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​​Technology User Group: 2021



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 virtually via teleconference, please dial ​​ 319-527-4994. 


​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.

​May 14: Premium services using Alexa and Google

On Saturday, May 14th, premium services for Google and Alexa will be shared.  Yes, we know about the free services, such as games, news, weather, and other information, but did you know that there are also paid services available for your Google Home and Echo products?  In addition, we will look at the future of smart devices and speculate as to the changes that may be coming in the near future.

The presentation will be virtual and may be joined by calling 319-527-4994.  You do not have to RSVP for this event.  The presentation will begin at 10 AM and last about 60 minutes.

We look forward to meeting with you virtually on Saturday, May 14th, and hope you will join us for other exciting events for 2022 and beyond. Disclaimer:  LBPD does not endorse or sponsor Google or Alexa products.  LBPD does not receive any form of compensation for its review of Google or Alexa products.​



​Jun. 11:  Gadgets and apps for safe navigation

There are many apps and devices that can aid a visually impaired traveler through the unknown.  Avoid low-hanging obstacles and other obstructions.  Which ones can you afford and which ones offer the best protection?


July 9:  Accessible Book Apps

Accessibility can mean smartphone, computer, e-reader, or smart device.



August 13: NaviLens and Apple air Tags

Labeling and tracking just got a whole lot easier! Learn how to use these exciting new products.



September 10: Pixel phone

Has Android bridged the gap with Apple with this remarkable new device?



October 1: IOS 16 review and editing voice memos 

Every year we look for accessibility improvements in our I devices.  See what is new in this latest version of the Apple operating system.



November 5: AT Gifts for the Holidays

Our annual look at gadgets and gizmos that will make your holiday season a successful one.



December 10: 20 Websites to bookmark for 2023

Technology keeps changing and so do the websites that are useful in our everyday lives.  Find out why these 20 websites are so important for 2023.