CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, November 28 to December 4, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, November 29, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Bring your favourite apps and devices, low tech solutions, questions, tips and tricks to this lively weekly discussion group.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Following last week’s presentation, on Messages on the Mac, we will have a Q and A session this week.

Our presentations start at 2 PM Eastern.  We open the room for people who would like a little extra help with their Mac at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific.

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

NO CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

on Wednesday, December 1, 2021,

and

NO CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

On Thursday December 2, 2021

Many members of our community are very excited about the Sight Tech Global conference taking place on December 1 and 2, 2021.

Ned Desmond (head of Sight Tech Global) was the speaker on the CCB GTT national call in October. To find out more about this event, please listen to episode 83 of the Canadian Council of the Blind podcast.

To find out more and to register, please visit
https://sighttechglobal.com

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, December 3, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Shelley Ann Morris and David Greene

Topic: Sharing stories from our community

(NOTE) Friday December 3rd is The International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year, the United Nations theme is:

Envisioning Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 world. For more information visit:

https://www.un.org/en/observances/day-of-persons-with-disabilities

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/

NEW THIS WEEK: A deep dive into IOS15 accessibility with Kim Kilpatrick & Messages on the Mac with Wayne Antle

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.

You can participate by phone or Internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, November 21 to November 27, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, November 22, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Come with your tips and tricks, questions and answers, and join our lively weekly tech discussion.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Using Messages on the Mac.

Our presentations start at 2 PM Eastern.  We open the room for people who would like a little extra help with their Mac at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific.

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

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host / Presenter: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: A deep dive into the accessibility settings on I devices running IOS 15. Come learn about all of your accessibility settings.  Where they are.  What they do, and how to customize them.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, November 26, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Shelley Ann Morris and David Greene

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS

(NOTE): Special day and time!

Saturday, November 27, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Using the focus and other Braille displays with jaws.  Tips and tricks.

Description:  This presentation is geared towards people using Jaws with focus Braille displays although it will be relevant for others using Braille displays with their PC as well.

We are holding this group on a Saturday to accommodate people who are working during the week and cannot attend our regular meetings.

(NOTE): To be a part of this group, you must be using an electronic Braille display. To register, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

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/

NEW THIS WEEK: CELA update and review with Laurie Davidson & From Print to voice, the making of an audio book with Neal Ewers & Introduction to Windows 11 with Dan Clark

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.

You can participate by phone or Internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, November 14 to November 20, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, November 15, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Come and share all of your tech questions, answers and tips.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Using text replacement and keyboard shortcuts on the Mac.

If you are having questions and would like to come in early to get additional assistance, the room is open at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific.

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

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Facilitators:  Dorothy Macnaughton and Brian Bibeault

The discussion will be on various accessible e-mail programs, with several people contributing.  This will be helpful for anyone thinking about changing their e-mail program.

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Dan Clark

Topic: Windows 11. Come and learn about Windows 11 and its accessibility.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

If you have an electronic Braille display, come and join us for this weekly call. Sometimes we have presentations and sometimes Q and A about our displays.

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

CCB-GTT TORONTO GROUP

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 6:00 PM Eastern/3:00 PM Pacific:

Get Together with Technology (Toronto) is back this month with a special presentation on the accessibility of Point of Sale (POS) terminals!  This month, Lui Greco, CNIB Manager Regulatory Affairs, will be sharing information on a new model of accessible POS terminal developed by Moneris in consultation with a variety of disability stakeholders, including the CNIB, a project funded by the Federal Government.  These terminals may already be in place, or will be rolling out at retailers near you soon! So join us, and learn what you need to know to maintain your privacy, expand your autonomy, and stay connected to the digital retail economy!

(NOTE): This meeting takes place in a different Zoom room from the others, To obtain the credentials for this meeting, please e-mail, Gtt.toronto@gmail.com

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, November 19, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Shelley Ann Morris and David Greene

CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP

(NOTE): Special day and time!

Saturday, November 20, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Tracy and Matthew

Topic: Voxmate

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. The meeting will run for 90 minutes.

