Get Together with Technology (GTT) Victoria
A Chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind
*Note: Change of meeting time and location!
This meeting, July 3, 2019 is GTT’s first evening meeting at the CNIB Hub, Suite 102, 1675 Douglas Street, Victoria BC from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. The daytime meetings at the Library are taking a break for July and August, and are slated to return in September.
Theme: What’s Your Tech Doing for You, and Victoria Regional Transit Presentation?
Date: July 3, 2019
*Time: 6:00 until 8:00 PM
Where: CNIB Foundation Board Room, Suite 102, 1675 Douglas St, Victoria BC
After a brief explanation of what GTT is and what it does, Albert Ruel will lead a discussion around the use of assistive technology where ever it works in your lives, and where it might not be working for you.
- Do you use tech at work, at home, at school or just for play?
- Is there more you could do with more tech, more training, more support, or do you want to live a simpler life without any tech at all?
- Are Android smart phones and tablets better than the ones from Apple?
- Would you prefer a Mac computer or a Microsoft unit?
- Do you prefer built-in accessibility or is a third party access tool your best route to success and happiness?
To tell us all about what’s new and upcoming in terms of accessibility for BC Transit in the Capital Regional District, Dave Guthrie, general manager of the Victoria Regional Transit System will present during the 2nd hour.
- You’re Are Also invited! BC Transit is going live with the NextRide system in Victoria on July 24th! They will be having a large announcement at the legislature grounds to celebrate, where the Minister of Transportation, a Federal MP and Christy Ridout, BC Transit’s Vice President, Business Development will all speak.
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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