CCB-GTT weekly meetings, October 30 to November 5, 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)


Monday, October 31, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  It is Halloween, and we have a treat for you! Our lively weekly open tech chat. Come and join us for all the fun. Share your tips and even your tricks. You never know what you will learn.


Monday, October 31, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene

This is the second part of our workshop about using the camera and photos app with voiceover. This workshop is full but if anyone wants this workshop at a later date, please e-mail

BOO! Did we scare you? happy Halloween!


Tuesday, November 1, 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


Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Michael Feir

Description:  This week, Michael Feir focusses on hardware. He will explain what differentiates one iPhone from another and why it matters to you. From microchips, cameras, memory, and storage, we will talk about what is under the glass. Michael will also discuss accessories you may wish to acquire for your iPhone. From cases to keyboards to chargers, we will talk about how to shop for them and what to be careful of when you do.

This course is based on the second edition of Michael Feir’s free e-book, Personal Power: Getting the Most From iOS as a Totally Blind User. This book can be downloaded in several formats from: Michael Feir’s Blog: April 2022

People who have trouble downloading the book in the format of their choice should email Michael directly at:


Thursday November 3, 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:


Thursday November 3, 2022, 7:00 PM Atlantic/7:30 PM NST:

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


Friday November 4, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic:  Getting to know our community.

Description:  Join us to talk with Vangelis Nikias who has had a lengthy career with many organizations and who is a passionate advocate for the blind community.

Upcoming small group workshop on the Victor Stream

Join us for an exciting, small group, hands on workshop on using your Victor stream.

This group is limited to ten participants and will be held from 2:30-3:30 Pm Eastern time on the following dates.

Wednesday November 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Gerry Chevalier will facilitate this workshop.

The following topics will be covered.

Week 1: (November 9) CELA Library Direct to Player books

Week 2: (November 16) Listening to Podcasts

Week 3: (November 23) Listening to Internet radio

Week 4: (November 30) Recording and organizing voice notes

(NOTE): Before attending this workshop, you need to

  1.  Have a victor stream that is already connected to the internet and is registered with CELA for direct to player service. If you need help with this prior to the workshop, please call CELA at 1-855-655-2273
  2.  Have a basic knowledge of how to use your stream (how to access menus, and a knowledge of all buttons on your stream. If you need help with this, please call us at 1-877-304-0968

(NOTE): Registration required. To register for this workshop, please e-mail

Additional Resources:


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.


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:


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:  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

Password: 320119

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:


 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


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

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