CCB-GTT weekly meetings, May 21-27, 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)

NO CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT on May 22nd. Enjoy your holiday long weekend!

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, May 23, 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. This weeks discussion includes web browsing for those new to Mac.

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 CALL

Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Description: This week, we once again share our low-tech tips and tricks.  We’ve discussed locator dots, Braille labels, marking things using elastics, and much more.  Come and ask your low-tech questions and share your tips with us.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday May 25, 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 May 25, 2023, 8:00 PM Atlantic/8:30 PM NDT:

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 May 26, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Corry Stuive

Topic: Open tech Chat with some discussion on Radio (where to find sports is a question I’m often asked) as well as other audio offerings such as podcasts, streaming music, etc. Let’s talk, l look forward to your participation!

Not CCB-GTT but may be of interest.

Men of CCB will be holding our monthly zoom meeting on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific.

This month we will delve into the topic of A.I. or Artificial Intelligence.  While the men’s group typically avoids purely tech-related topics to prevent overlap with CCB GTT offerings, AI has generated substantial discussion on its role in society, its positive and negative impacts, and how we might  navigate the potential changes resulting from this technology’s widespread  adoption.

The CCB National Men’s Group is an informal discussion held on the 4th Tuesday of each month, focusing on topics particularly relevant to our male members. To join, please email Shane Cashin at scashin@ccbnational.net and request to be added to the list.

Please note that if you have received an invite to previous Men’s Group meetings, you are already on the list and should receive an email on or  before May 22nd, 2023.

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 Men of CCB 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:

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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