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)
(NOTE): There will be no CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT on Monday October 10 because of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Wayne Antle
Topic: General Q and A.
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, October 12, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Description: If you are new to the vision loss journey and are confused about all those access terms you do not understand, and if you are just learning to use some new technology, this is the call for you. We are here to answer all of the burning questions you might have about any of your technologies. There are no silly questions.
CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP
Thursday October 13, 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: email@example.com
CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL
Thursday October 13, 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.firstname.lastname@example.org
CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT
Friday October 14, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris
Topic: Open chat.
CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS
Register for our next small group workshop on configuring the settings of your iDevice
Do you wonder what all of the iDevice settings do and what are the most important to configure as someone who is blind or has low vision? Register for this small group workshop where we go through the settings together and provide hands-on assistance.
We will continue to keep groups small so are offering two possible dates.
To register, please send an e-mail to email@example.com and say whether you prefer to come on Monday October 17 at 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific or Wednesday October 19 at the same time.
NOT CCB-GTT BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST…
WOMEN OF CCB CALL
Tuesday October 11, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:
Host: Leslie Yee
Description: Join us on Tuesday October 11th at 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific for the women of CCB meet and greet.
Our guest speaker is Kim Kilpatrick who will talk to us about CCB GTT and share a story or two.
(NOTE): The zoom link is different for this call. Contact Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not already on the Women of CCB email list.
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: Michael Feir’s second session in the Unseen Touchscreen course.
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: GTTsupportemail@example.com 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: 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, without exception noted, 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