Stuck at home? Let’s Go Shopping! Attend this online event that brings together small businesses and the customers who need them.
Henderson, NV – Laura Legendary, owner of Elegant Insights Braille Creations, has organized an all-day, online accessible experience for seniors and consumers with disabilities called “Let’s Go Shopping!” On
Saturday, April 4th, from 7 AM PT to 7 PM PT, shoppers will be able to call or connect to the Zoom platform to shop for gifts for Easter,
Passover, Mother’s Day, graduations, or any upcoming gift-giving occasion. With millions of people in self-isolation, getting out to
shop is all but impossible for those with limited mobility.
People with disabilities, seniors, and those in rural areas with limited bandwidth or lack of access to help from their children, in-home health
care provider, or personal assistant may find navigating web sites to go shopping online difficult. “People with print or cognitive disabilities
who would normally have access to assistive technology through their workplace, or a care worker who they rely on to accomplish shopping
tasks may now find themselves cut off, thanks to the need to remain at home. As a result, they may find online shopping to be cognitively
burdensome,” says Legendary. “My goal with the Let’s Go Shopping event was two-fold: Not only to give micro businesses a boost, but to bring a
virtual shopping mall to customers,” says Legendary, who is blind. “Besides, we could all use a little retail therapy about now.”
Attendees will access the live online mall using the Zoom Video
Conferencing platform. Zoom has been a lifesaver for students and
parents who need to connect with teachers and colleagues. Zoom enables
users to sign in using a desktop, laptop, smartphone app, or even their
landline telephone. Brent Harbolt, of The Harbolt Company, one of the participating vendors, has donated the Zoom room for the event. “Let’s Go Shopping is an opportunity for me to reach new customers who are
looking for gadgets to make their life a little easier, provide product descriptions, and directly answer people’s questions in real time,” says
All of the small business owners participating in the “Let’s Go Shopping” event have a disability. Vendors include A T Guys,
PattiandRicky.com, GuideLights and Gadgets Inc., Elegant Insights
Braille Creations, Hartgen Consultancy, and more. Shoppers will be able
to purchase artisan crafted dolls, home fragrance and beauty products, independent living aids, adaptive apparel and accessories, ceramics, and
Elegant Insights Braille Creations is a distinctive, handcrafted collection of jewelry and accessories, made in the USA, and embossed in
braille. Founded in 2011 by Laura Legendary, Elegant Insights jewelry is meaningful, unusual, accessible, and inclusive. We bring out the
beauty of braille.
Hartgen Consultancy’s Presentation is at 9 AM Pacific time, 12 PM US Eastern, 5 PM UK.
In addition to giving lots of information about our company and product demonstrations, there will be plenty of time to ask questions. What’s more, we’ll explain how you can be in with a chance of winning the popular JAWS for Windows screen-reader for one year! So if you don’t have JAWS right now, this is a good chance to get it. Come along and find out how!
The full schedule of all vendors is to follow.
Contact: Laura Legendary, Elegant Insights Braille Creations
To attend, use any of the following Zoom links or appropriate phone
numbers for your area:
Join Zoom Meeting from your computer or mobile device with zoom app
installed. (needs meeting ID.)
Meeting ID: 287 180 525
Join Let’s Go Shopping Mall Here.
One tap join from your mobile device. (does not require meeting ID.)
- +16699006833,,287180525# US (San Jose)
- +13462487799,,287180525# US (Houston)
Dial by your location on a land line phone. (needs meeting ID.)
Meeting ID: 287 180 525
- +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
- +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
- +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
- +1 253 215 8782 US
- +1 301 715 8592 US
- +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
This is going to be a fantastic and exciting event. So come along to the mall on Saturday and, Let’s Go Shopping! You’ll be glad you did!