CCB-GTT calls for the week of February 13, to February 19, 2022.

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.

(Information on how to Join the various meetings is located towards the end of this item)

CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT

Monday, February 14, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Are you anticipating a Valentine’s Day gift of tech? Do you have burning questions about your high- and low-tech devices? Do you have a new device or app that you love? Is an app you used to love now giving you nothing but grief? Come and join our lively weekly tech discussion and share with and learn from our community.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Using text edit as a word processor 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 NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Topic: How to Access and Use YouTube.  The speakers will be Elmer Thiesen and Brian Bibeault.  We will also be discussing websites which are helpful for people with vision loss.

Everyone from across Canada is welcome to this call.

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION CALL

Wednesday February 16, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Canes, guiding canines, mobility aids, and apps Part two.

Last week, we introduced this topic in honour of White Cane Week. Many questions were asked about the differences between canes and guide dogs, guide dog training, who qualifies for a guide dog, etc. The group wanted to continue this discussion. Come and join us as we focus on the cane, hand-held mobility devices, and apps.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON DOLPHIN EASY READER

Wednesday February 16, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: This workshop needs one final week for practice and Q and A.

(NOTE): due to the extra length of the Dolphin Easy Reader workshop. Our Voice Dream Reader workshop will now begin on February 23, not February 16 as previously announced. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming workshops.

CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP

Wednesday February 16, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts: Tracy Mousseau and Matthew Lorentz

Tracy and Matthew have put this group together to share their experiences navigating Android devices. We welcome the input from users of all experience levels so we can learn together. Please make sure your device in which you will be signing into the Zoom meeting has your proper name, so the host will recognize you and let you into the meeting.

Topic: Android Information and questions.

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

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday February 17, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Caroline Toews

Topic: Using Braille displays with Fire Tablets

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday February 18, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

This week we introduce you to Vinny Samarco from British Columbia.

New Upcoming Workshops

Thanks to everyone who has registered and continues to provide suggestions for our upcoming small group workshops.

Please see below for a list of possible topics and how to register.

All these sessions will take place on Wednesdays at 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific, for one hour.

We are limiting participation in each group to ten people. This way, everyone gets their questions answered and can help each other in a small group.

The number of participants at these smaller groups will help ensure quality control and meaningful participation by all. we encourage only those individuals with a vested interest in the topic and/or product to participate to help ensure that instruction is awarded initially to those most in need.

Pre-register now for the following:

  • Using Voice Dream Reader on iDevices (now starting February 23, 2022).
  • Using the Victor Stream for reading books
  • Apple podcasts
  • Victor Reader Stream and podcasts
  • Overcast podcast app
  • Using The channels of seeing AI.
  • On-line banking
  • Using windows with a screen reader
  • Navigating around the Uber app.

To register for any of these or to suggest other topics, please email gtt@ccbnational.net

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CCB-GTT Podcast Feed

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 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.

How to Join Meetings:

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

Except for the CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP, all other calls listed above can be accessed via the following link:

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

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

Contact us:

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

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 calls for the week of February 6, to February 12, 2022.

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.

(Information on how to Join the various meetings is located towards the end of this item)

CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT

Monday, February 7, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: do you have burning questions about your high- and low-tech devices? Do you have a new device or app that you love? Is an app you used to love now giving you nothing but grief? Come and join our lively weekly tech discussion and share with and learn from our community.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: General Q and A.

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 WHITE CANE WEEK CALL

Wednesday February 9, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Canes, guiding canines, mobility aids, and apps.

Description: To celebrate White Cane Week 2022, join us for a discussion of what mobility devices you use and why. Canes, canines, mobility apps, object detection, let’s talk about the pros and cons of them all.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON DOLPHIN EASY READER

Wednesday February 9, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: This is the third week of our Easy Reader workshop. Come with your questions about using CELA on the app. Then, we will explore the built-in player and its features.

If you are not registered and wish to attend a future workshop on this topic, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday February 10, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: General Q and A.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday February 11, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

This week we introduce you to the hosts of this call, David Greene, and Shelley Morris.

New Upcoming Workshops

We are planning a series of upcoming workshops. These will be 3-4 weeks long depending on the topic.

They will take place on Wednesdays at 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific, for one hour.

These will be small group explorations of topics. The group will work together with hands on practice of apps, programs, and devices.

