CCB-GTT weekly meetings, September 11 to September 17, 2022 via Zoom.

Remember to follow our blog to stay up to date with our latest call list and information.

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, September 12, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick.

Bring all of the tech questions and tips you have gathered over the summer and join this lively weekly discussion.

CCB-GTT MAC USER’S GROUP

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic:  Picking upcoming presentation topics.

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 gtt@ccbnational.net

 

CCB-GTT BACK TO BASICS CALL

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Description:  do you have questions about your computer, smart phone, talking book player, smart speaker, or other accessible device that you have always been afraid to ask? Come and join our back to basics call and ask all of these burning questions. We share answers, tips, and support.

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CANADA INAUGURAL CALL (DAYTIME)

Thursday September 15, 2022, 1:00 PM Atlantic time/1:30 PM Newfoundland time.

Host: David Greene

Description: This call is for people living in Atlantic Canada. We are aware that some of our call times are not at ideal times for you. Come to this call and share your ideas for future calls.

(NOTE): Registration required. To register and/or find out more please e-mail

David.gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CANADA INAUGURAL CALL (EVENING)

Thursday September 15, 2022, 7:00 PM Atlantic time/7:30 PM Newfoundland time.

Host: David Greene

Description:  This call is for people living in Atlantic Canada. In this evening call, we are hoping to reach those of you who are working and cannot attend our daytime calls. Come to this call and share your ideas for future calls.

(NOTE): Registration required. To register and/or find out more please e-mail David.gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday September 15, 2022, 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: gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday September 16, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Open chat.

CCB-GTT WEEKEND CALL

Saturday September 17, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Kim kilpatrick and Corry Stuive

This call is especially for those who are working or studying during our regular call times. We want to hear from you? Would you like weekend or evening calls? What kinds of topics or presentations would you like to have?

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS

You are invited to register for our next small group workshop:

Getting to know the Amazon app

Our small group workshops are back. We will be hosting one small group workshop series per month. For September, join us to learn more about how to use the Amazon app for IOS.

(NOTE): You need to register for this workshop as we keep groups small to facilitate the best learning experiences for all. To do so, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

Workshop dates and times:

(GROUP 1) Monday September 19 and 26 at 2:30 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Pacific

(GROUP 2) Wednesday September 21 and 28 at 2:30 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene.

Other resources:

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: Michael Feir’s first session in the Unseen Touchscreen course. The introduction.

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

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:

Kim Kilpatrick, CCB GTT Coordinator

gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

David Greene, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

1-877-304-0968 Ext 509

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT program update and weekly meetings, September 4  to September 10, 2022 via Zoom.

 Welcome back!!!!, We hope and trust that you all had a safe and enjoyable summer. September marks the start of a new CCB GTT year, and that means the return of several programs as well as some new offerings, here are some of the highlights of what’s new!

  • (NEW) CCB-GTT ATLANTIC CANADA TECH CALL, specifically targeted to those folks living in Atlantic Canada, who might otherwise struggle with time zone variances when participating in some of our other offerings. (details TBA)
  • (NEW) CCB-GTT LOW TECH CALL, the forth Wednesday of each month will feature discussion about “low tech” items and solutions. We are looking for your questions, input, and recommendations during this “peer sharing session”.
  • (NEW) A new series hosted by Michael Feir titled CCB – GTT UNSEEN TOUCH SCREEN COURSE will run on the first and third Wednesdays of each month beginning September 7th. (more information listed below)
  • (NEW) CCB-GTT WEEKENDER TECH CALL will start on Saturday September 17th. This once-a-month call will enable those not able to participate in our weekday offerings to become active in the program.

Returning programs include:

  • Weekly open tech chats
  • Mac User’s Group
  • Back To Basics call
  • Rural and Northern Ontario call
  • Android User’s group
  • Braille Display User’s group
  • Small Group Workshops

Remember to follow our blog or watch your inbox for this weekly call list to stay up to date on CCB GTT happenings.

with so much to share, let’s get to it…..

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 pre-registration.

