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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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Accommodating Your World Series: Time Management & Organization

The Accommodating Your World series will introduce you to a suite of programs, apps, products, and services to help empower you achieve both your personal and professional goals. Session 5: Time Management & Organization. Time management is the process of planning and exercising conscious control of the time spent on specific activities to work smarter than harder. It is a juggling act of various things that help you increase efficiency and strike a better work-life balance. Improving your time management at work allows you to enhance your performance and achieve your desired goals with less effort and more effective strategies. In this workshop, we’ll discuss strategies, adaptive and assistive technology, and apps that can help plan and organize your time for work, school, and daily life. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Tuesday, November 16 at 11 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Accommodating Your World Series: SmartHome by SmartLife –You’re Smarter Than You Think!

The Accommodating Your World series will introduce you to a suite of programs, apps, products, and services to help empower you achieve both your personal and professional goals. Session 6: SmartHome by SmartLife –You’re Smarter Than You Think! Learn how you can control devices and appliances in your home without having to memorize keys and buttons. Lighting, heating, and appliances can be controlled remotely by phone, computer, or your voice for accessible independence at home. My Hy, SmartLife Head Coach, discusses the advantages of smart devices and ways you can become an early adopter and simplify your daily tasks. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Tuesday, November 16 at 1 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Accommodating Your World Series: Smartphone, Tablet or Computer – which is right for you?

The Accommodating Your World series will introduce you to a suite of programs, apps, products, and services to help empower you achieve both your personal and professional goals. Session 7: Smartphone, Tablet or Computer – which is right for you? iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Windows Laptops, MacBooks, etc. With so many types of devices out there, it can be tough to figure out which device can meet your needs.  The answer depends on whether you're in school, seeking work, retired or somewhere in between – not to mention the cost factor. Join us for a lively panel discussion, where Alfredo del Arenal, Ali Khalil, Ben Rolleman and Craig Faris unpack the pros and cons of each device and some general recommendations. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, November 17 at 11 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Accommodating Your World Series: Smarten Up!

The Accommodating Your World series will introduce you to a suite of programs, apps, products, and services to help empower you achieve both your personal and professional goals. Session 8: Smarten Up! Join us to learn how smart assistants can help you in the workplace. In this interactive workshop, we’ll share ideas on using smart tools while also providing a brief overview of privacy and security concerns associated with these devices. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Thursday, November 18 at 11 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Accommodating Your World Series: Innovative possibilities with HumanWare

The Accommodating Your World series will introduce you to a suite of programs, apps, products, and services to help empower you achieve both your personal and professional goals. Session 13: Innovative possibilities with HumanWare. HumaWare states that "believing is seeing." Join us to learn about HumanWare's range of highly intuitive and intelligent solutions that empower people who are blind or partially sighted by giving them the independence to participate effectively within a sighted world. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Tuesday, November 30 at 11 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Accommodating Your World Series: Eschenbach Optik

The Accommodating Your World series will introduce you to a suite of programs, apps, products, and services to help empower you achieve both your personal and professional goals. Session 14: Eschenbach Optik. Eschenbach Optik has teamed up with CNIB to present and identify key functionalities on their most popular products. Join us to determine what Eschenbach Optik device best suits your needs for accommodating your world. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Tuesday, November 30 at 2 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Accommodating Your World Series: How To Create An Accessible Work/Study Station

The Accommodating Your World series will introduce you to a suite of programs, apps, products, and services to help empower you achieve both your personal and professional goals. Session 4: How To Create An Accessible Work/Study Station. It's important to learn how to make your work or study station accessible to your own needs and accommodations. Join us to learn more about adaptive and assistive technologies and accessible strategies to make your work environment more accommodating to you. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, November 10 at 1 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Accommodating Your World Series: Scribe for Meetings – Click, Connect, Read

The Accommodating Your World series will introduce you to a suite of programs, apps, products, and services to help empower you achieve both your personal and professional goals. Session 15: Scribe for Meetings – Click, Connect, Read. Scribe for Meetings is a cloud-based system that takes a shared presentation on platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meets. It provides an accessible presentation in real-time. In addition, users can easily read and save the content in a handful of accessible formats. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, December 1 at 11 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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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, October 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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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.