The Halifax based Access & Awareness NS Chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind is pleased to announce that registration for its one day Workshop entitled “Technology on a Budget” is now open. This Workshop is open to blind and partially sighted individuals, their families and supporters. We encourage you to register early as space is limited and priority will be given to blind and partially sighted registrants. The email address for registration is noted below. The deadline date for registration is Friday, May 27, 2016 at 4 p.m.
The Workshop will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the gym at the Atlantic Provinces Education Authority (APSEA), 5940 South Street, Halifax. It’s the first building on the left as you go down the driveway and parking is available in the lot on the right side of the driveway. APSEA is an accessible location. Sighted guides will be available at the door. Morning refreshments, a boxed lunch and afternoon beverages are free and tickets for a wide variety of door prizes can be purchased for the sum of $1.00 per ticket upon registration.
We are pleased to welcome, as one of our presenters, Jeffrey Stark from Kanata, Ontario. Jeffrey manages a program for the Public Service of Canada which has been internationally recognized for the unique services which it provides to persons with disabilities, injuries, or who require technical or ergonomic adaptations in the workplace. Jeffrey is one of the founding members and lead developer for theInclusiveAndroid.com community site which provides a place to share
information, ideas, apps and tips among the community of people with disabilities who are Android users from across the world and he will be sharing his extensive knowledge and experience with us.
Other Workshop leaders will include well known local technology aficionados Barry Abbott from our CCB “GetTogether with Technology” program, Chris Judge, technology specialist with CNIB Halifax and Maggie Lyons-MacFarlane, a graduate student in Education at Mt. St. Vincent Universitywho will share her insights and lived experience with technology from the perspective of a student with low vision. In our panel on funding and supports, we will explore the question of what resources are available to help people with disabilities who require assistive technology.
This Workshop promises to be exciting and information packed so, again, please register early!
To register please email: [email protected] When registering, the following information is required:
- Your name,
- Your email address or telephone number,
- Which workshop from each of the four concurrent sessions you wish to attend, and
- Whether or not you have any dietary concerns.
Attached is the Schedule for the day on which the concurrent sessions are listed. Please remember to note which sessions you wish to attend when you are registering.
If further information is required, please email Chapter Chair, Pat Gates, at
We look forward to meeting you there!
Patricia (Pat) Gates
CCB Access & Awareness NS Chapter, on behalf
of the 2016 Workshop Planning Committee