GTT New Westminster Meeting Agenda, Google Docs with a Screen Reader, January 22, 2020

Get Together with Technology (GTT) New Westminster)

Sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind

in partnership with

Blind Beginnings

Canadian Assistive Technologies


Vancouver Community College


January 2020 Theme: Google Docs with a Screen Reader


Date & Time: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 10 AM until 12 Noon

Where: Blind Beginnings Office, 227 6th Street, New Westminster, or by Zoom Conference (See dial-in info below)


Hour one:

Ryan Fleury will demonstrate the setting up and basic operation of the free Google Docs app from the Google Drives folder online.  Google Docs is an accessible word processing app.  The focus of this session is on the use of this app with screen readers.  No Zoom Conference connection is available for this meeting.


Hour two:

The second half of the meeting will include an opportunity to seek tech advice from those with more knowledge.  Please bring the device you want assistance with, or the questions you haven’t yet found an answer for.


For more information, contact either Shawn Marsolais or Albert Ruel: or 604-434-7243. or 250-240-2343


What is GTT?


An opportunity for individuals who are blind or partially sighted to get together and

  • Share how they are using assistive technology for work, school, and in their daily lives
  • Learn from others who are using different assistive technology
  • Request information on new technology
  • Mentor and support each other


You’re invited, and encouraged to circulate this invitation widely to your circle of friends, colleagues and family who have an interest in peer support in the area of assistive technology.


For more information about GTT contact:

Shawn Marsolais         Albert Ruel

604-434-7243                       1-877-304-0968 Ext. 550

Elmer, Voice Control

Brian, Home Screen


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