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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Meeting ID: 983 959 5688
Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
Alberta: +1 587 328 1099
BC: +1 778 907 2071
Manitoba: +1 204 515 1268
Montreal: +1 438 809 7799
Toronto: +1 647 374 4685
For more information, contact:
Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator
1-877-304-0968 Ext 513
David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer
1-877-304-0968 Ext 509
Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator
1-877-304-0968 Ext 550