CCB-GTT weekly meetings, December 18, 2022, to January 7, 2023, 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 19, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  this will be our last open tech chat of 2022. Come and join us and share your tips, tricks, and questions. Thanks to everyone for such enjoyable and informative chats during 2022.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP on editing in IOS with voiceover and a Bluetooth keyboard (Group 1)

Monday, December 19, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Do you want to know how to use your Bluetooth keyboard more effectively when sending e-mails, creating notes or texts, and editing in IOS. Then, this is the small group workshop for you!

To register, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, December 20, 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 NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts:  Dorothy Macnaughton and Brian Bibeault.

Topic: We will only meet for an hour this month.  This will be a time for connecting and enjoying each other’s company. Everyone from across Canada is welcome.

CCB-GTT Q & A WITH MICHAEL FEIR

Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Michael Feir.

Description:  Join us for a lively Q and A with Michael Feir. This is your chance to ask Michael about all things related to iPhones, apps, and accessories.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP on editing in IOS with voiceover and a Bluetooth keyboard (Group 2)

Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Do you want to know how to use your Bluetooth keyboard more effectively when sending e-mails, creating notes or texts, and editing in IOS. Then, this is the small group workshop for you!

To register, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP

Wednesday December 21, 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: aaug.canada@gmail.com

(NOTE):  There will be no CCB-GTT weekly calls or groups from Thursday December 22 until our first mac group of the year on Tuesday January 3. The CCB-GTT team wishes everyone a wonderful holiday season. We thank you for your participation and support in 2022 and look forward to 2023.

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 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 UNSEEN TOUCH SCREEN SESSION FIVE WITH MICHAEL FEIR

Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Michael Feir.

Description:  The key to a blind person being able to effectively use an iPhone is the Voiceover screen reader. This provides a means of controlling an iPhone without sight as well as feedback via speech or Braille. This lecture will discuss various aspects and concepts of Voiceover. The rotor, navigation by units, screen exploration and important gestures will all be discussed.

This course is based on the second edition of Michael Feir’s free e-book, Personal Power: Getting the Most From iOS as a Totally Blind User. This book can be downloaded in several formats from: Michael Feir’s Blog: April 2022

People who have trouble downloading the book in the format of their choice should email Michael directly at: Michael.feir@gmail.com

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP on using the Victor Stream (part 1 of 4)

Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: Gerry Chevalier

Once again, Gerry Chevalier will be hosting a series of four small group workshops on consecutive Wednesdays during January at this same time. Dates and topics are:

January 4 2023  CELA Library Direct to Player books

January 11, 2023 Listening to Podcasts

January 18 2023 Listening to Internet radio

January 25 2023 Recording and organizing voice notes plus a Q and A resulting from the previous lessons or other aspects of the victor stream.

(NOTE): Before attending the workshop you must be using a second generation Victor Stream. Your Stream must be connected to wifi. You must have already logged in to CELA and have direct to player books set up for your stream.

(NOTE): This workshop is limited to 10 people. To register, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

Here are links to two podcasts Gerry did about using your stream and all of its bookshelves.

Episode 46 – Stream SD Card bookshelves

Episode 47 – Stream Online Bookshelves

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday January 5, 2023, 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 January 5, 2023, 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 January 6, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories.

Description:  This month we are joined by Rebecca Jackson and Michael Feir.  They both share the same eye condition (retinopathy of prematurity) and some of the same experiences with orientation and mobility.

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.

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, with the exception of the CCB-GTT Android Group, 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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