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, April 12, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Topic: Open tech chat
CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Wayne Antle
Topic: In this session, we will discuss and give tips for using apple mail on the mac.
(NOTE) preregistration required. Mac users only please. If you are using a mac currently and are not already registered for these sessions, e-mail Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Presenter: Wayne Antle
Topic: Twitter, what is it, how does it work, how accessible is it?
CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:
Presenter: Bryan Wolynski, O.D. Clinical & Professional Relations, OrCam Technologies
OrCam Technologies utilizes the power of computer vision to develop personal AI wearable and handheld assistive technologies. Their devices include the wearable OrCam MyEye and the handheld OrCam Read both developed for people who are blind, visually impaired or have reading difficulties. Both devices utilize a 13 megapixel camera which captures “visual information” and conveys the data auditorily. This presentation, given by a low vision optometrist and a representative of the OrCam company will discuss OrCam’s technology, user case examples and its benefits, giving people independence and empowering people to meet their goals.
CCB-GTT BRAILLE TECH USERS
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Q and A session based on what we have worked on and practiced.
(NOTE) preregistration required. For zoom info and/or if you are not already registered, contact Kim at email@example.com
CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL
Thursday, April 15, 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, April 16, 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/
New this week, Windows Screen Reader Experience, an overview
New last week, Envision AI glasses & SuperSense
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