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, June 14, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Topic: Open tech chat
CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL
Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:
Facilitators: Brian Bibeault and Dorothy Macnaughton
Topic: Your interests, hobbies and games, including accessible internet and computer games. There is no designated speaker. We will take turns sharing. Everyone from across Canada is welcome.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Presenters: Nick Johnson, Libro.fm’s Creative Director, and Craig Silva (member of the design team)
Learn all about a different audio book subscription model libro.fm
For more information visit the website at libro.fm
CCB-GTT ALL ABOUT ANDROID
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:
Topic: Using the contact features of Android devices.
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 OPEN CHAT
Friday, June 19, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Hosts: Shelley Ann Morris and Kim Kilpatrick
Topic: tech chat all about radio. How do you listen to radio? Has this changed? Has it become more or less accessible?
(Note) Early notice, Several of the CCB GTT Zoom calls will be suspended over the summer months. More details will be forthcoming via this notice in the weeks to come.
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 favourite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/
New this week, Sabrina Knappe and Jeff Blum from McGill University’s Shared Reality Lab will give an introduction to a new project.
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
CCB-GTT BUY, SELL, TRADE OR DONATE LIST
This is a Canadian Group for blind, partially sighted and deaf-blind folks to buy, sell, trade or donate previously enjoyed assistive technology.
To subscribe to the email list, send an empty email to: main+subscribe@CCB-Tech-BuySellTrade.groups.io
(The list will serve as a connection venue only, and the CCB will assume no responsibility for the quality of goods or the value of the transaction(s) between two people, or a person and a company.)
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