We are limiting participation in each group to ten people. This way, everyone gets their questions answered and can help each other in a small group.

The number of participants at these smaller groups will help ensure quality control and meaningful participation by all. we encourage only those individuals with a vested interest in the topic and/or product to participate to help ensure that instruction is awarded initially to those most in need.

Pre-register now for the following:

  • Using Voicedream reader on idevices (starting February 16, 2022).
  • Using the Victor Stream for reading books
  • Apple podcasts
  • Victor Reader Stream and podcasts
  • Overcast podcast app
  • Using The channels of seeing AI
  • On-line banking
  • Using windows with a screen reader
  • Navigating around the Uber app.

To register for any of these or to suggest other topics, please email gtt@ccbnational.net

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CCB-GTT Podcast Feed

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 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.

How to Join Meetings:

You can participate by phone or Internet from wherever you are. All calls listed above can be accessed via the following link:

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

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

Contact us:

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

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 calls for the week of January 30 to February 5, 2022.

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.

(Information on how to Join the various meetings is located towards the end of this item)

CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT

Monday, January 31, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: do you have burning questions about your high- and low-tech devices? Do you have a new device or app that you love? Is an app you used to love now giving you nothing but grief? Come and join our lively weekly tech discussion and share with and learn from our community.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: General Q and A.

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 BACK TO BASICS CALL

Wednesday February 2, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description: Are you new to using accessible technology? Do you have questions that you feel are too silly to ask? We are here to help. Come and join us as we all of our back-to-basics questions and topics.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON DOLPHIN EASY READER

Wednesday February 2, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: This is the second week of our workshop on using the Dolphin Easy Reader app with I devices. If you are not registered and wish to attend a future workshop on this topic, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday February 3, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presentation topic:  Using the Braille sense six. Caroline Toews will lead us through the features of the HIMS Braille Sense 6.

Description of group:  If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE): Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday February 4, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

This week, we introduce you to Elizabeth Mayo from Newfoundland and Labrador.

New Upcoming Workshops

We are planning a series of upcoming workshops. These will be 3-4 weeks long depending on the topic.

They will take place on Wednesdays at 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific, for one hour.

These will be small group explorations of topics. The group will work together with hands on practice of apps, programs, and devices.

We are limiting participation in each group to ten people. This way, everyone gets their questions answered and can help each other in a small group.

The number of participants at these smaller groups will to help ensure quality control and meaningful participation by all. we encourage only those individuals with a vested interest in the topic and/or product to participate to help ensure that instruction is awarded initially to those most in need.

Pre-register now for the following:

    • Using Voicedream reader on idevices (starting February 16, 2022.
    • Using the Victor Stream for reading books
    • Apple podcasts
    • Victor Reader Stream and podcasts
    • Overcast podcast app
    • Using The channels of seeing AI
    • On-line banking
    • Using Windows with a screen reader

To register for any of these, or to suggest other topics, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CCB-GTT Podcast Feed

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 Siri shortcuts app on your IDevice with Kim Kilpatrick

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.

How to Join Meetings:

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

All calls listed above can be accessed via the following link:

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

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

Contact us:

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

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 calls for the week of January 23 to January 29, 2022.

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.

(Information on how to Join the various meetings is located towards the end of this item)

CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT

Monday, January 24, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

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

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: We continue our practice with zoom on the mac as a follow-up to our presentation. everyone will log into the meeting with their macs, and we will take turns practicing what we learned last 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

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION CALL

Wednesday January 26, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Using the Siri shortcuts app on your I Device.

Description: As a follow-up to our presentation on using Siri a couple of weeks ago, we will explore the Siri shortcuts app and show how to create your own shortcuts for Siri to use.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP ON DOLPHIN EASY READER

Wednesday January 26, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Instructors: Kim Kilpatrick and David Greene

Description: Join us for a three-week, hands-on exploration of the Dolphin Easy Reader app for IOS. We will learn and practice together to:

  • Download the app
  • Create a Dolphin account
  • Explore the lay out of the app
  • Explore the settings
  • Learn about the libraries we can use to read content.
  • Learn to search for and download books from within the app
  • Explore all aspects of the book reading and navigational features.

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

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday January 27, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE) Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday January 28, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

This week, we meet Gerry Chevalier and learn all about his vision loss journey.

