Blind Tech Assistance For Veterans

Hines Alumni and Blind Not Alone compile and maintain this list of tech and assistive tech resources for visually impaired Veterans. Please send any corrections or additions through the Contact Us page.

Conference Calls

  • Blind Vet Tech Monthly Tech Talk meets the third Thursday of each month at 1900 Central Time
  • Blind Vet Tech Monthly MacOS Talk meets the second Thursday of the month at 1900 Central Time
  • Blind Vet Tech Monthly Narrator Talk is coming soon
  • Hines iOS, GPS conference call meets the first Tuesday of every month, 10 AM Central time
    • Join by calling (800) 767-1750,44125#
    • Contact Rick Olson for more info at
  • Hines computer conference call, meets the first Thursday each month, 10AM Central time
    • Join by calling (800) 767-1750,44125#
    • Contact Kevin Jackson for more info at
  • Blinded Vets & Friends – Homepage meets every Tuesday at 7PM Central time using TC Conferencing. Contact Jerry Hogan at Jerry Hogan

One on One Coaching

Hines Alumni and Blind Vet Tech are proud to offer on demand coaching sessions. If interested, send an email indicating what you wish to receive coaching on, your computer’s set up, and available times to or Both provide coaching and mentoring for using iPhones and iPads, while the Hines Alumni focus on Windows based computers and Blind Vet Tech on Apple MacOS computers.

If you are a VA Blind Rehab Services VIST or BROS interested in securing assessment or AT training for a Veteran, contact, for details about our VA contracting services or additional resources.

For an informal group discussion, we have a ‘virtual bar’ that meets on SKYPE. The group meets whenever the need arises. Any drinks from coffee to tequila are permitted.

Websites to visit

Help Desks

  • Microsoft Accessibility Desk, (800) 936-5900
  • Apple Accessibility Desk, (877)204-3930
  • Amazon Accessibility Desk, (888) 283-1678
  • VFO Accessibility Desk (727) 803-8600


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