Hi, I'm Vikki Vaughan and today we'll log in to our BARD account for the first time and get it set up for future use. This workshop is intended for screen-reader users. We'll be using NVDA as our screen reader but it will work pretty much the same no matter which screen reader you use. If you are a low-vision user, be sure to check out our low-vision version of this workshop.
So in a previous workshop in this series, we went through the BARD application process. As you might recall, it can take a day or two to receive a confirmation email from BARD, which tells us that our application has been accepted. If we've been approved for membership, the email will contain our BARD username and password. There are also links to the BARD website and BARD instructions. I encourage you to check out the instructions page.
Ed Haines: Now that you’ve had a chance to learn a bit with us, we’d like to learn more about you; your name, email address, how you heard about Hadley and your relationship to vision loss.
Learning more will give us a better understanding of how to personalize Hadley just for you. And don’t worry, everything you share with us online will be kept safe and secure. Of course, if you’d prefer to talk through these questions, we’re just a phone call away at 800-323-4238.
Taking these few steps saves your preferences so you can continue right where you left off and track your progress every time you log on. Plus it connects you to the Hadley community, and helps sustain our funding to keep Hadley free of charge. And last but not least, it gives you direct access to experts, like me. Now, where were we?