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

(NOTE): NO CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5, HAPPY LABOUR DAY TO ALL

 

(NOTE): NO CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, THE GROUP RETURNS ON September 13TH.

CCB-GTT UNSEEN TOUCHSCREEN COURSE.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Presenter: Michael Feir

(NOTE) Before attending this first call of our fall season, please read the introduction to Michael’s book.

Description: Facilitated by the Canadian Council of the Blind, the Unseen Touchscreen online course will give the information needed by blind iPhone users to make the most out of these powerful and versatile devices.

The course is based on the second edition of Michael Feir’s free e-book, Personal Power: Getting the Most From iOS as a Totally Blind User. This book can be downloaded in several formats from: Michael Feir’s Blog: April 2022

People who have trouble downloading the book in the format of their choice should email Michael directly at: Michael.feir@gmail.com

With the book serving as the main resource, the author himself will present monthly lectures and lead discussions which teach the skills necessary to use an iPhone. Just as important, these lectures and discussions will explore what blind people can do with their iPhones. By the end of the course, participants will have a good grasp of the choices, economics, and challenges of owning an iPhone.

Topics Covered include:

  • Learn all about Voiceover, the free screen reader built into every iPhone.
  • Get to know your iPhone inside and out. From setting up an iPhone while blind to shopping for accessories to increase your iPhone’s capabilities, the physical aspects of iPhone ownership will be discussed in detail.
  • Understand the economic forces involved in the wider ecosystem of digital goods and services which your iPhone allows you to participate in.
  • Know how to access different elements of the iOS operating system. Learn how storage works, how to reach the dock, notifications centre, etc. Understand what options you have in the Settings area and configure your iPhone to best suit your unique needs.
  • Learn the many ways that the camera in your iPhone combines with other capabilities to enable blind people to independently find and identify objects, read printed material, get sighted help when required, and so much more.
  • use apps and web sites to obtain millions of accessible books and build your own personal library which fits in your hand. Build your collection paying the same prices as sighted people for audio and eBooks.
  • Delve easily into the expanding worlds of internet radio and podcasts using apps on your iPhone to listen and even participate.
  • Tap into all of the services offered by Apple and other companies. From iCloud space to Apple TV Plus and News Plus, you will know how to get the most bang for your buck.
  • Shop online at your own speed and convenience using the web browser and accessible apps on your iPhone, find out about and purchase what you want or need from wherever you happen to be.
  • Get where you need to go with help from apps and technology in your iPhone. From apps specially designed for blind users to apps built for everyone, learn how to find what is out there and get to it.
  • Keep life organized with notes, reminders, and calendar apps on your iPhone. Never lose and idea or forget about appointments.
  • Find and purchase apps from the app store which suit your purposes and style. Learn what to look for:
  • when determining whether apps will be accessible and work for you.
  • Explore the hundreds of accessible games which have entertained blind and sighted players alike. Use your hearing, hand coordination and mental skill to prevail and find enjoyment alone or with others.
  • Get things done with productivity apps including word processors, focus timers, calculators, conferencing software, and many other apps.
  • Tap into the many accessible apps designed to help with mental and physical health. From meditations to fully described workouts to get you moving, there is something that will help you meet your health and fitness goals.

Course Structure:

Every first Wednesday of the month, Michael will give a lecture encompassing material from one or two sections of the e-book. This depends on the length of the section or sections which come next in the order they appear in the e-book. Particularly lengthy sections may be covered over a two-month period.

The course will continue until all suitable sections of the book have been covered. Time will be given after each lecture for questions directly related to the topics covered.

On the third Wednesday of the month, the focus will be on discussion. Priority will first be given to any additional questions about the topics covered in the preceding lecture. However, once these are answered, the floor opens up and all questions regarding using an iPhone are welcome. Do you have a question about using an app or doing something not yet covered in lectures? Bring such questions to these third Wednesday sessions and contribute to our collective exploration. Bring any answers as well and share what you have learned in your own explorations. Michael will share his expertise with the community to encourage everyone to try new things and make the most of their iPhones.

