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.

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

Online Shopping: Tesco Grocery and JAWS.. Tuesday 10th October 2017, 07:30PM.

Online grocery shopping is a very popular activity within the blind community, but the sheer number of combinations of shops, screen readers and computer and mobile platforms raises some thorny issues. In this series of events, we’ll pick a shop and a screen reader, and put through a sample order as if we were actually buying the groceries. You can sit back and listen to your presenter doing his weekly shop, and ask questions and find tips to more efficiently get your food delivered to your door.

This week, it’ll be Tesco and JAWS on a Windows computer.

An Introduction to Twitter. Tuesday 24th October 2017, 07:30PM.

Hi everyone

I promised to update you when we had a slot for an event on Twitter. This presentation will be held on Tuesday 24 October at 7.30 over Zoom with Andrew. A recording of the event will be made available to download or listen to afterwards as usual. The event will cover: What is Twitter? Definition of specific concepts as they relate to Twitter; Getting a Twitter account; How to use Twitter, discussion of various Twitter clients for the PC and mobile operating systems; Who people can follow.

We look forward to seeing you then. Kind Regards Jackie Brown

Open Technology Chat. Wednesday 1st November 2017, 07:30PM.

BCAB members get the chance to talk tech on the first Wednesday of the month with some board members providing technical input and fielding questions. We’ll be using software called Zoom to host the chat, allowing you to dial in on the phone, connect at the computer or engage from your android or iOS app. If you’re a BCAB member, look out for a reminder email in the morning with all the details.

Telephone Helpline. Thursday 2nd November 2017, 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 dial: 02036, 9 5 0, 088. then enter the following code when prompted: 222-239-7064.