This is just a reminder that was posted in August.
I am very excited about GTT starting in Toronto.
Just a reminder too that if anyone is interested in starting a GTT and wants any assistance, contact Kim at
See below for an exciting notice about GTT starting up in Toronto. I was honoured to be part of that first conference call to plan logistics. There was so much energy and collaboration on that call. It is wonderful that so many groups and organizations are collaborating to make this happen. This was the case when we started up here in Ottawa. CCB, CNIB, AEBC, and other groups are all joining together to work on this. Thank you to you all and I can’t wait to hear more about your adventures. Hey Toronto, we’re Getting Together with Technology!A couple of years ago, CCB (Canadian Counsel of the Blind) partnered with Kim Kilpatrick and a program called Get Together with Technology (GTT), to encourage those who use adaptive technology – and those who would like to know more – to get together and share their knowledge. The result is that GTT groups have sprung up in CCB Chapters across the country, meeting regularly to talk and learn about the technological tools that can enable independence and help build confidence. We are pleased to announce that we are forming a GTT group here in Toronto!
Topics can range from relatively low-tech devices such as colour identifiers and Talking Book players, to tips on how to get the most out of your computer or the latest smart phone, and anything in between! GTT groups are self-directed, discussing topics brought to the group by group members.
And don’t worry if you are not ‘tech savvy’. The idea of a GTT group is that those with some knowledge will share that knowledge with the rest of the group.
There are 3 things you can do to get connected to this incredibly powerful resource:
1. Come to our first meeting! Our first meeting will be held on Thursday, September 17th from 6-8 PM at the CNIB national office at 1929 Bayview Avenue. The topic for the first meeting will consist of participant introductions, and what you hope to get out of participation in a GTT Group. The rest of the meeting will consist of a brainstorming session to generate specific topics for future meetings, and to rank these, setting a schedule of topics for the next few meetings. Meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month between September and June. For more information, you can send an email to email@example.com.
2. You can subscribe to the GTT blog, a wealth of information about various technologies, with detailed descriptions on how to make the most of them. To get information about upcoming GTT meetings and conference calls as well as meeting notes and resources, please subscribe to the GTT blog. To register, visit the web page below. Look near the bottom of the page for a heading called, “Follow “GTT Program blog and resources” and leave your email address in the edit field below that heading. You will receive an email message asking you to confirm that you wish to be subscribed, and clicking on the “confirmation” link in that message will complete the process. https://gttprogram.wordpress.com/ Or you can follow GTT on Twitter @gttprogram.
3. The GTT group run by the National Get Together with Technology coordinator, Kim Kilpatrick, offers a national conference call-in once a month. If you’d like to participate in this conference call, please contact Kim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her through CCB National Office’s toll free line at 1-877-304-0968 for full details on how to call in to the conference. So get connected! Get together with Technology! And make the most of the powerful tools that can open up your world.