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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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CNIB Owen Sound Mobile Hub: Getting to know the world of iPhones

This technology session explores the world of iPhones and the bundled applications that come installed on these accessible smartphones. Together we'll explore things like iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, Apple ID's and more. This is an introductory session designed for people who want to learn more what more you can do with iPhone devices. This CNIB Mobile Hub program meets in Owen Sound at YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce (700 10th Street East) on Wednesday, July 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 
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iPhone and iPad Accessibility Series

Perhaps you have an iPhone or iPad that just sits on your desk collecting dust, and the only thing that is stopping you from using it is that you don’t find your Apple device to be particularly accessible. Have no fear! Grab your Apple device and come join us for this introductory session where we will explore the basics from turning on your device to identifying which accessibility features are best suited for you, blind or low vision. This technology workshop runs via Zoom web conference on Thursday, July 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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CNIB Welland Mobile Hub: Accessible Technology At Home

Join us to learn about smart home devices like Google Home and Amazon Alexa. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding accessible technology. This CNIB Mobile Hub program meets in Welland at The Grand Canal Retirement Residence (439 King Street East) on Monday, July 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. 
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Entertainment on YouTube

Home of adorable videos of cats playing the piano and funny compilation of clips from your favourite TV sitcoms, YouTube also offers so much more. With users uploading 500+ hours of fresh content per minute to the site, YouTube is also a place where you can find informative and educational videos on any topic such as science, history and literature as well as thoughtful videos essays debating movies and music. If you want to pick up a hobby like gardening or painting, YouTube is the place to go! And if you just want to watch funny cat videos… don't worry, those are still around. So if you like free entertainment and want to see what YouTube can offer you, join us as we jump down the YouTube rabbit hole to see where it takes us! This technology workshop runs via Zoom web conference on Thursday, July 21 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.