The Facebook logo reflected in the lenses of a person's glasses

Accessing Facebook and Social Media

VocalEye

This introduction to Social Media is designed to demystify the workings of Facebook for users with sight loss. Perfect for first-time users and for current users who want to get more out of their experience. Attendees must bring their own devices: smartphone, tablet or laptop. Please specify which device you’ll bring and what access technology you currently use.

More information on the VocalEye website

Instructors Monty Lilburn and Albert Ruel will lead participants through a practical hands-on session that includes the following topics:

Part 1

  • the history, purpose and means of access
  • Facebook terminology (timeline, profile, friends, pages, groups, likes, loves and emojis)
  • Facebook Mobile vs full site
  • privacy set up
  • demonstrations
  • Q and A

Part 2

The group will be divided for hands-on practice according to interest and experience level. Content will be tailored accordingly. For example:

  • step through the process of getting signed up with a Facebook account
  • adjust privacy levels and other settings
  • practice searching for people, groups and pages
  • how to like, follow, join, comment and post
  • connect with new people, groups and pages
  • share tips and resources