GTT Duncan Meeting Agenda, Access to Information with Low Vision and Blindness, June 14, 2018

Get Together with Technology (GTT) Duncan


An Initiative of the Canadian Council of the Blind,

in Partnership with the

Vancouver Island Regional Library, N. Cowichan Branch


Theme: Access to Information with Low Vision and Blindness

Date:                   June 14, 2018

Time:                   4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Where:       Vancouver Island Regional Library, N. Cowichan Branch

2687 James Street Duncan BC


First Hour:

Julie Beland, Teacher of the Vision Impaired, and Michelle Creedy, Education Assistant in the North Cowichan School District will demonstrate many CCTV and hand-held video magnifiers, pocket sized and stand magnifying glasses, as well as scanner and camera based means of making text and other information we encounter every day more accessible to those with limited or no sight.

Second Hour:

Julie and Michelle will answer any questions participants have, or folks can try some of the devices on hand to see how they might resolve their individual access to information needs.


For More Information:

Contact Albert Ruel at 250-240-2343, or by email at


CCB Backgrounder:


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™”.



CCB National Office

100-20 James Street Ottawa ON  K2P 0T6

Toll Free: 1-877-304-0968 Email: URL:



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