CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, June 20 to June 26, 2021 via Zoom

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.


Monday, June 21, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat


Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Chris Danielsen, Director of Public Relations, National Federation of the Blind

Chris will tell us all about the 2021 NFB Convention, July 6 – 10, anywhere and everywhere. Like last year, this years NFB Convention will be virtual thus giving us all an opportunity to participate and learn, without leaving our homes. Your questions are welcome,

For more information visit the website at


Friday, June 25, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Shelley Ann Morris

Topic: All about summer.  The number of GTT calls will decrease in July and August.  Here are some things to think about while you enjoy the sweet, warm days ahead:  Summer reading lists, music playlists, campfire songs and podcast playlists.  What are your plans for the next two months?  What hobbies, interests, games and sports do you like to do at this time of year?  Do you have any favourite music festivals, theatre festivals or other artistic performances (real or virtual)?  What was your best/worst/funniest/most embarrassing camp experience?  Last but not least—do you have any technology questions?  Are you thinking about buying a new device or going for an upgrade?  Hope you can join us for a lively, summer-inspired discussion.

(Note) Several of the CCB GTT calls will be suspended over the summer months. More details forthcoming next week.


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.

New this week, 2 podcasts

Kim Kilpatrick and Diana Brent, Topic: Using the rotor in IOS.


Nick Johnson,’s Creative Director, and Craig Silva tell us all about a different audio book subscription model,


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:

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:


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:

(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:

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

Password: 320119

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:



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

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