Invitation: GTT Lower Mainland and The iAccessibility Users Group Present iDay in Coquitlam, March 19, 2015

The iAccessibility Users Group and Get Together With Technology Present iDay, A Chance to Discover Everything iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, the iAccessibility Users Group, sponsored by AccessibilityHound and Simply Computing, and the Get Together with Technology initiative (GTT), sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind, will host the lower mainland’s first iDay. This event will be a chance for current and prospective visually impaired users of Apple’s assistive technologies to come together and learn about the capabilities of the exciting features built-in to every iOS device sold.

The day will begin at 8:00 AM at the Coquitlam Bus Loop. From there, guides will be provided to assist in getting participants to the entrance of Coquitlam Centre Mall. Once there, the schedule will be as follows:

9:30 AM: Morning Seminar at Apple – Interested participants will be given the opportunity to engage in an one hour and a half seminar at Apple *. This seminar is a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of iOS’s accessibility features, discuss useful apps, and get many of their questions answered by knowledgeable staff who use the technology on a daily basis.

* Apple is not affiliated in any way with the planning of this event. Apple plans seminars according to its own agenda and the iAccessibility Users Group and Get Together with Technology are providing guides as a courtesy, so that participants of our afternoon sessions can also attend the workshop at Apple. All inquiries about iDay should be directed to the iAccessibility Users Group, using the contact details at the bottom of this announcement.

11:15 AM: Lunch – Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at Coquitlam Centre Mall’s food court and/or at any of the surrounding restaurants. Lunch will not be provided but will be the responsibility of participants. Tables will be available.

12:15 PM: Regrouping – Participants will meet up by the entrance of Coquitlam Centre Mall, nearest the Tim Hortons.

12:30 PM: Afternoon Session by the iAccessibility Users Group and Get Together With Technology – Participants will discuss GPS apps for iOS and compare them against third-party stand-alone GPS units, such as the Trekker Breeze. Time permitting, there may be discussion on other types of apps, E.G. DAISY book readers, object identifiers, etc.

1:30 PM: Hands on with GPS session by the iAccessibility Users Group and Get Together With Technology – Participants will work in small groups to explore the community of Coquitlam and the transit system, using various GPS apps.

3:30 PM End of Day – We estimate that the day will end around 3:30, though this is truthfully a rough estimate. Guides to the Coquitlam Centre bus loop will be provided upon request.

If you plan to participate, please call Alex Jurgensen, Group Leader at the iAccessibility Users Group, at: +1-778-908-0521 no later than March 17th. He can be reached from 10 AM to 8 PM on weekdays and from 11 AM to 4 PM on weekends.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Happy iOS’ing,

The iAccessibility Users Group and Get Together with Technology Teams