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 TECH CHAT
Monday, January 10, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Topic: Bring your favourite apps and devices, high- and low-tech solutions, questions, tips, and tricks to this lively weekly discussion group.
CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP
Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Wayne Antle
Topic: Using zoom on the mac.
Our presentations start at 2 PM Eastern. We open the room for people who would like a little extra help with their Mac at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific.
(NOTE): Registration required. To register, please e-mail, email@example.com
CCB-GTT PRESENTATION CALL
Wednesday January 12, 2022, 1:00 Pm Eastern/10:00 Am Pacific.
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Topic: Using Siri and dictation on your Idevices.
Come and share all the things you use Siri and dictation for on your devices. What is the difference between Siri and dictation? Do you use Siri short cuts? How else do you use Siri?
CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP
Thursday January 13, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.
(NOTE) Registration required. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT
Friday January 14, 2022, 1:00 Pm Eastern/10:00 Am Pacific.
Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris
Topic: Sharing our stories, Come and meet Venice Rose a regular participant to CCB GTT groups and meetings.
Exciting New Upcoming Workshops
We are planning a series of upcoming workshops. These will be 3-4 weeks long depending on the topic. They will take place on Wednesdays at 2:30 PM EST (11:30 AM PST) for one hour.
These will be small group explorations of topics. The group will work together with hands on practice of apps, programs, and devices.
We are limiting participation in each group to ten people. This way, everyone gets their questions answered and can help each other in a small group.
the number of participants at these smaller groups is limited to help ensure quality control and meaningful participation by all. we encourage only those individuals with a vested interest in the topic and/or product to participate to help ensure that instruction is awarded initially to those most in need.
Our first series of workshops will begin on Wednesday January 26 at 2:30 PM EST and will explore using the dolphin easy Reader app on your IDevice.
To register, e-mail email@example.com
Other future topics may include:
- Using voicedream reader on Idevices
- Using the Victor Stream for reading books
- Apple podcasts
- Victor Reader Stream and podcasts
- Overcast podcast app
- Using The channels of seeing AI
- On-line banking
- Using windows with a screen reader
NOT TECH BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST…
Special World Braille Day Event
Thursday, January 13, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
(Session length: 90 minutes)
In celebration of World Braille Day, Braille Literacy Canada (BLC), the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), the CNIB Foundation, the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA), the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS), and the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) are organizing a series of online events.
This celebration of braille is open to people of all ages who are curious about braille, either practically, professionally, or somewhere in between! Target audiences include all braille readers, library staff, and educators. The celebration will be conducted virtually on Zoom.
For more information about this series of events, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
(NOTE) Register online by Monday, January 10, 2022,
To register go to: https://nnels.ca/world-braille-day
Description: This event will begin with a live reading of a print-braille book. We will then explore strategies for libraries to create inclusive programs such as Storytime, story boxes or literature kits, STEAM programming, makerspaces, 3D printing, games, and accessible book clubs.
CCB-GTT Podcast Feed
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 link 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:
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:
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
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