Get Together with Technology (GTT)
Beginners National Teleconference Call
Sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind
You’re invited to the CCB’s GTT National conference call meeting for Beginners, where we will focus on the needs of computer, smart phone and tablet users who are just starting out and who want to know only the basics of accessible technology. This call will be one hour in duration and will take place during the day at 2:00 PM EST on the forth Tuesday of each month. Also, this call will take place over the accessible Zoom Conference system, which allows participants to dial in using their landline phones, smart phones or computer. See the details below. Contact Albert Ruel, Kim Kilpatrick or Brian Bibeault if you have any questions.
Theme: NVDA Screen Reader Add-ons and Settings
- Brian Bibeault will demonstrate some of the settings most useful to Screen Reader users, as well as to lead a discussion on the Add-ons available for NVDA that are essential for effective and productive computing.
- If time allows we will discuss anything else technology related that participants may wish to raise, so bring your ideas, concerns and nuggets of brilliance to share with us.
You can participate by phone or through a link from your smart phone, computer or landline from wherever you are.
Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST
The call-in info is:
Join Zoom Meeting
One tap for mobile phones
Dial by your location
Meeting ID: 706 364 0257
For more information, contact:
Kim Kilpatrick, GTT East Coordinator
1-877-304-0968 Ext 513
Albert Ruel, GTT West Coordinator
1-877-304-0968 Ext 550
Brian Bibeault, Volunteer Coordinator:
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