Get Together with Technology (GTT)
National Teleconference Call
Sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind
You’re invited to the CCB’s October 10, 2018 GTT National conference call meeting:
Theme: CNIB’s Phone It Forward Program
CNIB Foundation’s Rob Hindley, VP Marketing and Social Enterprise will provide a brief presentation on this “Game-changing program” that will provide refurbished smartphones to people with sight loss. Following Rob’s presentation, we will open the phone lines for questions about the program and how people may participate as donors and recipients.
Also, following the National Conference Call session Rob has generously agreed to participate for a 24-hour period on the GTTSupport Email Discussion List to answer questions about the CNIB Foundation’s Phone It Forward program. If you’re not already subscribed to GTTSupport you can do so by sending a blank email message with the word Subscribe in the Subject Line to the following address:
If time allows we will discuss anything else technology related that participants may wish to raise, so bring your ideas, concerns and nuggets of brilliance to share with us.
You can participate by phone from wherever you are.
Date: October 10, 2018
Time: 4:00–5:30 PM Pacific Time, 7:00-8:30 PM Eastern Time
The call-in info is:
Toll Free: 1-866-740-1260
To mute your phone while on the call please use Star 6, and to unmute use Star 7.
iPhone Users can copy and paste the below number and code into their Contacts list and dial directly:
For more information contact:
Kim Kilpatrick, GTT East Coordinator
1-877-304-0968 Ext 513
Albert Ruel, GTT West Coordinator
1-877-304-0968 Ext 550
The CCB was founded in 1944 by a coalition of blind war veterans, schools of the blind and local chapters to create a national self-governing organization. The CCB was incorporated by Letters Patent on May 10, 1950 and is a registered charity under the provisions of the Income Tax Act (Canada).
The purpose of the CCB is to give people with vision loss a distinctive and unique perspective before governments. CCB deals with the ongoing effects of vision loss by encouraging active living and rehabilitation through peer support and social and recreational activities.
CCB promotes measures to conserve sight, create a close relationship with the sighted community and provide employment opportunities.
The CCB recognizes that vision loss has no boundaries with respect to gender, income, ethnicity, culture, other disabilities or age.
The CCB understands in many instances vision loss is preventable and sometimes is symptomatic of other health issues. For the 21st century, the CCB is committed to an integrated proactive health approach for early detection to improve the quality of life for all Canadians.
As the largest membership organization of the blind and partially sighted in Canada the CCB is the “Voice of the Blind™”.
CCB National Office
100-20 James Street Ottawa ON K2P 0T6