August Meeting - August 10th, 2018.
The Q&A session will start at 7:00 and run to 7:30 PM.
Accessibility Features on Apple Devices
One of Apple's core concerns is making its devices accessible to people with various handicaps. Our August meeting will focus on some of the powerful features which allow almost all individuals to operate Apple devices easily, effectively, and efficiently.
Rick Matteson will demonstrate how to set up and use some of the Mac and iOS features which aid individuals with vision, hearing, or physical issues to use their Apple products in ways which compensate for their various handicaps. Even if you don't have a particular handicap, you may find some of the accessibility features useful, and you may want to set up your device to take advantage of one or several of them.
As usual, the meeting will open with our crowd-sourced Q&A session. Following the Q&A Rick will begin his presentation on accessibility. After the main presentation, at the close of the meeting, we'll hold our monthly raffle and make our regular announcements.
Your first meeting is FREE. Annual individual membership is $48.00, which covers all immediate members of your family & gives you access to our monthly electronic newsletter and member-only bulletin board and valuable discounts only available to Macintosh User Group members. Membership applications are available at the check-in desk.
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Auditorium of the Harry J. Schure Hall
|You’re Invited to the MacBasics SIG
In order to meet the needs of a wider range of members and not put off those with more than beginning skills, we’ve changed not only the name from Beginner SIG, but also the focus of our SIG. We will still cover applications like AppleWorks and simple procedures like setting up your first Mac, file systems and using utilities, but we’ve also matured, as much of Apple’s software and hardware has. So come on down. We'll be where we’ve always been, doing what we’ve always done, but with a new slant and a new name. The MacBasics SIG is led by Geoff Broadhurst and Rick Matteson. The SIG meeting is broken into two sessions. The first is from 7:00 to 7:30PM, during which we will have our own basic level question and answer session. We’ll break for the featured presentation and raffle and come back for the main portion of our SIG meeting from 8:30 to 10 o’clock. Of course before our MacBasics main demonstration we'll have our own novice Q&A session across the hall, while Bradley's dealing with the more complicated problems in the main room.
As always come with questions. The MacBasics SIG is not just for beginners, but we do discuss aspects of the Mac that may sometimes be overlooked. There will be a MacBasics SIG meeting this month. The topic has not been announced.
The App SIG, is the latest SIG from LIMac. It's a peer-to-peer group where members share their knowledge and experience with the