Events

One of the many benefits to a BCAB membership is an ongoing series of events using the Zoom platform. The events listed on this page are open to BCAB members. If you are interested in running an event of your own, contact Sean Randall, who is the BCAB board member with responsibility for managing the online events System. Events running in the real world are also listed below for your convenience.

If you want to listen again to an event, or couldn't make it at the time, you can download a recording from the events page if you are a BCAB member.

Using Zoom

Zoom is a very simple system to use. You can dial in on a plain-old telephone, use a Windows or Mac computer, or connect with a smartphone or tablet.

We have a Events page for BCAB members with full instructions on how to connect to the system. You will also, as a BCAB member, receive an Email on the morning of an event with a link to join via the app and a reminder of the telephone number you need to dial.

Upcoming events

Lazarillo. Wednesday 16th January 2019, 07:30PM.


In his first presentation for us, mike Cassidy shall be presenting on the navigation app Lazarillo, which is available on the iOS and Android platforms. I’ll be covering the following:

  • Kit being used
  • Starting the app
  • A look at the initial screen
  • Searching
  • Favorites
  • Travelling using the app
  • Open discussion

Open Technology Chat. Tuesday 29th January 2019, 07:30PM.


This is a free-form chat for anyone to talk about tech, particularly any goodies they got for Christmas. Sean Randall from the board will be attending, as well as any others who happen to be available. Bring your techy chatter along. Please note that these open events are not recorded.


Telephone Helpline. Thursday 7th February 2019, 07:30PM.


Open to the general public, the BCAB telephone helpline is where you can go for technology help or advice on computers, smartphones, tablets and so forth, , with one of our expert trainers manning the system on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00PM.

To call, for the cost of a local call or with the time taken from your inclusive minutes, please phone on: 0 2 03 6, 3 7, 6 0, 7 0. That number again is 02036, 37, 60, 70.