Bridges Live! Hamilton, ON - Feb.28th



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Bridges Live! for students with complex learning needs including visual impairments


Bridges LIVE! is an exciting, interactive day of learning about and exploring curricula, software and devices. We’ll look at a wide range of tech, designed to support students with complex needs - from low cost eye gaze systems, to portable powerful sight enhancement for low vision users; from adapted curriculum, to Virtual Reality tools; from alternative access and low vision support in the Chromebook to orientation and mobility and independence tools and more…


Time: February 28th, Thursday
9am - 4pm
Location: Ramada Jordan Beacon Harbourside Inn & Suites
2793 Beacon Blvd, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0


You'll learn more about: 

  • Inclusive ClassVR – a virtual reality tool that immerses students in spectacular 360º environments that enhance and complement their real-world exploration and play.
  • Mercury 12 portable Windows tablet based near, distance and reading tool – a complete student solution.
  • Readtopia – NEW web-delivered comprehensive social studies and science based reading curriculum for intermediate-senior students with complex needs. 
  • NEW software for eye gaze that captures gaze behaviour for vital insight into the potential of students with profound physical and cognitive challenges combined with visually impairments.
  • MyReader from Orcam: The most advanced sight enhancement wearable: read the a book, text messages, emails, anywhere, discretely.
  • Bridges new Assistive Tech kits for coding, science, number sense and more!
  • Magnilink Zip: Portable classroom magnification with Chromebook integration.
  • Plus, Mercury 6, Equals, Buzzclip, Chromebook accessibility tools and more!

Over the course of the day, participants will have a chance to learn about these tools and their applications in Canadian classrooms, participate in discussion and hands-on with the tools and share their thoughts and network with others.

Lunch is included with your registration.

Bring your own device


More about Bridges Live


Bridges LIVE! is an exciting day of exploring hands-on software, devices, adapted curricula and more for students with special needs. Learn what's possible, hear inspiring stories, try the tech and make new connections.
Quote - "Thanks for a great session. I learned loads of information that I can bring back to students and teachers."

What people have said about Bridges LIVE! 

Thanks for a great session. I learned loads of information that I can bring back to students and the teachers.
--Teacher, Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic DSB

This was a very useful day. I learned a lot! I would definitely attend other (Bridges LIVE!) days.
--SEA consultant at BLive Newmarket.

I enjoyed the workshop, it was very informative.
--TDSB Teacher

Great presenters, knowledgeable, made (BLive) friendly and enjoyable.
--TDSB Itinerant Teacher

Very informative and engaging
--, Waterloo Catholic DSB

Bogdan + Iain = great team!
--Halton DSB, Teacher

Loved the speakers, very engaging and charismatic.
--Peel DSB, SEA Support

Lots of great information.
--Hamilton DSB, Educational Assistant

Engaging and interesting.
--Hamilton Catholic DSB, Teacher

Great Presentation
--Bridges LIVE, Newmarket, Teacher,

Thanks for a great day! I learned a great deal.
--Limestone DSB, Teacher




  • Walk away with a new familiarity with strategies and tools that can make a profound difference for your students with special needs.
  • Meet new professionals in your area and broaden your network.
  • Learn assistive technologies through doing with hands-on experiences with the latest tools and curricular material.


Who Should Attend


  • Assistive technologists
  • Vision Itinerants and consultants
  • Special Education Resource Teachers
  • Curriculum Support staff
  • Literacy Intervention specialists
  • Classroom teachers and Educational Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Exceptionalities administrators and planners
  • Occupational Therapists


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)


Bridges LIVE! is a Bring Your Own Device event. A lot of the applications we're looking at are Cloud based, so bring any device you use in your day - laptop, tablet, iPad, Chromebook - and you'll see these tools fit your ecosystem.

Bridges accepts institutional P.O’s (purchase orders).

Call us for a quote or just fax or email a P.O. on your letter head.

How secure is my online order?

Any information submitted through the web store is safe and secure. Bridges uses state-of-the-art security encryption methods to ensure the highest standards of security for its online customers.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept Visa and MasterCard for online orders.

What if I do not have a credit card?

If you do not have a credit card, please call us at 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST) to discuss alternative payment methods.

How do I know if you have received my order?

When your order has been completed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that will be sent to the e-mail address that you entered in the "Registration” page before checkout.



What shipping options are available?

Most of our items are shipped by Canpar, which takes 3-5 business days to reach the customer. Where service is not available, or due to the special requirements of the product, we will also use UPS, Puralator or Canada Post. Please allow 10-15 days for order processing.

Ordering multiple, heavy-weighted items? 

If our store can’t calculate your shipping costs during checkout, your order may fall outside weight, size, or destination restrictions, for online ordering.

Sorry about that. 

Just contact us by email or phone and we'll figure out another way to get your order to you. 

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is calculated individually depending on the weight and size of the item. This will be calculated automatically upon checkout and will be included in the total price when you go to the checkout.

How long does it take for me to receive my order?

Order processing time depends on availability of the product from the manufacturer, but typically products are shipped within 10-15 business days after the order is placed. See shipping options for the number of days it will take to reach you after it leaves our warehouse.

Do you ship internationally?

No, we currently sell our products and services only in Canada.

How can I track my order?

When the order is shipped out, you will receive an e-mail with a tracking number. If you do not receive this e-mail, please call 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST) to receive your tracking number.




Do you offer a money back guarantee?

We offer a 21-day money-back guarantee unless otherwise noted. Products must be returned in a resalable condition as determined by Bridges. Returns are subject to a 20 percent restocking fee after 21-days. Many of our manufacturers offer additional limited warranties of longer durations on their products. Returns will no longer be accepted after a period of 90 days. Please call us at 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST) or send an e-mail to for more information about manufacturer's warranties or returning your product.

Please note, customers cannot return software for a refund.  However, we do offer a store credit for the full amount if returned within 21 days. After 21 days a restocking fee may apply.

How do I return a product?

To return a product you need to get a Return Authorization (R.A.) number from us. Please call us at 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST), e-mail us at or fax us at 905-542-7242 to get an R.A. number and further instructions. Please note, Bridges will not accept returns without an R.A. number. The customer is responsible for shipping costs of returned products.

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