CCB-GTT calls for the week of May 22-28 2022

CCB-GTT calls for the week of May 22-28, 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 document)

No CCB-GTT OPEN TECH Chat on Monday May 23 because of the holiday

We on the CCB-GTT team hope you have a lovely holiday weekend.


Tuesday, May 24, 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

CCB-GTT Open Tech Chat

Wednesday May 25, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Do you have high- or low-tech questions you would like answered? Do you have new discoveries, tips, and tricks to share? Come and join us for this lively tech discussion.

CCB-GTT WORKSHOPS, The very accessible overcast app for IOS (Group 1 session 2)

Wednesday May 25, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: We conclude our exploration of the extremely popular overcast podcast app in this second session.

These workshops continue to be by registration only. See more details and how to register in our workshops section below.



Thursday May 26, 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


Friday May 27, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

Today we introduce you to Esther Berman who works for the federal government and is a long-time guide dog user.

CCB-GTT WORKSHOPS, The very accessible overcast app for IOS (Group 2 session 2)

Friday May 27, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: We conclude our exploration of the extremely popular overcast podcast app in this second session.

These workshops continue to be by registration only. See more details and how to register in our workshops section below.

New Upcoming Workshops

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

Coming soon:

Using the versatile seeing AI app for identification and recognition of products, scanning documents, bar codes, light detection and more (the week of May 30, 2022)

Microsoft soundscape (unique GPS app) (The week of June 6, 2022)

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
  • Victor Reader Stream and podcasts
  • Using The channels of seeing AI.
  • 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 gtt

Upcoming non-tech events

CCB Men’s Discussion Group

Tuesday May 24, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Topic: What is a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)—

Description: We will discuss the basics of how to start a Registered Disability Savings Plan, the benefits, government of Canada grants. We will also discuss the Canadian Revenue Agency’s Disability Tax Credit. How to apply and the benefits of registering for it are. We will also devote some time towards the end of the call to discuss upcoming topics for future Men’s Group Meetings.

The registration link is different than for GTT calls. To register please contact Shane Cashin at


Kim Kilpatrick’s new storytelling show premiers on June 2 both in person and streamable

Some of you may know that besides working on the CCB-GTT team, I am also a professional storyteller. My third one woman show “Dangerous Touch” is being performed for the first time on Thursday June 2nd at 7:30 Pm Eastern time.

This is a show put on by Ottawa Storytellers

You can buy in-person tickets in Ottawa or live streamed tickets.

If you buy a streaming ticket, you have a week to watch the performance.

This show is all about living as a blind person through the last 2 years of COVID.

If you have trouble with the ticket purchase, you can e-mail

mad for help.

Here is the information from Ottawa Storytellers.

Our next Signature Series performance is almost here! Don’t miss Kim Kilpatrick’s new storytelling show Dangerous Touch: The Adventures of Being Blind in a Social Distance World on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:30 pm ET.

We all remember the day when the world shut down. Everything changed, and everyone had to learn how to live according to a new set of “rules” including mask-wearing, following arrows on the floor in the grocery store, and most importantly: no touching. Journey with storyteller Kim Kilpatrick as she attempts to navigate this world while blind.

Both in-person and live stream tickets are available. Tickets are $22 each. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

and look for signature series.



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.

New this week:

Episode 100 Second Edition of the book Personal Power with its author Michael Feir.


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:


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: ccb

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

Password: 320119

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:


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


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