CCB-GTT weekly calls from December 4-10 2022.

CCB-GTT weekly meetings, December 4-10, 2022, via Zoom.

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, December 5, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific

—Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description: come and join us for this lively weekly tech sharing and discussion. Do you have tech you would like to receive as a gift this holiday season? Have you learned something exciting to share with the group? We always learn so much from each other during these weekly calls.

CCB-GTT Small Group Workshop on editing in IOS with voiceover ((Part 1)

Monday, December 5, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene

Description: Join us in this small group exploration of editing using IOS and Voiceover. Topics covered include:

How to edit in notes, messages, and e-mails.

How to become more comfortable with IOS editing features.

Tips and tricks to make editing easier and less intimidating.

We limit participation to no more than ten people per group. This workshop will take place on Mondays December 5 and 12.

To register, please e-mail gtt

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 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 gtt

CCB-GTT Unseen Touch Screen December Presentation

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Michael Feir

Description:

When you start using an iPhone, you’re entering a carefully crafted ecosystem of hardware, software, and services. Apple tries to make its customers feel valued at the same time as they seek to profit from them. There are many implications of this. It’s far easier, for example, to purchase and read books using the Books app included on your iPhone than it is to obtain books from other vendors like Kindle. The same holds true for music, TV shows, etc. We’ll examine the advantages and disadvantages of Apple’s tight control of the app store and by extension, of what you can do on your iPhone. We’ll also talk about the economics of owning an iPhone and getting the greatest possible use out of it.

CCB-GTT Small Group Workshop on editing in IOS with voiceover ((Part 1)

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene

Description: Join us in this small group exploration of editing using IOS and Voiceover. Topics covered include:

How to edit in notes, messages, and e-mails.

How to become more comfortable with IOS editing features.

Tips and tricks to make editing easier and less intimidating.

We limit participation to no more than ten people per group. This workshop will take place on Wednesdays December 7 and 14.

To register, please e-mail gtt

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday December 8, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A variety of presentations and time for general Q and A.

Description of group: If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday December 8, 2022, 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.gtt

— CCB-GTT Open Chat

Friday December 9, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Open chat with a variety of topics.

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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.

New this week:

106. The Dexcom 6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring Device with Heather Walkus

107. Oran McAllister from NaviLens

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: GTTsupport+subscribe 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

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: ccb 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:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

Direct Dial:

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

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CCB-GTT weekly meetings, November 27 to December 3, 2022, via Zoom.

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, November 28, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Did you buy a piece of new tech on black Friday? Are you wondering about which high- or low-tech gifts to give or receive for the holidays?

Do you have tips or questions to share? This is the call for you.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP on using the Calendar in IOS with voiceover Part 2.

Monday, November 28, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: David Greene

This is part two of the exploration of the IOS calendar app. This current workshop is now full but if anyone would like this workshop repeated, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

We limit this group to ten people so everyone can get individual questions answered and explore the calendar together.

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic:  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 gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION ON THE NAVILENS SYSTEM

Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Oran McAllister, Client Engagement Officer at NaviLens,

Description:

NaviLens is a new and exciting cutting-edge technology which has been developed to provide blind and visually impaired people with more accessibility and autonomy in their everyday lives. Oran McAllister, Client Engagement Officer at NaviLens, will be giving a presentation about the NaviLens Codes and the amazing features of this technology. He will give a short introduction to the NaviLens code, how it came about and how it works, additionally he will speak about the many use cases of the technology around the world, from transportation infrastructure wayfinding to product packaging, as well as validation from many users and associations from across the globe. Furthermore, Oran will be speaking about how NaviLens can be used in the home, in associations, and in schools using the free NaviLens kits, in addition to telling us a little more about the future of NaviLens.

For more information, http://www.navilens.com/ and https://www.rnib.org

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP on using the Victor Stream (part 4, using the built-in voice note recorder).

Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: Gerry Chevalier

Description: This week we conclude our exploration of the victor stream. Today we learn all about the ability to record and use the built-in voice recorder. We also set aside time to answer any questions that may have come up over the past four weeks. This has been a successful and popular workshop.

We can repeat this workshop early in the new year if there is enough interest. To put your name on the list, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday December 1, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A variety of presentations and time for general Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday December 1, 2022, 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.gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday December 2, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic:  Sharing our stories.

Description: We welcome Naz Husain who, as a child, moved to Canada from Pakistan and will speak about life experiences in education, work, travel, and volunteering.

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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: GTTsupport+subscribe@groups.io 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: ccb@ccbnational.net  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:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

 Direct Dial:

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT weekly meetings, November 20-26, 2022, via Zoom.

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, November 21, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Have a piece of new technology that excites you? Are you struggling with a smart phone app? Bring your curiosity, expertise, and questions to this lively weekly discussion group.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP. Using the Calendar in IOS with voiceover, Part 1.

Monday, November 21, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene

Want to make the best use of your iPhone calendar? We walk you through creating single and recurring appointments, navigating your appointment list, and more.

We limit this group to ten people so everyone can get individual questions answered and explore the calendar together.

(NOTE): Registration is required. To register, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic:  General Q and A.

Description:  This group is for people who are using Mac computers. The room opens at 1:30pm Eastern to give anyone who needs it, some extra help before the meeting starts.

(NOTE): Registration is required. Please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT LOW TECH TIPS AND TRICKS

Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  In this lively discussion group, we share low tech tips and tricks for navigating the world, keeping things organized at home, school, or work, and more.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP. Using the Victor Stream (part 3, using the built-in internet radio player).

Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: Gerry Chevalier

Description: This week we continue our exploration of the victor stream. Today we learn about the internet radio player.

This workshop is now full. However, we can repeat this workshop if there is enough interest. To put your name on the list, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL. Special Presentation on the Dexcom 6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring Device.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts: Kim Kilpatrick and Corry Stuive

Presenter: Heather Walkus

Description:  November is Diabetes Awareness Month. On this special evening meeting we a pleased to welcome Heather Walkus, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), who is a user of the Dexcom 6 continuous glucose monitor system. Heather will present to us her experiences about its accessibility and usability for our community.

More info, https://www.dexcom.com

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday November 24, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A variety of presentations and time for general Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday November 24, 2022, 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.gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday November 25, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic:  Open chat.

Not tech but may be of interest…

CCB National Men’s Group.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

November’s discussion will be focused on “Maneuvering in Your Home”.

