CCB Open Chat Conference Call, April 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

Weekly Open Chat Zoom Conference Call

 

You’re invited to the CCB’s Open Chat Zoom Conference call meeting, where we will focus on the needs of Canadians who are blind or partially sighted as we all adjust to the “Social Distancing” that will keep us safe from COVID-19.  This call will be 90-minutes in duration and will take place during the day at 1:00 PM Eastern Time every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  The call will take place over the accessible Zoom Conference system, which will allow participants to dial in using their landline phones, smart phones or computers.

 

Theme: Open Chat

 

Date: Monday, April 6, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time or 10:00 AM Pacific Time

 

  • Gerry Chevalier and Albert Ruel will host this meeting, and as we have no topic selected you will be encouraged to discuss whatever is on your mind. Bring your questions, nuggets of brilliance or just listen in and learn from others living in the blind and low vision community. 

 

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

GTT Program is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Accessibuild Indoor Navigation App

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688?pwd=N01yeERXQk4rWnhvNCtHTzZwdXcwQT09

 

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Password: 320119

 

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,,9839595688#

Toronto: +16473744685

Alberta: +1 587 328 1099

BC: +1 778 907 2071 Canada

Manitoba: +1 204 515 1268

Montreal: +1 438 809 7799

 

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, GTT East Coordinator

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

 

Albert Ruel, GTT West Coordinator

albert.GTT@CCBNational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

 

Brian Bibeault, Volunteer Coordinator:

gtt.northbay@gmail.com

 

CCB Backgrounder:

 

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

Toll Free: 1-877-304-0968 Email: info@ccbnational.net URL: http://www.ccbnational.net

 

 

GTT Weekly Meeting Agenda, Labelling Photos on FB by Sighted Folks, April 1, 2020 via Zoom Conference ID: 983 959 5688

Get Together with Technology (GTT)

Weekly Open Chat Zoom Conference Call

 

Sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind

 

You’re invited to the CCB’s GTT Open Chat Zoom Conference call meeting, where we will focus on the needs of Canadians who are blind or partially sighted as we all adjust to the “Social Distancing” that will keep us safe from COVID-19.  This call will be 90-minutes in duration and will take place during the day at 1:00 PM Eastern Time every Wednesday.  The call will take place over the accessible Zoom Conference system, which will allow participants to dial in using their landline phones, smart phones or computers.

 

Tutorial: Are You Sighted?  This is How You Can add Alternative Text Descriptions to Photos on Facebook, Twitter Etc.

 

  • Do you post photos and screen shots on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels?
  • Do you share photos by email and text messages with friends and family members, who sometimes happen to be blind or partially sighted?

 

Then this tutorial is for you, and its for me, one of the people who skips past those things you love to share for laughs, inspiration or to educate and inform the society you and I live in, and within which we all participate.  Those of us living with vision loss most want to be included in the fun, inspiration and education you share through social media, and if you attend this tutorial session you’ll undoubtedly build us all a freshly paved road to inclusion.

 

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time Steve Barkley, owner of Canadian Assistive Technologies will join us to provide a visual tutorial lesson for our sighted friends and family on how to add Alt Text to the photos they post to Facebook.

 

Let’s invite anyone who has an interest in learning this, both sighted and blind.

 

This friendly tutorial is being offered in reference to a February 5, 2020 post on the GTTProgram Blog found below.  Many of our sighted friends and family are struggling to make this happen, so GTT is pleased to be able to extend our support to the sighted world in an effort to make our lives easier and more enjoyable.  Please circulate this broadly to anyone who might be willing to support the needs of the low vision and blind online community.

 

https://wp.me/p5kbJN-1e6

PSA-
Did you know you can help those who have a visual impairment enjoy Facebook even more by doing a quick little thing when you post pictures? After you post a picture on your mobile device, click on the picture so that you see black around the pic, then click on the 3 dots in the upper right hand corner. There you will see “Edit Alt Text”. Click on this and add a quick description of the photo. Click save. THEN when folks are using voice over to “read” posts and pics, they will hear your description of the pic. Easy, peasy….it gets quicker the more often you do it! 🙂

 

Join the GTT Weekly Open Chat Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/9839595688

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688

Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:

+15873281099,,9839595688#

Toronto: +16473744685

Alberta: +1 587 328 1099

BC: +1 778 907 2071 Canada

Manitoba: +1 204 515 1268

Montreal: +1 438 809 7799

 

For more information About the CCB and the Get Together with Technology Program:

Contact GTT Staff:

Toll Free: +1-877-304-0968

Kim Kilpatrick, GTT Coordinator, Extension 513 GTTProgram@Gmail.com

Albert Ruel, GTT Coordinator, Extension 550, Albert.GTT@CCBNational.net

David Greene, GTT Trainer, Extension 509 AccessibilityTraining7@Gmail.comBrian Bibeault, Volunteer Trainer:

GTT.NorthBay@Gmail.com

 

CCB Backgrounder:

 

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

Toll Free: 1-877-304-0968 Email: info@ccbnational.net URL: http://www.ccbnational.net