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, October 24, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Description: Come and join us for our lively weekly tech discussion. Bring your questions, curiosity, and share your tips and tricks.
CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON USING THE CAMERA ON YOUR IPHONE
Monday, October 24, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:
Instructor: David Greene
Register now for this small, hands-on workshop, on making the best use of your iPhone camera when blind/low vision.
(NOTE): Registration required, to register, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . A second group, same topic, may take place on Wednesday if participant numbers warrant.
CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
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 email@example.com
CCB-GTT LOW TECH TIPS AND TRICKS
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Description: Join us for a discussion of low-tech tips and tricks and solutions.
Last month we had a great discussion and shared some wonderful tips for cooking, labeling, and more. Bring your questions and your low-tech solutions to this call.
CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP
Thursday October 27, 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 ATLANTIC CALL
Thursday October 27, 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.email@example.com
CCB-GTT Open Chat
Friday October 28, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris
Topic: Open chat.
AREA SPECIFIC CCB-GTT GROUPS
CCB-GTT SASKATCHEWAN CALL
Did you know there is a provincial CCB-GTT group meeting monthly in Saskatchewan? All access tech topics are covered including: Android, IOS, latest blindness tech, apps and more!
(NOTE): If you are interested in finding out more about it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NOT TECH BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST:
CCB NATIONAL MEN’S GROUP
Come Join us at 7 PM Eastern on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, as we will be celebrating the Halloween season.
– Share your best ghost stories, urban legends, and Halloween traditions with the guys.
– Also, is anyone setting up their own haunted houses this year with some crazy tech?
Let’s have some fun and build up fellowship amongst the guys and make this our new tradition. Who says that we are too old to enjoy Halloween? I am sure it will be a fun time for us all!
(NOTE): To join, please email Shane Cashin at email@example.com and request to be put on the list. Please note, if you have received an invite in the past for previous Men’s groups meetings, you are already on the list and should receive an email on or before October 24th, 2022.
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: 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, with the exception of CCB GTT SASKATCHEWAN and CCB MENS GROUP, 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