Revised: GTT Victoria Meeting Agenda, Frontier Computing and Asking For Help, November 7, 2018

Get Together with Technology (GTT) Victoria


A Chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind

in Partnership with

The Greater Victoria Public Library


Theme: Frontier Computing and Asking for Help

*Note: Sorry about this revision, however thanks to Corry Stuive I was alerted to a decision made at the October GTT meeting.  Below is a revised outline of what the 2nd hour will look like.


Date: November 7, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Where: Community Room, GVPL, Main Branch 735 Broughton St


First Hour:

Stephen Ricci from Toronto will be in Victoria and will drop in to give GTT Victoria a peek at the offerings from Frontier Computing.  If you have any questions on low vision or blindness assistive technology, Stephen will be able to answer them for you.

Second Hour:

During the second hour Albert Ruel and Tom Dekker will lead the group in discussion about the strategies we all employ when asking for the help we need at home, work or while in the community, especially in this highly technologically advance time.  Is help from another human our first choice, or are we switching to the many assistive devices available to us now?


For More Information:

Contact Albert Ruel at 250-240-2343, or email us at


CCB Backgrounder:


The CCB was founded in 1944 by a coalition of blind war veterans, schools of the blind and local chapters to create a national self-governing organization. The CCB was incorporated by Letters Patent on May 10, 1950 and is a registered charity under the provisions of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

The purpose of the CCB is to give people with vision loss a distinctive and unique perspective before governments.  CCB deals with the ongoing effects of vision loss by encouraging active living and rehabilitation through peer support and social and recreational activities.

CCB promotes measures to conserve sight, create a close relationship with the sighted community and provide employment opportunities.


The CCB recognizes that vision loss has no boundaries with respect to gender, income, ethnicity, culture, other disabilities or age.

The CCB understands in many instances vision loss is preventable and sometimes is symptomatic of other health issues.  For the 21st century, the CCB is committed to an integrated proactive health approach for early detection to improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

As the largest membership organization of the blind and partially sighted in Canada the CCB is the “Voice of the Blind™”.



CCB National Office

100-20 James Street Ottawa ON  K2P 0T6

Toll Free: 1-877-304-0968 Email: URL:

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