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 email@example.com
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.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Presenter, co-Founder Arjun Mali
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT
Friday, March 19, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host, David Greene,
Topic, Open discussion,
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: GTTsupportemail@example.com
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 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