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Maggie Stringer ravensfan784 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 20:51:18 UTC 2022


I have compiled a list of resources that may be of interests to you and/or
your chapter members. It includes resources such as a recent AIRA
Presentation, Upcoming Webinars, a Breast Cancer for Blind Women link, and
newly released Amazon News.


To listen to the most recent AIRA presentation hosted by the NFB South
Carolina affiliate, click the link below:


Upcoming Free Webinars: Various Disabilities

MS Word vs. Google Docs: Using JAWS with Speech & Focus Braille Display
from Access Ingenuity

March 2, 2022, at 1 pm Eastern

How technology can help people with Parkinson’s from AbilityNet

March 8, 2022, at 8 am Eastern

Features of the ONYX OCR (for Low Vision) from Access Ingenuity

March 9, 2022, at 1 pm Eastern

Accommodation Solutions for Executive Functioning Deficits from JAN

March 17, 2022, at 2 pm Eastern

Mobile-Accessibility Testing Toolbox from TPGi

March 2, 2022, at 12 pm Eastern

Accessibility Testing with a Screen Reader from NCAEM

March 3, 2022, at 4 pm Eastern

Accessible Social Media 2.0 from Great Lakes ADA

March 15, 2022, at 2 pm Eastern (90 min.)

How Any Organization Can Start Small but Deliver Big with (Web)
Accessibility from TGPi

March 30, 2022, at 12 pm Eastern

Digital Accessibility: Equity, Inclusion, and the Bank’s Bottom Line from

March 31, 2022, at 2 pm Eastern

Breast Cancer Information for Blind Women:

If you weren't able to attend the presentation held on February 25th, or
missed a presentation, click the link below to access video and audio of
each individual presentation:


Amazon News:

If you have an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show device, you can now
summon medical care with a simple voice command. On Monday, Teladoc Health,
one of the largest telemedicine companies in the US, announced its
partnership with Amazon to launch a "virtual care" service that will allow
Amazon users to connect with health care providers via Echo devices.

Echo users can say, "Alexa, I want to talk to a doctor" to be connected
with the Teledoc call center, and then a Teledoc health provider will call
back through the device. This service will be available 24/7 for
nonemergency needs -- like allergies or colds -- and will initially be
audio-only. A video chat feature is set to be offered soon, according to
the press release.

"Whether they're taking care of their sick child in the middle of the night
or wanting to ask a doctor about allergy symptoms in between meetings
during the day, we hope this experience will help customers find the
convenient help they want from the comfort of their own home," Debra
Chrapaty, vice president and COO for Amazon Alexa, said in the release.

For people with insurance, the out-of-pocket cost will vary depending on
coverage. The cost per visit is $75 without insurance. The Teledoc call
center will collect the patient's medical history and insurance information
during the initial call, according to The Verge.

This is just Amazon's latest venture into the health care field. Earlier
this year, the company expanded its Amazon Care services to 20 cities in
the US. Amazon Care provides a wide range of medical care services,
including COVID-19 and flu testing, vaccinations, treatment of illnesses
and injuries, preventive care, sexual health, and prescription requests and

Maggie Stringer
Phone: (443) 750-0070
Email: ravensfan784 at gmail.com
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