Things to Keep In mind:

This course is being offered free of charge by volunteers. By participating, you agree that neither Michael Feir nor any CCB staff who facilitate this course can be held responsible for what participants do with their iPhones.

Bring lots of patience. It may take a while to reach the point where the lectures are covering topics of particular interest to you. The lectures will be recorded and are designed to help beginners understand what they need to know in order to use their iPhones. Do not feel obligated to attend lectures which are of no interest to you. Especially if you are a more experienced user. Changes are constant in the Apple ecosystem and iOS. As they occur, all effort will be made to incorporate them into the course lectures. If information presented in the e-book differs from what is said in lectures, regard the lectures as being more authoritative going forward.

Be aware that the lectures and discussions will be recorded and made available as a podcast for wider consumption. This will serve to aid people who miss lectures or find out about the course as it proceeds. By participating, you hereby consent to anything you say being included in the distributed recording.

(NOTE) The CCB-GTT Back to Basics call has now been moved to the second Wednesday of the month, see you next week!

CCB-GTT BRAILLE DISPLAY USERS GROUP

Thursday September 8, 2022, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Picking topics for upcoming presentations.

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

Hosts: David Greene and Shelley Morris

Topic: Sharing our stories

Today we introduce you to Dan Berger.

Dan Barra-Berger is a blind comedian (CBC’s Next Up, Toronto Comedy Brawl, ReelAbilities Film Festival), actor (Apple TV+‘s SEE), storyteller (Speaker Slam), and backpacker based in Toronto. While he doesn’t identify as an “inspirational speaker,” Dan uses storytelling and comedy to share what he’s learned during his many years of living and travelling as a disabled backpacker. Most recently, Dan is featured in AMI’s documentary series, Breaking Character, following six disabled artists as they establish their careers in the arts.

CCB-GTT SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS

You are invited to register for our next small group workshop:

Getting to know the Amazon app

Our small group workshops are back. We will be hosting one small group workshop series per month. For September, join us to learn more about how to use the Amazon app for IOS. We keep groups small to facilitate the best learning experiences for all.

Workshop dates and times:

Group 1, Monday September 19 and 26 at 2:30 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Pacific

Or

Group 2, Wednesday September 21 and 28 at 2:30 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Pacific

Instructor: David Greene.

(NOTE): You must register for this workshop.  To do so, please e-mail gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT LOCAL MEETINGS

Did you know that CCB-GTT hosts local meetings in several communities across Canada? Some are in person, some are via zoom. (NOTE): These meetings are for local residents only.

CCB-GTT Ottawa and Area group. This was the very first CCB GTT group started in 2012 and has been gathering continuously ever since. To find out more and/or join this group contact Kim Kilpatrick at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT Edmonton and Area group. This is also one of the longest running groups we have. Thanks to the leadership of Gerry Chevalier and his team the group continues it’s once a month offerings. To find out more and/or join contact Gerry chevalier at gtt.edmonton@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

(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.

How to Join Meetings:

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

All calls listed above, except for the CCB-GTT Android Users Group, can be accessed via the following link:

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

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

david.gtt@ccbnational.net

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 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 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 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

CCB-GTT Weekly Meetings, September 12 to September 18, 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 13, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open Tech discussion

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

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

Host: Wayne Antle

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 for a mix of presentations, and hands on assistance. 

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

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Corry Stuive

Presenter: Wayne Antle

Topic: Making the best use of the IPhone camera as a totally blind person. Using Seeing AI short text, product, and handwriting channels to identify products. Using Seeing AI short text and document channels, as well as Voice Dream Scanner to read documents.  Using Tap Tap See to identify colours. Using BeMyEyes and other visual assistance such as AIRA or Facetime video.

 —

CCB-GTT TORONTO VISIONARIES

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Ian White

Topic:  this month, we begin a four-part series on the MS Office suite, with a look at some of the basic functions of the spreadsheet program, Excel.  Our guide this month will be Aamer Khan, who’ll walk us through the basic features of Excel, what the program is most useful for, and how simple formulas work.  We’ll talk in general terms about the accessibility of MS Office and will touch on some of the other spreadsheet options.