Subjects may include but are not limited to the following,

– Household Chores

– Cooking

– Cleaning

– Laundry

– Using Household gadgets and appliances

– household maintenance, minor repairs, etc.

– Tips & Tricks

– & anything else you would like to bring up during the discussion.

(NOTE): To join, please email Shane Cashin at scashin@ccbnational.net and request to be put on the list. Please note, if you have received an invite in the past for previous Men’s groups meetings, you are already on the list and should receive an email on or before November 21st, 2022

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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.

New this week: #105,  Freek-van-Welsenis, Co-founder of Hable One

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: GTTsupport+subscribe@groups.io 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: ccb@ccbnational.net  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, except for the CCB Men’s group, can be accessed via the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

 Direct Dial:

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT weekly meetings, November 13-19, 2022, via Zoom.

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, November 14, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Have a piece of new technology that excites you? Are you struggling with a smart phone app? Bring your curiosity, expertise, and questions to this lively weekly discussion group.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON USING THE ROTER IN IOS WITH VOICEOVER (PART 2)

Monday, November 14, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene

We continue our exploration of the rotor in IOS using voiceover. We limit this group to ten people so everyone can get individual questions answered and explore the rotor together. This workshop is full but if you would like a repeat of it e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic:  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 gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts:  Dorothy Macnaughton and Brian Bibeault.

Topic: We are very pleased to have Laurie Davidson, CELA’s Executive Director as our guest speaker.  We will learn what’s new at the Centre for Equitable Library Access and you will have a chance to ask questions.  Everyone from across Canada is welcome.

CCB-GTT Q & A WITH MICHAEL FEIR

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Michael Feir.

Description:  Join Michael Feir every third Wednesday of the month for an IOS Q and A.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON USING THE VICTOR STREAM (part 2, using the built-in podcast player).

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: Gerry Chevalier

Description: This week we continue our journey and discuss how to subscribe and listen to podcasts on the Victor Stream.

This workshop is now full. However, we can repeat this workshop if there is enough interest. To put your name on the list, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP

Wednesday November 16, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts: Tracy Mousseau and Matthew Lorentz

Topic: Android Questions and Answers

Description: Sponsored and hosted by the Canadian Council of the Blind GTT program.

Tracy and Matthew have put this group together to share their experiences navigating Android devices. We welcome the input from users of all experience levels so we can learn together. Please make sure your device in which you will be signing into the Zoom meeting has your proper name, so the host will recognize you and let you into the meeting.

(NOTE): Registration required, A different zoom room is used. Details given to those who register. Email: aaug.canada@gmail.com

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday November 17, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A variety of presentations and time for general Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday November 17, 2022, 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.gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday November 18, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic:  Open chat.

Special CCB-GTT and Braille Literacy Canada call on keeping braille devices in good shape.

Saturday, November 19, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Rick Chant from Chaos Technical Services

Description: Do you want to know how to keep your Perkins braillers and braille displays in good working order? Do you ever wonder what happens when you send your braille devices in for repair? Join Braille Literacy Canada and the CCB-GTT program to find out. Rick Chant has more than 25 years of experience in repairing accessible technologies.

https://www.chaostechnicalservices.com/

(NOTE): Registration required (free to all CCB members) the BLC zoom account is used. Info sent to participant’s after registration. To register and/or find out more, please e-mail info@blc-lbc.ca

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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: GTTsupport+subscribe@groups.io 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: ccb@ccbnational.net  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, , with the exception of the Android and BLC calls, can be accessed via the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

 Direct Dial:

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT weekly meetings, November 6-12, 2022, via Zoom.

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, November 7, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Come and join us for this lively weekly discussion of all things accessible technology. Bring your questions, your curiosity, and your tips and solutions.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON USING THE ROTOR IN IOS WITH VOICEOVER, (Part 1).

Monday, November 7, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: David Greene

Have you ever wondered about how best to use the rotor in voiceover? Register for this two-part small group workshop. We limit this group to ten people so everyone can get individual questions answered and explore the rotor together.

Description: Why is the rotor so helpful when navigating through apps, documents, and settings? What does the rotor do? How do you select and unselect what is included in the rotor? How do you rearrange rotor options to have those you most use at the top?

(NOTE): Registration required. To register for this workshop e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

No CCB-GTT MAC USER’S Group on Tuesday November 8. (The group returns on Tuesday November 15).

CCB-GTT BACK TO BASICS CALL

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Welcome to our regular monthly back to basics call where every question is on the table. Curious about something but think it is too silly to ask? Ask it here! We’re open to all questions and share our knowledge and tips with everyone.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON USING THE VICTOR STREAM (part 1, using the direct to player bookshelf).

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: Gerry Chevalier

Description: This week we begin our journey with using the victor stream by discussing the direct to player bookshelf from CELA.

Reminder: Before attending this workshop, you need to

  1.  Have a victor stream that is already connected to the internet and is registered with CELA for direct to player service. If you need help with this prior to the workshop, please call CELA at 1-855-655-2273
  2.  Have a basic knowledge of how to use your stream (how to access menus, and a knowledge of all buttons on your stream. If you need help with this, please call us at 1-877-304-0968

(NOTE): Registration required. To register for this workshop, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday November 10, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A variety of presentations and time for general Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday November 10, 2022, 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.gtt@ccbnational.net

There will be no CCB-GTT Open tech Chat on Friday November 11th., Remembrance Day.

We encourage you to honour Canada’s Veterans and remember their service and sacrifice. Lest we forget.

Special CCB-GTT and Braille Literacy Canada call on using the Hable one.

Saturday, November 12, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Freek van Welsenis Co-founder Hable One

Description: Using a smartphone with a visual impairment can sometimes be frustrating and difficult. At Hable, we like to make this easier for you. The Hable One is the easiest Braille keyboard to control your smartphone.

Do you use Voiceover or Talkback on your smartphone and struggle with swiping gestures? Or do you find on-screen typing cumbersome and takes up a lot of energy? Then the Hable One is probably of interest to you.

The Hable One is a small and handy device that allows you to type easily and quickly on your smartphone, for example when you are on the move. It also lets you control your smartphone without having to use the touchscreen.

The device is small and wireless, fits in your hand and has eight control buttons. You hold it with two hands “in the air” such that you have each finger on a button. By using combinations of buttons, you can give commands and enter text. Hable bases these button combinations on the codes of the Braille alphabet. To learn to use Hable, however, you don’t need any knowledge or experience with this.

