CCB-GTT weekly meetings, January 8-14, 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)


Monday, January 9, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Welcome back to our regular weekly open tech chats. Each week we meet to discuss our tech questions and share our successes. Get new tech over the holidays? Have a puzzling question? Come and join us.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP on Using the accessible GPS app Lazarillo (part 1)

Monday, January 9, 2023, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene

Description:  Many people in our community were dismayed by the discontinuation of the popular, accessible, GPS app Soundscape. One of the alternatives is a free app called Lazarillo. In this small group workshop, we will walk you through the app and show you how to use it.

To download and learn about the app for IOS, go to Lazarillo – Accessible GPS on the App Store (

(NOTE): This workshop is limited to ten people. We can repeat this workshop again if there is enough interest. To register, please e-mail


Tuesday, January 10, 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

CCB-GTT in celebration of WORLD BRAILLE DAY, in partnership with several other groups, will present a back to basics call about the ABC’s of Braille

Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description: In our usual back to basics call time slot, come, and join a call about the ABC’s of Braille. What is braille?, how to learn braille as an adult, and resources and services available to you.

(NOTE): This is a different zoom room, and you need to register to join. To register please visit World Braille Days (WBD) 2023 | National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP on Using the Victor Stream (part 2)

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

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Gerry Chevalier

Description: In Part two of his exploration of the Victor Stream, Gerry shows us how to use the podcast bookshelf on the second-generation Victor Stream. This workshop is now full but if you would like a repeat of it in future, please e-mail


Thursday January 12, 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:


Thursday January 12, 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


Friday January 13, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Tech and books.

Description: Come join us Friday January 13 to talk about all things tech and your favorite or least favorite book. Because it is Friday the 13th, what are some spooky book titles you have read.

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.

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, with the exception of the GTT-World Braille Day call, 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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