(NOTE): this call has different zoom credentials, If you wish to attend email  gtt.toronto@gmail.com prior to September 15th!

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, September 17, 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? Get ideas and advice and share what you’ve learned along the way. Come with a smile ready to be encouraged by each other in this supportive, respectful space.

CCB-GTT ANDROID USERS GROUP

(NOTE): Special day and time!

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 12:00 PM Eastern/9:00 AM Pacific:

Hosts: Tracy and Matthew

Topic: Audible Vision App

This month, our meeting is held on Saturday September 18th, because our presenter from Audible Vision App lives in a country with a different time zone. 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

Not tech, but may be of interest…..

WOMEN OF CCB

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

HOSTS: Emilee and Leslie

We welcome you to join Women of CCB, via the zoom meeting platform. Come chat, laugh, bring a tea or latte. Enjoy the company, guest speakers and open discussions every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm eastern, 4:00 pm pacific.

(NOTE) If you would like to join in please reach out to Leslie Yee at lyee@ccbnational.net to be put on the contact list. We look forward to meeting you. 

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, QR Codes, with Wayne Antle & Federal Election with guest Josephine Hall from Elections Canada.

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 Meetings, May 30 to June 5, 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.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, May 31, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenters: Sabrina Knappe and Jeff Blum

Topic: Sabrina Knappe and Jeff Blum from McGill University’s Shared Reality Lab will give an introduction to a new project, being carried out in strategic partnership with Gateway Navigation CCC Ltd and the Canadian Council of the Blind. The goal is to create rich renderings of graphics you encounter while browsing the internet, using audio and touch (haptic) interfaces. Sabrina and Jeff will talk about the project’s approach, how it will compare to existing tools, and give some examples of how technology like spatialized audio can help convey information more concisely than ordinary text-to-speech. To learn more about the project or get involved, please see https://srl.mcgill.ca/atp

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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, Kim Kilpatrick, Using the native mail IOS app.

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 will 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 Meetings, May 23 to May 29, 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.

(NOTE) NO OPEN CHAT ON MAY 24, 2021

Wishing everyone and safe and happy Victoria Day!

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Using the native mail IOS app.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, May 28, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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, Kim Kilpatrick on the contacts app for iPhone.

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 will 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 Meetings, May 2 to May 8, 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, May 3, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific: 

Host: Kim Kilpatrick 

Topic: Open tech chat 

 

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific: 

Presenter: Kim Kilpatrick 

Topic: Topic: Making the most of the powerful, built-in, phone function of your iPhone. 

 

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL 

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific: 

Host: Nolan Jenikov 

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish. 

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net. 

 

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT 

Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific: 

Host: David Greene 

Topic: Open discussion 

 

Topics and suggestions 

 If you have a suggestion for a presentation topic or have a particular tech item you would like more information on, please let us know! We want to hear from you! Your input and involvement is sincerely appreciated and always welcome! Email us at GTTProgram@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 favorite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/ 

New this week, Rogers Ignite TV overview, presented by 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 

 

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, April 25 to May 1, 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, April 26, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Wayne Antle

Topic: Topic: Rogers Ignite TV (how accessible is it?)

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, April 29, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, April 30, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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/

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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

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, April 18 to April 24, 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, April 19, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT NORTHERN ONTARIO AND RURAL CALL

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Facilitators:  Dorothy Macnaughton and Brian Bibeault

Our speaker will be Elmer Thiesen and the topic is the Apple HomePod Mini speaker.  Everyone from across Canada is welcome.

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Topic, Reddit.

Presenter,  Nolan Jenikov

Reddit;  the anonymous social media platform for discussion and information sharing.

www.reddit.com 

CCB-GTT All ABOUT ANDROID

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

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 YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, April 23, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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, 2 podcasts, All about Twitter and OrCam

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

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, April 11 to April 17, 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, April 12, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: In this session, we will discuss and give tips for using apple mail on the mac.

