Accessible events from Tactile Times - Week 13

In this email:
• Welcome
• WhatsApp group
• Contributions now closed for Issue 3
• Our new publicity page
• Accessible events which are on(line) this week
• Tips for the Touch/Touch +

Dear Subscribers,
Welcome to our 13th events email.
We are very excited to bring you Week 13 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?
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Are you feeling like there's nothing fun to do? Check out the events below and chat to other blind people/VIP's in our WhatsApp group!
We are no longer accepting contributions for Issue 3. Thank you to these of you who have submitted your contributions.
If you have written an article/cctribution but have not been able to get it to us yet, you can send them in until Saturday evening to (or via WhatsApp private message if you prefer)
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and we will let you know once we have a copy deadline for Issue 4.
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We now have a new publicity page on our website where we will link to articles/podcasts publising the Tactile Times.
You can find it by clicking the Publicity link at the bottom of the website menu.

This week there are events about tech, cooking, Lego, learning braille, just chatting to other blind people/VIP's and more.
Wednesday is a particularly busy day events wise.
We are very excited to have a new custom email address,
You can now also go to to find our website. If you are confused about this change, check out ounew FAQ on it.

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

The Tactile Times Newspaper - Online events updates series
What's on(line) this week for blind people/VIP's
Week 13  - from 21/08/2020 to 30/08/2020
This is an email from Tactile Times containing accessible events.

++ Saturday:
== 14:00 p.m. - 15:00 p.m. - Storytime with David Walliams:
David Walliams is reading from one of his children's books.
More info about the free live stream at

++ Monday (24th of August)
== 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:
== Sight and Sound webinar:
Registration link at
We recommend you subscribe to their newsletter to get emailed the link each week.

== 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.: No HumanWare Live Webinar
HumanWare are having a brak from webinars because it's the holidays. You can still listen to all their archived webinars via the link in the on-demand section below. You can download the HWBuddy app to get notified as soon as soon as the webinars start again.

++ Friday (22th August):
== 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

++ 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 archive:
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 having accessible events in one place,

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