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Accessible Voting Available October 20

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Accessible Voting Available October 20

 

WHAT: Accessible Voting Center

WHO: King County Voters needing Accessible Voting Machines

WHEN: Saturday, October 20

WHERE: City University of Seattle, 521 Wall St., Seattle, Vancouver room

The National Federation of the blind Greater Seattle Chapter, King County Elections and City University of Seattle are partnering to make accessible voting available on Saturday, October 20 from Noon to 3:00 pm at City University. The polling place will be located in the Vancouver room on the first floor at CityU. While this Accessible Voting Center is available to any registered King County voter, it is open so that voters who are blind or have other disabilities and who need an Accessible Voting Unit in order to vote secretly and independently have a place to vote.

King County Elections will be staffing this location and can show voters who might not be familiar with the units how to use them. Each unit has screen reading (with headphones), print enlarging, contact altering and font changing capabilities. There is also a sip-and-puff attachment for those who need it.

THIS IS THE ONLY ACCESSIBLE VOTING CENTER OPEN DURING WEEKEND HOURS.

 

For further information contact:

Marci Carpenter, President
National Federation of the Blind of Washington
206-604-5507
mjc59@comcast.net

Life Changing Technology for Older People Experiencing Vision Loss Presentation

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Join AccessWorld Editor in Chief, Lee Huffman, and several AccessWorld authors, for a presentation that will change your life!

 

Life-changing Technology for Older People Experiencing Vision Loss

 

AccessWorld is the free, online technology magazine from the American Foundation for the Blind you can rely on for accurate, up-to-date information about technology and visual impairment. During this session, you will learn about technology for older people and the AccessWorld resource you can use on-the-go as well as at your desk. Topics will include smart speakers and smart phones such as Amazon Echo, Project Ray, iPhone X and more. The 90-minute presentation will include a question and answer session. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to ask questions that may inspire topics for future AccessWorld issues.

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 11 am Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1 pm Central & 2 pm Eastern

 

This is a virtual event; you can join by computer or phone.

Open to all adults 60+ at no-cost.

 

AccessWorld issue:

http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw1902toc

 

 

Join by computer or Smart Phone using Zoom:

https://esc.zoom.us/j/7887887778

 

To join by phone:

(646) 558-8656  or  (888) 974-9888

Enter Code: 788-788-7778 #

 

Hosted by Well Connected and American Foundation for the Blind.

Sponsored by Mississippi State OIB-TAC.

Sight Connection at the Puyallup

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Sight Connection staffed an informational booth at the Puyallup for the first time.  Lots of fairgoers stopped.  Many with visual problems themselves or knew someone who would benefit from our services.  Thanks to social worker Jeffrey for organizing all of this.  Thanks to the staff for their time in the booth.  Go Team.

Another successful opportunity to spread the word about our unique programs and services!

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Listen to From Braille to Yale (with Cyrus Habib) in Podcasts

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Stay Tuned with Preet Podcast Image of man with microphoneBelow is a link to one of my favorite podcasts – ‘Stay Tuned’, with former US attorney for the southern district of Nee York Preet Bharara…  In this addition, he interviews Cyrus Habib.  Many interesting points made in a very public forum about blindness, disability rights, and how he overcame obstacles to success…  Interesting!

Listen to From Braille to Yale (with Cyrus Habib) from Stay Tuned with Preet in Podcasts. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stay-tuned-with-preet/id1265845136?mt=2&i=1000418787650

Eye Safety with Smokey Air

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It’s not just our lungs that get affected by all this lingering smoke.  Our eyes’ retina can be compromised with direct viewing of the sun, according to an interview of Dr. Van Gelder of the UW Eye Institute on KUOW this morning. We know the sun looks pretty spectacular and it’s tempting to gaze but in doing so you could be adversely affecting the quality of your eyes.

And remember to keep wearing your hats and other protective coverings even though visibility is poor.  The sun’s rays are still powerful even if you can’t see them.

 

 

 

WA State Captioned Telephone Program

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For those who are both hearing and visually impaired using the phone can be very difficult.  Getting to the phone and operating the phone can be harder on top of this if one has had a stroke or has COPD or another disabling medical condition. 

If you are  on a fixed income or enrolled with DSHS, the CapTel program with WA State provides an accessible phone for dually impaired individuals.  You do not need Internet access.

For more information http://www.captel.com/states/washington/

 

 

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