(NOTE) preregistration required. Mac users only please. If you are using a mac currently and are not already registered for these sessions, e-mail Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Wayne Antle

Topic: Twitter, what is it, how does it work, how accessible is it?

CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Presenter: Bryan Wolynski, O.D. Clinical & Professional Relations, OrCam Technologies

Topic: OrCam

OrCam Technologies utilizes the power of computer vision to develop personal AI wearable and handheld assistive technologies. Their devices include the wearable OrCam MyEye and the handheld OrCam Read both developed for people who are blind, visually impaired or have reading difficulties. Both devices utilize a 13 megapixel camera which captures “visual information” and conveys the data auditorily. This presentation, given by a low vision optometrist and a representative of the OrCam company will discuss OrCam’s technology, user case examples and its benefits, giving people independence and empowering people to meet their goals.

website, http://www.orcam.com

CCB-GTT BRAILLE TECH USERS

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Q and A session based on what we have worked on and practiced.

(NOTE) preregistration required. For zoom info and/or if you are not already registered, contact Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, April 16, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

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, Windows Screen Reader Experience, an overview

New last week, Envision AI glasses & SuperSense

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

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, March 28 to April 10, 2021 via Zoom

(NOTE) two week period

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.

Further, please check through the offerings as we sometimes post non CCB GTT meetings at the end of this list. There is one posted this week.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Monday, March 29, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Come prepared to practice what was discussed in our session about using the Mac with the Safari web browser. We will all browse together and practice what we have previously learned.

(NOTE) preregistration required. Mac users only please. For more info contact Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Jose Citron

Topic: Come and learn all about Envision AI

https://www.letsenvision.com/

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net

(NOTE) there will be no CCB-GTT OPEN CHATS on Friday April 2nd, and/or Monday, April 5th.

From all of us at the CCB, have a safe and happy Easter!

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Continuing our exploration of the Mac using voiceover.

(NOTE) preregistration required. Mac users only please. For more info contact Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Gerry Chevalier

Topic: Windows keyboard experience

Gerry will demonstrate using Windows 10 from the keyboard with the Narrator screen reader and no mouse. This will be of interest to low vision people whose vision has progressed to the point where they are struggling and may wonder what it is like to use a screen reader.

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, April 9, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

…and not tech but FYI

the below call is not hosted by CCB GTT (a different zoom room will be used) but may be of interest to our participants and members.

CELA / NNELS

Tuesday March 30, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Thanks to your advocacy, the Government of Canada’s funding for accessible reading materials has been restored for this year.  We invite you to join Laurie Davidson, Executive Director of CELA and Kevin Millsip, Executive Director of NNELS for an information session about what this funding reprieve means, and the next steps in the process.  

(NOTE) Please register in advance to receive a link to the meeting. Not a CCB GTT meeting https://cnib.cmail19.com/t/i-l-mhythg-uuhilhitt-r/

Background: In the Fall Economic Statement the Government of Canada reduced funding for accessible book production and distribution by $1 million over each of the next 4 years until it was completely withdrawn by 2024-2025. Thanks to the advocacy of our users and stakeholders, we have been given a reprieve for this coming budget year.

What’s Next: While we appreciate the reprieve, NNELS and CELA are committed to advocating for a long term funding solution that fully recognizes the need for accessible reading materials.  We are working together alongside our colleagues in the publishing industry to develop a proposal for future conversations with the government. Join our info session to learn more.

Please note: The session will be recorded and made available to those who cannot attend the live event.

A French language session will be scheduled on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

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/

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

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, March 21 to March 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, March 22, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Topic: Open tech chat

CCB-GTT MAC USERS GROUP

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific:

Host: Wayne Antle

Topic: Safari

(NOTE) preregistration required. Mac users only please. For more info contact Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter: Shane Lowe from Supersense AI

Topic: Supersense AI

https://www.supersense.app/

CCB-GTT BRAILLE TECH USERS

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific:

Host: Kim Kilpatrick

Making the most of your braille technology

This group is for those who already own a Braille display and would like to help and support each other.

