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Agenda For April 2014
April 1 - Personal
of us have software that allows us to create greeting cards
far more personal than anything we can purchase at the store.
But Helaine Cummins goes 'way beyond what most of us
do when it comes to "personal." My personal cards
include the person's name along with the event, but Helaine
puts in the family's faces.
Helaine will be showing us how she goes about this
and I guarantee you will be impressed. She says it's easy
and I'll let you judge for yourself on that comment. However,
whether or not you are interested in creating cards, you need
to see what she had learned to do.
April 8 - Macular
this meeting we will greet Judith Delgado, Executive Director
of the Discovery Eye Foundation, where there is help and
hope for people with age-related macular degeneration. Computers
can be one of the most valuable tools for people with low
vision to perform their work, shop, bank, and communicate
with their friends.
you probably know, age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
is a progressive eye condition affecting as many as 15 million
Americans, with 200,000 new cases each year. AMD causes
severe vision loss because it attacks the macula of the eye,
where our sharpest central vision occurs. It gets in the way
of reading, driving, identifying faces, watching television,
safely navigating stairs and performing other daily tasks.
AMD never causes complete blindness, but it robs the
individual of all but the outermost, peripheral vision, leaving
only dim images or holes at the center of vision.
Judy's organization is dedicated to making sure that
you and your family members have the best information available
and all the tools needed to live well with AMD. Millions
of people have macular degeneration and millions of them continue
to do everything they always did. AMD does not cause
blindness; there is always sight available. The peripheral
vision retained can be used very effectively. Reading becomes
difficult, but there are solutions for every problem.
For those who have macular degeneration, or know someone
who does, there is hope and help. Whether the diagnosis was
just made or someone has had AMD a long time, the information,
resources and support they need is available. In addition
to the online information, the AMD Toolkit can
be requested. It's a packet of large print information, booklets
and resources. There is also an e-newsletter to receive a
monthly AMD Update about research and treatment.
We all need to know how to control our risk factors and make
changes to our lifestyles. Things we do every day may help
to slow AMD. You'll learn all about this and more when
Judi is here.
April 15 -
Swap Meet and Bingo
five Tuesdays this month, it is a good time for us to again
enjoy playing Bingo as well as a Swap Meet.
So bring in those electronic items we are no longer using.
You know they say one person's trash is another person's treasure?
The same is true as we move on to new versions of hardware
and software, it might be just what another person can use.
So bring in what you can carry - there will be tables set
up for you. Isn't this a perfect fit with
spring cleaning in the air?
Our last Bingo evening was considered a success and
many have asked that we schedule it again. So here it is!
It is set up so everyone, experienced or novice, can enjoy
April 22 - Facebook
you know that TUGNET has a Facebook page? It
is a public page and we hope that not only our TUGNET members
take advantage of it but others as well. If we can make
it interesting, it may persuade some visitors to check us
out and then maybe become new members.
Our own Paul Burton and Helaine Cummins will be our
presenters. They will show you how to reach the page, if you
haven't done so yet. We want you to leave comments whether
you are a Facebook member or not. They will also show
you how to go about setting up a page and make it private
You hear and read about Social Networking every
day so come learn more about it. While we mostly hear about
problems, you will find out how to be smart about the page
and avoid the pitfalls. Everyone can do it so don't hold back.
April 29 - Hands
on with Windows, Session Two
This will be our second meeting where everyone is invited
to bring in their computer, although it is particularly geared
to accommodate laptops. The session will concentrate on getting
better acquainted with the operating system, particularly
Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. In fact, the upgrade
to Windows 8.1 will have been released for download
so we'll see what everyone thinks about it. If you still have
Windows 8, it would be best if you download the updates
prior to arriving.
There are many valuable aspects of these latest version of
Windows and we find many people are not taking advantage
of them. At our previous hands-on meeting, we all learned
shortcuts that are handy every day. Jay Ross will have
his computer on the screen again for this meeting and will
guide us to the important features. As usual, questions will
be answered as well.
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