(NOTE): Registration required, Email: aaug.canada@gmail.com

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/

NEW THIS WEEK: Using numbers on the Mac with Wayne Antle

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.

You can participate by phone or Internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, November 7 to November 13, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, November 8, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Have a device you feel you are not using as much as you could be?  Have a new device you are excited about?  Having any app or computer issues?  Bring your questions, tips and triumphs to our call.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Q and A after our numbers presentation.

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, gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenters: CELA staff

Description: Laurie Davidson, Executive Director at CELA, will update the group on what’s happening with CELA’s work, in the area of collections, partnerships and technology. Lindsay Tyler will share information about CELA services, how to join, find out what books and magazines are available, and ways to read them. We’ll also have time for questions.

CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Neal Ewers

FROM PRINT TO VOICE: THE MAKING OF AN AUDIO BOOK

In this presentation I will cover the steps needed to produce an audio book. I will answer such questions as:

  • Does one self-publish or go with a book publisher?
  • How does one find the right narrator, and how much does that cost?
  • What studio is used to record the book? How much does that cost?
  • What is the process of reading the book? Who is involved?
  • What if there are mistakes or parts to be re-read?
  • How do you prepare the finished recording for places like Audible.com and other companies?
  • What is a DAISY book and why is it used?
  • How is the finished audio book marketed?

Along the way:

  • We will hear professional narrators talk about the ways one brings a book to life, along with some things not to do.
  • We will hear and discuss certain sentences and phrases and how using different vocal intonation can make a very big difference in the way the words are interpreted by the reader.
  • There will also be a demonstration of how books are edited to correct mistakes in the reading, take out or diminish breath sounds, plosives, and other things that may detract from the reading.
  • There will be a time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Some possible questions to ponder:

  • As a reader, do I hear what the author intended, or am I more influenced by the narrator’s interpretation of the book?
  • Are there narrators you like and why do you like them?
  • What equipment is needed to make a high quality recording of a book?
  • Other questions are welcome.

I hope you enjoy the session.

Check out Neal’s work is at https://www.ravenswood.org

NO CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP THIS WEEK

Thursday, November 11, 2021, is Remembrance Day.

Please pay tribute to all our fallen heroes, today, tomorrow and forever.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, November 12, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene & Shelley Anne Morris

Not tech, but may be of interest…..

WOMEN OF CCB

Tuesday, November  9, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Join the Women of CCB zoom gathering this coming Tuesday for open discussion on “Adjusting to vision loss with family and friends.”

(NOTE): If you are not on our contact list to receive the zoom invite please email Leslie at lyee@ccbnational.net

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, low vision and Deaf Blind 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.

You can participate by phone or internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, October 31 to November 6, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, November 1, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Got some new tech?  Got some tech you need help with?  Have you found some incredible apps?  Bring all of your tips, tricks, concerns, and questions to our weekly tech chat. (left over Halloween candy also welcome)..

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: The numbers spread sheet app for the Mac.

If you are having questions and would like to come in early to get additional assistance, the room is open at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific.

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

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

CCB-GTT back to basics call! Every question is important. Do you have questions that you have been afraid to ask the “high tech” people in your life?  We welcome all questions here and go back to explaining the basics of accessible technology.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS

Thursday, November 4, 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, gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, November 5, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Shelley Ann Morris and David Greene

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/

NEW THIS WEEK: Using the Reminders App on IOS with Michael Feir & Voxmate app with Katja Danilova

A note from Katja: Thank you so much for attending our webinar. We enjoyed talking with you, answering your questions, and getting recommendations for our future development. It was very valuable to us! One thing we did not share with you is a link to Google Play to download Voxmate. Here it is: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.voxmate.voxmate

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

(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.)

MOVING DAY!

Please note! Effective November 1st 2021, the Canadian Council of the Blind’s National office is relocating within the city of Ottawa. Our new mailing/street address is listed below. Our phone/fax numbers, as well as all email addresses associated with the Council will not change.