(NOTE) preregistration required. For zoom info and/or more info contact Kim at gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, March 26, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host: David Greene

Topic: Open discussion

…and not tech but FYI

Women of CCB

Tuesday March 23, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Host: Samantha Moore

Guest Speaker: Laurie J. Samuel PhD

Topic: Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

About our Speaker: Dr. Laurie J. Samuel PhD. is a criminologist with expertise in police-community relations, police misconduct, and interpersonal violence. Throughout her career, she has worked to reduce and prevent violence against women in a variety of settings. 

Dr. Samuel is a former professor at Howard University, and before that she worked with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC for over ten years.  She is a leading expert in Early Identification and Intervention Systems. 

On March 14, 2018, Dr. Samuel launched the Cupid’s Sting Non-Profit Organization, which partners with the community to create a safer and healthier environment for families, students, employees, and neighbours.  The mission of Cupid’s Sting is to teach women life-saving skills through workshops on interpersonal violence, domestic violence, and street harassment, including self-defence techniques.

(NOTE) Preregistration is required, To register for this call contact: smoore@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 favorite smart device Pod Catcher. You can use this like to the originating distribution source. https://ccbpod.podbean.com/

Added this week, Louie Voice Control and BuzzClip

Added last week, WayAround tags and CELA update

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

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, March 7 to March 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, March 8, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, Kim Kilpatrick,

Topic, Open tech chat.

GTT PRESENTATION

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

Topic, WayAround tags.

Presenter,  Jessica Hipp (chief Operating Officer, WayAround)

Use the WayAround app for iOS or Android and our smart WayTags to add helpful information to items around your home and office. The simple tag-and-scan system lets you add a custom description for any item plus more details like washing instructions or expiration dates.

Once you’ve listed everything you want to know, just hold your device close to the WayTag to transfer your information. Easy-peasy.

website, www.wayaround.com

CCB-GTT NATIONAL CALL

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

Presenter, Brian Moore

All about on-line security.

Join Brian for this presentation on staying safe on line. Brian is happy to collect questions in advance if you e-mail them to bmoore@screenreview.org

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific:

Host, Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, March 12, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Host, David Greene,

Topic, Open discussion,

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/

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

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 20 to September 26, 2020 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.

Enhanced security procedure remains in effect.

When you enter the waiting room before a meeting, please ensure that you give us a recognizable first and last 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 SPOKE….WE LISTENED!

One of the changes suggested by a few of the participants at our September 9th planning meeting was to have an CCB-GTT Open Chat in the evening. Great idea lets give it a go! The first Evening open chat will take place on Wednesday September 30th (we thought we would give you the scoop now so you can plan and mark your calendars) …. See you there!

CCB-GTT PODCASTS

Have you checked out any of our podcasts lately? Several of the recent CCB- GTT Presentations and CCB-GTT National calls have been turned into Podcasts. A special thanks goes out to Nolan for his hard work in putting the audio together! So, just in case you missed a presentation you may have a second chance to hear it via the 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.

CCB-GTT BEGINNERS CALL

Date and Time communicated to invited participants.

Our first group of participants are well underway and progressing in a friendly and informative fashion!  We have limited the group size of this, and future CCB-GTT Beginners Call groups to a small number to ensure maximum support. If you are a beginner and would like to be included in a future group, please contact David Green at accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

This week’s meetings….

OPEN CCB-GTT CHAT

Monday, September 21, 2020, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific Time:

Host, Kim Kilpatrick

topic, Open discussion

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter, Kim Kilpatrick, and Nolan Jenikov

Topic, VoiceOver gestures (rescheduled because of last week’s technical difficulties)

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 pM Pacific:

Host, Nolan Jenikov

For individuals between the ages of 16 and 25ish.

(NOTE) The meeting credentials are different for this meeting, preregistration required. For more info contact Nolan at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net.

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, September 25, 2020, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific Time:

host, David Green,

Topic, Open discussion,

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 Green, 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 6 to September 13, 2020 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 on some of the meeting listings. Different zoom platforms are used for different meetings and some require preregistration.

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A reminder…..Enhanced security procedure in effect.

When you enter the waiting room before a meeting, please ensure that you give us a recognizable first and last 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.

