CCB-GTT calls for the week of February 20, to February 26, 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)

No CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT on Monday February 21st, Holiday in most of Canada.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: General Mac Q and A.

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 February 23, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Caroline Toews

Topic: Apple VS Android: Pros and cons of both mobile platforms

Description:  Caroline has used both Apple and android phones. She joins us to present on the pros and cons and features and her decision to use an android phone at present.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON VOICE DREAM READER

Wednesday February 23, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: Come and learn how to use the very versatile voice dream reader app to read daisy books, documents, and more. This workshop is currently full. However, if you want to take it in future, please register by e-mailing gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday February 24, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: General Q and A.

Description of group:  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 February 25, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

This week’s guest is Pierre Castagner who will share his vision loss experience with the group.

New Upcoming Workshops

Thanks to everyone who has registered and continues to provide suggestions for our upcoming small group workshops.

Please see below for a list of possible topics and how to register.

All these sessions will take place on Wednesdays at 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific, for one hour.

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 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 requiring support.

Pre-register now for the following:

  • Using Voice Dream Reader on iDevices (starting this week).
  • 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
  • Navigating around the Uber and various other ride share apps.

To register for any of these or to suggest other topics, please email 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/

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:

Except for the CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP, all other calls listed above can be accessed via the following link:

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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