Main Meeting June 2024 NOTES

Stephen provided notes about Handoff

Neil provided notes about Universal Clipboard

Barry provided notes about AirDrop

Video: Internet Safety

Stay safe on the Internet video of the presentation at AUSOM on 5th October by Kevin Blazé. If you missed the presentation or if you want to re-visit some of the tips view the video here.

Kevin emphasised that security threats have increased in number, diversity and sophistication. We can’t use 2012 defences for 2019 threats.

Thanks to the efforts of all involved in making this video available.

Thanks also go to Judy Young for providing written notes from the presentation. These are available in AUSOM News, November 2019.

Well worth using your AUSOM Member login to access the video and our Newsletter.

You’re the Apple without my Eye

Elise Lonsdale – Video from May AUSOM presentation

Stream it from the website:

Elise Lonsdale, living with low vision, is an Access Technologist who has worked interstate, overseas and is currently based in Melbourne. Her role is to assist people who are blind and have low vision to use their computers, smartphones and tablets with Access Technology. Many of these devices are Apple products.

Apple has built-in integrated features for people who are blind or have low vision to be able to use their devices more easily. They are specifically designed for people who are living with low vision or blind to help them identify their surrounding environment, identifying products in the pantry, identifying money and apps that enable people to read text on paper.

Elise has launched her own business called, Disability & Assistive Technology Access Australasia, ‘DATA Australasia’,

There are an estimated 14,000 people living in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs alone who have age-related low vision. Unfortunately, they have no knowledge and awareness or have not received assistance from any agencies.

 You or someone you know may benefit from hearing Elise speak!

New Video Available

Online Security Videos from AUSOM presentation by Michael McKinnon are available here.
Thanks to the efforts of Chris MacQuillen (Filming), Ivan Radywonik (Post Production) and Doug Rutter (Webmaster) there are 3 videos available:

  • Ransomware,
  • Passwords, and
  • Social Media.

Some comments from members who have seen these Videos and taken the time to record their thoughts on FirstClass include:
“I thought I knew most of the traps. No. After watching these 3 videos I feel a lot more informed. Especially the cunning ways one can be fooled by innocent things on the internet such as puzzles which ask you a heap of really tough questions, and then flatter you by telling you you’re pretty clever. The 3 videos are short and easy to follow. As a person who doesn’t attend meetings, I found the videos well worth watching.”
“It has become difficult for me to attend meetings, so I do hope it will be possible to record presentations in future. Very much appreciated.”

Thanks also go to Judy Young for providing written notes from the presentation. These are available in AUSOM News, August 2017.

Well worth using your AUSOM Member login to access these videos. While you are logged in please leave a comment in AUSOM Forum. Feedback encourages members to keep making the videos, writing reports and continuing to add valuable services for members.

AUSOM Main Events – a New Member Benefit

The Wonderful World of Wearables‘ as a video

Main Events Advert

Available at
and also from FirstClass

FirstClass > SIG Notes > Main Presentations.

This area of FirstClass can be used by all AUSOM members
using the visitorau user id and password contained in AUSOM News.


Don’t Forget — Main Presentation — Saturday 4th March

Julie Ackland – ‘Dropbox’