February's Hines Blind Center Alumni Tech Teleconferences – Blind Vet Tech

As February draws near, the latest Hines Blind Center Alumni’s tech teleconferences draws right behind it. This month features Larry Lewis of the VA’s Section 508 Team on both the iOS and GPS users, and the Windows computer users teleconferences. If you ever wonder how the VA ensures compliance with federal accessibility requirements for any type of digital or electronic content or interface, this is the call for you. If you are new to the terms, Section 508 and accessibility, review the Blind Vet Tech Monthly Tech Talk’s January’s session summary. Even the most advance screen reader and magnifier user would not be able to access many websites, if not for regulations and guidelines like Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act or the accessibility guidelines from the World Wide Web Consortium.

The Hines Blind Center Alumni tech teleconferences will occur:

  • iDevices and GPS Users
  • Tuesday, February 7th

  • 1000 AM Central Time
  • (800) 767-1750, ext 44125
  • Windows Computer Users
  • Thursday, February 2nd

  • 1000 AM Central Time
  • (800) 767-1750, ext 44125

If you have any difficulties entering the conference room, please dial 0 for the Operator.
The conference call will begin promptly at 1000 (10:00 a.m., and you are asked to start entering the conference room at 0950 (9:50 a.m.). The conference call will conclude at 1120 (11:20 a.m.). This is Central Standard Time.
We will observe the Roberts Rules of Order. Please direct your question or answer to the Moderator of the call so the Moderator can properly identify you for the continuation of your question/answer. You are asked to not speak over or interrupt a fellow Blinded Veteran who is providing a question or providing an answer to a question. Participants are asked to limit their questions to 2 and with time permitting at the end of the conference call, you may ask additional questions. You are also asked to do a star 6 to mute out any and all background noise, then if you have a question star 6 again and give your name to be recognized by the moderator.