GTT Victoria Meeting Invitation, October 07, 2015

GTT Victoria Meeting Invitation
Canadian Council of the Blind
October 7, 2015 Meeting

Hello all,
You are invited to the next GTT Victoria gathering. Please circulate widely.

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street (Community Room)

This month’s meeting will feature a brief presentation by Wendy Cox, of the Victoria Disability Resource Centre, about BC’s new “Technology@Work” program. “Work” means volunteer, paid and self-employed, so put on your thinking caps and be ready to ask Wendy the hard questions about your technology needs as it supports your work.

Albert Ruel, GTT Western Canada Coordinator, will update us about GTT activities in Vancouver, and the monthly GTT National Teleconference Calls. Think about what you want to see on those calls, ranging from the topic of calendars for work, family and play, basic tips on how to surf the web on the computer and smart phones, low vision solutions for work, family and play, how to start a blog for those budding writers out there, and what people use around the house for everything ranging from the kitchen to the workshop, from child rearing to grandparenting, and from cleaning to affecting repairs.

This month’s first-hour software feature presentation will be led by Tom Dekker, and it’ll cover the range of software applications from Q-Continuum, established by blind programmers. This company has created extremely blind-friendly Windows-based programs for podcast management and listening, a multi-format document-reader, a Twitter manager, and a news-reader. The main focus for October’s meeting will be podcasting. (What is a podcast? Why can they be beneficial when it comes to peer support learning?)

There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and to arrange tech-related peer-mentoring sessions with other members in the second hour, so bring your questions and gadgets.

Hope to see as many of you on October 7th as possible.

Tom Dekker, Coordinator
GTT Victoria
The Canadian Council of the Blind