Monday, December 11, 2017

Attention!


Julie found out last week that Delta Cafe has closed it doors! So our Christmas Party was held at Charlie Tipps house last Saturday and the meetings to be held some where else when we locate a place! So keep checking back!

Thanks


David Bailey

Friday, December 8, 2017

Christmas Party

Hello to all!

We have a slight, well OK, a major change with the plans for our Christmas party. Thanks to Jesse Martinez for letting me know, the Delta Café is closing this Wednesday permanently. I called and confirmed this with the restaurant. So, we will not be having our party at Delta on Saturday.

Thanks to our members Charley and Ruthie Tipps for graciously offering their home for our party on such short notice. (Ruthie doesn’t even get to be there to enjoy it with us…) We will be ordering pizza and each person will need to pay $6 each to cover the cost of the pizza and drinks.

Charley’s address is 7522 E 53rd Place in Tulsa.

We will be playing the Dirty Santa game or gift exchange game. Each person who wants to play the game will need to bring a wrapped gift appropriate for either a guy or girl (not one or the other) at a cost of no more than $10. We will be playing other games as well, but you will have to come to the party to find out what they are! 

The date of the party has not changed, it will be this Saturday, December 9. Times for the party have not changed. We will begin at 1 pm and go no later than 4 pm.

If you have questions, please call or email me at the info below.

See everyone there!

Julie Bailey
TCB President


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Hello to all!

This is to remind you of our November TCB meeting, which will be next Thursday, November 9. We will be meeting at the usual place at the usual time, Delta Café located at 11101 E 41st Street in tulsa from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. If you want to come to the meeting but are not planning to eat with us before the meeting begins, you can come at 6 pm.

We will be having a guest speaker who will talk to us about Tulsa history, Gayle Campbell. Below is her bio:

I am a native Tulsan and have always been interested in Tulsa history. I have a wonderful husband, Jim, with whom I share many different interests.  I have two daughters who live in Tulsa, and a son who lives in London.  I also have a grandson and a granddaughter here in Tulsa.  

I've been a member of FBC Tulsa for 44 years, and have co-ordinated the Deaf and now the Deaf/Blind Ministry there for the last 26 years.  I entered the interpreting profession in 1991, and became a Deaf Ed teacher at Edison in 2002, and retired from there 4 years ago.  It's also my alma mater, and my grandson is now a freshman there.  

Our hobbies include genealogy and travel, and we particularly like to combine those two interests in one trip, visiting archives and cemeteries while seeing the sights.  When I retired I started a book club and became a volunteer at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum.  I also used my retirement time to take up a completely new hobby, which is acting in "The Drunkard and the Olio" at the historic Spotlight Theater.  I'm a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Camp Fire Boys and Girls, and Tulsa Cherokee Community Organization. 

I think she will have some very interesting information to tell us, so plan to be there!

Also, please remember that we will be voting on the TCB Board for the 2018 year. To be able to vote, you must have your TCB dues paid by the start of the meeting. Dues are $12 per person. If you are interested in being on the board, you can be nominated during the proceedings.

Be looking for an agenda to follow soon!

Hope to see you all there!

Julie Bailey
TCB President

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hello
As mentioned at the last Tulsa Council of the Blind Meeting I have agreed to take on the Blog page for TCB. So please give me time to update and correct information that has been posted. If anyone has suggestions or articles they would like to see on the TCB site please email me or you are welcome to call me..

David Bailey

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Research: Stepped Care for Coping with Age-Related Vision Loss

Helpful article for those of you dealing with friends/family members who are losing their vision later in life: Stepped Care for Coping with Age-Related Vision Loss

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

White Cane Walk - Oct. 15

We are having a walk for White Cane Awareness Day, which is October 15. Details of the route are below. More details to come at our regular monthly meeting this Friday October 9.

White Cane walk routeFrom City Hall to Caz's Chowhouse
175 East 2nd Street to 18 E. Brady Street 

We will begin the walk at City Hall which is located on the Northwest corner of Cincinnati and 2nd Street.  For those arriving by car, there is parking on the Southeast corner of 2nd and Cincinnati as well as on Cincinnati between 2nd and 1st streets.

There is a small plaza area in front of city hall that is up a couple of steps from the street level.  This is where we will meet prior to the walk.

The walk will begin by heading North on Cincinnati to 1st street.  We will cross 1st street and then make an immediate left turn.

Proceed West on 1st street past the bus stop and then turn right onto a pathway which will take you toward a metallic tower structure that is located in the pathway.  Continue North on the pathway and you will pass the tower and then you will pass the  "Center of the Universe" which you should check out if you have never experienced it before.  The Center of the Universe is a spot at which your voice will reverberate when you talk.

As you continue North on the path, you will reach Archer Street where you will turn to the right and walk a few steps until you reach a pedestrian crossing.

You will cross Archer at which point you will be heading North along the East side of Boston.  You will pass the Hardesty Arts building on your right and there will be some restaurants and bars across the street on your left.

Continue North on Boston for 1 block until you reach Brady Street.

Turn left without crossing Brady and cross over Boston heading West.  

