Show on the third annual tech fair day.

technology has come a long way in a short time.

This is true for everyone but it has advanced so fast for people who are blind or have low vision.

On our show on September 9, we were joined by Richard Marsolais (specialist independent living skills) at CNIB in Ottawa.

He is organizing his third annual tech fair for people who are blind or have low vision at Ottawa City hall.

I am pasting below the schedule of workshops and exhibits, and a link to the radio show itself.

Kim and Shelley also talk about power going out, about apple events, about how mainstream technology has become more accessible.

We also have Parastou’s pick and a song about technology.


Posted by Kim.

Richard Marsolais was our guest.  If you have questions, please get in touch with him at


(613) 563-4021 X 5029

Or by email at 
CNIB Ottawa’s 3rd Annual Technology and Service Exhibit
Ottawa city Hall 110 Laurier Avenue West
September 16, 2014
Colonel By room – 2nd floor
10:30 – 10:55   Your Accessible Library      
Presented by the Ottawa Public Library
11:00 – 11:55           Ontario Paralympics:
Grassroots to Elite


Presented by Jason Dunkerley
12:00 – 12:55           Sight Enhancement 
Presented by Canadialog
1:00 – 1:55               Introduction to Adaptive
   Technology 101  
Presented by Frontier Computing 
2:00 – 2:55           Smart Educator 
Presented by Aroga


3:00 – 3:55                Low Vision: Prodigi,
  New digital Magnifier 
Presented by Humanware
4:00 – 4:55                  Next Generation Braille
Presented by Microcomputer Science
CNIB 3rd Annual Technology and Service Exhibit
September 16, 2014
Concurrent workshops
Richmond Room – 2nd floor
1:00 – 1:25          Introduction to eSight Eyeware 
Presented by eSight
1:30 – 1:55             Get together With Technology Program


Presented Kim Kilpatrick
2:00 – 2:55             Portable Sight Enhancement
Presented by Microcomputer Science
3:00 – 3:25            Accessible Media
Presented by Accessible Media Inc. 
3:30 – 3:55    DAISY Talking Book Machines
Present by Humanware
4:00 – 4:55     Trees, Birds, Dinosaurs, Oh My!
Presented by Tactile Vision Graphics


Technology Companies               Table(s)
Microcomputer Science Centre Inc.1,2
Frontier Computing                             9-11
Optelec Canada Inc.12,13
Aroga      14,15
HT Consulting16
Sports and Recreation                Table(s)


Ottawa Blind curling Club                 17
Ski Hawks18

Service Agencies                        Table(s)
National Art Gallery      19,20
GTTGet Together with Technology21
Volunteer Ottawa      22
Woodworking & leather display23
Art (woodworking and pottery)24
Canadian Council for the Blind25
Neil Squire Society26
Ottawa Community Support Coalition27
Ottawa Public Library28
Tactile Vision Graphics29
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians 30
Adaptive Music Expressions31
CNIB      33,34
Accessible Media Inc.35
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