It works with Voiceover and Talkback on smartphones and tablets. It can be used to type more accurately and navigate your phone with simple gestures and shortcuts.

More info,  https://www.iamhable.com/

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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.

New this week: #104: Unseen Touch Screen, episode three.

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: GTTsupport+subscribe@groups.io 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: ccb@ccbnational.net  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:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

 Direct Dial:

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT weekly meetings, October 30 to November 5, 2022, via Zoom.

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, October 31, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  It is Halloween, and we have a treat for you! Our lively weekly open tech chat. Come and join us for all the fun. Share your tips and even your tricks. You never know what you will learn.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON USING THE CAMERA ON YOUR IPHONE, PART 2.

Monday, October 31, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene

This is the second part of our workshop about using the camera and photos app with voiceover. This workshop is full but if anyone wants this workshop at a later date, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

BOO! Did we scare you? happy Halloween!

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic:  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 gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT UNSEEN TOUCH SCREEN SESSION 3

Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Michael Feir

Description:  This week, Michael Feir focusses on hardware. He will explain what differentiates one iPhone from another and why it matters to you. From microchips, cameras, memory, and storage, we will talk about what is under the glass. Michael will also discuss accessories you may wish to acquire for your iPhone. From cases to keyboards to chargers, we will talk about how to shop for them and what to be careful of when you do.

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.feir@gmail.com

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday November 3, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A variety of presentations and time for general Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday November 3, 2022, 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.gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday November 4, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic:  Getting to know our community.

Description:  Join us to talk with Vangelis Nikias who has had a lengthy career with many organizations and who is a passionate advocate for the blind community.

Upcoming small group workshop on the Victor Stream

Join us for an exciting, small group, hands on workshop on using your Victor stream.

This group is limited to ten participants and will be held from 2:30-3:30 Pm Eastern time on the following dates.

Wednesday November 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Gerry Chevalier will facilitate this workshop.

The following topics will be covered.

Week 1: (November 9) CELA Library Direct to Player books

Week 2: (November 16) Listening to Podcasts

Week 3: (November 23) Listening to Internet radio

Week 4: (November 30) Recording and organizing voice notes

(NOTE): Before attending this workshop, you need to

  1.  Have a victor stream that is already connected to the internet and is registered with CELA for direct to player service. If you need help with this prior to the workshop, please call CELA at 1-855-655-2273
  2.  Have a basic knowledge of how to use your stream (how to access menus, and a knowledge of all buttons on your stream. If you need help with this, please call us at 1-877-304-0968

(NOTE): Registration required. To register for this workshop, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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: GTTsupport+subscribe@groups.io 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: ccb@ccbnational.net  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:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

 Direct Dial:

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT weekly meetings, October 23 to October 29, 2022, via Zoom.

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, October 24, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Come and join us for our lively weekly tech discussion. Bring your questions, curiosity, and share your tips and tricks.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON USING THE CAMERA ON YOUR IPHONE

Monday, October 24, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: David Greene

Register now for this small, hands-on workshop, on making the best use of your iPhone camera when blind/low vision.

(NOTE): Registration required, to register, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net . A second group, same topic, may take place on Wednesday if participant numbers warrant.

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic:  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 gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT LOW TECH TIPS AND TRICKS

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Join us for a discussion of low-tech tips and tricks and solutions.

Last month we had a great discussion and shared some wonderful tips for cooking, labeling, and more. Bring your questions and your low-tech solutions to this call.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday October 27, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A variety of presentations and time for general Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday October 27, 2022, 7:00 PM Atlantic/7:30 PM Newfoundland:

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.gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT Open Chat

Friday October 28, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic:  Open chat.

AREA SPECIFIC CCB-GTT GROUPS

CCB-GTT SASKATCHEWAN CALL

Did you know there is a provincial CCB-GTT group meeting monthly in Saskatchewan? All access tech topics are covered including: Android, IOS, latest blindness tech, apps and more!

(NOTE): If you are interested in finding out more about it, please contact amberjoy.boyd@hotmail.com

NOT TECH BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST:

CCB NATIONAL MEN’S GROUP

Come Join us at 7 PM Eastern on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, as we will be celebrating the Halloween season.

– Share your best ghost stories, urban legends, and Halloween traditions with the guys.

– Also, is anyone setting up their own haunted houses this year with some crazy tech?

Let’s have some fun and build up fellowship amongst the guys and make this our new tradition. Who says that we are too old to enjoy Halloween? I am sure it will be a fun time for us all!

(NOTE): To join, please email Shane Cashin at scashin@ccbnational.net and request to be put on the list. Please note, if you have received an invite in the past for previous Men’s groups meetings, you are already on the list and should receive an email on or before October 24th, 2022.

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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: GTTsupport+subscribe@groups.io 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: ccb@ccbnational.net  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, with the exception of CCB GTT SASKATCHEWAN and CCB MENS GROUP, can be accessed via the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

 Direct Dial:

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB-GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB-GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT weekly meetings, October 16 to October 22, 2022, via Zoom.

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 AND SPECIAL INFORMATION GATHERING OF YOUR EXPERIENCES AND THOUGHTS ON SELF-SERVE KIOSKS

Monday, October 17, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Guests: Leslie Yee and Leo Bissonnette from the CCB national board.

Description: Leslie and Leo will join us in order to gather information about our use of and thoughts about self-serve kiosks.

Self-serve Kiosks are becoming a way of life in our everyday shopping and travelling experiences. CCB is working with other organizations to promote accessible Self-serve kiosks and we would love to hear from you.

-Have you used any Kiosks that are accessible?

-What has not been accessible?

-Have you used any newer self-serve kiosk technology that you liked and found more accessible?

-Where have you used self-serve kiosks?

We will also have time to answer any burning tech questions you might have.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON SETTING UP YOUR iPHONE FOR SUCCESS

Monday, October 17, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: David Greene

Come to this small, hands-on workshop, on setting up your iPhone for maximum success as a voiceover user. Space is still available. To register, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic:  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 gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts:  Dorothy Macnaughton and Brian Bibeault.

Presenter: Brian Bibeault

Topic: An introduction to using the free NVDA screen reader on your windows computer. Everyone from across Canada is welcome.

CCB-GTT Q & A SESSION WITH MICHAEL FEIR

Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Michael Feir

Description:  On the third Wednesday of every month, Michael Feir joins us for a Q and A about IOS. Do you have questions based on Michael’s previous lectures? His wonderful book? Or anything IOS? Join us for this always informative session.

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.feir@gmail.com

CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP

Wednesday October 19, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts: Tracy Mousseau and Matthew Lorentz

Topic: Android Questions and Answers

Description: Sponsored and hosted by the Canadian Council of the Blind GTT program.

Tracy and Matthew have put this group together to share their experiences navigating Android devices. We welcome the input from users of all experience levels so we can learn together. Please make sure your device in which you will be signing into the Zoom meeting has your proper name, so the host will recognize you and let you into the meeting.

(NOTE): Registration required, A different zoom room is used. Details given to those who register. Email: aaug.canada@gmail.com

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday October 20, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A variety of presentations and time for general Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday October 20, 2022, 7:00 PM Atlantic/7:30 PM Newfoundland:

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.gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday October 21, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic:  Open chat.

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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: GTTsupport+subscribe@groups.io 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: ccb@ccbnational.net  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, with the exception of the CCB-GTT Android Users Group, can be accessed via the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

 Direct Dial:

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT weekly meetings, October 9 to October 15, 2022, via Zoom.

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)

(NOTE): There will be no CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT on Monday October 10 because of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic:  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 gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BACK TO BASICS CALL

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  If you are new to the vision loss journey and are confused about all those access terms you do not understand, and if you are just learning to use some new technology, this is the call for you. We are here to answer all of the burning questions you might have about any of your technologies. There are no silly questions.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday October 13, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A variety of presentations and time for general Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday October 13, 2022, 7:00 PM Atlantic/7:30 PM Newfoundland:

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.gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday October 14, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic:  Open chat.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS

Register for our next small group workshop on configuring the settings of your iDevice

Do you wonder what all of the iDevice settings do and what are the most important to configure as someone who is blind or has low vision? Register for this small group workshop where we go through the settings together and provide hands-on assistance.

We will continue to keep groups small so are offering two possible dates.

To register, please send an e-mail to gtt@ccbnational.net and say whether you prefer to come on Monday October 17 at 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific or            Wednesday October 19 at the same time.

NOT CCB-GTT BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST…

WOMEN OF CCB CALL

Tuesday October 11, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Leslie Yee

Description: Join us on Tuesday October 11th at 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific for the women of CCB meet and greet.

Our guest speaker is Kim Kilpatrick who will talk to us about CCB GTT and share a story or two.

(NOTE): The zoom link is different for this call. Contact Leslie at lyee@ccbnational.net if you are not already on the Women of CCB email list.

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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.

New this week: Michael Feir’s second session in the Unseen Touchscreen course.

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: GTTsupport+subscribe@groups.io 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: ccb@ccbnational.net  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, without exception noted, can be accessed via the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

 Direct Dial:

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT weekly calls from October 2-8 2022

CCB-GTT weekly meetings, October 2 to October 8, 2022, via Zoom.

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, October 3, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description: Join us for our lively weekly open tech discussion where we answer questions, share tips, and discuss our latest tech discoveries.

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: 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 gtt

CCB-GTT Presentation with Michael Feir

Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Michael Feir

Description: Before we pull back and look at the larger picture, this month’s lecture is my attempt to give you the equivalent of a quick start guide. Sighted people will typically have access to enough instructions so that they are able to start exploring and enjoying their iPhones with a minimum of fuss. They are given very basic navigation instructions and directed to the app store among other resources. Blind people lack such resources which take their very different experience into account. This lecture will attempt to provide enough knowledge about key aspects of iPhone use to allow you to start doing things. Topics such as Voiceover, typing on your iPhone, setting up an iPhone totally blind, obtaining the iPhone user guide from the Books app or on the web, and much more. People may wish to read the Quick Start section of the Personal Power eBook before attending the lecture.

To find the book go to Michael Feir’s Blog

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday October 6, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A variety of presentations and time for general Q and A.

Description of group: If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday October 6, 2022, 7:00 PM Atlantic/7:30 PM Newfoundland:

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.gtt

CCB-GTT Open Chat

Friday October 7, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

Description: Today we introduce you to Scott Hunter from the GTA.

Scott will share with us his experiences of raising his daughters by himself, his story of vision loss, and much more.

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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: GTTsupport+subscribe 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

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: ccb 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:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

Direct Dial:

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT weekly meetings, September 25 to October 1, 2022, via Zoom.

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, September 26, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Join us for our lively weekly open tech discussion where we answer questions, share tips, and discuss our latest tech discoveries.

CCB-GTT AMAZON APP SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP (Group 1)

Monday, September 26, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: David Greene

Description:  This is a small group exploration of the amazon app for IOS. Stay tuned for future workshop announcements.

(NOTE:) preregistration was required, group is full.

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic:  More about using safari on the mac.

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 gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT LOW TECH TIPS AND TRICKS

Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  What are the low-tech tips that help you every day? Do you use magnets, elastics, Braille or large print labels, Magnifiers, markers, locator dots? Come and ask questions about low tech solutions and share your tips with us.

CCB-GTT AMAZON APP SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP (Group 2)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: David Greene

Description:  This is a small group exploration of the amazon app for IOS. Stay tuned for future workshop announcements.

(NOTE): preregistration was required, group is full.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday September 29, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A variety of presentations and time for general Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday September 29, 2022, 7:00 PM Atlantic/7:30 PM Newfoundland:

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.gtt@ccbnational.net

(NOTE): There will be no open chat on Friday September 30 due to the National Day of Reconciliation.

NOT TECH BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST…

CCB MENS GROUP

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Shane & Surander

Come join us for discussion and talk about some of the topics impacting men with visual impairments or blindness. This will be our 1st meeting of the season
and we will be focusing on Travel, including but not limited to the following topics…

– Tips & Tricks
– The ArriveCan App
– Packing for your trip
– What to pack, not to pack
– Luggage visibility to make it easier to spot your luggage at the airport
– Considering Carry On Baggage
– Airport Security
– Notifying Airport Security of your visually impairment
– Special perks and accommodations while travelling
– Airport Services for people with Disabilities
– Travelling with Seeing Eye/Guide Dogs

(NOTE): registration required, a different zoom room is used. participants will be given details. contact scashin@ccbnational.net

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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: GTTsupport+subscribe@groups.io 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: ccb@ccbnational.net  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, with the exception of the CCB Mens Group, can be accessed via the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

 Direct Dial:

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT weekly meetings, September 18 to September 24, 2022, via Zoom.

