CCB Get Together with Technology (GTT)

“Close your eyes, now pick up your smartphone or tablet… keep them closed while you begin your everyday tasks on those devices.
Impossible you say?
For thousands of people who are blind or partially sighted, this is the challenge. A challenge that with training and peer mentoring, can be overcome”.

The Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) has implemented a program called Get Together With Technology (GTT) which helps blind and partially sighted Canadians to explore and integrate assistive devices in their home and work lives. The groups meet monthly to discuss new and updated devices, and participants teach other how to include assistive technology in their daily lives. You can get personalized training on how to use your computer, your smart phone, a talking book player, and other low and high-tech devices through the GTT Program. It offers exciting opportunities for people to engage with accessible technology through:

  • Accessible consumer-driven training.
  • Hands-on experience with new technology.
  • Individualized and group skill development.
  • Peer leadership and mentoring.

The GTT program was started in Ottawa in 2011 by Kim Kilpatrick and Ellen Goodman to give people a chance to share low and high-tech solutions, tips, and resources, and was soon brought under the CCB National umbrella as a consumer driven service and participation initiative.

The Get Together With Technology – GTT blog provides information about upcoming GTT meetings, conference calls, meeting notes, and resources.

Facebook: Get Together with Technology – GTT

Twitter: @GTTProgram

For more information please contact:

CCB National at
Toll Free: 1-877-304-0968