Blind Vet Tech Monthly Tech Talk

The Blind Vet Tech Monthly Tech Talk is our premier teleconferencing service. Topics feature an array of different applications and devices commonly issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs Blind Rehab Centers and outpatient programs. These teleconferences allows participants to go further than the surface level of training these programs provide, enabling one to learn the various different methods we each implement these items to achieve our goals. The teleconference occurs on the third Thursday of each month via our toll-free number, (866) 820-9940. The below table highlights each month’s topic, relevant podcasts, and recordings of the session.

Date Topic Announcement Podcast Session Archive Lesson Podcast
January 19th
  • VA Section 508 Team
  • Using the iOS Voice Over Rotor
Announcement Podcast Archived Recording on the VA’s Section 508 Team Blind Vet Tech Voice Over Rotor Podcasts
February 16 Cloud-based Storage Services, i.e. iCloud, One Drive, and Google Drive Announcement Podcast Blind Vet Tech Cloud Services Overview Podcast
March 16 Mobile Office Suites, i.e. iWorks and Microsoft Office Podcast Announcement
April 20 Digital Audio Book Readers, i.e. Victor Reader Stream, Hims Blaze, and mobile apps Announcement
May 18th Digital Audio Recording Options, i.e. mobile apps and digital audio book players
June 15 AIRA Discussion and Social Networking Podcast Episode Blind Vet Tech Facebook Podcasts
July 20 Reading PDF’s, documents, e-books, and audio books on mobile devices
August 17th Reviewing pending fall OS and hardware updates
September 21 Reviewing the iOS 11 Update
October 19 Mobile OCR solutions, i.e. KNFB Reader and Hims Blaze
November 16 Tracking your health and fitness through mobile devices and wearables
December 21 2017 Blind Vet Tech year in review