GTT Monthly National Conference Calls

GTT Monthly National Conference Calls:


Get Together with Technology (GTT)

Sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)


GTT is an exciting initiative of the Canadian Council of the Blind, founded in 2011 by Kim Kilpatrick and Ellen Goodman.  GTT aims to help people who are blind or have low vision in their exploration of low vision and blindness related access technology.  Through involvement with GTT participants can learn from and discuss assistive technology with others walking the same path of discovery.


GTT is made up of blindness related assistive technology users, and those who have an interest in using assistive technology designed to help blind and vision impaired people level the playing field.  GTT groups interact through social media, and periodically meet in-person or by teleconference to share their passions for assistive technology and to learn what others can offer from their individual perspectives.


If you wish to participate in the CCB’s Get Together with Technology discussions and gatherings, you can do so by participating through the following engagement point.


GTT National Conference Call meetings are hosted on the second Wednesday evening of each month at 4:00 PM Pacific Time/7:00 PM Eastern Time for 90 minutes by Albert Ruel and Kim Kilpatrick.  Discussions are facilitated on the Zoom Conference system and range from topics like accessible Library services and the many talking book devices used to access reading materials.  Also, GTT National Conference Call meetings have focused on the use of PC and Mac Operating Systems, as well as Social Media with screen reading and magnification technology on the computer, smart phones and tablets.  We have explored how people currently use them, what benefits they get out of being active in their use, and what devices/software work best for the various levels of vision people have and the tasks they wish to perform.


If CCB/GTT members from across Canada have specific topics they’d like to have discussed, or if you have a topic that you’d like to present please contact Kim or Albert with your ideas and they’ll attempt to have it included in upcoming programs.


Join GTT National Conference Call Zoom Meetings


Meeting ID: 983 959 5688


Toronto Local One tap mobile:



Toronto Local Number:

+1 647 558 0588 Canada

Meeting ID: 983 959 5688


Welcome aboard.


For more information please contact your GTT Coordinators:


Albert Ruel                   or                       Kim Kilpatrick

1-877-304-0968,550                      1-877-304-0968,513      


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: URL:


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