Utah Council Of the Blind -Events Calendar

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"Utah's leading nonprofit membership organization for people who are blind or visually impaired"

Welcome to the Utah Council of The Blind

Taxi Coupon Program
Driver/Guide Program
Assistive Technology Grants
Personal Braille Program
Reader Program
Ceramics Class
Teacher/Trainer Teams
Presentation Committee
Braille Instruction
UCB Videos
Apps for the Blind
The DSBVI building in Salt Lake City


February

Free narrated Videos and Recorded Books

The UCB is giving away narrated videos and recorded books. They are for blind and visually impaired people. E-mail Leslie at lgertsch@comcast.net to ask for any of the selections available. We will mail them to you. They are first-come first-served until all of the selections are given away. Here is a list of narrated videos and recorded books the UCB is giving away:

List of Audio Described Videos and Recorded Books

UCB Office Open on Wednesdays

We are open on Wednesdays at the DSBVI in Salt Lake City. If you need to check to be certain someone is there before you make your travel plans, please call 801-520-3766 and speak with Donni. She can sell you cab coupons, the UCB t-shirts and the braille measuring spoons and cups. There are also the famous small hammers with screw drivers packed in the handle. You can pay your membership at the office and make reservations for the activities. These purchases can also be made by calling Anna at 801-654-3772 to pay by credit card.

February Ceramics Class Schedule

This class is open to any blind or visually impaired person in the state of Utah and is currently being held on Wednesdays at the Utah State Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, in room 301 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Classes are available 40 weeks of the year. The class will be taking a break in the month of December, and only at the discretion of the instructor. The attendees of this program only pay the cost of the materials needed to complete the projects they choose to make and a $2 per month breakage fee. We have obtained Grants to pay for the cost of the instructor.

February Computer & Technology Training Schedule

Weekly Technology Forums/Computer iOs Lessons - All are invited to participate with Tina Terry and Vicki Flake at DSBVI, Conference Room A for fun and informative discussions at the Wednesday afternoon technology forums sponsored through the UCB Teacher/Trainer Program. In order to allow more individuals to attend, the time has been changed to 4:00-6:00 p.m. This "class" quickly evolved into an open forum, including discussions and comparisons of various smart phone apps; adaptive devices, both old and new; open market devices, such as Amazon's Echo Dot and the Google Home Mini, which are relatively inexpensive and have many fun and helpful features; and computer apps and websites that provide information and entertainment. Everyone is welcome to join us for just one or two sessions or as many as you would like. If there is something specific you would like us to cover, give Tina a call or text message at 801-245-9264 or email her at tinakt67@live.com; or, come to one of the forums and ask your questions. We also encourage you to bring ideas to the group about things you have found particularly helpful.

The UCB Team Teaching Program is sponsoring computer and technology training. Tina Terry and Vicki Flake will each present a short lesson, Tina's on the latest adaptive technology and Apps, Vicki's on using JAWS for Windows with Microsoft Office. Following the lessons there will be an hour of open forum to discuss any computer or technology questions you may have. There is no cost for this training, but you do need to bring your own computer and/or any other technology with which you desire help. Please check in with Donni in the UCB office when you arrive, and she will direct you to the class location.

The meeting of the Board of Directors February 26

Credit Union for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Utah (CUBVIU formerly UCB Credit Union) Annual Business Meeting: TBD

All members are encouraged to participate.

The meetings are at 3:45 p.m. at Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

The Board Meeting will be on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 3:45-6:00pm -DSBVI in the Executive Conference Room.



March

UCB Office Open on Wednesdays

We are open on Wednesdays at the DSBVI in Salt Lake City. If you need to check to be certain someone is there before you make your travel plans, please call 801-520-3766 and speak with Donni. She can sell you cab coupons, the UCB t-shirts and the braille measuring spoons and cups. There are also the famous small hammers with screw drivers packed in the handle. You can pay your membership at the office and make reservations for the activities. These purchases can also be made by calling Anna at 801-654-3772 to pay by credit card.

St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, March 3, at 10:30 a.m., when we will be welcoming back the Dunmore Lassies, that great group we heard from several years ago with their great music, fun information, and various instruments. This year, the Dunmore Lassies will be staying for lunch to answer more of your questions and to let you look at their instruments if you would like to. The event will be topped off by an Irish lunch from McCool's. This musical program and delicious lunch will be $10.00 per person, so plan on it, and get your money in by February 17 so that we know how many to count on for McCool's.

Tour of LDS Jordan River Temple

On Saturday, March 10, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be holding a special tour of the newly refurbished Jordan River temple. This event is specifically set up for those who are blind or visually impaired to have a more "hands-on" experience and is open to both church members and nonmembers.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 24, 2018: Easter Egg Hunt

CenturyLink Pioneers Providing Beeping EasterEggs, Goodies, Food and Entertainment at our Annual Easter Party

The meeting of the Board of Directors March 26

All members are encouraged to participate.

The meetings are at 3:45 p.m. at Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

The Board Meeting will be on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 3:45-6:00pm -DSBVI in the Executive Conference Room.



April

UCB Office Open on Wednesdays

We are open on Wednesdays at the DSBVI in Salt Lake City. If you need to check to be certain someone is there before you make your travel plans, please call 801-520-3766 and speak with Donni. She can sell you cab coupons, the UCB t-shirts and the braille measuring spoons and cups. There are also the famous small hammers with screw drivers packed in the handle. You can pay your membership at the office and make reservations for the activities. These purchases can also be made by calling Anna at 801-654-3772 to pay by credit card.

The meeting of the Board of Directors April 23, 2018

All members are encouraged to participate.

The meetings are at 3:45 p.m. at Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

The Board Meeting will be on Monday, April 23, 2018, 2018 at 3:45-6:00pm -DSBVI in the Executive Conference Room.






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