New Upcoming Workshops

We are planning a series of upcoming workshops. These will be 3-4 weeks long depending on the topic.

They will take place on Wednesdays at 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific, for one hour.

These will be small group explorations of topics. The group will work together with hands on practice of apps, programs, and devices.

We are limiting participation in each group to ten people. This way, everyone gets their questions answered and can help each other in a small group.

The number of participants at these smaller groups will be limited to help ensure quality control and meaningful participation by all. we encourage only those individuals with a vested interest in the topic and/or product to participate to help ensure that instruction is awarded initially to those most in need.

Pre-register now for the following:

    • Using Voicedream reader on idevices (starting February 16, 2022.
    • Using the Victor Stream for reading books
    • Apple podcasts
    • Victor Reader Stream and podcasts
    • Overcast podcast app
    • Using The channels of seeing AI
    • On-line banking
  • Using windows with a screen reader

To register for any of these, or to suggest other topics, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CCB-GTT Podcast Feed

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 Siri and dictation on your IDevices with Kim Kilpatrick & Using Microsoft Word from the keyboard with Gerry Chevalier

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.

How to Join Meetings:

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

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

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

Contact us:

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

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 calls for the week of January 16 to January 22 2022.

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.

(Information on how to Join the various meetings is located towards the end of this item)

CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT

Monday, January 17, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

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

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: As a follow-up to our presentation on using zoom on the mac, everyone will log into the meeting with their macs, and we will take turns practicing what we learned last 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

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts: Dorothy Macnaughton and Brian Bibeault

Topic: Web Browsers, such as Edge, Firefox, etc. Which ones are most accessible? As well, how to effectively search the Internet – how to narrow down the search.

Everyone from across Canada is welcome to this call.

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION CALL

Wednesday January 19, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Gerry Chevalier

Topic: Using Microsoft Word from the keyboard.

Description: In this 44-minute presentation, Gerry demonstrates using Microsoft Word from the keyboard with no mouse. Gerry explains basic keyboard navigation and screen reader commands by demonstrating various Word tasks including:

  1. Navigate Word Views.
  2. Navigate the Ribbons.
  3. Navigate and Search document text.
  4. Apply headings.
  5. Set character attributes.
  6. Set Text alignment, and font size.
  7. Make bulleted or numbered lists.
  8. Copy/paste formatting.
  9. Insert hyperlinks.
  10. Add Tables.
  11. Create a table of contents.

CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP

Wednesday January 19, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts: Tracy Mousseau and Matthew Lorenz

Description: Sponsored and hosted by the Canadian Council of the Blind, GTT program.

Tracy and Matthew have put this group together to share their experiences navigating Android devices. We welcome the input from users of all experience levels so we can learn together. Please make sure your device in which you will be signing into the Zoom meeting has your proper name, so the host will recognize you and let you into the meeting.

Topic: Android Information and questions

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

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday January 20, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE) Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday January 21, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

This week, we introduce you to Anthony Coulter who was instrumental in the rise of the CCB Mississauga chapter. We are eager to hear his story.

New Upcoming Workshops

(NOTE): Our first workshop on the Dolphin Easy Reader app, which is starting on January 26 is now full. However, if you did not register and do want to learn how to use this app, please e-mail us at gtt@ccbnational.net We will start a waiting list and will hold another workshop in the future.

We are planning a series of upcoming workshops. These will be 3-4 weeks long depending on the topic.

They will take place on Wednesdays at 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific, for one hour.

These will be small group explorations of topics. The group will work together with hands on practice of apps, programs, and devices.

We are limiting participation in each group to ten people. This way, everyone gets their questions answered and can help each other in a small group.

The number of participants at these smaller groups will be limited to help ensure quality control and meaningful participation by all. we encourage only those individuals with a vested interest in the topic and/or product to participate to help ensure that instruction is awarded initially to those most in need.

Other future topics may include:

  • Using Voicedream reader on idevices
  • Using the Victor Stream for reading books
  • Apple podcasts
  • Victor Reader Stream and podcasts
  • Overcast podcast app
  • Using The channels of seeing AI
  • On-line banking
  • Using windows with a screen reader

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CCB-GTT Podcast Feed

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 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.

How to Join Meetings:

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

With the exception of the CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP, all other calls listed above can be accessed via the following link:

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

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

Contact us:

For more information, contact:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

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 calls for the week of January 9 to January 15 2022.

