CCB-GTT weekly meetings, September 11 to September 17, 2022 via Zoom.
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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, September 12, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick.
Bring all of the tech questions and tips you have gathered over the summer and join this lively weekly discussion.
CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP
Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Wayne Antle
Topic: Picking upcoming presentation topics.
Description: This group is for people who are using mac computers. The room opens at 1:30 Eastern to give anyone who needs it, some extra help before the meeting starts.
(NOTE): Registration is required. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CCB-GTT BACK TO BASICS CALL
Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Description: do you have questions about your computer, smart phone, talking book player, smart speaker, or other accessible device that you have always been afraid to ask? Come and join our back to basics call and ask all of these burning questions. We share answers, tips, and support.
CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CANADA INAUGURAL CALL (DAYTIME)
Thursday September 15, 2022, 1:00 PM Atlantic time/1:30 PM Newfoundland time.
Host: David Greene
Description: This call is for people living in Atlantic Canada. We are aware that some of our call times are not at ideal times for you. Come to this call and share your ideas for future calls.
(NOTE): Registration required. To register and/or find out more please e-mail
CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CANADA INAUGURAL CALL (EVENING)
Thursday September 15, 2022, 7:00 PM Atlantic time/7:30 PM Newfoundland time.
Host: David Greene
Description: This call is for people living in Atlantic Canada. In this evening call, we are hoping to reach those of you who are working and cannot attend our daytime calls. Come to this call and share your ideas for future calls.
(NOTE): Registration required. To register and/or find out more please e-mail David.email@example.com
CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP
Thursday September 15, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Topic: A variety of presentations and time for 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT
Friday September 16, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris
Topic: Open chat.
CCB-GTT WEEKEND CALL
Saturday September 17, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Hosts: Kim kilpatrick and Corry Stuive
This call is especially for those who are working or studying during our regular call times. We want to hear from you? Would you like weekend or evening calls? What kinds of topics or presentations would you like to have?
CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS
You are invited to register for our next small group workshop:
Getting to know the Amazon app
Our small group workshops are back. We will be hosting one small group workshop series per month. For September, join us to learn more about how to use the Amazon app for IOS.
(NOTE): You need to register for this workshop as we keep groups small to facilitate the best learning experiences for all. To do so, please e-mail email@example.com
Workshop dates and times:
(GROUP 1) Monday September 19 and 26 at 2:30 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Pacific
(GROUP 2) Wednesday September 21 and 28 at 2:30 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Pacific
Instructor: David Greene.
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: Michael Feir’s first session in the Unseen Touchscreen course. The introduction.
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: GTTsupportfirstname.lastname@example.org 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: 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 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
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