CCB-GTT calls for the week of January 23 to January 29, 2022.

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.

(Information on how to Join the various meetings is located towards the end of this item)

CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT

Monday, January 24, 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 25, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: We continue our practice with zoom on the mac as a follow-up to our presentation. everyone will log into the meeting with their macs, and we will take turns practicing what we learned last week.

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: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION CALL

Wednesday January 26, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Using the Siri shortcuts app on your I Device.

Description: As a follow-up to our presentation on using Siri a couple of weeks ago, we will explore the Siri shortcuts app and show how to create your own shortcuts for Siri to use.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON DOLPHIN EASY READER

Wednesday January 26, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: Join us for a three-week, hands-on exploration of the Dolphin Easy Reader app for IOS. We will learn and practice together to:

  • Download the app
  • Create a Dolphin account
  • Explore the lay out of the app
  • Explore the settings
  • Learn about the libraries we can use to read content.
  • Learn to search for and download books from within the app
  • Explore all aspects of the book reading and navigational features.

(NOTE): pre-registration required. To register, please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday January 27, 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: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday January 28, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

This week, we meet Gerry Chevalier and learn all about his vision loss journey.

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 Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific, 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 will be 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.

Pre-register now for the following:

    • Using Voicedream reader on idevices (starting February 16, 2022.
    • 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

To register for any of these, or to suggest other topics, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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/

New this week: Using Siri and dictation on your IDevices with Kim Kilpatrick & Using Microsoft Word from the keyboard with Gerry Chevalier

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: Gttsupport+subscribe@groups.io

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

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: ccb@ccbnational.net

If you need help doing these things or learning to use zoom, please contact us and we can help you.

How to Join Meetings:

You can participate by phone or Internet from wherever you are:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09#success

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

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

Contact us:

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

Accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

Corry.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

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