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)
CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT
Monday June 27, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
During this lively weekly zoom chat, we discuss all things tech. From book readers and apps to computers. From appliances to smart speakers. All questions and tech topics are welcome.
CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Wayne Antle
Topic: Using dropbox 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CCB-GTT PRESENTATION CALL
Wednesday June 29, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Topic: All things storage. From Cloud storage services (which are most accessible and affordable?) to SD cards, thumb drives, and other storage options. Which do you use and why?
Description: What do you use to store information? Do you rely on SD cards, thumb drives, or other portable solutions? Some of you may use Dropbox, google drive, one drive, or iCloud drive. Which do you find easiest to use? Come and join us for a group discussion on this where we can all learn from each other.
CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP
Thursday June 30, 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
There will be no CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT on Friday July 1st. which is a holiday.
The CCB-GTT team wishes you all a very HAPPY CANADA DAY and summer.
We will be publishing one call list for the entire summer at the end of next week.
Workshops to resume in the fall of 2022.
We thank everyone for such an enthusiastic interest in our weekly small group workshops. We have learned a lot from the workshops that we have had thus far and look forward to continuing with our new topics in the fall of 2022.
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.
New this week: Episode 101: Exploration of the mac voiceover utility with Wayne Antle
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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