CCB National Office:

200 – 14 Chamberlain Ave. Ottawa, ON K1S 3T3
Phone: (613) 567-0311
Fax: (613) 567-2728
Toll-Free 1-877-304-0968

E-mail: ccb@ccbnational.net

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.

You can participate by phone or Internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, October 24, to October 30, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, October 25, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Come and bring your new tech discoveries, puzzling questions, and best tips to our weekly open tech chat.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Using the Mac app store and other sources to download apps.

The room is open at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific to provide extra assistance before the formal presentation starts.

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

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Michael Feir

Topic: Using the reminders app on IOS

Description: We all can use some help keeping track of the stuff of life. The Calendar and Reminders apps are Apple’s current answer to that problem. The Reminders app focuses on tasks and projects in our lives rather than appointments and events. You can set reminders to alert you based on due dates, make them triggered based on where you are, and keep track of which steps in bigger projects have been completed. We’ll examine the Reminders app in detail and go through all of the features it contains for reminding you of what needs doing in your life.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: General Q and A

This group is for those already using electronic Braille displays.

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

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, October 29, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Shelley Ann Morris and David Greene

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 favorite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

NEW THIS WEEK: Making the best use of the iPhone camera with Wayne Antle & Sight Tech Global with Ned Desmond

 

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.

You can participate by phone or Internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, October 10 to October 16, 2021 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.

NO CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

On Monday, October 11, 2021,

Happy Thanksgiving Day to Everyone!

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: General Q and A

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, gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Diana Brent

Topic:  Using the Microsoft outlook app on IOS devices.

This session will provide information on using the Outlook mail app on IOS devices. In general, we will discuss getting and installing the app and setting up your email account. I will focus on composing, deleting, replying, moving, and   forwarding email messages as well as working through the various menus, moving between accounts and mailboxes. If time permits, we can look at the Outlook calendar which is very accessible as well.

CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Ned Desmond (Sight Tech Global)

Sight Tech Global is the first global, virtual conference dedicated to fostering discussion among technology pioneers on how rapid advances in AI and related technologies will fundamentally alter the landscape of assistive technology and accessibility.

To find out more visit: https://sighttechglobal.com/

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS

Thursday, October 14, 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, gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, October 15, 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.

Not tech, but may be of interest…..

WOMEN OF CCB

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 AM Pacific:

Attention all Women of CCB! Join us this coming Tuesday for a wonderful discussion with Laura Feltz, Hypnotherapist. Her presentation titled “stop sabotaging your sleep” tips and tools for a more restful sleep.

Laura’s presentation is about an hour and then we will have an additional 15 minutes or so for questions and comments. 

If you are not already on our contact list,  please email Leslie Yee at lyee@ccbnational.net zoom invites are only sent to those folks on the contact list. 

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 like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

NEW THIS WEEK, IOS 15 with Michael Feir & Stephanie Shingle, Customer Service Representative, En-vision America.

 

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: 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

(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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, September 26 to October 2, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, September 27, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Bring all of your tech tips and questions to this lively discussion group.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: What is the finder program on the mac and how do we best use it?

If you are having questions and would like to come in early to get additional assistance, the room is open at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific.

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

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Michael Feir

The latest version of iOS has just been released. There are hundreds of changes. Michael Feir will explain some of his favourites so far. For people feeling that rotor frustration, relief is a two finger four-tap away. VoiceOver now has quick settings which make it easy to access a wide range of convenient settings without using the rotor. Notes has gotten a new organization method called tags which helps keep things straight without making lots of folders. The Weather app has gotten a complete makeover and packs more information. Michael will show you how a new VoiceOver feature called group navigation can turn the sprawl into a quick and tidy experience.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS

Thursday, September 30, 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, gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, October 1, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Shelley Ann Morris and David Greene

NOT CCB-GTT BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO MANY…

Saturday, Sept 25, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Braille Literacy Canada presentation

Presenters Jen Jesso and Jen Goulden

Topic: Duxbury for Braille Readers

The Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) is probably the most well-known braille transcription software in the world, and it can produce high-quality braille in more than 100 languages. It’s also extremely accessible, enabling braille readers to play an active role in creating our own electronic or hard copy braille documents. 

