CCB-GTT weekly meetings, March 5-11, 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, March 6, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  Have questions about your technology? Want to share a new tech tip or device? This is the call for you.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP on using the Voice Dream suite of products (reader, writer, and scanner, part 2)

Monday, March 6, 2023, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene

Description:  For many years now, the app Voice Dream reader has been a favourite app for reading all types of files and documents.  After its launch, Voice Dream writer came along to help with editing and creating documents.  Next came Voice Dream scanner which enables you to scan and read printed materials.  This popular suite of products will be explored in this small group workshop.

Voice Dream – Text to Speech Reader – Award Winning Apps That Helps Everyone Read

(NOTE): Registration required, Registration is limited to 10 individuals. If numbers exceed 10 a second similar session will be held on Wednesday March 8, 2023, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific. To register please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, March 7, 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 BACK TO BASICS CALL

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description: This is the call when we take your questions about your technology that you might feel are too silly or basic to ask.  Have a burning question that you have been hesitant to present?  Just starting out with access technology and feel confused by all of these new strange terms?  Come and join us and we will share our tips and knowledge to get you started.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday March 9, 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 March 9, 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 March 10, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Open Chat

Description: Join us this Friday when we will be talking about all things Accessible tech as well as book topics.

  • Is there a print copy of a book that you just can’t  part with even though you are not able to read it?
  • Is there one book that seems to stay fresh in your mind?
  • Is there a book that you would like to comment on since our last book gathering?

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP on the basics of using the jaws screen reader (part 2, Using Jaws with Microsoft outlook)

Friday, March 10, 2023, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene

Description:  The jaws screen reader has been in use for decades now. It is an enormously powerful tool.  Come and join us for the second of a four-part series on jaws.

We will be learning about using the jaws screen reader with the Microsoft outlook e-mail program.

This is a look at the very basics of jaws and is intended for those who are less advanced users.

(NOTE): Registration required, We limit this workshop to ten people. To register please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

If you are interested in another workshop on this topic but cannot make the date please let us know.

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: #113. Unseen Touch Screen course session Seven

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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