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Technology Seminars

The New Jersey Association of Blind Technology Users (NJABTU) sponsors conference calls on a variety of topics with moderators presiding over each call. We hope these calls provide information and thoughtful discussions in your local chapter meetings throughout the year.

To attend the calls, dial 515-604-9570, then use access code 612068 pound. You will hear the code you entered repeated. Press 1 if it is correct. Press 2 to re-enter it. If you press 1, you then announce yourself by stating your name and you will then be entered into the conference call.

In order to obtain the best possible sound for these calls, the host will put all callers into mute mode until the Q and A portion of the call. You will be able to hear everything during the call but background noise from your location will not disturb others listening in on the conversation. During the Q and A portion of the call, you can unmute yourself by pressing star 6. Before giving a comment or asking a question, please announce your name and what state you are from, and then wait for the moderator to recognize you before speaking. We can have too many people trying to seek the floor at one time and chaos can occur. The moderators will do their very best to recognize as many callers as possible however, they will determine the order in which speakers proceed. When finished with your comments or questions, press star 6 again to go back into “mute” mode to facilitate better, uncluttered communication for everyone. Star 6 also works when you have your phone on speaker.

The times for the calls are

  • 8:00pm Eastern
  • 7:00pm Central
  • 6:00pm Mountain
  • 5:00pm Pacific

Please determine for yourself the time to enter the call if you live in a time zone other than those listed above.

Because our conference calls contain information that’s helpful and interesting to blind techies, we archive all of them within hours of their completion. You can listen to our most recent archives by calling 515-604-9651, and entering the access code 612068 pound followed by the call reference code. While listening, 4 will rewind one minute, 6 will forward one minute, and 5 will pause the recording which is a toggle. We hope you enjoy and learn from them.

Calls for 2020

  • Monday, March 9, 2020: Denny Huff and all things ECHO
    Denny Huff, owner of Gateway for the Blind, will go over how to use the Amazon Echo. He will answer any questions after her presentation.

Archived Calls

Please visit our Archived Technology Seminar Calls page to listen to the audio archives of previous technology seminar calls.

Archived State Convention Technology Seminar Presentations

Please visit our Past State Convention Technology Seminar Presentations page to listen to the audio archives of technology seminar presentations during past state conventions.

Additional Information

For more information regarding the NJABTU, please visit www.nfbnj.org/chapters-and-divisions/tech-division. You can also contact Jane Degenshein, president of the NJABTU, at 973-736-5785 or jdegen16@comcast.net.

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