BookLink training sessions: #3 BookLink: Beyond the basics


Friday, 5 August 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Blind Foundation will be running training sessions around Auckland for BookLink users. The sessions are broken down in three types (#1, #2, #3) and is designed to meet the needs of people at various stages of confidence and ability with Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod and BookLink. You may decide to come to just one of the numbered sessions. Or, you may want to work your way through all of them, step by step. You may even find you want to come to the same session more than once.

BookLink session types

#1 Introduction to Apple and BookLink

Suitable for: People who are interested in BookLink and are totally new to Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod. Feel free to bring a support person.

#2 BookLink Basics

Suitable for: New BookLink users and people thinking about registering for BookLink who have some experience with Apple iPad/iPod/iPhone.

#3 BookLink: Beyond the Basics

Suitable for: Existing BookLink users who are confident with Apple accessibility and BookLink’s basic features, who are interested in BookLink’s advanced features.

Session details for #3 BookLink: Beyond the basics

Session dates: Friday 22 July, 29 July, 4 August, 12 August, 26 August
Session time: 2:30 to 4pm

In this session we’ll walk through the advanced features of BookLink and introduce some additional VoiceOver gestures, building on what we’ve covered in session #2 BookLink Basics. By the end of this session you will be able to do the following using VoiceOver gestures:

  • Save a magazine (serial title) to My Library and download an issue of the magazine from My Library.
  • Read a magazine using advanced player mode.
  • Select, download and read a text newspaper.
  • Search for an audio book using advanced search mode and download it, ready to read it in your own time.

Maximum number of participants per session applies. Contact 0800 24 33 33 or to register.

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