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(NOTE) NO CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2020

*** Happy Labour Day to all! ***

CCB-GTT PRESENTATION

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific:

Presenter, Kim Kilpatrick

Topic, Part 2 of 2, using Voice Dream Reader, Downloading content.

CCB-GTT NATIONAL  CALL

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific:

For many the first full week in September marks the beginning of the new work/school year. Summer, for the most part, is behind us and it’s once again time to get down to business. Tonight we thought we would assemble and discuss the CCB GTT program. What do you like and what don’t you like? Should we continue with the three a week open chat sessions? What are your thoughts about the “tech” vs “non tech” topics that we’ve enjoyed thus far? What sort of topics and guests would you like to see at future “presentation” sessions? Any thoughts about the future of the National, Beginners and Youth calls? Are you enjoying the Podcasts, should we try and do more? etc. Any and all comments, questions and concerns welcome. All three team members, David, Kim and Corry will be on the line. This is your opportunity to voice your opinion!

CCB-GTT YOUTH ZOOM CALL

(NOTE) New day and Time.

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific

(NOTE) Preregistration required, contact Nolan Jenikov at nolan.gtt@ccbnational.net

CCB-GTT BEGINNERS CALL

Thursday September 10, 2020, Time communicated to invited participants.

(NOTE) Our first group of twelve participants have been invited to this call, We are limiting the group size to a dozen to ensure maximum support. If you are a beginner and would like to be included in the next group, please contact David Green at accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

 

CCB-GTT OPEN CHAT

Friday, September 11, 2020, 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific Time:

host, David Green,

Open discussion, Tech and/or other, Come join the community!

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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

David Green, CCB GTT Accessibility Trainer

accessibilitytraining7@gmail.com

1-877-304-0968 Ext 513

Corry Stuive, CCB National Program Coordinator

corry.gtt@ccbnational.net 

1-877-304-0968 Ext 550

CCB-GTT Using CELA Library from the Keyboard Part 2 of 2, Magazines and Newspapers, August 19, 2020 with a link to the podcast episode

Get Together with Technology (GTT)

Sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), the voice of the blind in Canada.

Summary Notes:

August 19, 2020

Theme:  CELA Library Magazines and Newspapers

Use the above link to play and/or download the CCB podcast

Presenter: Gerry Chevalier

GTT.Edmonton@gmail.com

 

In this 15 minute second of two presentations, Gerry presents the magazine and newspaper services offered by the  CELA Library from a keyboard user’s perspective. CELA is Canada’s largest nationwide library service for persons unable to read print. It offers materials in alternate print formats such as recorded DAISY audio , digital text, and braille. Gerry shows how to find a magazine in Direct to Player format and apply search filters. He also shows how to subscribe to magazines. He then describes how to find and read newspapers online. His explanations describe keyboard navigation  and shortcuts for blind users who cannot use a mouse.

For more information about the GTT Program including one on one tech training contact:

Phone: (613)567-0311 or 1-877-304-0968

Email: ccb@ccbnational.net

Web www.ccbnational.net

 

Using CELA Library from the Keyboard Part 1 of 2, Overview and Book Search, August 12, 2020 with a link to the CCB podcast

Get Together with Technology (GTT)

Sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), the voice of the blind in Canada.

Summary Notes:

August 12, 2020

Theme:  CELA Library Overview and Book Search

Use the above link to play and/or download the CCB podcast.

Presenter: Gerry Chevalier

GTT.Edmonton@gmail.com

 

In this 27 minute first of two presentations, Gerry presents an overview of how to use the CELA Library service from a keyboard user’s perspective. CELA is Canada’s largest nationwide library service for persons unable to read print. It offers materials in alternate print formats such as recorded DAISY audio , digital text, and braille. Gerry explains these formats and service options. Gerry demonstrates how to login to the service and reviews the main page. He shows how to set search preferences, search for a book in Direct to Player format, apply search filters, and browse for books. His explanations describe keyboard navigation  and shortcuts for blind users who cannot use a mouse.

For more information about the GTT Program including one on one tech training contact:

Phone: (613)567-0311 or 1-877-304-0968

Email: ccb@ccbnational.net

Web www.ccbnational.net

 

Windows from the Keyboard Tips, 10 tutorial Podcasts now available for download, July 10, 2020

Beginner Podcast Series on Using Windows from the Keyboard

Hosted by the Get Together with Technology (GTT) Program,

An initiative of the

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), the voice of the blind in Canada™.

 

Basic Windows from The Keyboard Podcast Tutorials

by Gerry Chevalier
GTT.Edmonton@Gmail.com

During the spring of 2020 Gerry presented 10 Zoom webinars on how to use Windows from the Keyboard. If you are blind or experiencing progressive vision loss that makes it difficult to use a mouse, these lessons teach the basics of using Windows without a mouse. The lesson recordings are available on the Canadian Council of the Blind podcast feed. The lessons are not about screen readers. The lessons emphasize Windows keyboard shortcuts and techniques so they will be relevant to both low vision users and screen reader users.

Links to the 10 recorded episodes and show notes are listed below.

If you have additional suggestions for CCB podcasts, please let us know.

Phone: (613)567-0311

Tol Free: 1-877-304-0968.

Email: ccb@ccbnational.net

 

To listen to each of the 10 episodes listed below from your computer or smart device, simply click on the individual session links provided, and PC screen reader users can use their Quick Navigation key B once on the episode site to access the Play/Pause button.  Press the Space Bar to activate it once found.

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.

Happy listening!

Session 1: April 29, 2020

Theme: Intro Session Keyboard, Desktop, Start Menu, Task Bar, Show Notes and Podcast link.

Session 2: May 6, 2020

Theme: Desktop Shortcuts, Show Notes and Podcast Link.

Bonus Session: May 8, 2020

Theme: Typio Accessible Typing Tutor App, Show Notes and Podcast link.

Session 3: May 13, 2020

Theme: Task Bar, Show Notes and Podcast link.

Session 4: May 20, 2020

Theme: Navigating and Selecting Text in Word and Outlook, Show Notes and Podcast Link.

Session 5: May 27, 2020

Theme:  Windows File Explorer, Show Notes and Podcast Link.

Session 6: June 3, 2020

Theme: Windows Recycle Bin and Using External Media, Show Notes and Podcast link.

Session 7: June 17, 2020

Theme: Internet Browsing, Show Notes and Podcast link.

Session 8: June 24, 2020

Theme: Microsoft Ribbons, Show Notes and Podcast link.

Session 9: July 1, 2020

Theme:  Microsoft Backstage View and Save As Dialogue

Session 10: July 8, 2020

Theme:  Microsoft Outlook

How to access and download CCB Podcast Episodes:

PC Computer: all the above podcast episodes can be accessed and downloaded from; http://www.ccbpod.podbean.com/. Here’s how:

  1. Open the episode you wish to download and navigate to the Download Link.
  2. In the Social Sharing section of the page is a Download Link along with the number of downloads to date. First letter navigation from the screen reader’s Links List won’t work to access this Download Link. Down arrow to it and press Enter once found.
  3. In the page that loads you will find another Download Link, and once the links are listed using the screen reader’s Links List first letter navigation will work. Press Enter to activate the function. The podcast will be found in your Downloads folder.
  4. To close the Downloads Page Use Control W, which will take you back to the episode page, and Alt left arrow will take you back to the main CCB Podcast page.

Moving Podcast Episodes to the VR Stream:

  • To move all your above episodes to the VR Stream as MP3 files, first create a folder in the $VROtherBooks titled Windows from the Keyboard Tutorials and move the episodes into it.

What is GTT?

Get Together with Technology (GTT) is an initiative

of the Canadian Council of the Blind. GTT aims to help people who are blind or have low vision improve their independence using technology.  You can learn more about GTT Zoom sessions and other activities  by following the GTT blog. This site also contains much of the information and more from Gerry’s tutorials in written form as weekly blog posts. Look under the category, Windows from the Keyboard Tips.