CCB-GTT weekly meetings, September 25 to October 1, 2022, via Zoom.

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 26, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Join us for our lively weekly open tech discussion where we answer questions, share tips, and discuss our latest tech discoveries.

CCB-GTT AMAZON APP SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP (Group 1)

Monday, September 26, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: David Greene

Description:  This is a small group exploration of the amazon app for IOS. Stay tuned for future workshop announcements.

(NOTE:) preregistration was required, group is full.

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic:  More about using safari on the mac.

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 gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT LOW TECH TIPS AND TRICKS

Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  What are the low-tech tips that help you every day? Do you use magnets, elastics, Braille or large print labels, Magnifiers, markers, locator dots? Come and ask questions about low tech solutions and share your tips with us.

CCB-GTT AMAZON APP SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP (Group 2)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: David Greene

Description:  This is a small group exploration of the amazon app for IOS. Stay tuned for future workshop announcements.

(NOTE): preregistration was required, group is full.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday September 29, 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: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday September 29, 2022, 7:00 PM Atlantic/7:30 PM Newfoundland:

Host: David Greene.

Description:  This is a weekly group for those living in Atlantic Canada. To find out more and to register please e-mail David.gtt@ccbnational.net

(NOTE): There will be no open chat on Friday September 30 due to the National Day of Reconciliation.

NOT TECH BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST…

CCB MENS GROUP

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Shane & Surander

Come join us for discussion and talk about some of the topics impacting men with visual impairments or blindness. This will be our 1st meeting of the season
and we will be focusing on Travel, including but not limited to the following topics…

– Tips & Tricks
– The ArriveCan App
– Packing for your trip
– What to pack, not to pack
– Luggage visibility to make it easier to spot your luggage at the airport
– Considering Carry On Baggage
– Airport Security
– Notifying Airport Security of your visually impairment
– Special perks and accommodations while travelling
– Airport Services for people with Disabilities
– Travelling with Seeing Eye/Guide Dogs

(NOTE): registration required, a different zoom room is used. participants will be given details. contact scashin@ccbnational.net

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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. All calls listed above, with the exception of the CCB Mens Group, can be accessed via the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

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:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

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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