CCB-GTT weekly calls from December 4-10 2022.

CCB-GTT weekly meetings, December 4-10, 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)

CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT

Monday, December 5, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific

—Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description: come and join us for this lively weekly tech sharing and discussion. Do you have tech you would like to receive as a gift this holiday season? Have you learned something exciting to share with the group? We always learn so much from each other during these weekly calls.

CCB-GTT Small Group Workshop on editing in IOS with voiceover ((Part 1)

Monday, December 5, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene

Description: Join us in this small group exploration of editing using IOS and Voiceover. Topics covered include:

How to edit in notes, messages, and e-mails.

How to become more comfortable with IOS editing features.

Tips and tricks to make editing easier and less intimidating.

We limit participation to no more than ten people per group. This workshop will take place on Mondays December 5 and 12.

To register, please e-mail gtt

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: A variety of presentations and 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 gtt

CCB-GTT Unseen Touch Screen December Presentation

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Michael Feir

Description:

When you start using an iPhone, you’re entering a carefully crafted ecosystem of hardware, software, and services. Apple tries to make its customers feel valued at the same time as they seek to profit from them. There are many implications of this. It’s far easier, for example, to purchase and read books using the Books app included on your iPhone than it is to obtain books from other vendors like Kindle. The same holds true for music, TV shows, etc. We’ll examine the advantages and disadvantages of Apple’s tight control of the app store and by extension, of what you can do on your iPhone. We’ll also talk about the economics of owning an iPhone and getting the greatest possible use out of it.

CCB-GTT Small Group Workshop on editing in IOS with voiceover ((Part 1)

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene

Description: Join us in this small group exploration of editing using IOS and Voiceover. Topics covered include:

How to edit in notes, messages, and e-mails.

How to become more comfortable with IOS editing features.

Tips and tricks to make editing easier and less intimidating.

We limit participation to no more than ten people per group. This workshop will take place on Wednesdays December 7 and 14.

To register, please e-mail gtt

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday December 8, 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: gtt

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday December 8, 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.gtt

— CCB-GTT Open Chat

Friday December 9, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Open chat with a variety of topics.

Additional Resources:

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

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:

106. The Dexcom 6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring Device with Heather Walkus

107. Oran McAllister from NaviLens

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: GTTsupport+subscribe 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

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: ccb 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:

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,9839595688#

BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+17789072071,9839595688#

Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+12045151268,9839595688#

Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+14388097799,9839595688#

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+16473744685,9839595688#

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

CONTACT US:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

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