Get Together with Technology (GTT) Victoria
A Chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind
in Partnership with
The Greater Victoria Public Library
Theme: Asking for Visual Help and our Christmas List
Date: December 5, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Community Room, GVPL, Main Branch 735 Broughton St
Tom Dekker will lead a conversation around the room regarding access to information. The many strategies, tips and techniques we employ that give us access to visual information around us. We might want to talk about what we do in our own lives to get access to the visual information. Identifying one can from another, finding the right thing in the pantry, or working your digital dryer. Tom Dekker also suggested that he could explain how podcasts work on tablets, smart phones, talking book players and computers during this meeting.
During the second hour let’s take what we’ve learned in the first hour and talk about our Technology Christmas List. What was on sale during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and what will the deals look like on Boxing Day?
For More Information:
Contact Albert Ruel at 250-240-2343, or email us at GTT.Victoria@Gmail.com
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