Tactile Times events update 6 + Quiz 1 winner announced
In this email:
• WhatsApp group
• Test yourself with 5 questions: How much do you know about braille?
• Drum roll: Tactile Times Quiz winner announced...
• Accessible events
• Tips for the Touch/Touch +
We are now re-starting events emails, we hope you will enjoy them and we are excited we can bring you accessible events again.
Although it's not this week, we are looking forward to Virtual Sight Village later this month, and we will be informing you of details in a couple of weeks.
Welcome to our sixth events email.
We are very excited to bring you Week 6 of our accessible online events and activities email, containing all the accessible online events we have found out about this week!
Plus, as an extra bonus this week, we reveal the winner of the first ever Tactile Times quiz!
We are also very excited that a new way to chat with fellow Tactile Times readers, a brand new Tactile Times WhatsApp group, has now been live for a month!
Any blind people or VIP's are welcome to join in the conversation.
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, test yourself with 5 questions to see how much you know about braille at:
and chat to other blind p/VIP's in our WhatsApp group!
The deadline for the How much do you know about braille quiz is 16th July. And, don't worry, it's not as challenging or long as our last quiz.
Also, if you would like to be first to know about new quizzes and challenges, new blog posts, and new events updates, just complete the quick sign up process at
and turn on notifications in your device settings (more info on how to do this at the link above).
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 special HumanWare @ ACB webinar on Thursday evening, you have a chance of winning a VictorReader Stream...
Quiz 1 has now closed and the winner is Klaudia Suchowiak who scored 6/10 points on this tough quiz that challenged you and stretched your knowledge.
If you have completed the quiz, we have now sent you an email with details of your score.
See below for the accessible events which are on(line) this week, all in one place:
The Tactile Times Newspaper - Events updates in lockdown
What's on(line) this week for blind people/VIP's
Week 6 - from 05/07/2020 to 12/07/2020
This is an email from Tactile Times containing accessible events.
++ Monday (6th of July)
== 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Look Online Teens forum:
Register at look-uk.org/meet-up
== 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Braille Bar by The Braillists Foundation - Tips on learning braille:
== 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Sight and Sound Webinar Wednesday - All things exercise and fitness:
Sight and Sound are doing a webinar again this week. See details below:
You previously registered for or attended one or more of our Webinar Wednesday sessions, which have been running since the start of lockdown in late March.
Over the last 13 or so weeks we've explored lots of technology from our own portfolio and that of some of our friends and collaborators in the industry. We've also tackled the big issue of social distancing for people with sight loss and now, I'm writing to let you know about another big session that we're running on Wednesday July 8th, at 2:00 PM.
Exercise and maintaining a good level of fitness is key in preserving our physical and mental health. The last few months of lockdown have been challenging on lots of levels, but for people with sight loss, the difficulties in accessing appropriate activities to sustain a level of fitness has been particularly difficult.
On our next Webinar Wednesday, we’re bringing a panel together to talk all things sport, exercise, and leisure activities for people with sight loss. We’ll hear about the hugely successful park run initiatives, which have been sweeping across Ireland and the UK in the last two years.
We’ll talk about how you might access your local gym post lockdown and things you may need to consider before heading off for your regular session.
We’ll talk about how you can do simple things in your home to keep fit and, we’ll meet some of the high performance athletes who are journeying towards Tokyo 2021 and hear how lockdown has forced them to make changes to their training routines.
Questions and discussion are very much welcome, so if there’s a sport or leisure activity that you ever wanted to know about, or something that you’d like to do, please join us and ask our panel for their thoughts.
register for this session here:
if you wish to join us live.
For those who can't attend, the session will be made available afterwards on our
Webinars YouTube channel, link
or by visiting our
podcast page on Audioboom, link
We look forward to you joining us at a Webinar Wednesday event very soon, and we hope to see you on July 8th when we can all try to get some exercise!
== 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Clever cooking by The Braillists Foundation:
Joining instructions at braillists.org/staysafe
== 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: HumanWare Live Webinar @ ACB Conference
Register at tactiletimes.page.link/HLWS
== 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Look Juniors forum:
This event will be about music.
More details at look-uk.org/meet-up
== 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Stay safe stay connected call-in:
Joining instructions at braillists.org/staysafe
== 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - NCW Tech chat club:
++ 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.
== Tips for the Touch:
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.
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 look forward to our next email,
Tactile Times Newspaper
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