You are invited to the CCB’s GTT Zoom meetings where we focus in on the technology needs and concerns of Canadians who are blind or low vision. The calls will take place over the accessible Zoom Conference system, which will allow participants to dial in using their landline phones, smart phones, or computers. You will find the Zoom link and phone numbers below the meeting listings. Please pay special attention to the “(NOTE)” notation after some of the meeting listings. Different zoom platforms are used for different meetings, and some require preregistration.

CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT

Monday, January 10, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

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

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Using zoom 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 CALL

Wednesday January 12, 2022, 1:00 Pm Eastern/10:00 Am Pacific.

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Using Siri and dictation on your Idevices.

Come and share all the things you use Siri and dictation for on your devices. What is the difference between Siri and dictation? Do you use Siri short cuts? How else do you use Siri?

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday January 13, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE) Registration required. Please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday January 14, 2022, 1:00 Pm Eastern/10:00 Am Pacific.

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories, Come and meet Venice Rose a regular participant to CCB GTT groups and meetings.

Exciting New Upcoming Workshops

We are planning a series of upcoming workshops. These will be 3-4 weeks long depending on the topic. They will take place on Wednesdays at 2:30 PM EST (11:30 AM PST) for one hour.

These will be small group explorations of topics. The group will work together with hands on practice of apps, programs, and devices.

We are limiting participation in each group to ten people. This way, everyone gets their questions answered and can help each other in a small group.

the number of participants at these smaller groups is limited to help ensure quality control and meaningful participation by all. we encourage only those individuals with a vested interest in the topic and/or product to participate to help ensure that instruction is awarded initially to those most in need.

Our first series of workshops will begin on Wednesday January 26 at 2:30 PM EST and will explore using the dolphin easy Reader app on your IDevice.

To register, e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

Other future topics may include:

  • Using voicedream reader on Idevices
  • Using the Victor Stream for reading books
  • Apple podcasts
  • Victor Reader Stream and podcasts
  • Overcast podcast app
  • Using The channels of seeing AI
  • On-line banking
  • Using windows with a screen reader

NOT TECH BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST…

Special World Braille Day Event

Thursday, January 13, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

(Session length: 90 minutes)

In celebration of World Braille Day, Braille Literacy Canada (BLC), the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), the CNIB Foundation, the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA), the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS), and the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) are organizing a series of online events.

This celebration of braille is open to people of all ages who are curious about braille, either practically, professionally, or somewhere in between! Target audiences include all braille readers, library staff, and educators. The celebration will be conducted virtually on Zoom.

For more information about this series of events, please contact: braille@nnels.ca

(NOTE) Register online by Monday, January 10, 2022,

To register go to: https://nnels.ca/world-braille-day

Description: This event will begin with a live reading of a print-braille book. We will then explore strategies for libraries to create inclusive programs such as Storytime, story boxes or literature kits, STEAM programming, makerspaces, 3D printing, games, and accessible book clubs.

CCB-GTT Podcast Feed

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 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#success

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

gtt@ccbnational.net

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 calls for the weeks of December 19 2021 to January 8 2022.

You are invited to the CCB’s GTT Zoom meetings where we focus in on the technology needs and concerns of Canadians who are blind or low vision. The calls will take place over the accessible Zoom Conference system, which will allow participants to dial in using their landline phones, smart phones, or computers. You will find the Zoom link and phone numbers below the meeting listings. Please pay special attention to the “(NOTE)” notation after some of the meeting listings. Different zoom platforms are used for different meetings, and some require preregistration.

CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT

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

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

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

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

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

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Q and a to end our year.

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 NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

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

Facilitators:  Brian Bibeault, Dorothy Macnaughton

The topic will be last minute Christmas present ideas or what you would like for Christmas.  Then, we will have a virtual Christmas social gathering.  Everyone from across Canada is welcome.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT, XMAS EDITION

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

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

This will be our final open call of 2021. Come and join us to wrap up the year.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

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

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE) Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

(NOTE): Our CCB GTT team would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season. We appreciate everyone’s participation in all our calls and groups over this past year.

There will be no calls from December 24 to January 3, 2022.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Brainstorming for upcoming presentations.

