Latest News From the GTT
- Next GTT Ottawa in-person meeting Monday July 15 6-8 PM at 20 James street.
- GTT Duncan Meeting Agenda, Accessible Games, Woodworking and Barbecuing, July 11, 2019
- GTT Northern Ontario and Rural Conference Call, Q and A, Bring us Your Tech Questions, July 18, 2019
- CCB Tech Articles, Donna’s Low Tech Tips, Privacy Protection, July 8, 2019
- Guest Post: BlindShell, Simple, intuitive and accessible phones for visually impaired
What is GTT?
The Get Together With Technology (GTT) Program is a community-based, consumer-driven program providing technology training by, and for people who are blind or have low vision (PWBLV). GTT’s purpose is to offer information, support and a network of PWBLV to gain competence and confidence in the use of accessible technologies, and to share resources and information. GTT also provides a comprehensive wealth of knowledge and resources for professionals who want to use technology to assist the people they serve.
The Get Together With Technology Program is building on its previous successes by expanding supports and programs to better serve PWBLV in three areas of the community identified as possibly requiring different approaches: youth, seniors and those with multiple disabilities.
The GTT was founded in 2011 by Kim Kilpatrick and Ellen Goodman after a gap analysis and the realization that technology could empower those with vision loss to live full, independent lives. In 2015, Kim Kilpatrick and Ellen Goodman received the Education Award (Celebration of People Ceremonies). As technologies change and evolve, the Get Together With Technology Program stays current in order to deliver the most up-to-date information and resources to its members.
GTT members have been invited to consult and participate in several community projects. Members have been involved with accessibility testing for websites, apps and adaptive devices. GTT participants have attended a variety of presentations and ‘walk-throughs’ at museums, galleries, festivals, municipal spaces, educational institutions and transportation authorities. GTT’s expertise is sought by teachers, parents, inventors and others who have made a strong commitment to accessibility for all.
As a national program, the Get Together With Technology provides flexible services to meet the diverse needs of its members. Programs include ongoing one-to-one support (face-to-face, online and by phone), monthly user group meetings, workshops, teleconferences and online information sharing through blog posts and Social Media channels. GTT is working on new models to strengthen connections within the community, such as increased utilization of Social Media with you and visiting seniors at their residences.
For more information, please contact:
Kim Kilpatrick (613) 567-0311 x 513 or David Greene (613) 567-0311 x 509.
Follow the GTT blog at Gttprogram.wordpress.com
Join the GTT support e-mail list to get help from other members of the community
To subscribe, send e-mail with subscribe in the subject line to Gttsupportemail@example.com
GTT CONFERENCE CALLS
Everyone is welcome to participate in any of these calls.
The GTT national call takes place on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 PM (EST).
Topics are chosen by the participants, and can include presenters, Q&A sessions or troubleshooting.
The GTT rural and Northern Ontario call takes place on the third Thursday of every month at 7 PM (EST).
Non-northern Ontario participants are welcome. Often those living in rural areas or communities without a GTT program will participate.
Call in information: 1-866-740-1260 Passcode: 5670311