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2007 Newsletter

Assistive Technology Information


Assistive Technology uses various programs & devices to help individuals overcome challenges they may experience while using a computer or the Internet.


Please use the information below to help you decide what services best suit your needs.  Please refer to the CAP Site chart  below to (1) contact your local CAP Site (2) find out what courses & training they are offer and when (4) set up an appointment with staff for an outreach visit if you find transportation an issue and/or you if you find it difficult to leave your home (5) have your questions answered.


CAP Sites Continue Support Services


CAP Site Services:                                                                                                             

Technical Support Services: Workshops are offered regularly for residents in the various CAP Site located communities in the County. The Project will provide special workshops in November and February for local businesses to help them enhance their high speed services as the second phase of the Broadband installations are completed in Victoria  County.                                                                                                                        

Web Cam:  Using a web cam allows you to see the person you are speaking to.  This is a fun way to keep in touch with grandchildren or family and friends who live far away.


VoIP:  Voice over the Internet.  If you have a high-speed internet connection you can use this technology to communicate with family & friends over the Internet.  We use a free program that allows you to use the computer, a headset with a microphone to speak just as you would use a telephone.  Free computer to computer calling.


Digital Camera: Many of us are now using a digital camera to take photos.  If you’re having trouble learning how to use yours - come in to the CAP Site and we will help you figure it out. We can also show you some programs to help you manage your photos for emailing and printing.


Assistive Technology Software:  We also have available software that can do many functions such as read the information on the computer to you, make a book into an audio file so you can listen to it.  We can show you how to adjust your computer so the text is larger or so your computer is easier to see, hear and use.


Outreach Services: We realize that it’s not always easy to get into a CAP Site due to transportation issues, or lack of accessibility into the building.  We also realize that not everyone has access to a computer or the Internet.  Through our outreach services we may be able to assist you with these concerns.  Phone your local CAP Site to discuss the outreach services you require.


Job Searching Skills: Are you looking for a job and need a place to start? Do you have a disability and need information for programs and services that can get you into the workforce? Do you need some help in looking up information or finding services? CAP Sites can help you get started and provide you with this information.



CAP Sites Hours


CAP Site



Phone #


St. Ann’s CEEC

Mon-Fri / 9:00 - 5:00

Innovation Center



Middle River

Tues-Thurs / 2:30 - 7:30

Innovation Center



Iona CAP Site

Mon- Fri / 9:00 - 5:00

Innovation Center



Bay St. Lawrence

Mon- Fri / 9:00 - 5:00

Innovation Center



North Shore CAP


Access Center



Baddeck IT

Mon- Fri / 8:30 - 4:30

Employment Center



Baddeck Library

Library Hours

Access Center



Ingonish Library

Library Hours

Access Center



Ingonish Resource

Mon-Fri / 8:30 - 4:30

Employment Center




Mon- Fri / 2:30- 7:30

Innovation Center



Cape North


Express Center




Community Outreach Programs:

Take advantage of this program as a way to help you learn how to use

your own home computer in your  home; or to learn  about programs

that help make the computer easier to hear, see & use.

Phone your local CAP Site or email: clientsupport@vccaps.com to sign up for a course or discuss

the outreach services that meet your needs.


Learn more about the community outreach project for Victoria County

by listening to our Pod Cast


Success Stories:

Click here to view success stories


Society of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Partnership

Services, resources and information that can help you.....

Are you tired of listening to the TV at a maximum volume?

Do you find it difficult hear in groups or crowds?

Would you like to learn how the Society and CAP Sites can help?

Contact Information

56 Nepean St. Sydney, NS

B1P 6A8

Phone: 902-564-0003

TTY(902) 564-0486 / Voice/Fax: 902-564-0486

Email: cbdeaf@ns.sympatico.ca


Need additional information? 

Victoria County CAP Sites Association

Phone:  902-295-1347

Fax:  902-295-2601

Email: clientsupport@vccaps.com


To find out how Victoria County Community Access Program (CAP) Sites can help you…phone or visit any of the above CAP Sites…