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 document)
No CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT
Monday, April 18, 2022,
We will have an Open Chat on Wednesday this week, instead of the Presentation. Come join us then!
CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP
Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Wayne Antle
Topic: Getting to know the contacts app 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 NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL
Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:
Hosts: Dorothy Macnaughton and Brian Bibeault.
Topic: Windows 11.
Presenter: Albert Ruel
If you are not sure if you want to download Windows 11 just yet, plan on attending to learn more about it. Everyone from across Canada is welcome.
CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT
Wednesday April 20, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Description: Bring your questions, tips, tricks, and curiosity to this lively weekly discussion of all things high and low tech.
CCB-GTT WORKSHOPS, mobile banking (Group 3 session 1)
Wednesday April 20, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:
Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene
Description: We begin the first session for our third group of mobile banking participants.
These workshops continue to be by registration only. See more details and how to register in our workshops section below.
CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP
Wednesday April 20, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:
Hosts: Tracy Mousseau and Matthew Lorentz
Topic: Android Questions and Answers
Description: Sponsored and hosted by the Canadian Council of the Blind GTT program.
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, A different zoom room is used. Details given to those who register. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP
Thursday April 21, 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: email@example.com
CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT
Friday April 22, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris
Topic: Sharing our stories
We introduce you to Wayne Antle from Ottawa and hear about his vision loss journey.
New Upcoming Workshops
Thanks to everyone who has registered and continues to provide suggestions for our upcoming small group workshops.
We have added extra days and times as these workshops are extremely popular.
Once you are registered, you will be notified by e-mail about the date of your workshop.
Please see below for a list of possible topics and how to register.
All these sessions will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays 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 the Victor Stream for reading books
- Apple podcasts
- Victor Reader Stream and podcasts
- Overcast podcast app
- Using The channels of seeing AI.
- Mobile banking
- Using windows with a screen reader
- Ride share apps such as Uber and Lyft
- Microsoft Soundscape
- Basic Settings on IOS devices.
- Using Instacart and other shopping apps and services
- Using the Amazon app
To register for any of these or to suggest other topics, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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:
All calls listed above, except for the CCB-GTT Android Users Group, can be accessed via the following link:
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