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Welcome to the North Carolina Blind Lions Club

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Lion Peter Crumley, Beaufort Lions Club, has written an excellent document - Title: Technology to Aid the Visually Impaired to Achieve an Independent Lifestyle in the 21st Century.   This document lays the foundation for how technology is now able to give the blind & visually impaired an opportunity for new freedom never experienced before.  Lion Peter will follow this initial document with a detailed description of some initial smart device apps that allow this new freedom.  Peter hopes this will be a “living” set of documents that will be continually updated as new software & technology come online.

Lion Peter further argues that Lions Clubs should rethink their strategy of helping in the prevention of blindness to include helping the blind & visually impaired in  obtaining these apps.  For example, the KNFB smart phone app costs less than a pair of eye glasses and will allow people who are blind or visually impaired to read a document.

Follow the link below to read Lion Peter;s entire document.  It is a Great Read!

http://e-clubhouse.org/userfiles/24096/file/Lions%20Tech%20Talk%2004_20_2017.pdf

LIST of apps from article

A - AI Poly Vision , Amazon Alexa 

B - BARD Mobil, Be My Eyes, Blind Square 

C - Compass 

D - Digit Eyes 

I - I Walk Straight, iMove 

K - KNFB Reader 

L - Life 360, Look tel Money Reader 

N - NFB Newsline
O - One Password

P - Pandora
S - Seeing Eye GPS 

T - Tap Tap See, Tile, Transit, Tune In Radio 

End of list (Version 1.0) including 20 apps. 

To learn more about the individual Apple applications listed above refer to companion document; authored by Peter Crumley, titled "List of Essential Apple Applications for the Blind". This referenced document expands the knowledge of Apple Applications listed above for the defined Blind visual group with a description of details, examples of usage and cost for each highlightedApp. This list will change and evolve over time as new Apps are developed, while other Apps that are currently available; but not appropriate for use by the Blind, are updated to an acceptable level of functionality allowing them to be included for recommendation for use by the blind. 

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The club has two major Goals

First, we want to offer the North Carolina Visually Impaired Persons (VIPs) the opportunity to serve with the best community service organization in the world.  We believe one of the best ways to improve VIPs self-confidence and self-esteem is to give them an opportunity to serve others.  We believe in “Helping Others as We have been Helped”

 

Second, we want to improve the lives of all North Carolina Visually impaired Persons by offering Presentations, Discussions Groups & Peer Support.  These presentations will be offered in an accessible manner for VIPs.  The broarder VIP community will have a voice in what presentations are made.  we want to create an environment where people with impairments can participate, learn, grow and have leadership positions without worrying about what the people will think.  We hope to have a very safe and welcoming environment.

 

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We will have conference calls on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.  

 

515-739-1514

Access Code:  423000

Everyone is welcome to participate

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Meeting minutes & presentations can be accessed under the Meetings & Presentation tab

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Check out our Google Groups for Communications page to see how we will make valuable information available to everyone

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See the Other VIP Links page to see what some other groups are doing

 

 

 

 

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Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. We have 1.35 million members in more than 45,000 clubs in more than 206 countries and geographic areas.

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