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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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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! The first hour is devoted to structured learning – focusing on basics and beginner topics. Later on, we'll have a volunteer-led, tech-focused Q&A discussion group dealing with a wide range of questions. Come prepared to swap tips and tricks, share about your favorite apps, help one another and strengthen your own skills in the process. Join us while we figure it out – together! This technology group is hosted on Zoom, every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time.
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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 this discussion group with others with sight loss where we share ideas and experiences that might be helpful. Many heads are better than one! The technology drop-in session meets on Zoom, the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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Computer Keyboard Coaching

Mastery of the computer keyboard is essential for anyone using a computer, especially for someone using a screen reader. With this in mind, we are now offering weekly keyboarding coaching sessions at the CNIB Community Hub on Thursday's.
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Tech Connect

Tech Connect is an interactive, engaging and educational program where participants discuss different technologies/apps that can help make life a bit easier! Participants will learn about technologies other participants use and you are then able to ask questions to get help with your own technology/apps. Tech Connect meets on Zoom on the second Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. 
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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. CCB's Android Accessibility Users Group meets on Zoom, the third Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
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Tech Talk Online

Come join us, your hosts Kevin, David and Brian, as we resume the widely popular – Tech Talk Tuesday. In these hour-long, weekly Zoom sessions we will discuss accessible technology as well as its practical application in every day life. You don’t need to know a lot about technology: you can just listen if you like. The group consists of beginners as well as advanced users of accessible technology. All questions and ideas are welcomed. Tech Talk Online meets on Zoom every Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. Atlantic Time.
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Kingston SmartLife Group & Demo Session

A monthly technology group on assistive devices for Kingston-area participants. This technology workshop meets at CNIB Kingston on the last Tuesday of every month from 12 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time.
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Introduction to Assistive Technology – December 12

Like it or not, technology is becoming a big part of modern life. Nowadays, people rely on computers and smartphones for work, school, entertainment, and connection. For people with vision loss, assistive technology offers all of this as well as a great deal of independence. Join us over Zoom for Intro to Assistive Technology to get a chance to see what is possible and how we at CNIB can help you learn how to harness the power of assistive technology. This lunch hour session is offered on Zoom, Tuesday, December 12th from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
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CNIB SmartLife & OrCam Open House

Time for some last minute holiday shopping with CNIB SmartLife and OrCam!  We would like to cordially invite you to a special event hosted by CNIB SmartLife, featuring OrCam, an industry leader in the accessible technology space with a variety of blindness and low-vision products. Tuesday, December 19th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time at The Nanji Family Foundation CNIB SmartLife Centre (1929 Bayview Ave., Toronto). 
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CNIB SmartLife: Digital Treasure Chest, Episode 2

The Digital Treasure Chest is a new virtual program that will explore, examine, and highlight some of the best accessible technologies for people living with sight loss across Canada. It's a place for exploring, discovering, and sharing innovative tech solutions for your accessible technology needs. In our second episode on December 20th, we’ll be talking about SmartLife’s Top 10 recommended mobile apps, and how they can support your daily routine!