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​​Technology User Group: 2020



The Technology User Group is a gathering of like-minded individuals with varying degrees of technological skill meeting together to explore and discuss new technologies and services. Such technologies may include emerging advancements in blindness-related apps, but they also include older applications whose functions have been altered so that they now have properties to assist in the nonvisual arena. We are especially interested in technologies that aid in education, employment, and continued access to information. Meetings are held monthly, typically on the second Saturday of the month, and are held both at LBPD and third-party locations and via teleconference. Past recordings are available in the audio archive below. 


​For more information about the Technology User Group or to recommend a topic/technology for discussion, please contact:

Jerry Price, (410) 230-2446 or via email jerry.price1@maryland.gov.​​


Upcoming Events:


All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. 
please dial ​ 319-527-4994​ at 10 AM on the dates listed below.

​Saturday, September 12

BlindShell Phone. BlindShell Classic is packed with features! But you do not need to be afraid, that you will be overwhelmed. It is only up to you which applications will you use. You can just make calls and send messages, and nothing else. But, if you want to use the full potential of the phone, there is nothing in your way to make to most out of it.​


Saturday, October 3

LookOut App on Android. 
Lookout uses computer vision to assist people who are blind or have
low vision in gaining information about the world around them. Lookout uses the camera and sensors on your device to recognize objects and text, and gives you spoken feedback, earcons, and other signals to inform you about what it sees.​

Saturday, November 14

Accessible Gifts for the Holidays​​​

Saturday, December 12

How to add smart devices to your Alexa device or Google Nest​​​​​