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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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Tech Talk Tuesday

"TechTalk Tuesday” is an online group that has been operating, in one form or another, for the past 15 years. Although it is called TechTalk, we will discuss anything that is useful to the group in general: including anything to do with technology. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Atlantic 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.

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Remote One-on-One Technology Training, Coaching & Support : Friday Sessions

Join us for one-on-one training sessions for a variety of popular, accessible technology options including smartphones, tablets, smart home devices and so much more. Ask questions and learn more about your technology in a dedicated time slot - just you and your instructor. Friday sessions run via Zoom web conference by appointment only. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Apps for Socializing Workshop Series

Reduced physical contact with people in our lives can be isolating. Join us to learn about apps where that can help you socialize with family and friends as well as meet new people online. October 21 Session: Skype. November 18 Session: FaceTime. December 16 Session: Out of Sight website This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on the third Thursday of every month from 3 to 4 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 group 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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Neil Squire Society: Tech Training

At Neil Squire we use Technology, Knowledge and Passion to empower Canadians with disabilities. As a National non-profit we work with all types of disabilities, visible and invisible, helping them to integrate fully into society through work and the use of technologies. Join Shanelle, Tyler, Justin and Chad who will highlight our programs offered across Canada including Working Together, Distance Computer Comfort and Makers Making Change. This technology workshop meets online via Zoom conference Wednesday, December 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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To Infinity and Beyond: Exploring Accessible Astronomy

Join us as we explore a smartphone app called Skyview Lite. This app allows you to point your smartphone at the sky and you will see stars, planets and space objects that exists in the direction you are pointing. You will also hear the names of stars and space objects announced if you are using your screen reader. You can also use audio beacons to assist you with identifying the location of a planet or star in the sky. This workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Thursday,  December 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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Introduction to Be My Eyes App

Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. Volunteers can assist you with: reading recipes, identifying expiry dates on groceries, telling you information on products, and so much more in many different languages. Join us for a demonstration of the app and listen to some personal stories. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Thursday, December 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Sonos One Speaker Demonstration

Come have some fun with music and learn about the Sonos One wireless speaker. This product can connect to smartphones and is guaranteed to make your tunes sound great! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Saturday, December 11 from 1 to 2:30 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.