You are invited to the next meeting of Northland Users of Technology. Saturday March 12, 2016
10:00am – 11:30am
Hy-Vee Club Room
5330 NW 64th Street
Kansas City, MO 64151
Please join us for friendly conversation about technology and how it helps those who are blind and visually impaired. We are an unstructured group with no membership fees, officers, or bylaws. We are about getting together to talk with each other in person and enjoying yummy food.
Bring yourself and bring a friend. There is no requirement that people have a visual impairment or any level of knowledge about technology. We are here to help and not judge. There are no stupid questions. Everyone has a different level of knowledge about things, and asking questions is how we learn from each other.
we are now meeting in the Club Room at Hy-Vee rather than the kitchen area. We will have a larger meeting place away from the noise and distractions of other people gathering for breakfast. If you need assistance getting to the Club Room, just stop at the Customer Service desk and they will be happy to help you get there.
Feel free to show up early, Ruthie and I are usually there around 9:15.
Hy-Vee has wonderful friendly employees that will go to the kitchen area for us and get food from the breakfast buffet or other orders from the kitchen.
So join us for some great conversation about technology and maybe a demonstration or two.
I plan to demonstrate using a bar code scanner and freely available sources online for retrieving product information and directions. The bar code scanner can be purchased for about $150 with nothing more to buy, assuming you have a computer to connect it to via a USB port.
I also plan to demonstrate how to move the location of your “Documents” folder in windows so that all of your documents are instantly backed up online with One Drive, Google Drive, or your choice of file storage services. Using this method, anytime you save to the “documents” location in Word, Notepad, Jarte, etc.. your files are backed up. If you also use “File History” in Windows 8.1 and 10 you can have an extra copy of your documents and other important user files copied to an external drive.
Just a couple of free options for keeping your files safe, for when the time comes and your computer gets sick.
I’ll be using my Kangaroo PC for these demonstrations. If you haven’t had a chance to experience this $99 computer with Windows 10, feel free to check it out.
If you have any questions, please email me at: