CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, June 13 to June 19, 2021 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 OPEN CHAT

Monday, June 14, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Facilitators:  Brian Bibeault and Dorothy Macnaughton

Topic:  Your interests, hobbies and games, including accessible internet and computer games.  There is no designated speaker. We will take turns sharing. Everyone from across Canada is welcome.

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenters: Nick Johnson, Libro.fm’s Creative Director, and Craig Silva (member of the design team)

Learn all about a different audio book subscription model libro.fm

For more information visit the website at libro.fm

CCB-GTT ALL ABOUT ANDROID

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Topic: Using the contact features of Android devices.

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, Email: aaug.canada@gmail.com

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, June 19, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Shelley Ann Morris and Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: tech chat all about radio. How do you listen to radio? Has this changed? Has it become more or less accessible?

(Note) Early notice, Several of the CCB GTT Zoom calls will be suspended over the summer months. More details will be forthcoming via this notice in the weeks to come.

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 like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

New this week, Sabrina Knappe and Jeff Blum from McGill University’s Shared Reality Lab will give an introduction to a new project.

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.

You can participate by phone or Internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, June 6 to June 12, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, June 7, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Shelley Morris and Nolan Jenikov

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenters: Kim Kilpatrick and Diana Brent

Topic: Using the rotor in IOS.

CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Presenter, Darren Burton

Topic: Stories from a pioneer in blindness technology.

Darren Burton, former Director of Technology for the American Foundation for the Blind and accessibility specialist at Yahoo, will tell some stories  about working with Silicon Valley and other tech companies. He will focus on some of the history around Apple’s development of VoiceOver for the iPhone, including his involvement with the giants that made that happen.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, June 11, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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 like 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, low vision and Deaf Blind 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 will 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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, May 30 to June 5, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, May 31, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenters: Sabrina Knappe and Jeff Blum

Topic: Sabrina Knappe and Jeff Blum from McGill University’s Shared Reality Lab will give an introduction to a new project, being carried out in strategic partnership with Gateway Navigation CCC Ltd and the Canadian Council of the Blind. The goal is to create rich renderings of graphics you encounter while browsing the internet, using audio and touch (haptic) interfaces. Sabrina and Jeff will talk about the project’s approach, how it will compare to existing tools, and give some examples of how technology like spatialized audio can help convey information more concisely than ordinary text-to-speech. To learn more about the project or get involved, please see https://srl.mcgill.ca/atp

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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 like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

New this week, Kim Kilpatrick, Using the native mail IOS app.

CCB-GTT TECH SUPPORT LIST

CCB sponsors a GTT email support list to provide help and support with technology for blind, low vision and Deaf Blind 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 will 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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, May 23 to May 29, 2021 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.

(NOTE) NO OPEN CHAT ON MAY 24, 2021

Wishing everyone and safe and happy Victoria Day!

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Using the native mail IOS app.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, May 28, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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 favorite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

New this week, Kim Kilpatrick on the contacts app for iPhone.

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 will 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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, May 16 to May 22, 2021 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 OPEN CHAT 

Monday, May 17, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific: 

Host: Kim Kilpatrick 

Topic: Open tech chat 

 

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific: 

Facilitators:  Brian Bibeault and Dorothy Macnaughton 

There will not be a specific topic, but this will be a chance to ask any tech question of the people on the call.  Everyone from across Canada is welcome. 

 

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific: 

Presenter: Kim Kilpatrick 

Topic: Using the address book which is built into your IPhone 

 

CCB-GTT All ABOUT ANDROID  

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific: 

Topic: The contact list on your phone: how to create and search for a contact. 

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, Email: aaug.canada@gmail.com 

 

CCB-GTT TORONTO ZOOM CALL 

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:00 PM Eastern/3:00 PM Pacific: 

Host: Jason Fayre 

Topic: Passwords. Seemingly hundreds of them, everywhere! Every email account, every social media platform, every government portal, financial institution, everything online has its own password! Every one has to be long, include symbols and numbers, and capitals and lower case letters! How on earth can I keep track of them all? Jason will offer up some of the best tips and tricks for managing all those pesky passwords, reviewing a few of the most popular password management apps, and generally educate us on how best to make online access easier and more secure.  

