Get Together with Technology (GTT)
Sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)
GTT is an exciting initiative of the Canadian Council of the Blind, founded in Ottawa in 2011 by Kim Kilpatrick and Ellen Goodman. GTT aims to help people who are blind or have low vision in their exploration of low vision and blindness related access technology. Through involvement with GTT participants can learn from and discuss assistive technology with others walking the same path of discovery.
GTT is made up of blindness related assistive technology users, and those who have an interest in using assistive technology designed to help blind and vision impaired people level the playing field. GTT groups interact through social media, and periodically meet in-person or by teleconference to share their passions for assistive technology and to learn what others can offer from their individual perspectives.
November 27, 2019
Theme: Library and Reading Apps for iOS
Apps Demonstrated and Discussed:
Voice Dream Reader/Writer Download from the AppStore.
4 Apps in This Bundle
Voice Dream Reader: demonstrated how to download audiobooks from Dropbox, the Files App and CELA Library.
Voice Dream Writer: demonstrated how to create documents and save them to VDR and how to use it for following an agenda during meetings.
Voice Dream Scanner: not demonstrated, however mentioned in terms of scanning on the fly or downloading from previously scanned documents.
Voice Pack: US English
Safari Browser, CELA Search and Favourites: demonstrated how to search for and download audiobooks to iOS devices, and how to set the CELA Library to the Favourites list.
CELA Library, Daisy Zipped and Direct To Player: demonstrated how to search for and send audiobooks to the Direct To Player bookshelf.
Dolphin EasyReader, CELA Library Direct To Player Download from the AppStore: demonstrated how to download Direct To Player audiobooks to this app from the CELA Library website.
Reading app for Dyslexia & VI by Dolphin Computer Access Ltd
Audible.ca/com: demonstrated how to use the app to listen to purchased audiobooks from the user’s Library.
Google Play Books download from the AppStore: demonstrated how to use the app to listen to purchased audiobooks from the user’s Library.
Other Audiobook Listening Apps Mentioned:
iBooks/Apple Books App
For more information please contact your GTT Coordinators/Trainers:
Kim Kilpatrick 1-877-304-0968 Ext. 513
Albert Ruel 1-877-304-0968 Ext. 550
David Green 1-877-304-0968 Ext. 509
The CCB was founded in 1944 by a coalition of blind war veterans, schools of the blind and local chapters to create a national self-governing organization. The CCB was incorporated by Letters Patent on May 10, 1950 and is a registered charity under the provisions of the Income Tax Act (Canada).
The purpose of the CCB is to give people with vision loss a distinctive and unique perspective before governments. CCB deals with the ongoing effects of vision loss by encouraging active living and rehabilitation through peer support and social and recreational activities.
CCB promotes measures to conserve sight, create a close relationship with the sighted community and provide employment opportunities.
The CCB recognizes that vision loss has no boundaries with respect to gender, income, ethnicity, culture, other disabilities or age.
The CCB understands in many instances vision loss is preventable and sometimes is symptomatic of other health issues. For the 21st century, the CCB is committed to an integrated proactive health approach for early detection to improve the quality of life for all Canadians.
As the largest membership organization of the blind and partially sighted in Canada the CCB is the "Voice of the Blind™".
CCB National Office
100-20 James Street Ottawa ON K2P 0T6