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

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