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 BACK TO BASICS CALL

Wednesday January 5, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Have a question that you have always wanted to ask about tech? Come and join us for our monthly “Back to Basics” call where ALL questions are welcome.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday January 6, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE) Registration required. Please e-mail: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday January 7, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

Join David and Shelley as they interview Wendy Grandison.

NOT TECH BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST…

Special World Braille Day Event

Saturday, January 8, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

(Session length: 90 minutes)

Session 1: Looking Through the Crystal Ball: Innovations in Braille Technology for the 21st Century and Beyond

In celebration of World Braille Day, Braille Literacy Canada (BLC), the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), the CNIB Foundation, the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA), the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS), and the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) are organizing a series of online events.

This celebration of braille is open to people of all ages who are curious about braille, either practically, professionally, or somewhere in between! Target audiences include all braille readers, library staff, and educators. The celebration will be conducted virtually on Zoom.

For more information about this series of events, please contact: braille@nnels.ca

Register online by Tuesday, January 4, 2022 (World Braille Day)

To register go to: https://nnels.ca/world-braille-day

Description: The evolution of braille technology tells a story of break-through innovations and exciting possibilities. While there was a time not too long ago when braille could only be accessed on paper, we have now moved from the earliest single line displays to multi-line displays, eBRF, tactile graphic tablets and more. What were some of the earliest braille devices that would surprise you today, and which do braille users wish would return to the market? What are the most exciting present-day innovations and how will they change the playing field? Why is it that some technology never takes hold? As we look ahead, what are some remaining gaps in the industry and what do braille users hope to see on the horizon? Come and join us as a panel of braille users share their views on innovations in braille technology, their wishes for the future, and what they feel developers should know. If you love braille and are excited about technology, this event is for you!

CCB GTT Podcast Feed

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: Canadian Assistive Technology with Steve Barclay & Accessibuild with Jeff Godfrey

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

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#success

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 calls for the week of December 12 to 19 2021.

You are invited to the CCB’s GTT Zoom meetings where we focus in on the technology needs and concerns of Canadians who are blind or low vision. The calls will take place over the accessible Zoom Conference system, which will allow participants to dial in using their landline phones, smart phones, or computers. You will find the Zoom link and phone numbers below the meeting listings. Please pay special attention to the “(NOTE)” notation after some of the meeting listings. Different zoom platforms are used for different meetings, and some require preregistration.

CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT

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

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

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

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

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

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Q and a and further discussion about apple podcasts after last week’s presentation.

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 CALL

Wednesday December 15, 2021, 1:00 Pm Eastern/10:00 Am Pacific.

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Jeff Godfrey from Accessibuild

Description: Join us for a presentation about Accessibuild, a Canadian building navigation system that empowers users to navigate indoor environments independently using their Android or iOS device. Jeff Godfrey, the lead developer, will be discussing how the app works and providing a demonstration. He will also show users how to setup and customize the Accessibuild App to meet individual user needs.

CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP

Wednesday December 15, 2021, 7:00 Pm Eastern/4:00 Pm Pacific.

Hosts: Tracy Mousseau and Matthew Lorentz

Tracy and Matthew have put this group together to share their experiences navigating Android devices. We welcome the input from users of all experience levels so we can learn together. Please make sure your device in which you will be signing into the Zoom meeting has your proper name, so the host will recognize you and let you into the meeting.

Topic: Questions and Answers and Holiday Cheer

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

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday December 16, 2021, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

If you are using an electronic Braille display, come join us to ask questions, share tips and tricks, and get the most use out of your device.

(NOTE) Registration required. Please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday December 17, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

This will be the last Friday gathering for 2021and the topic is favourite Christmas carols/stories.

CCB GTT Podcast Feed

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 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 calls for the week of December 5 to 12, 2021.

You are invited to the CCB’s GTT Zoom meetings where we focus in on the technology needs and concerns of Canadians who are blind or low vision. The calls will take place over the accessible Zoom Conference system, which will allow participants to dial in using their landline phones, smart phones, or computers. You will find the Zoom link and phone numbers below the meeting listings. Please pay special attention to the “(NOTE)” notation after some of the meeting listings. Different zoom platforms are used for different meetings, and some require preregistration.

CCB-GTT OPEN Tech CHAT

Monday, December 6, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

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

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

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

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: using apple podcasts 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 Back to Basics monthly call

Wednesday December 8, 2021, 1:00 Pm Eastern/10:00 Am Pacific.

