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, November 14, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Description: Have a piece of new technology that excites you? Are you struggling with a smart phone app? Bring your curiosity, expertise, and questions to this lively weekly discussion group.
CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON USING THE ROTER IN IOS WITH VOICEOVER (PART 2)
Monday, November 14, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific —
Instructor: David Greene
We continue our exploration of the rotor in IOS using voiceover. We limit this group to ten people so everyone can get individual questions answered and explore the rotor together. This workshop is full but if you would like a repeat of it e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP
Tuesday, November 15, 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 email@example.com
CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:
Hosts: Dorothy Macnaughton and Brian Bibeault.
Topic: We are very pleased to have Laurie Davidson, CELA’s Executive Director as our guest speaker. We will learn what’s new at the Centre for Equitable Library Access and you will have a chance to ask questions. Everyone from across Canada is welcome.
CCB-GTT Q & A WITH MICHAEL FEIR
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Michael Feir.
Description: Join Michael Feir every third Wednesday of the month for an IOS Q and A.
CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON USING THE VICTOR STREAM (part 2, using the built-in podcast player).
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific —
Instructor: Gerry Chevalier
Description: This week we continue our journey and discuss how to subscribe and listen to podcasts on the Victor Stream.
This workshop is now full. However, we can repeat this workshop if there is enough interest. To put your name on the list, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP
Wednesday November 16, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:
Hosts: Tracy Mousseau and Matthew Lorentz
Topic: Android Questions and Answers
Description: Sponsored and hosted by the Canadian Council of the Blind GTT program.
Tracy and Matthew have put this group together to share their experiences navigating Android devices. We welcome the input from users of all experience levels so we can learn together. Please make sure your device in which you will be signing into the Zoom meeting has your proper name, so the host will recognize you and let you into the meeting.
(NOTE): Registration required, A different zoom room is used. Details given to those who register. Email: email@example.com
CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP
Thursday November 17, 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 November 17, 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 David.email@example.com
CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT
Friday November 18, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris
Topic: Open chat.
Special CCB-GTT and Braille Literacy Canada call on keeping braille devices in good shape.
Saturday, November 19, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Presenter: Rick Chant from Chaos Technical Services
Description: Do you want to know how to keep your Perkins braillers and braille displays in good working order? Do you ever wonder what happens when you send your braille devices in for repair? Join Braille Literacy Canada and the CCB-GTT program to find out. Rick Chant has more than 25 years of experience in repairing accessible technologies.
(NOTE): Registration required (free to all CCB members) the BLC zoom account is used. Info sent to participant’s after registration. To register and/or find out more, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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, , with the exception of the Android and BLC calls, 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