You are invited to the CCB’s GTT Zoom meetings where we focus in on the technology needs and concerns of Canadians who are blind or low vision. The calls will take place over the accessible Zoom Conference system, which will allow participants to dial in using their landline phones, smart phones, or computers. You will find the Zoom link and phone numbers below the meeting listings. Please pay special attention to the “(NOTE)” notation after some of the meeting listings. Different zoom platforms are used for different meetings, and some require preregistration.
(Information on how to Join the various meetings is located towards the end of this document)
CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT
Monday, January 30, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Description: Join us each week when we discuss and share the tech topics of greatest interest and concern within our community. Come and ask your questions and share your tips.
CCB-GTT Small Group Workshop on using the Accessible GPS app Blind Square (part 1)
Monday, January 30, 2023, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:
Instructor: David Greene
Description: Recently, we introduced you to the accessible GPS app Lazarillo. Another accessible option is the enormously powerful app Blind Square. Come and learn all about it in this small group workshop.
To find out more about blind square visit What is Blindsquare? – Blindsquare
(NOTE): Registration required, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Registration is limited to 10 individuals. If numbers exceed 10, a second similar session will be help on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific.
CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP
Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Wayne Antle
Topic: A variety of presentations and general Q and A.
Description: This group is for people who are using Mac computers. The room opens at 1:30 Eastern to give anyone who needs it, some extra help before the meeting starts.
(NOTE): Registration is required. Please e-mail email@example.com
CCB-GTT Unseen Touch Screen session six with Michael Feir
Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Corry Stuive
Presenter: Michael Feir
Description: In part 2 of our exploration of Voiceover, Michael Feir will continue discussing various gestures and techniques for getting the most out of Voiceover. We will learn how to reach the home screens and other key parts of iOS. There are also a good many settings which can help you customize Voiceover to suit your particular needs. Features such as navigation styles, quick settings, rotor settings, and more will be covered.
This course is based on the second edition of Michael Feir’s free e-book, Personal Power: Getting the Most From iOS as a Totally Blind User. This book can be downloaded in several formats from: Michael Feir’s Blog: April 2022
People who have trouble downloading the book in the format of their choice should email Michael directly at: Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL
Thursday February 2, 2023, 7:00 PM Atlantic/7:30 PM NST:
Host: David Greene.
Description: This is a weekly group for those living in Atlantic Canada. To find out more and to register please e-mail David.email@example.com
CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT
Friday February 3, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris
Topic: Come join us this Friday and hear the exciting stories of three Blind/visually impaired individuals who held similar positions, dealing with accessibility, at three separate universities.
You can subscribe to the CCB Podcast feed by searching for CCB/Canadian Council of the Blind Podcast on the Victor Reader Stream, or your favourite smart device Pod Catcher.
You can use this link to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/
CCB-GTT TECH SUPPORT LIST
CCB sponsors a GTT email support list to provide help and support with technology for blind and low vision Canadians. To subscribe to the email list, send an empty email to: GTTsupportfirstname.lastname@example.org You will get an email back from the list asking you to confirm your subscription. Simply reply to that email and you are subscribed. You will then receive a second email welcoming you to the list and describing how to use it. You are then ready to post your technology questions and/or answers to the list.
For more information visit: https://groups.io/g/GTTsupport
CCB-GTT BUY, SELL, TRADE OR DONATE LIST
This is a Canadian Group for blind, partially sighted, and deaf-blind folks to buy, sell, trade, or donate previously enjoyed assistive technology.
To subscribe to the email list, send an empty email to: main+subscribe@CCB-Tech-BuySellTrade.groups.io
Security procedure remains in effect.
When you enter the waiting room before a meeting, please ensure that you give us a recognizable name. If you are calling for the first time or from a land line, please e-mail the CCB’s Receptionist, (Shelley Morris) ahead of time to let us know your name and number so we will let you in. Shelley’s email is: email@example.com If you need help doing these things or learning to use zoom, please contact us and we can help you.
How to Join Meetings:
You can participate by phone or Internet from wherever you are: All calls listed above can be accessed via the following link:
Meeting ID: 983 959 5688
Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
Alberta: +1 587 328 1099
BC: +1 778 907 2071
Manitoba: +1 204 515 1268
Montreal: +1 438 809 7799
Toronto: +1 647 374 4685
Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator
1-877-304-0968 Ext 513
David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer
1-877-304-0968 Ext 509
Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator
1-877-304-0968 Ext 550