[accesscomp] Fw: [Blindad] free iPhone training marathon day, May 5

  • From: "Bob Acosta" <boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "tektalk discussion" <tektalkdiscussion@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 12:40:07 -0700

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dean Martineau" <dean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindad@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 11:03 AM
Subject: [Blindad] free iPhone training marathon day, May 5

Feel free to share this.  I will send it to blindad and to trainer-talk and
will announce it in Tidbits.  Feel free to put it on any other lists where
you think it belongs.

Thanks to the generosity of Jackie McBride of Brighter Vision Technologies,
who  is letting me use a Talking Communities room at no cost, I am
organizing a day of free iPhone training and information, Saturday, 5 May.
Here is what I have in mind.  We'll see if it works, or if it is needed.  I
hope lots of trainers, and trainees, will drop by!

The day is divided into three sessions, two of which are of identical scope.

Sessions A. and C. Hands-on Assistance for Beginners:

Session A: 13:00-14:30  GMT (9:00-10:30  A.M. Eastern, 6:00-7:30  A.M.

Session C: 19:30-21:00  GMT (3:30-5:00  P.M. Eastern, 12:30-2:00  P.M.

Session B: Intermediate Assistance, General Questions of all sorts:
16:00-18:30 GMT (12:00-2:30 P.M. Eastern, 9:00-11:30 A.M. Pacific.)

More details:

Sessions A and C: Many people have difficulty with basic iPhone use, making
and receiving calls, navigating the home screen, and the like.  The idea is
to try to get those users the help they need.  Depending on the number of
attendees and the needs of each, we'll be able to help some in the room,
while it is my hope that some expert users will be willing to be present and
perhaps team up with frustrated users to offer some individual assistance
elsewhere.  If it turns out that this sort of help isn't needed, we can
answer any and all other questions as in Session b.

Session B: this longer session is designed for a wider variety of discussion
and assistance.  What is the best app to do so-and-so?  How do you
accomplish this (slightly more advanced) task?  How does iPhone compare to
this or that phone?  I certainly can't answer all, or even most, of these
questions, so I hope that many iPhone aficionados and experts will be
present to lend a hand.

Structure: Ideally, people will be present at the beginning of the session
they wish to attend.  At that time, I will ask each person to detail his or
her expectations, questions and contributions.  From this, I will create an
agenda and we will strive to cover it.  We may not quite succeed, but we'll
try.  As others come in, I will try to get your concern added to the agenda
and your contribution noted.  This is all an experiment.

This endeavor will be useful, if it is needed, to the extent that people
make the contributions they can make and are respectful of the process.

How to take part: Come in to the room a few minutes before the session
starts.  The room is at


Your username is your first and last name, no handles.  No password is

If you haven't used Talking Communities before, you'll have to download the
free client, which the site will invite you to do.

Consider jackie for your needs in web hosting, web development training,
JAWS scripting and tech support.  You can write to her at


If you want to communicate with me regarding this training/discussion, feel
free to write to dean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

See you all Saturday!


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