CCB-GTT weekly meetings, November 6-12, 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, November 7, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Come and join us for this lively weekly discussion of all things accessible technology. Bring your questions, your curiosity, and your tips and solutions.


Monday, November 7, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: David Greene

Have you ever wondered about how best to use the rotor in voiceover? Register for this two-part small group workshop. We limit this group to ten people so everyone can get individual questions answered and explore the rotor together.

Description: Why is the rotor so helpful when navigating through apps, documents, and settings? What does the rotor do? How do you select and unselect what is included in the rotor? How do you rearrange rotor options to have those you most use at the top?

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

No CCB-GTT MAC USER’S Group on Tuesday November 8. (The group returns on Tuesday November 15).


Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Welcome to our regular monthly back to basics call where every question is on the table. Curious about something but think it is too silly to ask? Ask it here! We’re open to all questions and share our knowledge and tips with everyone.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON USING THE VICTOR STREAM (part 1, using the direct to player bookshelf).

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: Gerry Chevalier

Description: This week we begin our journey with using the victor stream by discussing the direct to player bookshelf from CELA.

Reminder: 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


Thursday November 10, 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 10, 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

There will be no CCB-GTT Open tech Chat on Friday November 11th., Remembrance Day.

We encourage you to honour Canada’s Veterans and remember their service and sacrifice. Lest we forget.

Special CCB-GTT and Braille Literacy Canada call on using the Hable one.

Saturday, November 12, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Freek van Welsenis Co-founder Hable One

Description: Using a smartphone with a visual impairment can sometimes be frustrating and difficult. At Hable, we like to make this easier for you. The Hable One is the easiest Braille keyboard to control your smartphone.

Do you use Voiceover or Talkback on your smartphone and struggle with swiping gestures? Or do you find on-screen typing cumbersome and takes up a lot of energy? Then the Hable One is probably of interest to you.

The Hable One is a small and handy device that allows you to type easily and quickly on your smartphone, for example when you are on the move. It also lets you control your smartphone without having to use the touchscreen.

The device is small and wireless, fits in your hand and has eight control buttons. You hold it with two hands “in the air” such that you have each finger on a button. By using combinations of buttons, you can give commands and enter text. Hable bases these button combinations on the codes of the Braille alphabet. To learn to use Hable, however, you don’t need any knowledge or experience with this.

It works with Voiceover and Talkback on smartphones and tablets. It can be used to type more accurately and navigate your phone with simple gestures and shortcuts.

More info,

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.

New this week: #104: Unseen Touch Screen, episode three.

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

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.