Tactile Times events update 8

In this email:
• Welcome
• WhatsApp group
• Test yourself with 5 questions: How much do you know about Zoom?
• Accessible events which are on(line) this week
• Tips for the Touch/Touch +

Dear Subscribers,
We are excited people are now breaking up for the Summer holidays, so everybody can have more time.
We are looking forward to Virtual Sight Village on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 4 PM.
More details at
Welcome to our 8th events newsletter.
We are very excited to bring you Week 8 of our accessible online events and activities newsletter 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, test yourself with 5 questions to see how much you know about Zoom at:

(This challenge has no 30 second time limit on questions)
and chat to other blind people/VIP's in our WhatsApp group!
The deadline for the How much do you know about Zoom quiz is midday on the 9th of August, which gives you plenty of time to have a go.
And, don't worry, it's not as challenging or long as our Issue 2 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 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 8 - from 19/07/2020 to 26/07/2020
This is an email from Tactile Times containing accessible events.
N.B. Some NCW club information may be out of date as the latest information is not yet available. We will try our best to get hold of this information for next week.

++ Monday (20th of July)

== 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:
== 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 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 - BrailleSense Polaris Twitter client
This webinar will be hosted on Zoom and will be focused on a Twitted client that has been developed specifically for the BrailleSense Polaris.
More info and join link 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.

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 look forward to the next update next weekend, and to tell you whether Sivt Village recordings are available (as we currently don't know this).

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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