Balancing the Power!–A Discussion Group for Women
Are you interested in connecting with other women living with vision loss? Are you interested in learning more about issues facing women with vision loss in our urban community?
BALANCE is excited to announce we are hosting a discussion group for women, facilitated by Chelsea Mohler (Community Engagement Specialist and Assistive Technology instructor at Balance) who lives with vision loss and who has experience facilitating groups for clients living with vision loss.
Start Date: Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2019 End Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 2-4 PM
The theme of this series is empowerment of women who are blind and partially sighted, through discussion of key issues in a safe and supportive setting. This group will address issues such as: networking as someone with vision loss; Self-Defense; managing stress and anxiety; self-esteem and body image; and relationships and dating as a person with a visual disability. Come on out and check out the group! If interested, please contact Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.236.1796, ext. 225 for more information or to sign up. Registration deadline: January 15, 2019
Learning the iPhone as a Blind User
The goal of this 6 week course is to help participants to demonstrate knowledge of the basic functions of the iPhone and provide participants with the skills and confidence to become independent with their mobile device.
Start Date: Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 End Date: March 14, 2019. Time: 2-4 PM
Registration: call Doug at BALANCE, ext. 224, or email him at email@example.com
Registration deadline: January 25, 2019
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the basic orientation of the phone (including how to turn it on and off and locate the sleep/wake functions).
- Make and receive calls and send/receive text messages.
- Add and edit contacts.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to access the App Store and ITunes Store.
- Navigate the Calendar and Reminder Applications and,
- State 5 benefits and uses of applications to enhance independent living.
Navigating Wheel-Trans (Course offered by Phone)
Are you considering applying for Wheel-Trans and don’t know what it is or how to apply? Are you concerned the application process is not accessible, or unsure of where to locate the forms? Are you already a Wheel-Trans user who books by phone and is tired of those long waits and awful hold music? Do you have Wheel-Trans and want to book using your iPhone on-the-go?
This trio of teleconferences will allow you to get the information all without leaving your house! Tune in and learn how to apply for Wheel-Trans, book online, and book using a Smart phone. You need only take part in the workshops that pertain to your situation.
Dates: Tuesdays, January 15, 22 and 29 Time: 6:30-8 PM
Dial-In Info will be provided upon registration.
Register: Chelsea at ext. 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration deadline: Please sign up no later than 5 business days before each workshop. Spots are limited so make sure to register soon so you can optimize your chances of getting where you want to go during the upcoming winter season.