We'd love you to join us for the first session of our weekly "Clever Cooking" food and recipe group, taking place on Zoom at 6 PM this evening UK time* (15th April). Emma, who teaches cookery at a school for visually impaired children, will be leading the group every Wednesday evening over the coming weeks, sharing accessible recipes, hints and tips.
This week, we'll be talking about accessible equipment, utensils and techniques. We'll chat store cupboard essentials, and Emma will walk us through a recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese to try over the coming week. We'll be introducing a new recipe every week, building up a range of dishes as we go. There’ll also be a chance to chat with each other, and share hints, ideas and kitchen tips.
Whether you're a confident cook or a total beginner, we're hoping our "Clever Cooking" group will help inspire you and give you confidence to make simple, delicious food for yourself and the people you love.
You can join us via Zoom from 6 PM (UK time) at https://zoom.us/j/227981901. You can also join us by telephone by calling +44 203 481 5240 and entering meeting ID 227 981 901 when prompted.
We want to ensure all our Braillists activities are a safe space for the community to come together, so for everyone's peace of mind, we've introduced a new online meeting moderation policy for our Zoom calls. We'll be keeping this policy constantly under review over the coming weeks.
First, we want to remind all our users that our calls are semi-public spaces, so you should refrain from sharing any sensitive personal information. As a rule of thumb, if you wouldn't post something publicly on social media, you shouldn't mention it on the call. We'd also like to ask that you respect the privacy of others by not making audio recordings of any of our sessions.
We'd also like to remind particularly users of text to speech software that other users may, at times, be able to hear your screen reader. Therefore, we recommend you avoid accessing private, sensitive or potentially offensive content using speech while connected to our calls. Wherever possible, you should use headphones or a Braille display while using text to speech.
We've taken the following steps to ensure that everyone can have a safe and productive experience while using our services:
- We've introduced a waiting room. You may experience a short delay while we screen users before accepting you into the call.
- By default, we're muting all users audio when they join the call. If you wish to speak, you can attract a hosts attention by raising your hand. You can do this by pressing ALT + Y on Windows or Option + Y on macOS. On IOS, you should click the option to raise your hand under the "more options" menu, or you can use the * key followed by the number 9 if you are joining us by telephone. A host will then unmute your microphone and allow you to speak.
- We've disabled the text chat window.
- We've turned off settings inside Zoom that allow users to share their screen, set a virtual background (broadcast an image via their webcam) and change their name manually.
We'll be mentioning this policy at the start of all our calls. We'll also be reviewing this policy regularly over the coming weeks. If we do need to make any changes, we will communicate them via the website, on our mailing list, on our social media, and via our email list.
If you have any concerns relating to safeguarding or moderation while using the Braillists Zoom room, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to talking to you in the Zoom room later!
With warm regards,
The Braillists Team
Daylight saving time has now started in the United Kingdom, so UK time is now one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Please check carefully if you are joining us from another time zone.