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Technology Programs

Our tech programs include introductions to new, accessible technology options like smartphone apps and the latest devices for people with varying degrees of sight loss. There are opportunities for learning, sharing and problem-solving in groups and one-on-one. Register for a program or workshop today!

The Colorino Talking Colour Identifier and colour swatches.

CNIB Smartlife Product Demo: Colorino Talking Colour Identifier

This workshop will introduce and demonstrate the Colorino, which is a basic talking colour identifier sold by CNIB SmartLife. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, July 14 from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
An iPhone screen displays the 'reminders' menu.

Tech & Tea: iOS Reminders

There is a little-known feature in an iPhone or iPad called Reminders. It essentially turns your iPhone's a useful to=do list, grocery list, and help you be more productive. This app work nicely with Siri and can be share with other iOs users. Grab a cup of tea and join us and learn how you can use it.  This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Saturday, July 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
The C185 Plastic Braille Labeller device.

CNIB SmartLife Product Demo: C185 Plastic Braille Labeller

Feel more confident in your environment by adding identifying braille labels to almost any object. This plastic braille labeller easily embosses letters and numbers onto 0.5-inch clear embossing tape. Join us to learn more about it! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, September 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
A HumanWare Handheld Electronic Magnifier

Smartlife Product Demo: HumanWare Portable Digital Magnifier

Explorer 5 is the device of choice for people looking for an electronic magnifier they can take everywhere they go. From magnifying restaurant menus to the fine print on documents, packaging and more, join us and learn how the devices works and how you can order one. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on June 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
An iPhone displays the Apple Wallet app.

Tech & Tea: iOS Wallet & Apple Pay

Grab a cup of tea and join us and learn about how you can use Apple Pay to make secure payments in stores, for transit, in apps, and on websites that support Apple Pay.  This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Saturday, August 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
An OrCam eyewear set.

CNIB Smartlife Product Demo: OrCam

OrCam Read is a highly sophisticated lightweight smart camera. Using AI technology, it instantly reads any printed or digital text from books, newspapers, smartphone screens, computers, and more. It is intuitively operated, with just the press of a button. Either listen via the mini speaker on the device or through headphones (wired or bluetooth). OrCam Read is the most efficient smart pen on the market, with Speed Reading and the only one with Full Page Capture. It is designed for all ages and does not require an internet connection. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, July 14 from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
A woman has earbuds in and listens to a podcast on her smartphone.

Tech & Tea: What Are Podcasts?

There are thousands of podcasts that you can listen to for free right now on almost any topic in the world  -- and it's easier than ever to listen. Grab a cup pf tea and join us and learn what a podcast is how you can listen to them on your smart devices. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Saturday, September 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
A young woman sits alone outdoors. In her left hand, she is holding her smartphone up to her ear. In her right hand, she holds her white cane

CNIB Tech Extravaganza 2.0

Due to popular demand, we're adding another monthly dose of our weekly Wednesday afternoon tech discussions. CNIB Tech Extravaganza 2.0 is a monthly discussion group that is joined by members all over the country to come together and talk everything tech. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on the second Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
A red liquid leveler.

CNIB SmartLife Product Demo: Liquid Level Indicator

The Liquid Level Indicator is a great tool that enables people who are blind or partially sighted to safely pour hot or cold liquids into a cup. Join us to learn more about it! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, August 11 from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Techstravaganza

This virtual group brings people with sight loss together to discuss any technical issue that affects their every-day lives and to share ideas and experiences that might be helpful to the group. You don't have to be "technical" in order to participate in group discussions. The tech talk group meets every Wednesday via Zoom web conference from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.