Assistive Tech Resource List

The Hines Alumni and Blind Not Alone maintain this list of resources for visually impaired Veterans. Please send any corrections or additions to presidentofThehinesalumni@gmail.com or info@blindnotalone.

Conference Calls

Blind Vet Tech Monthly Tech Talk meets the third Thursday of every month at 7PM Central time. To Participate:

Blind Vet Tech Monthly MacOS Talk for all your Apple Mac needs meets the second Thursday of every month at 7PM Central time. To

Hines iOS, GPS conference call meets the first Tuesday of every month, 10 AM Central time, 800-767-1750,44125#. Contact Rick Olson for more info, rwoverna2@gmail.com

Hines computer conference call, meets the first Thursday each month, 10AM Central time, 800-767-1750,44125#. Contact Kevin Jackson for more info, kmjacksonsr@att.net

Blinded Vets & Friends – Homepage http://www.blindedvetsandfriends.org/ Meets every Tuesday at 7PM Central time using TC Conferencing. Contact Jerry Hogan, jerryhogan5@earthlink.net

Coaching Sessions on demand:

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. For Windows, contact presidentofThehinesalumni@gmail.com. For Mac users, contact info@blindnotalone.com.

Teleconferences Being Planned

Blind Vet Tech Monthly Narrator Talk is coming in January. Subscribe to the Blind Vet Tech blog to find out more.

Hines Alumni virtual book discussion group (Under Consideration: This group will meet every other month or as needed) This group will use Zoom service and will begin at 7:00 p.m., Central Standard Time Zone. If you or someone you know would like to get involved as a facilitator or be a group member contact Terry Kebbel by email at terrykebbel@gmail.com .

Hines Alumni Virtual peer support group (Under Consideration: This group will meet every other month or as needed) This group will use a Zoom service and will begin at 7:00 p.m., Central Standard Time Zone. There are many Benefits of Participating in this Support Group: Feeling less lonely and isolated, Gaining a sense of empowerment, self-confidence and control, Talking openly and honestly about your feelings, Developing an understanding of what to expect with your situation, Getting practical advice and useful information, Having the chance to help and support others, Receiving inspiration and motivation from others’ stories.
If you or someone you know would like to get involved as a facilitator or be a group member contact terry kebbel by email at terrykebbel@gmail.com .

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.

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

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