Reminder: GTT National Conference Call Agenda, WayAround Tags for Independent Living, August 14, 2019

Join us tonight for this interesting system of identifying stuff at home, work or play.

Get Together with Technology (GTT)

National Teleconference Call


Sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind


You’re invited to the CCB’s August 14, 2019 GTT National conference call meeting:

Theme: WayAround Tags for Independence at home, work and play


Hour One:

WayAround® is the smart assistant that makes the world more natural and welcoming for people with vision loss.

Jessica Hipp, Chief Operating Officer, will present the many uses of this means of identifying items in your home, office and/or play area.  She will give you some ideas for getting better information, faster about everyday items in your home and office with WayAround. There are lots of ways you can use WayAround to make life with vision loss a little simpler, and sometimes the hardest part is deciding where to begin.

Hour Two:

If time allows we will discuss anything else technology related that participants may wish to raise, so bring your ideas, concerns and nuggets of brilliance to share with us.


You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:


Date: August 14, 2019

Time: 4:00–5:30 PM Pacific Time, 7:00-8:30 PM Eastern Time


The call-in info is:


Join the GTT National Conference Call Zoom Meeting from computer or smart phone:


One tap mobile, Toronto Local:

+16475580588,,9839595688# Canada


Toronto Local:

+1 647 558 0588

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688


For more information contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, GTT East Coordinator

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513


Albert Ruel, GTT West Coordinator

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550


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: http://www.ccbnational.neta



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