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Tech It Out: Tech & App Demos (National)

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Technology Programs

During this period of self-isolation, it is more important than ever that we stay connected to one another and virtual technology is playing a huge role in this. Whether it be tools to help you stay informed or resources to keep you connected and entertained, we will try to provide something for everyone in these one-hour sessions.

Join us every Wednesday for an interactive discussion of current technology that can benefit people who are blind or partially sighted. 

  • April 1 – Free Virtual Programs (Part II): We will share free virtual programs and apps for all ages, from educational games to library offerings and more.
  • April 8 – Fun & Games: We will take a look at some of the free accessible games and apps available on ios and android devices, from dice world, audio game hub and more.
  • April 15 – A.I. Voice Assistants: We will take a look at some of the life-enhancing features products like Google Home, Alexa Echo, and Siri has to offer. From setting timers to obtaining the most up to date news and information and more.
  • April 22 – GPS: We will look at a few of the GPS apps (Soundscape, Wewalk, Blindsquare) that can help those of us with sight loss navigate our communities more independently.
  • April 29 – Internet security tips and tricks to stay safe online: We will take a closer look at staying safe online, including protecting your personal information, to navigating the online world, and using smart devices like google and Alexa safely.

This group runs online via Zoom web conference every Wednesday in March and April from 2-3 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration. 

Registration required. For more information, please contact Steve MacInnes, Program Lead, Technology at 902-403-1317, or email Steve.MacInnes@cnib.ca.

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