CCB-GTT weekly meetings, December 11-17, 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 12, 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 (Group 1, Part 2)

Monday, December 12, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: David Greene

Description: Join us for part two of this small group exploration of editing using IOS and Voiceover.

This workshop is full but if anyone who has missed it and wants a repeat, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT EDMONTON MEETING

Monday, December 12, 2022, 7:00 PM Edmonton time, 9:00 PM Eastern, 6:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Gerry Chevalier

Presenter: Steve Barclay from Canadian Assistive Technology, http://www.canasstech.com

Description: Our December meeting features our annual visit from Steve Barclay, owner of Canadian Assistive Technology which has been providing assistive tech to blind and low vision Canadians for over 30 years. Steve will discuss several interesting tech topics including:

  1. Updates to the Brailliant X line from HumanWare
  2. The new Stellar Trek from HumanWare
  3. Why we are not selling Orbit Braille Displays any more
  4. The new Updated RIM software from Pneuma Solutions
  5. The new Magnilink Air solution

Discussion is not limited to these items. You are invited to test Steve’s experience with any questions on other tech.

(NOTE): For this meeting, everyone from across Canada is welcome.

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, December 13, 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@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BACK TO BASICS CALL

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description: 

Are there things about your technology that you do not understand?  Do you have questions to ask but feel uncomfortable doing so?  This is the call for you.  Come and ask all of those questions you have been wanting answers to.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP on editing in IOS with voiceover (Group 2, Part 2)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: David Greene

Description:  Join us for part two of this small group exploration of editing using IOS and Voiceover.

This workshop is full but if anyone has missed it and wants a repeat, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday December 15, 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@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL

Thursday December 15, 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@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday December 16, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic:  We will be talking general tech and focusing in on technology and devices used in the kitchen.

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:

  1. Using the voiceover help features on the mac with Wayne Antle &

  2. Unseen Touch Screen session four with Michael Feir

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@groups.io 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: ccb@ccbnational.net  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@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

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