GTT Victoria Meeting Invitation, August 5, 2015 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM

Victoria Get Together with Technology Program
The Canadian Council of the Blind

Where: Fort Tectoria, 777 Fort Street, Victoria BC;

When: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Time: 5:00 until 7:00 PM

Note: This is anew time for the GTT Victoria meeting.

For more information contact Tom Dekker at 250-900-9982 or or Albert Ruel at 250-240-2343 or

Please share this invitation widely to anyone you think will benefit from our collective knowledge, or who might have expertise to offer.

Announcement; For those who will be visiting the Vancouver area on the BC Day long weekend please see below:
Join us Sunday, August 2, 2015 for the first described Pride Parade in Canada! The Accessibility Area will be set up in Alexandra Park, 1755 Beach Avenue
near Bidwell. Accessibility Area seating and VocalEye headsets are FREE, but reservations are recommended. To reserve yours, please contact
or call 604-687-0955. The parade is scheduled to begin at Noon and we’ll be on site one hour prior, at 11 AM.

Meeting Agenda:
The August 5 GTT Victoria meeting will have the following discussions and demonstrations lead by Tom Dekker and Hanna Leavitt.

We want to hear what GTT members think of doing more assistive technology outreach i.e. Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, seniors homes, etc.

Tom will be able to provide quick demos of Twitter and Facebook i.e. just what to expect when you get to the main screen of each. And, using the less complex mobile sites when accessing those social media outlets.

Tom and hanna will lead a discussion about what GTT members think about the recently announced BC Transit plan to install the Trekker Breeze Plus talking GPS solution in their CRD Transit system. Learn more at:*/news/article?nid=1403643473240

Hanna Heavitt will demonstrate and discuss some of her favourite web sites and why they are on her favourites list.
Here are some of the websites she likes:

Braille Jewelry

TravelEyes – Travel Options for People with Visual Disabilities

Future Aids – The Braille Superstore

The Chocolate Experience, Inc.
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Lucky Touch Fortune Cookies in Braille or Large Print
California School for the Blind

Braille Wall Posters

Blind Bargains
Deals and the latest news onh blindness products.

To RSVP, please call Tom Dekker at
250-900-9982 or by email at, or
Albert Ruel at,
Or by email at,

The Get Together with Technology (GTT) program is an exciting program of the Canadian Council of the Blind which aims to help people who are blind or have low vision to explore low vision and blindness related access technology. You can learn from and discuss assistive technology with others walking the same path of discovery.

The group is made up of blindness related assistive technology users, and those who have an interest in using assistive technology designed to help blind and vision impaired people level the playing field. The GTT group meets monthly to share their passions for assistive technology and to learn what others can offer from their individual perspectives.