CCB GTT calls for the week of October 16 to 23 2021
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.
CCB GTT open tech chat
Monday October 18 2021 1:00 PM Eastern 10:00 Am Pacific time.
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Come and bring your tech questions, tips, and knowledge to this lively weekly discussion.
CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Wayne Antle
Topic: Using the voiceover utility, changing voices, and more ways of searching your mac.
Do you use a Mac with voiceover or zoom? Do you want to know how to make the most out of your Mac and its features? Come join the Mac user’s group.
(If you need additional support and would like to come in early to get assistance, the room is open at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific).
(NOTE): Registration required. To register, please e-mail,
CCB GTT rural and northern Ontario call
Tuesday October 19 2021 7 PM Eastern/ 4 PM Pacific
Description: The Northern Ontario and Rural GTT Zoom meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. Eastern and 4 p.m. Pacific time. The topic will be Narrator and Magnification programs built in to Windows 10. The speaker will be Brian Bibeault. Everyone from across Canada is welcome.
Facilitator: Dorothy Macnaughton
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Presenter: Katja Danilova
Topic: Voxmate app.
Description: Voxmate is a new Android app with audio-first applications that can be operated with just four gestures. With Voxmate, you can read news, listen to audiobooks, play games, chat on the Audio Forum and more by simply swiping up, down, left, and right. The app was designed from the ground up to focus on a great audio experience rather than describing what’s on the screen, and that makes the whole experience uncluttered, intuitive, and worth your time. Katja, the co-founder of Voxmate, will introduce us to the app, answer your questions, and talk about future iOS plans.
CCB-GTT android users group
Wednesday, October 20, , 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:
Hosts: Tracy Mousseau and Matthew Lorentz
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.
Topic: Using the contact list on your Android Phone
Registration required, Email:
CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERs group
Thursday, October 21, , 2021, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
In order to participate in this group, you must be using an electronic Braille display.
(NOTE): Registration required. To register, please e-mail, —
Topic: Hosting and participating in zoom calls with a Braille display.
CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT
Friday, October 22, , 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Hosts: David Greene & Shelley Anne Morris
Topic: What’s on your mind?
Come join us to talk about what is on your mind regarding Blindness technology and living.
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 like 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, low vision and Deaf Blind Canadians. To subscribe to the email list, send an empty email to: GTTsupportemail@example.com
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
(The list will serve as a connection venue only, and the CCB will assume no responsibility for the quality of goods or the value of the transaction(s) between two people, or a person and a company.)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need help doing these things or learning to use zoom, please contact us and we can help you.
You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:
CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 983 959 5688
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:
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
For more information, contact:
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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