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, September 13, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: David Greene
Topic: Open Tech discussion
CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Wayne Antle
Do you use a Mac with voiceover or zoom? Do you want to know how to make the most out of your Mac and its features? Come join the Mac user’s group for a mix of presentations, and hands on assistance.
(NOTE): Registration required. To register, please e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Corry Stuive
Presenter: Wayne Antle
Topic: Making the best use of the IPhone camera as a totally blind person. Using Seeing AI short text, product, and handwriting channels to identify products. Using Seeing AI short text and document channels, as well as Voice Dream Scanner to read documents. Using Tap Tap See to identify colours. Using BeMyEyes and other visual assistance such as AIRA or Facetime video.
CCB-GTT TORONTO VISIONARIES
Thursday, September 16, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:
Host: Ian White
Topic: this month, we begin a four-part series on the MS Office suite, with a look at some of the basic functions of the spreadsheet program, Excel. Our guide this month will be Aamer Khan, who’ll walk us through the basic features of Excel, what the program is most useful for, and how simple formulas work. We’ll talk in general terms about the accessibility of MS Office and will touch on some of the other spreadsheet options.
(NOTE): this call has different zoom credentials, If you wish to attend email email@example.com prior to September 15th!
CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT
Friday, September 17, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Hosts: David Greene & Shelley Anne Morris
Topic: What’s on your mind?
Come join us to talk about what is on your mind regarding Blindness technology and living? Get ideas and advice and share what you’ve learned along the way. Come with a smile ready to be encouraged by each other in this supportive, respectful space.
CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP
(NOTE): Special day and time!
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 12:00 PM Eastern/9:00 AM Pacific:
Hosts: Tracy and Matthew
Topic: Audible Vision App
This month, our meeting is held on Saturday September 18th, because our presenter from Audible Vision App lives in a country with a different time zone. 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
Not tech, but may be of interest…..
WOMEN OF CCB
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:
HOSTS: Emilee and Leslie
We welcome you to join Women of CCB, via the zoom meeting platform. Come chat, laugh, bring a tea or latte. Enjoy the company, guest speakers and open discussions every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm eastern, 4:00 pm pacific.
(NOTE) If you would like to join in please reach out to Leslie Yee at email@example.com to be put on the contact list. We look forward to meeting you.
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, QR Codes, with Wayne Antle & Federal Election with guest Josephine Hall from Elections Canada.
CCB-GTT TECH SUPPORT LIST
CCB sponsors a GTT email support list to provide help and support with technology for blind, low vision and Deaf Blind Canadians. To subscribe to the email list, send an empty email to: GTTsupportfirstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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