GTT Victoria Meeting Agenda at GVPL, iOS13 Round Table, and Accessible BC Act Consultation, November 6, 2019

Get Together with Technology (GTT) Victoria


A Chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind

in Partnership with

The Greater Victoria Public Library


Theme: iOS13 Round Table Discussion and Accessible BC Act Consultation


Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Time: 1:00 until 3:00 PM

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


First Hour:

Albert Ruel will facilitate a discussion encouraging everyone in the room to share what’s working and not working with their technology, and if the group is interested we’ll discuss the most recent and significant update to iPhone/iPad operating systems that has landed in our laps during the month of September, followed by several updates during October.


Hour Two:

Please Join Us and Have Your Voice Heard!

A Consultation and discussion with People from the blind, low vision and Guide Dog Community – Victoria.


Purpose of meeting: to express what is most important to us as British Columbians who are blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted about accessibility, inclusion and full participation in our communities.


Your interaction during this meeting will be included in a final report to the Accessible BC Act consultation process currently underway by SPARC BC.  The BC Coalition of Dog Guide users and the CCB are engaging the vision loss community with 5 meetings throughout the province with a view to ensuring that our voices aren’t missed during the general consultation planned and facilitated by SPARC.


To learn more:

BC Government Accessibility Legislation Intro:


link to alternate format Accessible consultation documents


To Learn More Contact: Heather Walkus at


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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