CCB-GTT weekly meetings, November 20-26, 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 21, 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. Using the Calendar in IOS with voiceover, Part 1.

Monday, November 21, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene

Want to make the best use of your iPhone calendar? We walk you through creating single and recurring appointments, navigating your appointment list, and more.

We limit this group to ten people so everyone can get individual questions answered and explore the calendar together.

(NOTE): Registration is required. To register, please e-mail


Tuesday, November 22, 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 1:30pm Eastern to give anyone who needs it, some extra help before the meeting starts.

(NOTE): Registration is required. Please e-mail


Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  In this lively discussion group, we share low tech tips and tricks for navigating the world, keeping things organized at home, school, or work, and more.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP. Using the Victor Stream (part 3, using the built-in internet radio player).

Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: Gerry Chevalier

Description: This week we continue our exploration of the victor stream. Today we learn about the internet radio player.

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

CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL. Special Presentation on the Dexcom 6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring Device.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts: Kim Kilpatrick and Corry Stuive

Presenter: Heather Walkus

Description:  November is Diabetes Awareness Month. On this special evening meeting we a pleased to welcome Heather Walkus, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), who is a user of the Dexcom 6 continuous glucose monitor system. Heather will present to us her experiences about its accessibility and usability for our community.

More info,


Thursday November 24, 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 24, 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 25, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic:  Open chat.

Not tech but may be of interest…

CCB National Men’s Group.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

November’s discussion will be focused on “Maneuvering in Your Home”.

Subjects may include but are not limited to the following,

– Household Chores

– Cooking

– Cleaning

– Laundry

– Using Household gadgets and appliances

– household maintenance, minor repairs, etc.

– Tips & Tricks

– & anything else you would like to bring up during the discussion.

(NOTE): To join, please email Shane Cashin at 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 November 21st, 2022

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: #105,  Freek-van-Welsenis, Co-founder of Hable One

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, except for the CCB Men’s group, 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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