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Hey Everyone!

The Get Together with Technology adaptive technology user group is back for a great new 2019-20 season!

Come out to the CNIB Community Hub at 1525 Yonge Street, just north of St Clair on the east side of Yonge, and join us for another informative meeting!

Date: Thursday, September 19

Time: 6-8 PM

We’ll be kicking off this season with a session on Microsoft’s new Soundscape app presented by Jason Fayre.

What is Soundscape?

“Microsoft Soundscape is a research project that explores the use of innovative audio-based technology to enable people, particularly those with blindness or low vision, to build a richer awareness of their surroundings, thus becoming more confident and empowered to get around. Unlike step-by-step navigation apps, Soundscape uses 3D audio cues to enrich ambient awareness and provide a new way to relate to the environment. It allows you to build a mental map and make personal route choices while being more comfortable within unfamiliar spaces.”

 

We’ll open the session up with a Q & A, in which anyone can offer tips, ask questions or suggest new tech that helps those with vision loss work, play, and navigate the world more effectively!

Light snacks will be available.

 

Just a reminder that WheelTrans users should book rides to pick up just before 8pm.  If you can’t get a pick up by 8pm, please book your pick up from the Midtown Gastro Hub next door at 1535 Yonge Street.

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