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
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.
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 Albert.GTT@CCBNational.net
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