 (NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting,  

To join the CCB GTT Toronto Zoom meeting on your smart device, click this link:  

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/93700586904?pwd=cmZxU2JKdmMvREpOOFRDeGdpbWdxQT09 

One tap mobile 

+12042727920,,93700586904#,,,,*005761# Canada 

+14388097799,,93700586904#,,,,*005761# Canada 

Dial by your location 

+1 647 558 0588 Canada 

Meeting ID: 937 0058 6904 

Passcode: 005761 

 

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT 

Friday, May 21, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific: 

Host: David Greene 

Topic: Open discussion 

 

(Note) Early notice, there will be no “Open Chat” call on Monday May 24, 2021 

  

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 like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/ 

New this week, Rogers Ignite TV, (Part 2) with Wayne Antle and Jim Hamilton 

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 

 

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. 

You can participate by phone or Internet from wherever you are: 

 

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

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 

 

For more information, contact: 

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator 

GTTProgram@Gmail.com 

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 

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, May 9 to May 15, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT 

Monday, May 10, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific: 

Host: Kim Kilpatrick 

Topic: Open tech chat 

 

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific: 

Presenters:Wayne Antle and Jim Hamilton 

Topic: A slightly deeper dive into Rogers Ignite cable TV, the remote control unit and the Rogers Ignite app. 

 

CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL  

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific: 

Presenters: Shelley Ann Morris and Corry Stuive 

Topic: All about “low” vision, as opposed to “no” vision. Lets explore some of the unique needs, concerns, challenges and victories, faced by those of us with low vision. A bit of tech, a bit of peer support and lets see where this goes.  

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT 

Friday, May 14, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific: 

Host: David Greene 

Topic: Open discussion 

 

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 like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/ 

New this week, Kim Kilpatrick: making the most of the phone function of your iPhone 

CCB-GTT TECH SUPPORT LIST 

CCB sponsors a GTT email support list to provide help and support with technology for blind, low vision and Deaf Blind 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 

 

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. You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are: 

 

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

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 

 

For more information, contact: 

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator 

GTTProgram@Gmail.com 

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 

 

 

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, May 2 to May 8, 2021 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 OPEN CHAT 

Monday, May 3, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific: 

Host: Kim Kilpatrick 

Topic: Open tech chat 

 

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific: 

Presenter: Kim Kilpatrick 

Topic: Topic: Making the most of the powerful, built-in, phone function of your iPhone. 

 

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL 

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific: 

Host: Nolan Jenikov 

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish. 

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net. 

 

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT 

Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific: 

Host: David Greene 

Topic: Open discussion 

 

Topics and suggestions 

 If you have a suggestion for a presentation topic or have a particular tech item you would like more information on, please let us know! We want to hear from you! Your input and involvement is sincerely appreciated and always welcome! Email us at GTTProgram@gmail.com 

  

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 favorite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/ 

New this week, Rogers Ignite TV overview, presented by Wayne Antle

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 

 

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. 

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are: 

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

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 

For more information, contact: 

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator 

GTTProgram@Gmail.com 

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 

 

 

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, April 25 to May 1, 2021 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 OPEN CHAT

Monday, April 26, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Wayne Antle

Topic: Topic: Rogers Ignite TV (how accessible is it?)

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, April 29, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, April 30, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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 favorite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like 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

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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, April 18 to April 24, 2021 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 OPEN CHAT

Monday, April 19, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Facilitators:  Dorothy Macnaughton and Brian Bibeault

Our speaker will be Elmer Thiesen and the topic is the Apple HomePod Mini speaker.  Everyone from across Canada is welcome.

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Topic, Reddit.

Presenter,  Nolan Jenikov

Reddit;  the anonymous social media platform for discussion and information sharing.

www.reddit.com 

CCB-GTT All ABOUT ANDROID

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

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, Email: aaug.canada@gmail.com

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, April 23, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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 favorite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

New this week, 2 podcasts, All about Twitter and OrCam

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

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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, April 11 to April 17, 2021 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 OPEN CHAT

Monday, April 12, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: In this session, we will discuss and give tips for using apple mail on the mac.

(NOTE) preregistration required. Mac users only please. If you are using a mac currently and are not already registered for these sessions, e-mail Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Wayne Antle

Topic: Twitter, what is it, how does it work, how accessible is it?

CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Presenter: Bryan Wolynski, O.D. Clinical & Professional Relations, OrCam Technologies

Topic: OrCam

OrCam Technologies utilizes the power of computer vision to develop personal AI wearable and handheld assistive technologies. Their devices include the wearable OrCam MyEye and the handheld OrCam Read both developed for people who are blind, visually impaired or have reading difficulties. Both devices utilize a 13 megapixel camera which captures “visual information” and conveys the data auditorily. This presentation, given by a low vision optometrist and a representative of the OrCam company will discuss OrCam’s technology, user case examples and its benefits, giving people independence and empowering people to meet their goals.

website, http://www.orcam.com

CCB-GTT BRAILLE TECH USERS

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Q and A session based on what we have worked on and practiced.

(NOTE) preregistration required. For zoom info and/or if you are not already registered, contact Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, April 16, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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 favorite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

New this week, Windows Screen Reader Experience, an overview

New last week, Envision AI glasses & SuperSense

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

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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

 

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

 

 

Windows Screen Reader Experience, An Overview, April 7, 2021

The recent CCB presentation on Windows Screen Reader Experience has been posted to the CCB podcast feed. Following are the show notes and a link to download the podcast recording.

Show Notes:

Date: April 7, 2021

Theme:

Windows Screen Reader Experience

Use the above link to download the podcast.

Presenter: Gerry Chevalier

In this 43 minute podcast, Gerry will demonstrate the experience of using Windows from the keyboard with a screen reader and no mouse. The presentation is not intended to teach screen readers but rather provide an experience of what it is like to use a screen reader when you cannot see the screen or use the mouse. It is intended for low vision people who are struggling to use Windows with a mouse as their vision loss progresses and they might wonder what the screen reader experience is like. For his presentation Gerry will use the Narrator screen reader since it is part of Windows 10. He will demonstrate:

  • Desktop navigation
  • Document’s folder navigation
  • Editing and saving a document in Notepad
  • Using Outlook email
  • Using a web browser

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, March 28 to April 10, 2021 via Zoom

(NOTE) two week period

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.

Further, please check through the offerings as we sometimes post non CCB GTT meetings at the end of this list. There is one posted this week.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, March 29, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Come prepared to practice what was discussed in our session about using the Mac with the Safari web browser. We will all browse together and practice what we have previously learned.

(NOTE) preregistration required. Mac users only please. For more info contact Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Jose Citron

Topic: Come and learn all about Envision AI

https://www.letsenvision.com/

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net

(NOTE) there will be no CCB-GTT OPEN CHATS on Friday April 2nd, and/or Monday, April 5th.

From all of us at the CCB, have a safe and happy Easter!

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Continuing our exploration of the Mac using voiceover.

(NOTE) preregistration required. Mac users only please. For more info contact Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Gerry Chevalier

Topic: Windows keyboard experience

Gerry will demonstrate using Windows 10 from the keyboard with the Narrator screen reader and no mouse. This will be of interest to low vision people whose vision has progressed to the point where they are struggling and may wonder what it is like to use a screen reader.

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, April 9, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

…and not tech but FYI

the below call is not hosted by CCB GTT (a different zoom room will be used) but may be of interest to our participants and members.

CELA / NNELS

Tuesday March 30, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Thanks to your advocacy, the Government of Canada’s funding for accessible reading materials has been restored for this year.  We invite you to join Laurie Davidson, Executive Director of CELA and Kevin Millsip, Executive Director of NNELS for an information session about what this funding reprieve means, and the next steps in the process.  

(NOTE) Please register in advance to receive a link to the meeting. Not a CCB GTT meeting https://cnib.cmail19.com/t/i-l-mhythg-uuhilhitt-r/

Background: In the Fall Economic Statement the Government of Canada reduced funding for accessible book production and distribution by $1 million over each of the next 4 years until it was completely withdrawn by 2024-2025. Thanks to the advocacy of our users and stakeholders, we have been given a reprieve for this coming budget year.

What’s Next: While we appreciate the reprieve, NNELS and CELA are committed to advocating for a long term funding solution that fully recognizes the need for accessible reading materials.  We are working together alongside our colleagues in the publishing industry to develop a proposal for future conversations with the government. Join our info session to learn more.

Please note: The session will be recorded and made available to those who cannot attend the live event.