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)

(NOTE): No CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT on Monday September 19 due to the National Day of Remembrance.

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic:  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 gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday September 20, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts: Dorothy Macnaughton and Brian Bibeault.

Presenter: Elmer Thiesen

Topic: Apps that are useful for people who are blind or have low vision. Everyone from across Canada is welcome to attend.

CCB-GTT Q & A WITH MICHAEL FEIR

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Michael Feir

Description:  Did you attend our first session with Michael on September 7, or did you listen to our podcast recording? Do you have questions about I Devices? Come and join this call and discuss all things iPhone.

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.feir@gmail.com

CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP

Wednesday September 21, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts: Tracy Mousseau and Matthew Lorentz

Topic: Android Questions and Answers

Description: Sponsored and hosted by the Canadian Council of the Blind GTT program.

Tracy and Matthew have put this group together to share their experiences navigating Android devices. We welcome the input from users of all experience levels so we can learn together. Please make sure your device in which you will be signing into the Zoom meeting has your proper name, so the host will recognize you and let you into the meeting.

(NOTE): Registration required, A different zoom room is used. Details given to those who register. Email: aaug.canada@gmail.com

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday September 22, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A variety of presentations and time for general Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday September 23, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Open chat.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS

There is just a little time left to register for our next small group workshop:

Getting to know the Amazon app

(NOTE): due to the National Day of Remembrance, the Monday workshop dates are changed. See below.

Our small group workshops are back. We will be hosting one small group workshop series per month. For September, join us to learn more about how to use the Amazon app for IOS.

(NOTE): You need to register for this workshop as we keep groups small to facilitate the best learning experiences for all. To do so, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

Workshop dates and times:

(GROUP 1) Monday September 26 and October 3, at 2:30 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Pacific

(GROUP 2) Wednesday September 21 and 28 at 2:30 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene.

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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: GTTsupport+subscribe@groups.io 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: ccb@ccbnational.net  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, except for the CCB-GTT Android Users Group, can be accessed via the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

 Direct Dial:

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT weekly meetings, September 11 to September 17, 2022 via Zoom.

Remember to follow our blog to stay up to date with our latest call list and information.

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, September 12, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick.

Bring all of the tech questions and tips you have gathered over the summer and join this lively weekly discussion.

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic:  Picking upcoming presentation topics.

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 gtt@ccbnational.net

 

CCB-GTT BACK TO BASICS CALL

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  do you have questions about your computer, smart phone, talking book player, smart speaker, or other accessible device that you have always been afraid to ask? Come and join our back to basics call and ask all of these burning questions. We share answers, tips, and support.

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CANADA INAUGURAL CALL (DAYTIME)

Thursday September 15, 2022, 1:00 PM Atlantic time/1:30 PM Newfoundland time.

Host: David Greene

Description: This call is for people living in Atlantic Canada. We are aware that some of our call times are not at ideal times for you. Come to this call and share your ideas for future calls.

(NOTE): Registration required. To register and/or find out more please e-mail

David.gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CANADA INAUGURAL CALL (EVENING)

Thursday September 15, 2022, 7:00 PM Atlantic time/7:30 PM Newfoundland time.

Host: David Greene

Description:  This call is for people living in Atlantic Canada. In this evening call, we are hoping to reach those of you who are working and cannot attend our daytime calls. Come to this call and share your ideas for future calls.

(NOTE): Registration required. To register and/or find out more please e-mail David.gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday September 15, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A variety of presentations and time for general Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday September 16, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Open chat.

CCB-GTT WEEKEND CALL

Saturday September 17, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Kim kilpatrick and Corry Stuive

This call is especially for those who are working or studying during our regular call times. We want to hear from you? Would you like weekend or evening calls? What kinds of topics or presentations would you like to have?

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS

You are invited to register for our next small group workshop:

Getting to know the Amazon app

Our small group workshops are back. We will be hosting one small group workshop series per month. For September, join us to learn more about how to use the Amazon app for IOS.

(NOTE): You need to register for this workshop as we keep groups small to facilitate the best learning experiences for all. To do so, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

Workshop dates and times:

(GROUP 1) Monday September 19 and 26 at 2:30 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Pacific

(GROUP 2) Wednesday September 21 and 28 at 2:30 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene.

Other resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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/

NEW THIS WEEK: Michael Feir’s first session in the Unseen Touchscreen course. The introduction.

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: GTTsupport+subscribe@groups.io 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: ccb@ccbnational.net  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:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

 Direct Dial:

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT program update and weekly meetings, September 4  to September 10, 2022 via Zoom.

 Welcome back!!!!, We hope and trust that you all had a safe and enjoyable summer. September marks the start of a new CCB GTT year, and that means the return of several programs as well as some new offerings, here are some of the highlights of what’s new!

  • (NEW) CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CANADA TECH CALL, specifically targeted to those folks living in Atlantic Canada, who might otherwise struggle with time zone variances when participating in some of our other offerings. (details TBA)
  • (NEW) CCB-GTT LOW TECH CALL, the forth Wednesday of each month will feature discussion about “low tech” items and solutions. We are looking for your questions, input, and recommendations during this “peer sharing session”.
  • (NEW) A new series hosted by Michael Feir titled CCB – GTT UNSEEN TOUCH SCREEN COURSE will run on the first and third Wednesdays of each month beginning September 7th. (more information listed below)
  • (NEW) CCB-GTT WEEKENDER TECH CALL will start on Saturday September 17th. This once-a-month call will enable those not able to participate in our weekday offerings to become active in the program.

Returning programs include:

  • Weekly open tech chats
  • Mac User’s Group
  • Back To Basics call
  • Rural and Northern Ontario call
  • Android User’s group
  • Braille Display User’s group
  • Small Group Workshops

Remember to follow our blog or watch your inbox for this weekly call list to stay up to date on CCB GTT happenings.

with so much to share, let’s get to it…..

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 pre-registration.

(Information on how to Join the various meetings is located towards the end of this document)

(NOTE): NO CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5, HAPPY LABOUR DAY TO ALL

 

(NOTE): NO CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, THE GROUP RETURNS ON September 13TH.

CCB-GTT UNSEEN TOUCHSCREEN COURSE.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Michael Feir

(NOTE) Before attending this first call of our fall season, please read the introduction to Michael’s book.

