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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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Holiday Shopping Technology Series!

It's that time of the year again – time to start thinking about holiday decorations, wishlists and gift wrapping. Join the CNIB Foundation for a series of holiday shopping tech workshops! Learn how different apps and programs can help you find the perfect gift, decoration, or must-have item this season.
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Technology Workshop: Learning Zoom Video Conference - Basics

Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that allows users to meet online or via telephone. Learn how to use Zoom video conference from a ZoomText/Fusion/JAWS/NVDA user. This group runs via teleconference on December 8 & 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Connecting with Technology: Be Empowered by Technology with Microsoft Accessibility Tools

Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users. December 2 Session: Be Empowered by Technology with Microsoft Accessibility Tools. 
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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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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 every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
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Tech Talk Tuesday

This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Atlantic Time to chat about technology. Call-in information will be given upon registration.
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Friday Tech Talk

Join us every Friday to discuss the wonderful world of apps & computers and share your technology tips with other participants. Basic familiarity with smartphones and computers is recommended to get the most from this group. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Technology for Beginners

If you are new to smartphones or computers or like to revisit the basics, just us for this introductory technology program! It will focus on the basics of smartphone and computer use. Aimed towards beginners, or those wanting a refresher. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Technology Workshop: Cyber Security

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season – and with the holidays comes various opportunities for cyber-scrooges to exploit.  his workshop covers concepts that help you navigate the web while keeping in mind how you can stay protected as you purchase gifts for loved ones during this holiday season. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on December 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Using Google Search to help find the perfect gift

Join us as we explore Google Search to help you with your online shopping. We will teach you some tips and tricks of the search engine so that you can find the perfect gift. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on November 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.