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking here Dial – (646) 876-9923,,7854091838# This call focuses solely on learning Microsoft’s integrated screen reader, Narrator on Windows 10.
Monthly MacOS Talk 2nd Thursday of the month 1300 or 1:00 PM Central Time Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking here Dial – (646) 876-9923,,7854091838# This call focuses solely on learning Apple’s integrated screen reader, Voice Over and other accessibility options in MacOS.
Monthly Tech Talk 3rd Thursday of the month 1300 or 1:00 PM Central Time Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking here Dial – (646) 876-9923,,7854091838# This call focuses on the greater world of cross platform to stand alone devices and apps for blind and visually impaired individuals.
Open Mic Night 3rd Thursday of the month 1900 or 7:00 PM Central Time Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking here Dial – (646) 876-9923,,7854091838# The Blind Vet Tech is all about the community of individuals who come together to support each other. The Open Mic Night is open to anything from latest in Apple rumors to asking anything about blindness.

Connecting to the Blind Vet Tech Monthly Talks

We use Zoom.US for all of our sessions. Zoom allows one to connect via your computers, iOS and Android devices, or by simply dialing into the call. All of these methods are very accessible, even if you are a JAWS, NVDA, Narrator, Voice Over, Talk Back, ZoomText, or any other type of screen reading or magnification solutions. Here is how you can participate with us:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking here

iPhone users simply tap on the phone number below or dial:

  • (646) 876-9923,,7854091838#
  • or (669) 900-6833,,7854091838#

Zoom enables one to control their participation through a series of hotkeys. The table below lists the possible actions and how to complete it based on your connection method:

Action Zoom for Windows Zoom for MacOS Zoom for iOS Dial into Zoom
Mute Alt A Command Shift A Mute Button on app Star 6
Raise hand to prompt moderator Alt Y Option Y Raise/Lower hand Button on app Star 9
Switch Between Zoom Windows F6 Command ` N/a N/A
Jump to Participant List Alt U Command U Tap on Participants button at bottom of the app N/A
Jump to Chat Alt H Command Shift H Tap on Participants button at bottom of the app, then swipe to find Chat on Participants screen N/A
Host Mute Everyone Alt M Command Control M Tap on More button at the bottom of app N/A

Any Requests

If you are interested I being a guest presenter for any of our conferences or wish to start a new tech related conference, feel free to send us an email through our contact form.