Description: Facilitated by the Canadian Council of the Blind, the Unseen Touchscreen online course will give the information needed by blind iPhone users to make the most out of these powerful and versatile devices.

The 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.feir@gmail.com

With the book serving as the main resource, the author himself will present monthly lectures and lead discussions which teach the skills necessary to use an iPhone. Just as important, these lectures and discussions will explore what blind people can do with their iPhones. By the end of the course, participants will have a good grasp of the choices, economics, and challenges of owning an iPhone.

Topics Covered include:

  • Learn all about Voiceover, the free screen reader built into every iPhone.
  • Get to know your iPhone inside and out. From setting up an iPhone while blind to shopping for accessories to increase your iPhone’s capabilities, the physical aspects of iPhone ownership will be discussed in detail.
  • Understand the economic forces involved in the wider ecosystem of digital goods and services which your iPhone allows you to participate in.
  • Know how to access different elements of the iOS operating system. Learn how storage works, how to reach the dock, notifications centre, etc. Understand what options you have in the Settings area and configure your iPhone to best suit your unique needs.
  • Learn the many ways that the camera in your iPhone combines with other capabilities to enable blind people to independently find and identify objects, read printed material, get sighted help when required, and so much more.
  • use apps and web sites to obtain millions of accessible books and build your own personal library which fits in your hand. Build your collection paying the same prices as sighted people for audio and eBooks.
  • Delve easily into the expanding worlds of internet radio and podcasts using apps on your iPhone to listen and even participate.
  • Tap into all of the services offered by Apple and other companies. From iCloud space to Apple TV Plus and News Plus, you will know how to get the most bang for your buck.
  • Shop online at your own speed and convenience using the web browser and accessible apps on your iPhone, find out about and purchase what you want or need from wherever you happen to be.
  • Get where you need to go with help from apps and technology in your iPhone. From apps specially designed for blind users to apps built for everyone, learn how to find what is out there and get to it.
  • Keep life organized with notes, reminders, and calendar apps on your iPhone. Never lose and idea or forget about appointments.
  • Find and purchase apps from the app store which suit your purposes and style. Learn what to look for:
  • when determining whether apps will be accessible and work for you.
  • Explore the hundreds of accessible games which have entertained blind and sighted players alike. Use your hearing, hand coordination and mental skill to prevail and find enjoyment alone or with others.
  • Get things done with productivity apps including word processors, focus timers, calculators, conferencing software, and many other apps.
  • Tap into the many accessible apps designed to help with mental and physical health. From meditations to fully described workouts to get you moving, there is something that will help you meet your health and fitness goals.

Course Structure:

Every first Wednesday of the month, Michael will give a lecture encompassing material from one or two sections of the e-book. This depends on the length of the section or sections which come next in the order they appear in the e-book. Particularly lengthy sections may be covered over a two-month period.

The course will continue until all suitable sections of the book have been covered. Time will be given after each lecture for questions directly related to the topics covered.

On the third Wednesday of the month, the focus will be on discussion. Priority will first be given to any additional questions about the topics covered in the preceding lecture. However, once these are answered, the floor opens up and all questions regarding using an iPhone are welcome. Do you have a question about using an app or doing something not yet covered in lectures? Bring such questions to these third Wednesday sessions and contribute to our collective exploration. Bring any answers as well and share what you have learned in your own explorations. Michael will share his expertise with the community to encourage everyone to try new things and make the most of their iPhones.

Things to Keep In mind:

This course is being offered free of charge by volunteers. By participating, you agree that neither Michael Feir nor any CCB staff who facilitate this course can be held responsible for what participants do with their iPhones.

Bring lots of patience. It may take a while to reach the point where the lectures are covering topics of particular interest to you. The lectures will be recorded and are designed to help beginners understand what they need to know in order to use their iPhones. Do not feel obligated to attend lectures which are of no interest to you. Especially if you are a more experienced user. Changes are constant in the Apple ecosystem and iOS. As they occur, all effort will be made to incorporate them into the course lectures. If information presented in the e-book differs from what is said in lectures, regard the lectures as being more authoritative going forward.

Be aware that the lectures and discussions will be recorded and made available as a podcast for wider consumption. This will serve to aid people who miss lectures or find out about the course as it proceeds. By participating, you hereby consent to anything you say being included in the distributed recording.

(NOTE) The CCB-GTT Back to Basics call has now been moved to the second Wednesday of the month, see you next week!

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday September 8, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Picking topics for upcoming presentations.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday September 9, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

Today we introduce you to Dan Berger.

Dan Barra-Berger is a blind comedian (CBC’s Next Up, Toronto Comedy Brawl, ReelAbilities Film Festival), actor (Apple TV+‘s SEE), storyteller (Speaker Slam), and backpacker based in Toronto. While he doesn’t identify as an “inspirational speaker,” Dan uses storytelling and comedy to share what he’s learned during his many years of living and travelling as a disabled backpacker. Most recently, Dan is featured in AMI’s documentary series, Breaking Character, following six disabled artists as they establish their careers in the arts.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS

You are invited to register for our next small group workshop:

Getting to know the Amazon app

Our small group workshops are back. We will be hosting one small group workshop series per month. For September, join us to learn more about how to use the Amazon app for IOS. We keep groups small to facilitate the best learning experiences for all.

Workshop dates and times:

Group 1, Monday September 19 and 26 at 2:30 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Pacific

Or

Group 2, Wednesday September 21 and 28 at 2:30 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene.

(NOTE): You must register for this workshop.  To do so, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT LOCAL MEETINGS

Did you know that CCB-GTT hosts local meetings in several communities across Canada? Some are in person, some are via zoom. (NOTE): These meetings are for local residents only.

CCB-GTT Ottawa and Area group. This was the very first CCB GTT group started in 2012 and has been gathering continuously ever since. To find out more and/or join this group contact Kim Kilpatrick at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT Edmonton and Area group. This is also one of the longest running groups we have. Thanks to the leadership of Gerry Chevalier and his team the group continues it’s once a month offerings. To find out more and/or join contact Gerry chevalier at gtt.edmonton@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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: GTTsupport+subscribe@groups.io 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

(The list will serve as a connection venue only, and the CCB will assume no responsibility for the quality of goods or the value of the transaction(s) between two people, or a person and a company.)

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: ccb@ccbnational.net  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, except for the CCB-GTT Android Users Group, can be accessed via the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

 Direct Dial:

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

Contact us:

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, July 2 to September 6, 2022 via Zoom.