A French language session will be scheduled on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

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 favorite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like 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

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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, March 21 to March 27, 2021 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 OPEN CHAT

Monday, March 22, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Safari

(NOTE) preregistration required. Mac users only please. For more info contact Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Shane Lowe from Supersense AI

Topic: Supersense AI

https://www.supersense.app/

CCB-GTT BRAILLE TECH USERS

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Making the most of your braille technology

This group is for those who already own a Braille display and would like to help and support each other.

(NOTE) preregistration required. For zoom info and/or more info contact Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, March 26, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

…and not tech but FYI

Women of CCB

Tuesday March 23, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Samantha Moore

Guest Speaker: Laurie J. Samuel PhD

Topic: Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

About our Speaker: Dr. Laurie J. Samuel PhD. is a criminologist with expertise in police-community relations, police misconduct, and interpersonal violence. Throughout her career, she has worked to reduce and prevent violence against women in a variety of settings. 

Dr. Samuel is a former professor at Howard University, and before that she worked with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC for over ten years.  She is a leading expert in Early Identification and Intervention Systems. 

On March 14, 2018, Dr. Samuel launched the Cupid’s Sting Non-Profit Organization, which partners with the community to create a safer and healthier environment for families, students, employees, and neighbours.  The mission of Cupid’s Sting is to teach women life-saving skills through workshops on interpersonal violence, domestic violence, and street harassment, including self-defence techniques.

(NOTE) Preregistration is required, To register for this call contact: smoore@ccbnational.net

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 favorite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

Added this week, Louie Voice Control and BuzzClip

Added last week, WayAround tags and CELA update

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

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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, March 14 to March 20, 2021 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 OPEN CHAT

Monday, March 15, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, Kim Kilpatrick,

Topic, Open tech chat.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host, Wayne Antle

Topic, Voiceover utility and voiceover commanders.

(NOTE) preregistration required. Mac users only please. For more info contact Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts, Brian Bibeault and Dorothy Macnaughton

The topic this month will be the Amazon Firestick – what it is, what it does and how to use it.  Albert Ruel will be the speaker.  Everyone from across Canada is welcome. 

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Topic, BuzzClip.

Presenter,  co-Founder Arjun Mali

website, https://imerciv.com/

CCB-GTT All ABOUT ANDROID

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

This month, we are joined by Pramit Bhargava the creator of an android app called Louie Voice Control’

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, Email: aaug.canada@gmail.com

CCB-BLC INFORMATION SESSION WITH CELA & NNELS

Thursday March 18, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

You may have heard that the federal government intends to phase out its $4 million in financial support of the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and the National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS) over the next few years.

Braille Literacy Canada (BLC) and the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) will be hosting a one hour information session, including representatives from CELA and NNELS, to provide you with more information about this situation and how you can help.

These cuts will have devastating effects to Canadians who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind across Canada. Publishers do not produce braille books. And while publishers make a small selection of works available in audio (thanks to the popularity of services such as Audible), it that amounts to less than 10% of what is published in any given year. CELA/NNELS help to fill that gap.

At the information session, Laurie Davidson, Executive Director of CELA, Daniella Levy-Pinto, Project Coordinator of NNELS, and Anthony Tibbs, Treasurer of BLC, will provide more information on the impact that these cuts will have on CELA/NNELS, and what you can do to help change the federal government’s direction.

(NOTE) The session will take place in the BLC Zoom room – details to be provided upon registration. Preregistration is required by March 17, 2021. register at info@blc-lbc.caa

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host, Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, March 19, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, David Greene,

Topic, Open discussion,

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 favorite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like 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

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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

 

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, March 7 to March 13, 2021 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 OPEN CHAT

Monday, March 8, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, Kim Kilpatrick,

Topic, Open tech chat.

GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Topic, WayAround tags.

Presenter,  Jessica Hipp (chief Operating Officer, WayAround)

Use the WayAround app for iOS or Android and our smart WayTags to add helpful information to items around your home and office. The simple tag-and-scan system lets you add a custom description for any item plus more details like washing instructions or expiration dates.

Once you’ve listed everything you want to know, just hold your device close to the WayTag to transfer your information. Easy-peasy.

website, www.wayaround.com

CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Presenter, Brian Moore

All about on-line security.

