GTT Beginners National Conference Call Agenda, iOS 13 Features and Gestures, November 26, 2019

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 Eastern Time 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: iOS 13 Features and Gestures


Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time or 11:00 AM Pacific Time


  • Elmer Thiesen will present some of the new gestures and features of iOS 13 for iPhone, and How to set up some of the new Gestures.


  • What’s On Your Mind: 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.


Note: The meeting slated for December 24, 2019 will be cancelled.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and we’ll be back on January 28, 2020.


You can participate by phone or through a link from your smart phone, computer or landline from wherever you are.


The call-in info is:

Join Zoom Meeting


One tap mobile

Toronto Canada:



Dial by your location

Toronto Canada:

+1 647 558 0588

Meeting ID:

983 959 5688


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:


CCB Backgrounder:


The CCB was founded in 1944 by a coalition of blind war veterans, schools of the blind and local chapters to create a national self-governing organization. The CCB was incorporated by Letters Patent on May 10, 1950 and is a registered charity under the provisions of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

The purpose of the CCB is to give people with vision loss a distinctive and unique perspective before governments.  CCB deals with the ongoing effects of vision loss by encouraging active living and rehabilitation through peer support and social and recreational activities.

CCB promotes measures to conserve sight, create a close relationship with the sighted community and provide employment opportunities.


The CCB recognizes that vision loss has no boundaries with respect to gender, income, ethnicity, culture, other disabilities or age.

The CCB understands in many instances vision loss is preventable and sometimes is symptomatic of other health issues.  For the 21st century, the CCB is committed to an integrated proactive health approach for early detection to improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

As the largest membership organization of the blind and partially sighted in Canada the CCB is the “Voice of the Blind™”.



CCB National Office

100-20 James Street Ottawa ON  K2P 0T6

Toll Free: 1-877-304-0968 Email: URL:



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