Get Together with Technology (GTT)
November 19, 2019
Sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)
in partnership with
The Technology Learning Centre
Building Learning Together
Theme: Reading Online News Articles with PC and iOS Browsers.
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- Are you finding it increasingly difficult to read print newspapers and magazines, or articles online from your smart tablet, phone or computer as a result of reduced vision, eye fatigue, or blindness?
- Are all those website controls and advertisements keeping you from enjoying news articles online?
- Is the text too small, or contrast not sharp enough for reading long news articles when accessing them online from your smart tablet, smart phone or computer?
- Would you like to have your favourite news articles read aloud to you from your smart tablet, phone or computer?
If you’ve answered yest to any of the above questions we have the workshop just for you!
Date: November 19, 2019; 1:00 until 2:30 PM
Place: Technology Learning Centre, 494 Bay Avenue Parksville
On the above date the staff and volunteers at the Technology Learning Centre, along with Albert Ruel from the Canadian Council of the Blind will show you how to resolve all the above issues so that reading/listening will become effortless and enjoyable again.
The features, strategies and techniques we will demonstrate and teach are referred to as Reader View/Simplified View, and they’re already built into the web browsers you know and love. Those web browsers are, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Safari.
Bring your smart tablet, smart phone or computer to the workshop and someone will assist you in learning how best to configure the device for easy reading, and how to bring out the power of Reader View built into the browsers you have on your device.
Space is limited so please RSVP your intentions, and let us know which device you will bring, or want to learn about.
To RSVP or for more information please contact:
Albert Ruel, Get Together with Technology Coordinator
Canadian Council of the Blind
Toll Free: 1-877-304-0968,550 Cell: 250-240-2343
Brian Collicott, Technology Learning Centre Coordinator
Building Learning Together
Phone: 250-947-8258 Email: BCollicott@SD69.bc.ca
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™”.
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100-20 James Street Ottawa ON K2P 0T6