Continue on Brady until you reach 18 which is Caz's Chowhouse .  This is where we will be dining.
    
If you have any questions about it all, please contact 

Jeri Cooper at 918-832-7035 or email 

or Kathy Shelton at 918-298-6363 or email at 


Julie

Monday, May 11, 2015

Rooster Day Parade

TCB and Green Country Deaf Blind group members participate in Rooster Day, Broken Arrow, OK.

Rooster Day May 2015
Rooster Day May 2015


Friday, April 3, 2015

Muskogee Council of the Blind Meeting and Picnic

The Muskogee Council of the Blind April meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 17 at the Civitan Park Clubhouse. Upcoming activities, meeting dates, community outreach, and advocacy concerns are on our agenda. We will also sign thank you cards. Please plan to attend! 

The MCB Annual Picnic is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 at the Civitan Park Clubhouse and the Muskogee Civitan Club will be helping us serve. We are asking MCB members to bring a dish to share or contribute toward the expenses of the meal. Join us as we visit with friends from across the state and enjoy great food! After lunch, check out our homemade crafts and pretties for sale. All proceeds will benefit MCB. Please RSVP to Sandy Evans by text, call, email or facebook message. 
Phone: 918-839-6885

Friday, November 14, 2014

News Update

The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) is pleased to make available The UEB Reader, a resource designed to introduce braille readers to Unified English Braille (UEB). This introductory hardcopy braille booklet incorporates into one document several key resources found on the BANA website. 

The UEB Reader includes content from BANA’s publication, Overview of Changes from Current Literary Braille to UEB, plus several example documents transcribed in UEB for readers to use as practice. This resource was compiled to help current braille readers become more familiar with UEB and to assist braille readers, transcribers, teachers, and families as they make the transition to UEB.

To receive a free braille copy of The UEB Reader, contact Kim Charlson at kim.charlson@perkins.org with your name and address for mailing purposes. Requests for the UEB Reader including your name, address, and phone number can also be left on the UEB Information Line at 617-972-7248.
NOTE: This press release is available in HTML on the BANA website at LINKFor additional resource information, visit www.brailleauthority.org.

Comcast Introduces Talking TV Guide For Visually Impaired. More Information at http://consumerist.com/2014/11/12/comcast-introduces-talking-tv-guide-for-visually-impaired/


From: U.S. Department of Justice [mailto:usdoj@public.govdelivery.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:12 AM
To: mitch.pomerantz@earthlink.net
Subject: Joint guidance on effective communication for students with disabilities in public schools issued by Justice Department and Department of Education

Today the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division together with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services issued joint guidance about the rights of public elementary and secondary students with hearing, vision or speech disabilities to effective communication.  The guidance includes a letter to educators, a Frequently Asked Questions document, and a summary Fact Sheet, and is intended to help schools, parents, and others understand schools’ obligations under Federal law to meet the communications needs of students with disabilities. The guidance documents are available in HTML and PDF versions on ADA.gov.  The Dear Colleague Letter and Fact Sheet are also available in Spanish in PDF versions. 
To find out more about the guidance documents or the ADA, call the Justice Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD), or access its ADA.gov website.

Financial Wellness Webinar: Credit: Accessing it, Understanding it, Using it Wisely
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
3:00 - 4:00 P.M. EDT

Credit affects many aspects of our lives that we may not even realize. Join NDI and hear from experts on the interplay of credit and finances from National Disability Institute and on protecting your money from the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an independent agency of the United States government responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector. Establishing and maintaining good credit will help in reaching goals (short-term, intermediate, and long-term). Maintaining credit involves many aspects of our financial lives including, but not limited to, setting up a bill paying system to ensure that obligations are met on time, as well as prioritizing debts with a plan of reduction or outright elimination. We will also explore the safest ways to access your credit report, check the accuracy of information, and understand your credit score and standing.


Register for this webinar by clicking on or copy and pasting the following link:  https://ndiwebinars.webex.com/ndiwebinars/onstage/g.php?MTID=e42af61efcee4d2dfef7ca2327b8d053c

For more information on NDI's Financial Webinar Series, read the press release or webinar information page
  
*Please note this webinar will be captioned. 


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Air Canada improves access for the vision impaired

Air Canada has become the first airline in the world to introduce ‘text-to-speech’ functionality on its in-flight entertainment system, making it easier
for blind and vision impaired passengers to navigate.

The feature is available on Boeing 787s, which have recently been introduced to Air Canada’s fleet. An Air Canada spokesman, Peter Fitzpatrick, said, “We use a female voice in English and male voice in French. Voices are fed from the text-to-speech software that Air Canada licenses to operate its content management system.”

Air Canada has also been looking at the possibility of adding audio description to its in-flight movies. In August 2014, Emirates became the 
first airline to provide audio description, with the service made available on 17 Disney movies.

These developments come in the wake of a US Department of Transportation notice of proposed rulemaking about accessible in-flight entertainment systems, which it intends to implement in 2015.

FROM: http://www.mediaaccess.org.au/latest_news/cinema/air-canada-improves-access-for-the-vision-impaired