CCB-GTT weekly meetings, January 22-28, 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, January 23, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Join us each week when we discuss and share the tech topics of greatest interest and concern within our community. Come and ask your questions and share your tips.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP on using the video calling app Be My Eyes (part 1)

Monday, January 23, 2023, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructor: David Greene

Description:  Because of the price hikes recently instated by AIRA, many people in our community are asking about the free video assistant app, Be My Eyes. Join us for a walk through of this free and extremely useful app.

In this small group workshop, we walk you through the app and show you how to use it.

We limit this workshop to ten people.

To find out more about this app (available for IOS and android) visit the web site at

Be My Eyes – See the world together

(NOTE): Registration required. To register, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, January 24, 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 LOW TECH TIPS AND TRICKS

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description: Come and join us for this informative discussion on low tech tips and solutions. These could be for your home, when out and about, for organizing things, and more.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP on Using the Victor Stream (part 4)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Host: David Greene

Presenter: Gerry Chevalier

Description: In the final part of his exploration of the second-generation Victor Stream, Gerry will show us the voice recording capabilities of the stream and answer any additional questions that may have come up during this series of workshops.

(NOTE): This workshop is now full but if you would like a repeat of it in future, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday January 26, 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 26, 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 TECH CHAT

Friday January 27, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Open chat.

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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, #111. Using drag and drop with voiceover on the mac,  presented by Wayne Antle.

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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