All are welcome, but the focus of this session will be on using Duxbury with a screen reader and braille display. We hope you can join us!

(NOTE) To register, send an email to info@blc-lbc.ca up until the start of the workshop. The zoom credentials (different from those used by CCB GTT) will be sent to those who register.

CCB members get in free to BLC workshops.

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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 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 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.

You can participate by phone or Internet from wherever you are:

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, September 19 to September 25, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, September 20, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Bring your questions and tips, favourite apps and devices, and join us for a lively tech chat.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Each week we cover a topic suggested by the group.

If you are having questions and would like to come in early to get additional assistance, the room is open at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific.

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

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Dorothy Macnaughton

Presenters: Brian, Gerry and Albert

Topic: Are you looking at purchasing a PC, wondering what to look for? This is the call for you, join us as we will share what we would look for in purchasing a PC. We welcome everyone from across Canada.

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Stephanie Shingle Customer Service Representative, En-vision America.

Topic: Scriptalk

Join Stephanie Shingle with En-vision America and learn how you or a loved one can get talking prescription labels for Free from your pharmacy!

website: https://www.envisionamerica.com

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

This group is for anyone who is currently using an electronic Braille device. Meetings alternate between presentations and Q and A sessions.

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

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, Sept 24, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Shelley Ann Morris and David Greene

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 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 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

(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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, September 12 to September 18, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, September 13, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open Tech discussion

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

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 for a mix of presentations, and hands on assistance. 

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

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Corry Stuive

Presenter: Wayne Antle

Topic: Making the best use of the IPhone camera as a totally blind person. Using Seeing AI short text, product, and handwriting channels to identify products. Using Seeing AI short text and document channels, as well as Voice Dream Scanner to read documents.  Using Tap Tap See to identify colours. Using BeMyEyes and other visual assistance such as AIRA or Facetime video.

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CCB-GTT TORONTO VISIONARIES

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Ian White

Topic:  this month, we begin a four-part series on the MS Office suite, with a look at some of the basic functions of the spreadsheet program, Excel.  Our guide this month will be Aamer Khan, who’ll walk us through the basic features of Excel, what the program is most useful for, and how simple formulas work.  We’ll talk in general terms about the accessibility of MS Office and will touch on some of the other spreadsheet options.

(NOTE): this call has different zoom credentials, If you wish to attend email  gtt.toronto@gmail.com prior to September 15th!

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, September 17, 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? Get ideas and advice and share what you’ve learned along the way. Come with a smile ready to be encouraged by each other in this supportive, respectful space.

CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP

(NOTE): Special day and time!

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 12:00 PM Eastern/9:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Tracy and Matthew

Topic: Audible Vision App

This month, our meeting is held on Saturday September 18th, because our presenter from Audible Vision App lives in a country with a different time zone. 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.

(NOTE): Registration required, Email: aaug.canada@gmail.com

Not tech, but may be of interest…..

WOMEN OF CCB

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

HOSTS: Emilee and Leslie

We welcome you to join Women of CCB, via the zoom meeting platform. Come chat, laugh, bring a tea or latte. Enjoy the company, guest speakers and open discussions every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm eastern, 4:00 pm pacific.

(NOTE) If you would like to join in please reach out to Leslie Yee at lyee@ccbnational.net to be put on the contact list. We look forward to meeting you. 

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 like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

NEW THIS WEEK, QR Codes, with Wayne Antle & Federal Election with guest Josephine Hall from Elections Canada.

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: 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

(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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, September 5 to September 11, 2021 via Zoom

(sorry for the email duplication of this item, formatting errors in the original post, fixed below)

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.

NO CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

On Monday, September 6, 2021,

 Happy Labour Day to Everyone!

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

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 for a mix of presentations, and hands on assistance.

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

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenters: Wayne Antle

Topic: QR Codes, What are they?  How do we use them?

CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL

Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific: 

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic:  The federal election. Learn what to expect in the upcoming federal election.  Discuss tips and tricks for voting successfully, what tools and assistance will be available, what technologies might assist you when voting, and what could make voting easier and more accessible for you.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, September 10, 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? Get ideas and advice and share what you’ve learned along the way. Come with a smile ready to be encouraged by each other in this supportive, respectful space.

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 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: 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

(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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

We are back with exciting programming for the fall.

Hello everyone.

Our weekly announcement posts will be returning this Friday September 3 2021.

The CCB GTT team is excited to be back with you with engaging presentations, tech chats, individual assistance, and small groups.

Stay tuned for news on:

our upcoming National call on September 8 (all about the federal election)

Our weekly tech chats and presentations

Regional and local meetings

Mac and Braille display groups

And much more.

The CCB GTT team

Sent from Mail for Windows

CCB-GTT Meetings, July 4 to September 4, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT SUMMER PROGRAM

In 2020 the full CCB GTT program ran all summer without stopping. We felt that it was important to do, as we were all experiencing difficult and challenging times. A break for our staff is long overdue.

We will be limiting our program to ONE CCB-GTT SUMMER OPEN CHAT session per week from July 1st to September 3rd 2021. This weekly zoom call will take place on Wednesdays, 1pm eastern, 10am pacific.

Hosts for this weekly session will rotate. This once a week schedule will remain in effect up to and including the week ending September 3rd. Communication about the CCB GTT program beyond September 3rd will be available via this process in early September.

CCB-GTT SUMMER OPEN CHAT

Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

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 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 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

(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.)

Your input & participation requested.

IMAGE (Internet Multi-Modal Access to Graphical Exploration) Project

As is well known, the vast majority of internet graphics are not accessible to non-visual users.  To tackle this problem, McGill University’s Shared Reality Lab, in strategic partnership with the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) and Gateway Navigation CCC Ltd, is working on the IMAGE project, funded by Innovation Science Economic Development Canada through the Assistive Technology Program.

The project’s objective is to develop multi-modal feedback (audio and touch) tools enabling users to gain a deeper understanding of internet graphics than is presently available to blind, deaf-blind, or low vision users.  The project team is actively recruiting participants, inviting volunteers to complete the on-line survey (available both in English and French), to work with the researchers in developing tools to facilitate graphical exploration on the internet.

To get involved or for more information click on the link below:

http://srl.mcgill.ca/atp

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.

You can participate by phone or Internet from wherever you are:

 

CCB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, June 27 to July 3, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, June 28, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Shelley Ann Morris and Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Music, music and more music! Where and how do you listen to your favourite music? What service and or apps do you use? What do you listen to your favourite tunes on? What’s on your playlist? Let’s share as we kick off summer!

JULY 1st., HAPPY CANADA DAY TO EVERYONE FROM ALL OF US AT CCB AND THE GTT PROGRAM.

 

CCB-GTT SUMMER PROGRAM

In 2020 the full CCB GTT program ran all summer without stopping. We felt that it was important to do, as we were all experiencing difficult and challenging times. A break for our staff is long overdue.

We will be limiting our program to ONE CCB-GTT SUMMER OPEN CHAT session per week from July 1st to September 3rd 2021. This weekly zoom call will take place on Wednesdays, 1pm eastern, 10 pacific, beginning on July 14 (July 7th has been cancelled due to the NFB convention).

Hosts for this weekly session will rotate. This once a week schedule will remain in effect up to and including the week ending September 3rd. Communication about the CCB GTT program beyond September 3rd will be available via this process in early September.

(Note) The CCB-GTT ANDROID GROUP and the CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL GROUP will continue to meet over the summer, details and topics will be announced next Wednesday.

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 like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

New this week, Darren Burton, former director of Technology at American Foundation for the Blind and Accessibility Specialist at Yahoo.

