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 document)
CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT
Monday, May 29, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific
Host: David Greene
Description: Have questions about your technology? Want to share a new tech tip or device? This is the call for you.
CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP
Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:
Host: Wayne Antle
Topic: A variety of presentations and general Q and A.
Description: This group is for people who are using Mac computers. The room opens at 1:30 Eastern to give anyone who needs it, some extra help before the meeting starts.
(NOTE): Registration is required. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CCB-GTT OPEN TECH CHAT
Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Host: David Greene
Description: This being the fifth Wednesday of the month, we have no specific topic so it is another chance to have some open discussion on whatever tech topic is on your mind.
CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP
Thursday June 1, 2023, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:
Host: Kim Kilpatrick
Topic: A variety of presentations and time for 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: email@example.com
CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CALL
Thursday June 1, 2023, 8:00 PM Atlantic/8:30 PM NDT:
Host: David Greene.
Description: This is a weekly group for those living in Atlantic Canada. To find out more and to register please e-mail David.firstname.lastname@example.org
CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT
Friday June 2, 2023, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:
Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris
Topic: Open tech chat.
NOT TECH BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST…
Braille Literacy Canada (BLC) will be holding its third annual virtual braille symposium on Friday, June 2, 2023 from 1 – 5 PM EDT (10am-2pm Pacific/11am-3pm Mountain/Saskatchewan, 12pm-4pm Central, 2pm-6pm Atlantic, 5pm-9pm UTC).
This event will be of interest to braille readers, educators, transcribers, parents, producers and anyone else with a passion for braille literacy!
The schedule of events is as follows:
- 1:00pm EST: Concurrent English/French presentations:
- English: About Braille Files (James Bowden, RNIB, Braille Technical Officer)
- French: Les albums tactiles illustrés des Doigts Qui Rêvent, presque 30 ans d’innovation (Sophie Blain, Les Doigts Qui Rêvent)
- 2:00pm EST: I-M-ABLE: Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education (Dr. Diane Wormsley, Brenda Brodie Endowed Professor, North Carolina Central University, Retired)
- 3:00 pm EST: Expanding the Frontiers of Literacy: Developing Braille Codes for Indigenous Languages (Jen Goulden and Christine Muise)
- 4:00pm EST: Unified English Braille Across Borders (Frances Gentle, Josie, Howse, Craig Cashmore)
Each presentation will be approximately 30 minutes long, followed by a 15 minute question-and-answer period, and then a 15 minute intermission.
This event is open to anyone in Canada and internationally with an interest in braille.
It is free of charge to members of Braille Literacy Canada (or members of organizations who are corporate members of BLC (that includes CCB and CCB-GTT members) and $20.00 for non-members. Interested in becoming a BLC member? Annual membership (open to all Canadians) is $20 – check out our membership section for more information!
Registration will close on Thursday, May 31, 2023 at midnight. Live automatic captioning will be provided for the presentations through Zoom, and written transcripts of the presentations will be made available after the event. (Zoom is not able to support live captioning and transcripts for the French presentation at 1pm EST.)
Once you have submitted your registration, your request will be reviewed and a Zoom link will be e-mailed to you within a few days. If you do not hear from us or you have any other questions, please write to email@example.com.
Click here to register If you have trouble with that link, point your browser here: https://www.brailleliteracycanada.ca/en/programs/workshops/register/36, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
New this week: #117, Navigating CELA and Google web pages on the Mac with Wayne Antle
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: GTTsupportemail@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, with the exception of the BLC offering, can be accessed via the following link:
Meeting ID: 983 959 5688
Alberta One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
BC One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
Manitoba One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
Montreal One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
Toronto One tap mobile for Smart Phones:
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
David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer
1-877-304-0968 Ext 509
Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator
1-877-304-0968 Ext 550
You must be logged in to post a comment.