Tactile Times events update 9

In this email:
• Welcome
• WhatsApp group
• Tips for Google Meet
• Accessible events which are on(line) this week
• Tips for the Touch/Touch +

Dear Subscribers,
We are excited that nearly everyone has now broken up for the Summer holidays, so everybody can have more time to enjoy events.
Virtual Sight Village took place this week, and you can find out details about how to access the archive in the on-demand events section (below the timetable).
Welcome to our 9th events email.
We are very excited to bring you Week 9 of our accessible online events and activities email containing all the accessible online events we have found out about this week!

Would you like to connect with other young braillists?
Any blind people or VIP's are welcome to join in the conversation in our WhatsApp group.
To request to join, or to get more information, just click here:

Are you feeling like there's nothing fun to do? Check out the events below,
Check out our tips for Google Meet at:
and chat to other blind people/VIP's in our WhatsApp group!

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or going to the TTN Community Portal and logging in.
This week there are events about tech, cooking, learning braille, just chatting to other blind people/VIP's and more.
Wednesday is a particularly busy day events wise and by attending the HumanWare webinar on Thursday evening, you have a chance of winning a VictorReader Stream...

See below for the accessible events which are on(line) this week, all in one place:

The Tactile Times Newspaper - On(line) events updates series
What's on(line) this week for blind people/VIP's
Week 9 - from 26/07/2020 to 02/08/2020
This is an email from Tactile Times containing accessible events.

++ Monday (20th of July)
== 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: NCW Tech Chat club:
This club has been moved to Monday this week, and will be on Saturday as well.
Register at

== 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Look Online Teens forum:
Register at
== 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Braille Bar by The Braillists Foundation - Tips on learning braille:

Joining instructions at

++ Tuesday:
== 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - NCW Summer holiday lunch club:
Only 10 tickets are available so register now.
Register at
++ Wednesday:

== 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - NCW Music club:
Register at:
== 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Sight and Sound Webinar Wednesday:
This webinar will be hosted on Zoom and will be focused on a company that has been providing tech to blind people for 20 years.
More info and registration form at

== 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Look Youth forum:
Register at

== 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Clever cooking by The Braillists Foundation:
Joining instructions at
++ Thursday:
== 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: HumanWare Live Webinar
Register at
++ Friday:
== 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Look Juniors forum:
More details at
== 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Stay safe stay connected call-in:
Joining instructions at
father+ Saturday:
== 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - NCW Tech chat club:
Register at:

++ On-demand events.
These are activities or events you can do any time:

== Free audio yoga and meditation course.
To listen to the audio files, click the link below and enter your name and email and then you get access to the files.

== HumanWare webinar archive:
HumanWare have archived every single webinar they have done in lockdown, and they are turning into great support resources for HumanWare products.
View them at
== Sight and Sound webinar archive:
Sight and Sound have recorded all their Webinar Wednesday sessions. Some of them are on their podcast and some of them are on their YouTube channel.

== Sight Village Virtual:
All the videos are available on YouTube. Just search for the YouTube channel myqac

Tips for the Touch:
Tip 1:
Having trouble clicking these links on the Touch? Simply copy the link like you'd normally copy text, navigate to your browser's address bar and press Space+Backspace+V.
Tip 2:
Want to close a single app on the Touch + without closing everything else down?
Short press the square button on the front and then scroll down until you get to the app you want, then click "Dismiss (app name)" to close the app.
Tip 3: Want to share your screen on your Touch + with someone?
Open or download Zoom, create a free meeting or join an existing meeting and then click Share > Screen > Start Broadcast To stop sharing, open Zoom and click the "Stop share" button.

Tip 4: Wondering why you can't see italic and bold text appear as italics or bold in documents.
Go to settings > miscellaneous > Format markers and set it to all markers. You should then see a mark each side of text in bold, italics, underline, or headings. Sadly, you cannot navigate by headings though which rather defeats the point of being able to see them.

We hope you enjoy attending some of these events (If you can attend them)

Theo Holroyd
Tactile Times Newspaper
By young braillists for young braillists
Bringing news and events for young braillists all together into one place

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