Fifth Annual Ottawa Tech Fair Day List Of Workshops

CNIB 5th Annual Technology and Service Exhibit
Workshop Room 1 at Colonel By Room – 2nd floor

Session 1
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Title: ORCAM
An exciting new device that fits on a pair of glasses and discreetly reads printed material into your ear.
Presenter: Victor B. Lajeunesse, Microcomputer Science Centre

Session 2
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Title: Introducing Zagga TV: Described Video… on Demand
This workshop will introduce the participant to Zagga TV—a fully accessible video-on-demand service featuring movies and TV shows with described video. The founder and CEO, Kevin Shaw, will demonstrate the service, answer questions and talk about exciting developments at Zagga that will be coming in the near future.
Presenter: ​Kevin Shaw, Zaga Entertainment

Session 3
Time: 1:00 p.m.– 1:55 p.m.
Title: Kangaroo and Enterpad: Two portable solutions that will definitively change your life.

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Kangaroo and Enterpad:
Are you dreaming to be able to do the same thing with your Smartphone you can do a computer? With Kangaroo, dreams come true! Kangaroo includes a full version of Windows 10 and it’s the same size of a Smartphone. Place Kangaroo in your pocket and you’re ready to go!

Are you having difficulties to perform complex actions with your computer? Are you exhausted to perform every day the same actions? We have a solution! Enterpad is a 120 keys programmable keyboard that will allow you to perform simple or complex actions by simply pressing one key. With Enterpad, you’re the one who decide behaviour of each keys. Be more efficient and independent by quickly saving your documents, perform complex keyboard command, search information on Website, control JAWS and Zoomtext, retrieve your mails, enter passwords, Etc. With Enterpad, the power is in your hands.

Presenter: ​Tommy Théberge, Canadialog

Session 4

Time: 2:00 p.m.– 2:55 p.m.

Title: Aroga Technologies: New and Exciting

Aroga Technologies will be introducing and demonstrating some of the newest technologies available in Canada.
Come and join us for demonstrations of the NuEyes glasses, as well as the newest and greatest from Humanware, Enhanced Vision and Ambutech.
Devices and products will be available at our booth to try and ask questions, but come to the presentation to get the insider scoop and tips and tricks of some great new technologies.
Presenter: ​Bram Caron, Aroga

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Session 5

Time: 3:00 p. m. – 3:55 p.m.

Title: “Touch the future, HumanWare’s latest innovative solutions”
Learn how the mainstream solution has help shape the new technology solution for people living with a visual impairment. In this workshop you will be introduce to 21th century new concepts and tools design to help you be more independent in today’s fast moving society.
Presenter: ​Michel Pepin, Humanware


CNIB 5th Annual Technology and Service Exhibit
Workshop Room 2 at Richmond Room – 2nd floor

Session 1
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Title: “Accessibility at the Ottawa Public Library (OPL)”
This presentation will discuss the library’s accessible services and collections, including information about the Talking Book Service and Homebound Services.
Presenters: ​Megan McMeekin and Tristen Villanyi Bokor

Session 2
Time: 11:00 a.m.– 11:25 a.m.
Title: NVDA: (NonVisual Desktop Access) ​​
Come learn about this free “screen reader” which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It reads the text on the screen in …
Presenter:​Rebecca Jackson, GTT Program

Session 3
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Title: Keep Calm and Land the Job You Want
Do you know what kind of job you’re looking for and what you need to succeed? Come discover some tips and tools to help you get ready for the world of work!
Presenter: ​Joelle Mosey, Neil Squire Society

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Session 4
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p. m.
Title: Key2Access: The ONE platform for accessibility
The Key2Access workshop will highlight some of the ways that technology is being developed to better the daily experiences of individuals that are blind, partially sighted or with reduced mobility. Among the topics we will be discussing, we will explore the latest
innovations in pedestrian crossing as well as in indoor information services. All of the services discussed are available via a free mobile app and can be accessed from the comfort of each users’ smartphone! The workshop will follow with a real life demo of a truly accessible interior as participants will be able to obtain information throughout City Hall through the Key2Access mobile app, courtesy of the Ottawa CNIB. Join us in discussing the latest in accessibility technology!
Presenter: ​Sarah Aladas, Key2access

Session 5
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Title: Assistive Technology: Everything you need to know to level the playing field
Please join Stephen Ricci in a presentation and discussion on the various options available in assistive technology to get the best fit for your lifestyle. In this session Stephen will discuss all aspects of assistive technology for people with all types of vision loss. Come see, what’s new, what’s popular and what may work for you or your loved ones.
Stephen Ricci is a person with albinism and has two sisters with albinism. Stephen is very active in the blind and partially sighted
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community both professionally and personally. When not selling assistive technology for Frontier Computing throughout Canada, he volunteers with organizations including Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC), Accessible Media Inc. (AMI), BALANCE for Blind Adults, The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) and NOAH. Stephen lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.
Presenter: ​Stephen Ricci, Frontier Computing

Session 6
Time: 3:00 p. m. – 3:25 p.m.
Title: OrbitBraille Reader 20
Come learn about the world’s most affordable Refreshable Braille Display. It is a unique 3-in-1 device and serves as a self-contained book reader, …
Presenter: ​Kim Kilpatrick, GTT Program

Session 7
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Title: Get together With Technology – Peers helping peers
The Get Together with Technology (GTT) program provides hands-on training to enable users who are blind or have low vision to become familiar with computers, smart phones and other types of technical equipment. Often retail store staff don’t know much about the accessibility of the equipment they sell, so it is important that people get to explore devices and learn about their features from peers or trainers who are blind or have low vision. GTT runs Tech User Groups, Drop-in Sessions and One-on-One Training Sessions to address these issues.
Presenter: ​Kim Kilpatrick, GTT Program