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

During these monthly calls, we answer all your burning questions that you have been hesitant to ask about tech. Bring your questions and curiosity.

CCB GTT national call

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

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Presentation from Canadian Assistive Technology

Thanks to the CCB GTT Edmonton team who always brings Steve Barclay to present to their group around this time, we are bringing Steve back on a national call to tell us all the exciting news from Canadian Assistive Technology.

Come and learn about new products, most popular software, devices, and more.

Maybe you will find that perfect gift for yourself or someone else.

CCB GTT Braille Display users group

Thursday December 9, 2021, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: General Q and A.

This group is for people who already have and are using electronic Braille displays.

Note: If you are not already registered for this group, please e-mail

gtt

CCB GTT Open chat

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

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

Our guest for next Friday December 10 is Petro Neborskij. Petro is a professional dancer originally from Ukraine, he also is one of our regular attendees on all CCB GTT zoom calls

Come and hear his story of struggle and triumph adapting with vision loss.

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 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 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 calls for the week of October 16-23 2021.

You are invited to the CCB’s GTT Zoom meetings where we focus in on the technology needs and concerns of Canadians who are blind or low vision. The calls will take place over the accessible Zoom Conference system, which will allow participants to dial in using their landline phones, smart phones, or computers. You will find the Zoom link and phone numbers below the meeting listings. Please pay special attention to the “(NOTE)” notation after some of the meeting listings. Different zoom platforms are used for different meetings and some require preregistration.

CCB GTT OPEN TECH CHAT

Monday October 18 2021 1:00 PM Eastern 10:00 Am Pacific time.

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Come and bring your tech questions, tips, and knowledge to this lively weekly discussion.

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Using the voiceover utility, changing voices, and more ways of searching your mac.

Do you use a Mac with voiceover or zoom? Do you want to know how to make the most out of your Mac and its features? Come join the Mac user’s group.

(If you need additional support and would like to come in early to get assistance, the room is open at 1:30 pm Eastern, 10:30 am Pacific).

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

CCB GTT RURAL AND NORTHERN ONTARIO CALL

Tuesday October 19 2021 7 PM Eastern/ 4 PM Pacific

Description: The topic will be Narrator and Magnification programs built in to Windows 10. The speaker will be Brian Bibeault. Everyone from across Canada is welcome.

Facilitator: Dorothy Macnaughton

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Katja Danilova

Topic: Voxmate app.

Description: Voxmate is a new Android app with audio-first applications that can be operated with just four gestures. With Voxmate, you can read news, listen to audiobooks, play games, chat on the Audio Forum and more by simply swiping up, down, left, and right. The app was designed from the ground up to focus on a great audio experience rather than describing what’s on the screen, and that makes the whole experience uncluttered, intuitive, and worth your time. Katja, the co-founder of Voxmate, will introduce us to the app, answer your questions, and talk about future iOS plans.

For more info visit https://voxmate.com/


CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP

Wednesday, October 20, , 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Hosts: Tracy Mousseau and Matthew Lorentz

Topic: Using the contact list on your Android Phone

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 BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday, October 21, , 2021, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

In order to participate in this group, you must be using an electronic Braille display.

Topic: Hosting and participating in zoom calls with a Braille display.

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

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, October 22, , 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene & Shelley Anne Morris

Topic: What’s on your mind?

Come join us to talk about what is on your mind regarding Blindness technology and living.

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

Sent from Mail for Windows

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 calls for the week of October 2 to October 9 2021.

You are invited to the CCB’s GTT Zoom meetings where we focus in on the technology needs and concerns of Canadians who are blind or low vision. The calls will take place over the accessible Zoom Conference system, which will allow participants to dial in using their landline phones, smart phones, or computers. You will find the Zoom link and phone numbers below the meeting listings. Please pay special attention to the “(NOTE)” notation after some of the meeting listings. Different zoom platforms are used for different meetings and some require preregistration.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, October 4, 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, October 5, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Q and A on the finder after last week’s presentation. Bring other questions along too.

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

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Back to basics Wednesday.

On the first Wednesday of each month, we are going to have a session in which we welcome all questions. Have you always wondered what a smart speaker or screen reader is? Have a very basic question that you have been afraid to ask? Come and join us.

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS

Thursday, October 7, 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

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, October 8, 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

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

(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

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

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

Hcorry.gtt

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