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

(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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, June 20 to June 26, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, June 21, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Chris Danielsen, Director of Public Relations, National Federation of the Blind

Chris will tell us all about the 2021 NFB Convention, July 6 – 10, anywhere and everywhere. Like last year, this years NFB Convention will be virtual thus giving us all an opportunity to participate and learn, without leaving our homes. Your questions are welcome,

For more information visit the website at nfb.org

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, June 25, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Shelley Ann Morris

Topic: All about summer.  The number of GTT calls will decrease in July and August.  Here are some things to think about while you enjoy the sweet, warm days ahead:  Summer reading lists, music playlists, campfire songs and podcast playlists.  What are your plans for the next two months?  What hobbies, interests, games and sports do you like to do at this time of year?  Do you have any favourite music festivals, theatre festivals or other artistic performances (real or virtual)?  What was your best/worst/funniest/most embarrassing camp experience?  Last but not least—do you have any technology questions?  Are you thinking about buying a new device or going for an upgrade?  Hope you can join us for a lively, summer-inspired discussion.

(Note) Several of the CCB GTT calls will be suspended over the summer months. More details forthcoming next week.

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 like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

New this week, 2 podcasts

Kim Kilpatrick and Diana Brent, Topic: Using the rotor in IOS.

and

Nick Johnson, Libro.fm’s Creative Director, and Craig Silva tell us all about a different audio book subscription model, libro.fm

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

(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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, June 13 to June 19, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, June 14, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Facilitators:  Brian Bibeault and Dorothy Macnaughton

Topic:  Your interests, hobbies and games, including accessible internet and computer games.  There is no designated speaker. We will take turns sharing. Everyone from across Canada is welcome.

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenters: Nick Johnson, Libro.fm’s Creative Director, and Craig Silva (member of the design team)

Learn all about a different audio book subscription model libro.fm

For more information visit the website at libro.fm

CCB-GTT ALL ABOUT ANDROID

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Topic: Using the contact features of Android devices.

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.

(NOTE) Registration required, Email: aaug.canada@gmail.com

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, June 19, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Shelley Ann Morris and Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: tech chat all about radio. How do you listen to radio? Has this changed? Has it become more or less accessible?

(Note) Early notice, Several of the CCB GTT Zoom calls will be suspended over the summer months. More details will be forthcoming via this notice in the weeks to come.

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 like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

New this week, Sabrina Knappe and Jeff Blum from McGill University’s Shared Reality Lab will give an introduction to a new project.

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

(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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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.

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

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, June 6 to June 12, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, June 7, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Shelley Morris and Nolan Jenikov

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenters: Kim Kilpatrick and Diana Brent

Topic: Using the rotor in IOS.

CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Presenter, Darren Burton

Topic: Stories from a pioneer in blindness technology.

Darren Burton, former Director of Technology for the American Foundation for the Blind and accessibility specialist at Yahoo, will tell some stories  about working with Silicon Valley and other tech companies. He will focus on some of the history around Apple’s development of VoiceOver for the iPhone, including his involvement with the giants that made that happen.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, June 11, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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 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: 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

(The list will serve as a connection venue only, and will 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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, May 30 to June 5, 2021 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, May 31, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenters: Sabrina Knappe and Jeff Blum

Topic: Sabrina Knappe and Jeff Blum from McGill University’s Shared Reality Lab will give an introduction to a new project, being carried out in strategic partnership with Gateway Navigation CCC Ltd and the Canadian Council of the Blind. The goal is to create rich renderings of graphics you encounter while browsing the internet, using audio and touch (haptic) interfaces. Sabrina and Jeff will talk about the project’s approach, how it will compare to existing tools, and give some examples of how technology like spatialized audio can help convey information more concisely than ordinary text-to-speech. To learn more about the project or get involved, please see https://srl.mcgill.ca/atp

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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 like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

New this week, Kim Kilpatrick, Using the native mail IOS app.

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: 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

(The list will serve as a connection venue only, and will 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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, May 23 to May 29, 2021 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.

(NOTE) NO OPEN CHAT ON MAY 24, 2021

Wishing everyone and safe and happy Victoria Day!

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Using the native mail IOS app.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, May 28, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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 favorite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

New this week, Kim Kilpatrick on the contacts app for iPhone.

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

(The list will serve as a connection venue only, and will 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: ccb@ccbnational.net

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.

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

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550