October 2015

Thank You For Making Our Trade Show A Success!

Photo of Henri the Cat, caption on top Thank You for making the VIRN Trade Show a Huge Success!
Exhibitors, Volunteers and Guests - Thank You!

This was our 7th Annual VIRN Trade Show and it was great!

We want you to know how much we appreciate your support. We have received some wonderful feedback and compliments and we really appreciated hearing your kind words especially after all the hard work that goes into events like this.

Thank you to all who contributed to our Auction Prizes. Read more for the list of Auction Prize winners.

Oh, since it is National Cat Day, our friend Henri the Cat in the photo wants to say thank you too!

Keep VIRN In Mind For Online Shopping

Shop at Amazon.ca; support VIRN

Thank you for using the Amazon.ca associate program and supporting VIRN.
We are very grateful, every little bit helps and keep on ordering online through our website. Pass this information along so others may order as well.

If you enter the Amazon.ca website through the link below, you will get the same prices and great deals offered by Amazon.ca and as a bonus VIRN will receive a percentage of the money you spend.

Shop at Amazon.ca!

VIRN Welcomes OrCam To Trade Show October 27th

Graphic of OrCam Logo
OrCam Gives Independence.

We are very excited that OrCam will be at the VIRN Trade Show on Tuesday, October 27th at the Viscount Gort Hotel, Winnipeg. Come down and visit their table and see for yourself. This device is another way towards giving independence to people who are vision impaired.

OrCam is an intuitive portable device with a smart camera designed to assist people who are visually impaired and blind. The OrCam device recognizes text, products and faces, and speaks to the wearer through a personal earpiece. Utilizing cutting edge technology, the OrCam device is unique in its ability to provide assistance through a discreet wearable platform and simple easy-to-use interface which serves to enhance the daily lives of people with vision loss. OrCam gives independence.

Phone: 1-800-713-3741
Email: info@orcam.com
Web Site: http://www.orcam.com

City of Regina Transit Installs Audible Stop Announcements

Working Together Makes A Positive Change.

October 22, 2015

VIRN continues to strive to serve the vision impaired citizens of Regina. We are pleased to announce that the City of Regina will be installing audible announcements on all city buses in 2015. The city will install internal announcements in the first phase of this service and will follow with external announcements at a later date.

Next Tech-Ease Drop-in Monday, November 2nd

Photo of smart phone on bus stop navigating.
Sharing Information Is Empowering

VIRN has been offering the Tech-Ease program for over ten years. We pride ourselves on sharing information about tools and technology to help the community of people who are vision impaired, their family and friends have equal access to information, download audio books, music and other reading materials through public library services, use GPS for mobility and independent travel and much more.

2015 VIRN Trade Show Exhibitors - October 27th

Resources For People With Disabilities

"Information Stations" Trade Show

Tuesday, October 27th
Viscount Gort Hotel - Winnipeg

This trade show is an excellent opportunity for you to browse and take your time, go at your own pace, talk to the many exhibitors who have tons of information to share. This is a more intimate (closely connected) environment that will make you feel welcome.

You also have the opportunity to spend time with vendors who will have products to show you. And this will be a good chance for a hands on experience to try new technology and tools that will make your day-to-day life easier.

Great Auction Prizes!

Bring your family and friends. "Everyone is welcome."
For a list of exhibitors and their websites.