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.

CCB-GTT SUMMER PROGRAM

Once again this year we will be limiting our program to ONE CCB-GTT SUMMER OPEN CHAT session per week from July 2nd to September 6th 2022. This weekly zoom call will take place on Wednesdays, 1pm eastern, 10 pacific, beginning on July 6th.

Hosts for this weekly session will rotate. This once a week schedule will remain in effect up to and including September 6th. Communication about the CCB GTT program beyond September 6th will be available via this process in early September.

(Information on how to Join the various meetings is located towards the end of this document)

(NOTE): NO OPEN CHAT ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5, HAPPY LABOUR DAY TO ALL


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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: GTTsupport+subscribe@groups.io

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

(The list will serve as a connection venue only, and the CCB will assume no responsibility for the quality of goods or the value of the transaction(s) between two people, or a person and a company.)

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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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, except for the CCB-GTT Android Users Group, can be accessed via the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

 Direct Dial:

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

Contact us:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT calls for the week of June 26 – July 2, 2022.

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 June 27, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

During this lively weekly zoom chat, we discuss all things tech. From book readers and apps to computers. From appliances to smart speakers. All questions and tech topics are welcome.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Using dropbox on the mac.

Our presentations start at 2 PM Eastern. We open the room for people who would like a little extra help with their Mac at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific.

(NOTE): Registration required. To register, please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION CALL

Wednesday June 29, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: All things storage. From Cloud storage services (which are most accessible and affordable?) to SD cards, thumb drives, and other storage options. Which do you use and why?

Description: What do you use to store information? Do you rely on SD cards, thumb drives, or other portable solutions? Some of you may use Dropbox, google drive, one drive, or iCloud drive. Which do you find easiest to use? Come and join us for a group discussion on this where we can all learn from each other.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday June 30, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: General Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

There will be no CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT on Friday July 1st. which is a holiday.

The CCB-GTT team wishes you all a very HAPPY CANADA DAY and summer.

We will be publishing one call list for the entire summer at the end of next week.

Workshops to resume in the fall of 2022.

We thank everyone for such an enthusiastic interest in our weekly small group workshops. We have learned a lot from the workshops that we have had thus far and look forward to continuing with our new topics in the fall of 2022.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CCB-GTT PODCAST FEED

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.

New this week: Episode 101: Exploration of the mac voiceover utility with Wayne Antle

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:

https://groups.io/g/GTTsupport

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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09#success

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

Direct Dial:

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

Contact us:

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

mailto:gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

David.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

Corry.gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT calls for the week of June 19-25, 2022.

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 June 20, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

During this lively weekly zoom chat, we discuss all things tech. From book readers and apps to computers. From appliances to smart speakers. All questions and tech topics are welcome.

CCB-GTT WORKSHOPS, Navigating the world using the Soundscape App from Microsoft (Group 1 session 2)

Monday June 20, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: We introduce you to the GPS app Soundscape from Microsoft.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/soundscape/

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Exploration of the mac voiceover utility.

Our presentations start at 2 PM Eastern. We open the room for people who would like a little extra help with their Mac at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific.

(NOTE): Registration required. To register, please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts: Dorothy Macnaughton and Brian Bibeault.

Topic: File explorer and organizing files.

Description: This will be a group discussion. Everyone from across Canada is welcome.

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION CALL

Wednesday June 22, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Cloud storage services, what are they and which are most accessible to you?

Description: Some of you may use Dropbox, google drive, one drive, or iCloud drive.  Which do you find easiest to use?  Some of you may not know what cloud storage is and may want to find out the advantages and disadvantages.  Come and join us for a group discussion on this where we can all learn from each other.

CCB-GTT WORKSHOPS, Navigating the world using the Soundscape App from Microsoft (Group 2 session 2)

Wednesday June 22, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: We introduce you to the GPS app Soundscape from Microsoft.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/soundscape/

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday June 23, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: General Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday June 24, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

Today we meet Natalie Martiniello from Montreal.

Natalie has a PHD and is currently teaching and conducting research in the fields of braille and adult learning. She is now the past president of Braille Literacy Canada.

Upcoming Technology Event

Saturday June 25, 2022, 9:00 AM Eastern/6:00 AM Pacific:

The CCB Toronto Visionaries Chapter is hosting a day long series of presentations titled Live 2 Learn.

To find out more and to register visit:

http://www.ccbtorontovisionaries.ca/live2learn.php

Workshops to resume in the fall of 2022.

We thank everyone for such an enthusiastic interest in our weekly small group workshops. We have learned a lot from the workshops that we have had thus far and look forward to continuing with our new topics in the fall of 2022. Once completed the workshops listed above will mark the beginning of our summer recess.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CCB-GTT PODCAST FEED

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:

Gttsupport+subscribe@groups.io

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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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, except for the CCB-GTT Android Users Group, can be accessed via the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09#success

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

Direct Dial:

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

Contact us:

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

David.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

Corry.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT calls for the week of June 12-18, 2022.

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 June 13, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

During this lively weekly zoom chat, we discuss all things tech. From book readers and apps to computers. From appliances to smart speakers. All questions and tech topics are welcome.

CCB-GTT WORKSHOPS, Navigating the world using the Soundscape App from Microsoft (Group 1 session 1)

Monday June 13, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: We introduce you to the GPS app Soundscape from Microsoft.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/soundscape/

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Exploration of the mac voiceover utility.

Our presentations start at 2 PM Eastern. We open the room for people who would like a little extra help with their Mac at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific.

(NOTE): Registration required. To register, please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION CALL

Wednesday June 15, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Michael Feir

Topic: Discussion of sessions coming in the fall featuring sections from Michael’s book on IOS.

Description: Michael Feir has kindly agreed to join us once a month in the fall to go through sections of his book “Personal Power” and this discussion will help him determine which topics will be of most interest to the group.

CCB-GTT WORKSHOPS, Navigating the world using the Soundscape App from Microsoft (Group 2 session 1)

Wednesday June 15, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: We introduce you to the GPS app Soundscape from Microsoft.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/soundscape/

CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP

Wednesday June 15, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts: Tracy Mousseau and Matthew Lorentz

Topic: Android Questions and Answers

Tracy and Matthew have put this group together to share their experiences navigating Android devices. We welcome the input from users of all experience levels so we can learn together. Please make sure your device in which you will be signing into the Zoom meeting has your proper name, so the host will recognize you and let you into the meeting.