Join Brian for this presentation on staying safe on line. Brian is happy to collect questions in advance if you e-mail them to bmoore@screenreview.org

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host, Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, March 12, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, David Greene,

Topic, Open discussion,

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 favorite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like 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

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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, February 28 to March 6, 2021 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 OPEN CHAT

Monday, March 1, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, Kim Kilpatrick,

Topic, Open tech chat.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host, Wayne Antle

This is a weekly group discussion for current Mac users to share tips and tricks, and discuss anything Mac related. Please email Wayne at whantle@icloud.com if there are any specific topics that you would like to discuss.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter, David Greene

Topic, Using YouTube on IOS

What is it?  What is the difference between free and paid versions?  How do you use it on IOS? and more.

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host, Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, March 5, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, David Greene,

Topic, Open discussion,

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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, February 21 to February 27, 2021 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 OPEN CHAT

Monday, February 22, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, Kim Kilpatrick,

Topic, Open tech chat.

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter, Sam Moore,

Topic, LinkedIn

 LinkedIn, What is it? How do I sign up? Who should have it?  How does it work? These are only a sampling of the questions that will be answered, plus of course, you questions are always welcome.

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, February  25, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host, Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, February 26, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

host, David Greene,

Topic, Open discussion,

CONGRATULATIONS TO GERRY CHEVALIER!


At the 2021 CCB White Cane Week Gala, Gerry Chevalier  was honoured with the CCB 2021 Person of the Year award!

Gerry’s contributions to the Council and to  the blindness community throughout the years has truly been invaluable. As you may know, Gerry heads up a team that run the CCB GTT program in Edmonton doing a masterful job. Gerry has also contributed a great deal to the CCB GTT program with  his instructional materials delivered via this blog and our Zoom presentations.

From all of us at the CCB and GTT, Congratulations Gerry! Thanks for your help and the interesting, informative and educational content you have provided throughout the years!

.—

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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, February 14 to February 20, 2021 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.

(NOTE) NO CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT TODAY

Monday, February 15, 2021,

IT IS A HOLIDAY IN MOST PARTS OF CANADA, PLEASE ENJOY THE DAY, STAY SAFE!

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts, Brian Bibeault and Dorothy MacNaughton

Topic, Beginners session on NVDA, a free screen reader. The presenter will be Brian Bibeault. This is an especially good opportunity for people who have never used a screen reader. Everyone from across Canada is welcome. 

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, Kim Kilpatrick

Topic, CCB is assisting with a project dealing with accessible point of sale terminals. (the credit/debit card machine used when paying for items in person at a store, restaurant, etc.) Kim is helping with this and wants to have a discussion about how you pay for items? What works for you and what doesn’t? What features on such a terminal would be important to you? Would you use it more, or at all, if accessibility was enhanced? Let’s talk!

CCB-GTT All ABOUT ANDROID

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

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, Email: aaug.canada@gmail.com

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host, Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, February 19, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, David Greene,

Topic, Open discussion,

CCB 2021 WHITE CANE WEEK OFFERINGS

CCB Toronto Visionaries’ Expo Forum, February 13, 2:00 pm (EST)

Fighting Blindness Canada’s View Point, February 17, 10:30 am (EST)

CCB Vision Summit 2021, February 17, 2:00 pm (EST)

CCB White Cane Week Vision Gala 2021, February 18, 2:00 pm (EST)

(NOTE) All start times listed in this WCW section are Eastern. The zoom credentials for these events are different the usual CCB GTT offerings. Registration is required for all WCW events. Please see the CCB National website at www.ccbnational.net, your February CCB Visions Newsletter and/or the special email announcement sent on February 11th for registration details and links.

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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings for White Cane Week, February 7 to February 13, 2021 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 OPEN CHAT

Monday, February 8, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, Kim Kilpatrick,

Topic, although we are open to all tech topics on this call, since it is White Cane Week, a possible topic is: How has technology changed your mobility?

CCB-SPECIAL WCW FIRESIDE CHAT

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Host, Sam Moore

Join us on Zoom for a Special White Cane Week event! Bring a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy a virtual Fireside Chat on Mobility and Identity! Listen to our panel members as they discuss their views on the white cane, mobility and how it ties into who they are. This is an event for both new and long-time white cane users. Learn through the lived experience of our panellists, ask questions, and have fun.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, they are as follows, below applies to this meeting only.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/92300397014?pwd=K25hcFV0TkZKQ0hjZ2ZId1g2ZERNdz09

Meeting ID: 923 0039 7014

Passcode: 265534

For more into contact smoore@ccbnational.net

GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, Kim Kilpatrick,

Topic, In the first part of this series, we talked in general about podcasts, what they are, what platforms they are on, why you might want to explore them? In part two, I will go through two free apps for I devices, the native podcasts app and the overcast app.

CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Laurie Davidson (the Executive director of CELA library) and two of her staff will be joining our call to give us updates on CELA services and to answer any questions and take any feedback you might have for them.

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, February 11, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host, Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, February 12, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

host, David Greene,

Topic, Open discussion,

CCB Visionaries Virtual Expo Forum

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

For Discussion:

The question before the panel: “In its present form, is Ontario’s Assistive Devices Program (ADP) adequately serving people living with vision loss?”

Background:

For the past 20 years, Ontarians with vision loss have been fortunate to have benefited from the ADP, which has partially funded some of the costs associated with their essential assistive devices. The technology revolution has impacted the lives of people living with vision loss to such a dramatic extent that there are very few activities that a person who is blind or partially-sighted cannot participate in today when equipped with the appropriate technology.

Moderator:

Dr. Keith Gordon is the Senior Research Officer of the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) and the author of the CCB report “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Canadians Who Are Blind, Deaf-Blind, or Partially-Sighted,” published in April 2020. He is past Vice President of Research of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), where he directed all research activities. He’s also an adjunct professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto and an Honorary Teaching Fellow in the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Auckland. Dr. Gordon is a board member of a number of national and international organizations associated with vision.

Panelists:

Ian White was born with congenital glaucoma. He grew up sighted, completing a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from Ryerson’s School of Interior Design in 1989. In 2001, Ian experienced sudden vision loss. In 2011, he co-founded a vision loss peer support group, guiding its transformation in 2013 into a chartered Chapter of the CCB, the CCB Toronto Visionaries. As Chapter President he created Experience Expo, Canada’s only exposition and consumer show for those living with vision loss, and has encouraged the creation of several new CCB Chapters. Ian is the recipient of the CCB’s 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award, and has been recognized by the CNIB and the Government of Ontario for his work as a volunteer community leader. In 2020, Ian completed an undergraduate degree with high distinction in Philosophy at the University of Toronto.

Mike Potvin has worked with the CCB both in a full- and part-time capacity since 2004. He is the Editor of the Visions newsletter as well as of White Cane Magazine. Mike works at Health Canada as a Senior Human Resources Assistant and has a degree in Sociology from Carleton University.

Samantha Moore is the Coordinator of Public Relations and Youth Programs at the CCB. She’s passionate about accessibility to technology and public spaces for everyone. Samantha believes that with the proper resources and technology, blind, low-vision, and deaf-blind youth can be extremely successful leaders.

Minette Samaroo is President of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC), Toronto Chapter. As the President of AEBC Toronto Chapter, Minette is actively advocating for social change for people with disabilities. One of the areas she focuses on is equitable employment. In 2019, Minette led the development and execution of the Disability Advantage Program. Minette is also the National Vice President of AEBC and the Project Lead for the current COVID-19 Relief Project for people with disabilities.

(NOTE), The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, Preregistration required via the following link,  Click here to register now

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.

 

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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:

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Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

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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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, January 31 to February 6, 2021 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 OPEN CHAT

Monday, February 1, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, Kim Kilpatrick,

Topic, Open tech chat.

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, Kim Kilpatrick,

Topic, “Hear all about it”! What is a podcast? how to set up and use the native apple podcast app on I devices, where to find podcasts, etc. Your questions welcome. From you folks that already listen to podcasts, besides the CCB GTT Podcast. (lol) what are some of your other favourites.

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host, Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, February 5, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

host, David Greene,

Topic, Open discussion,

ADVANCE NOTICE!

February 7 – 13, 2021 is White Cane Week, an annual week of awareness activities, started by the CCB.

We will be having a special call or two during the week (still working on details) including this special CCB GTT National Call on February 10th.

Mark your calendars! Wednesday February 10 at 7 PM eastern, 4 PM Pacific.

Laurie Davidson (the Executive director of CELA library) and two of her staff will be joining our call to give us updates on CELA services and to answer any questions and take any feedback you might have for them.

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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

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