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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 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.

NOV 6: AT Gifts for the Holidays
Our annual look at assistive products that can make your holidays bright.

DEC 11: The Future of AT: What to Expect in 2022
New Products are coming in 2022.  See which ones will best assist you in the coming year and which products will disappear.​ We'll also be looking at the best apps from 2021.

Jan. 8: Audiojack

Audiojack is an innovative, storytelling experience.  Learn how to use and experience this unique audio phenomenon.

Feb. 12: Texting with the NLS braille e-reader

Marylanders have discovered the joy of using the NLS e-reader for reading books, magazines, and Newsline.  Now we will look at how to text and receive texts with the device.


Mar. 12: Using the GPS in the Victor Reader Trek

Thinking of upgrading to the Victor Reader Trek.  Before you buy, see if the built-in GPS is worth the extra expense.


Apr. 9:   Grocery delivery services and websites

Yes, there are plenty of delivery services and if you are a tech guru, you have access to all of it.  But what if you don’t have those skills and still need grocery delivery?


May 14: Premium services using Alexa and Google

Alexa and Google are adding premium services to their skill set.  How do you subscribe to these services and use them?


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?