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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!

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Techstravaganza 2.0

Due to popular demand, we're adding another monthly dose of our weekly Wednesday afternoon tech discussions. Techstravaganza 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.
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Tech Drop-in Session

Are you having challenges with using your technology or do you simply have questions about something new? Join us for a forum discussion by teleconference. Tech successes are welcome too! Many heads are better than one! The technology drop-in session meets via Zoom web conference on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
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Techstravaganza

The hosts of the call gather interesting topics from a wide range of applications and devices to bring them to the forefront of CNIB clients. From time to time, guests come live and chat with the group about new emerging technologies that promise to enhance the lives of people with sight loss. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Wireless Wednesday

Are you new to assistive technology? Want to get more out of your smart device or computer? This Zoom workshop is a 2 for 1! In the main Zoom room will be a volunteer-led, tech-focused Q&A group dealing with a wide range of questions. In another Zoom breakout room, we will have some structured learning – focusing on basics and beginner topics. This technology group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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CCB Presents: Android Accessibility Users Group

Sponsored and hosted by the Canadian Council of the Blind GTT program. Tracy and Matthew have put this group together to share their experiences navigating Android devices. We welcome the input from users of all experience levels so we can learn together. This technology group meets via Zoom web conference on the third Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8  p.m. Eastern Time.
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VoiceOver Workshop Series

This monthly series will cover all things Voiceover on iPhones and iPads. We will discuss things like using VoiceOver with the Messages app, using the VoiceOver rotor, and using VoiceOver with the Mail app just to name a few. Each session will feature 20 minutes of presentation content and 40 minutes of interaction. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on the last Thursday of every month from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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CNIB Guelph Mobile Hub: BlindSquare/Beacons Demonstration

BlindSquare is the world’s most widely used accessible GPS-app developed for people who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind. Paired with third-party navigation apps, BlindSquare’s self-voicing app delivers detailed points of interest and intersections for safe, reliable travel both outside and inside. This CNIB Mobile Hub program meets at the University of Guelph,  Rozanski Hall – Room 109 on Wednesday, August 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time.