Get Together with Technology (GTT) BC
Sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind
Theme: Accessible BC Act Consultation
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Time: 6:00 until 8:00 PM Pacific Time
Where: GTT Program Zoom Conference Room
Please Join Us and Have Your Voice Heard!
Accessibility through Legislation – Government of British Columbia
A Consultation and discussion with People from the blind, low vision and Guide Dog Community throughout British Columbia.
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 the BCCoalition@hooh.ca
The call-in info is:
Join the GTT National Conference Call Zoom Meeting from computer or smart phone:
One tap mobile, Toronto Local:
+1 647 558 0588
Meeting ID: 983 959 5688
For More Information:
Contact Albert Ruel at 250-240-2343, or at,
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 detectio 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