(NOTE): Registration required, A different zoom room is used. Details given to those who register. Email: aaug.canada@gmail.com

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday June 16, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: General Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday June 17, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

Today we introduce you to Fran Cutler. Fran worked for many years for the CBC and has been a tireless advocate for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted for decades. Come and hear her fascinating story.

Not tech but may be of interest…

Upcoming event of interest to Braille users.

On Friday June 17 from 1-5 PM Eastern time, Braille Literacy Canada is proud to present its second annual braille symposium.

There will be four workshops with a variety of topics appealing to all braille users.

To find out more and to register, go to

https://www.brailleliteracycanada.ca/en/programs/workshops/2022-braille-literacy-canada-symposium

Workshops will resume in the fall of 2022.

We thank everyone for such an enthusiastic interest in our weekly small group workshops. We have learned a lot from the workshops that we have had thus far and look forward to continuing with our new topics in the fall of 2022. Once completed the workshops listed above will mark the beginning of our summer recess.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CCB-GTT PODCAST FEED

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:

Gttsupport+subscribe@groups.io

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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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, except for the CCB-GTT Android Users Group, can be accessed via the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09#success

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

Direct Dial:

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

Contact us:

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

David.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

Corry.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT calls for the week of June 5-11, 2022.

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 June 6, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Do you have high- or low-tech questions you would like answered? Do you have new discoveries, tips, and tricks to share? Come and join us for this lively tech discussion.

CCB-GTT WORKSHOPS, Exploring the multi-use Seeing AI app from Microsoft (Group 1 session 2)

Monday June 6, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: We continue our exploration of the many channels and uses of the Microsoft Seeing AI app for IOS. From reading text and documents, to identifying money, detecting light, reading bar codes and more, this app is a valuable tool in your app toolbox.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/seeing-ai

These workshops continue to be by registration only. See more details and how to register in our workshops section below.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: General Mac Q and A.

Our presentations start at 2 PM Eastern. We open the room for people who would like a little extra help with their Mac at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific.

(NOTE): Registration required. To register, please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION CALL

Wednesday June 8, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Different text and audio formats. What are they and how do we use them?

Description: During our recent back to basics call, we had a question about various formats, what they are and how they are used.

Ever wonder what epub, HTML, Daisy, txt, PDF, are? Come and join in the discussion about all the formats we use and when and how we use them.

CCB-GTT WORKSHOPS, Exploring the multi-use Seeing AI app from Microsoft (Group 2 session 2)

Wednesday June 8, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: We continue our exploration of the many channels and uses of the Microsoft Seeing AI app for IOS. From reading text and documents, to identifying money, detecting light, reading bar codes and more, this app is a valuable tool in your app toolbox.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/seeing-ai

These workshops continue to be by registration only. See more details and how to register in our workshops section below.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday June 9, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: General Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday June 10, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

Today we meet Ida Davis and hear her fascinating story.

One last Workshop before summer!

Thanks to everyone who has registered thus far.

Our last workshop before our summer recess will be:

Microsoft SoundScape (a unique GPS app) (The week of June 13, 2022)

Last chance to register. Once you are registered, you will be notified by e-mail about the date and time of your workshop.

To register for this workshop, please email gtt@ccbnational.net

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CCB-GTT PODCAST FEED

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:

Gttsupport+subscribe@groups.io

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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09#success

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

Direct Dial:

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

Contact us:

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer,

(NOTE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS) David.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

Corry.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT calls for the week of May 29 to June 4, 2022.

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 May 30, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Do you have high- or low-tech questions you would like answered? Do you have new discoveries, tips, and tricks to share? Come and join us for this lively tech discussion.

CCB-GTT WORKSHOPS, Exploring the multi-use Seeing AI app from Microsoft (Group 1)

Monday May 30, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: We introduce you to the many channels and uses of the Microsoft Seeing AI app for IOS. From reading text and documents, to identifying money, detecting light, reading bar codes and more, this app is a valuable tool in your app toolbox.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/seeing-ai

These workshops continue to be by registration only. See more details and how to register in our workshops section below.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: General Mac Q and A.

Our presentations start at 2 PM Eastern. We open the room for people who would like a little extra help with their Mac at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific.

(NOTE): Registration required. To register, please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BACK TO BASICS CALL

Wednesday June 1, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Is there a tech question that you have been wanting to ask forever but feel it is too basic or silly? This is the call for you. There are no silly questions and lots of great answers on these calls.

CCB-GTT WORKSHOPS, Exploring the multi-use Seeing AI app from Microsoft (Group 2)

Wednesday June 1, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: We introduce you to the many channels and uses of the Microsoft Seeing AI app for IOS. From reading text and documents, to identifying money, detecting light, reading bar codes and more, this app is a valuable tool in your app toolbox.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/seeing-ai

These workshops continue to be by registration only. See more details and how to register in our workshops section below.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday June 2, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: General Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday June 3, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

Today we introduce you to Michael Feir. Our community is familiar with his book and his tech support. Now come and learn all about him.

New Upcoming Workshops

Thanks to everyone who has registered and continues to provide suggestions for our upcoming small group workshops.

Coming soon:

Microsoft Soundscape (unique GPS app) (The week of June 6, 2022)

We have added extra days and times as these workshops are extremely popular.

Once you are registered, you will be notified by e-mail about the date of your workshop.

Please see below for a list of possible topics and how to register.

All these sessions will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays at 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific, for one hour.

We are limiting participation in each group to ten people. This way, everyone gets their questions answered and can help each other in a small group.

The number of participants at these smaller groups will help ensure quality control and meaningful participation by all. We encourage only those individuals with a vested interest in the topic and/or product to participate to help ensure that instruction is awarded initially to those most requiring support.

Pre-register now for the following:

  • Using the Victor Stream for reading books
  • Victor Reader Stream and podcasts
  • Using windows with a screen reader
  • Ride share apps such as Uber and Lyft
  • Microsoft Soundscape
  • Basic Settings on IOS devices.
  • Using Instacart and other shopping apps and services
  • Using the Amazon app

To register for any of these or to suggest other topics, please email gtt@ccbnational.net

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CCB-GTT PODCAST FEED

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:

Gttsupport+subscribe@groups.io

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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09#success

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

Direct Dial:

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

Contact us:

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

Accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

Corry.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550