information from our guest on april 22 all about a tech fair on friday april 25 in Ottawa

This is information provided by our guest on this morning’s show about the tech fair for people who are blind or have low vision.

Hello everyone.

See below about the tech exhibit this friday
 
Note that Gtt will be involved as well as CCB talking collaboration at the CNIB table.
Hello Kim:
Please circulate the attached and enclosed information to anyone that you feel will benefit from attending the exhibition and presentation day in Ottawa on Friday April 25, 2014.
 
The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) extends an invitation to the:
AEBC Vision Assistive Technology and Community Support Exhibition 2014
 
Friday, April 25, 2014
10:00AM to 4:00PM
Extended Stay Hotel Ottawa,
141 Cooper Street, Ottawa.
2nd Floor, Victoria Room
 
This public event will appeal to a wide range of individuals:
  • People and families affected by vision loss;
  • Consumers seeking information about service providers, products and/or services in the area of vision loss;
  • Organizations that have embraced diversity with initiatives to remove access barriers to employees or customers with vision loss;
  • Teachers, students and parents looking for adaptive solutions in the education setting.
  • Anyone else who is interested in the areas of access, inclusion, blindness, independent living, or caregiving.
 
The Exhibitors: AEBC (Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians), AMI (Accessible Media Inc.), Aroga Technologies, Canadialog Inc., CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), eSight Corp., FFB (Foundation Fighting Blindness) / CFS (Cycle for Sight), Frontier Computing, HumanWare, Optelec Canada, Ottawa Public Library, Sight Enhancement Systems, Tactile Vision Graphics Inc. and T-Base Communications.  
 
The exhibitors will have their tables set up on the second floor in the Victoria Room from 10 AM to 4 PM.
 
Presentations and Breakout Sessions:  All presentations will take place on the ground floor in the Sussex Room and the Rideau Room. Please note that space is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.
 
The Rideau Room:  Main Floor, East Lobby
11AM to 11:50AM: AMI (Accessible Media Inc.) Join AMI for a presentation on described video and have a chance to experience it first hand with a screening of popular comedy-drama, “Boston Legal”. AMI will be serving popcorn and refreshments for your listening pleasure.
1PM to 1:50PM: AMI (Accessible Media Inc.) Join AMI for a presentation on embedded described video and have a chance to experience it first hand with a screening of AMI original series, “Four Senses” starring Christine Ha and Carl Heinrich. AMI will be serving popcorn and refreshments for your listening pleasure.
3PM to 3:50PM: AMI (Accessible Media Inc.) Join AMI for a presentation on live described video and have a chance to experience it first hand with a screening of a Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Game. AMI will be serving popcorn and refreshments for your listening pleasure.
 
Sussex Room: Main Floor, West Lobby
12 Noon to 12:50PM: Paradigm Shift in Low Vision Technology Trends
The session will briefly cover the history of low vision aids, and then focus on the latest technology trends in Low Vision assistive technologies, particularly digital. The combination of OCR (optical character recognition) /TTS (text to speech) and magnification will be looked at, as well as new hardware and software trends that might further influence this field. The session will conclude with the demonstration of combining all of the latest technology trends into one family of products designed from the ground up specifically for those with Low Vision.
Presented by: Steven Phillips, HumanWare Sales Director Canada
3PM to 3:50PM: Roberts Rules:  This session, will present the basic procedures for running a meeting, taking minutes, dealing with “motions”, and conducting votes and elections.  Whether you are a member of your chapter’s executive, or you are attending the AGM for your first time, or you simply want to know more about what you can do and how you should do it during the meeting itself, join us for a basic introduction to Robert’s Rules of Order. Presented by: Anthony Tibbs.
This is a free event open to anyone to attend. There will be 14 exhibitors displaying their products and or services as well as several scheduled breakout presentations during the day.
 
The exhibitors and presenters will be conducting group and personal hands on demonstrations of products, information and solutions for home, work, school and play.
 
This is a unique opportunity to see an extensive range of products, service clubs and agencies in the same place at the same time.
 
 
Here is some of the technology that will be on display:
. Screen magnification software
. Screen readers
. Electronic video magnifiers (CCTV’s)
. Portable magnifiers
. Text scanning solutions
. DAISY digital book readers
. Braille and talking notetakers
. Refreshable Braille displays
. Braille embossers. Portable GPS
. Daily living aids and more!
 
AEBC is genuinely looking forward to your involvement in our event.  We believe that an informed community can bring about a stronger voice. 
 
Should you need more information about the AEBC Vision Assistive Technology and Community Support Exhibition 2014, please contact our event coordinator, Stephen Ricci by telephone at (416) 671-1982 or by email: stephen.ricci@sympatico.ca  
 
AEBC Mission Statement
The mission of the AEBC is to: Increase awareness of rights and responsibilities, so blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted individuals can have equal access to the benefits and opportunities of society.
 
Founded in 1992, the AEBC is a national consumer organization that is governed by an elected National Board, and managed through local Chapters in many cities across the country by blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted volunteers. 
 
For more information about the AEBC, please call 1-800-561-4774 or visit our website:http://www.blindcanadians.ca
 
We look forward to seeing you on Friday April 25, 2013, Please pass on this information to anyone you feel will benefit from attending this worthwhile event.
 
Sincerely,
Stephen Ricci
Stephen Ricci,
National Member at Large
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians
 
 
 
 
 
Sincerely,
Stephen
I’m participating in Cycle for Sight 2014 – a fundraiser in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Please help me make a difference and sponsor me:http://my.e2rm.com/PersonalPage.aspx?registrationID=2161320&langPref=en-CA
Stephen Ricci / Service & Training Manager / Sales
Frontier Computing
2221 Yonge Street, Suite 406
Toronto, Ontario M4S 2B4
Tel: 416-489-6690 X31, Toll: 1-888-480-0000 X31
sricci@frontiercomputing.ca  
www.frontiercomputing.ca                                                                                                                               
It can be done
 
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