moderated Re: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time

Thabo Baseki
 

Hello! I will make time to attend as well. This is indeed a good initiative. Thank you!
Best

Thabo

JAWS certified-2020
http://www.freedomscientific.com/Services/TrainingAndCertification/Certification


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Can you send me the meeting info? I would love to participate as well?
This is a good idea.


On 3/18/20, Arkadiusz Świętnicki <nuno69a@...> wrote:
> I am going to join in order to listen to it, possibly answer someone and
> maybe ask something? I’d be interested in learning MS Access with jFW, but
> there are people with bigger needs…
>
> Od: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> W imieniu David Goldfield
> Wysłano: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:51 AM
> Do: main@jfw.groups.io
> Temat: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for
> JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time
>
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> The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us to spend more time at home. Some
> of us are now working from home. Some of us may be staying home to stay
> safe. Others may be at home in order to self-isolate or quarantine. Even
> before all of this began there have been many opportunities for online
> training using meeting platforms such as Zoom. Now that more of us are
> forced to stay in our homes the opportunities for remote training and
> assistance will likely increase.
>
> A couple of weeks ago I attended my first Ibug
> <https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ibugtoday.com%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C9ae8d7ef648f4e1a409908d7cb37e061%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637201313151253888&amp;sdata=WF%2FOz3iXHTsc6X0EAKTCF%2F%2BI5Ufaiy0TMx5AIJ3UsO0%3D&amp;reserved=0>
>  conference where participants are encouraged to ask questions and to
> provide support for one another with their iOS devices. I really liked the
> format of the conference but I wanted to see a similar opportunity covering
> topics from a Windows perspective.
>
> I decided that I’d like to host such a conference and this will likely be
> the first in a series of free, online tech workshops, assuming there is
> enough interest in such a project.
>
> The first of these workshops is titled, “JAWS, Just Because” and is
> scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 8:00 PM Eastern time. This conference will
> allow users of the JAWS screen reader to both ask questions as well as to
> provide answers to those who use the JAWS screen reader. No question is too
> basic or too esoteric and it should be stressed that there is no such thing
> as a stupid question.
>
> For this conference I’m looking for two types of participants. First, anyone
> with a question regarding JAWS is, of course, welcome. Second, I’m hoping
> that those who are knowledgeable in the use of JAWS will also consider
> participating to share knowledge. Due to time constraints we won’t have time
> to provide lengthy support or to tandem into a user’s machine. Questions
> which require this type of intervention would best be addressed by Vispero’s
> technical support.
>
> In order to keep the conference running smoothly I am going to adopt a
> similar policy which has been successfully used by iBug. Users who wish to
> ask a question or to provide a response should say their name, as in, “This
> is John.” At that point please wait to be acknowledged by the host, as in,
> “Go ahead, John.”
>
> I have some other ideas for similar workshops but would like to hear some of
> yours so that I can determine the needs that you have as well as the level
> of interest. With many of us working from home are there specific
> applications or programs that you might want some assistance with? Programs
> that come to mind are Slack, Teams, etc. Would there be interest in similar
> workshops for NVDA users?
>
> I would also like to invite other assistive technology trainers to write to
> me privately if you’re interested in assisting with any of these workshops.
> Many of you may have some ideas which I haven’t thought of and you surely
> have expertise with topics which I do not. I am unable to provide any type
> of compensation for any assistance you may choose to provide but the point
> of these workshops is to provide free assistance to those who may be
> spending more time at home doing work or completing other tasks. This can be
> a stressful time for many of us. Many kind and patient people assisted me
> when I was first learning about assistive technology and I just want to pay
> it forward and give something back to the blindness community, particularly
> during this time when the need for some tech help may be even greater
>
> Here is the relevant information about the upcoming conference.
>
>
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> Topic: JAWS, Just Because
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> Join our Zoom Meeting via the following link.
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