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Notes from GTT national call brainstorming topics for upcoming sessions. Please read and get involved.

GTT National call September 14 2016.
Brainstorming for upcoming GTT national call topics.
Please rate these topics in order of preference. Give us your top 3.
If you have any expertise on presenting on any of these topics, please let us know that too.
IOS 10. What’s new for people who are blind or have low vision?
We especially would like someone to present on the new magnification features for low vision users.
Windows 10.
Downloading and reading audio books, which platforms to use, how to get your books to the device of choice, which device to use?
Apple TV and other accessible tvs like samsung.
Facebook for small business users
Twitter how to use it, which ways are most accessible?
Medical devices that are accessible?
Bluetooth devices for cooking and use around the house?
Low vision computer access solutions?
Employment panel of people in different employment situations and how to use technology while working?
Exploring hobbies?
Music streaming services and the dubious accessibility of Itunes?
Syncing across devices and systems, how to sync contacts, calendars ETC?
Scanning and OCR solutions Kurzweil, open book ETC?
Dealing with PDF’s?
Comparison of screen readers, jaws, NVDA, narrator, voiceover.
Kindle and Ebook reading solutions.
Favourite IOS apps.
Favourite android apps.
Cloud services, how to use them and which are most accessible and easy to use?
Zoomtext?
ORCAM.
GPS app comparisons?
New orbit braille display?
If you have other topics send them along.
Please send any thoughts and preferences and ability to present to
gttprogram@gmail.com

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Next GTT national conference call brainstorming topics for the year ahead September 14 2016 7 PM Eastern.

Our next GTT national conference call is a brainstorming session to pick topics for the upcoming year’s national calls. Is there something you want to hear more about? Is there a topic you can present on for us? Please join us to brainstorm. If you cannot join us in person, you can always send suggestions to us.
Here is the call in information.
Date: Wednesday September 14.
Time: 7 PM Eastern
Call in info:
1-866-740-1260
Passcode: 5670311
For more information: Call 1-877-304-0968 and ask for Kim or Albert
Or email gttprogram@gmail.com
Looking forward to a great year of information sharing ahead.

Reminder of our GTT national conference call tonight April 13 all about the recent CSUN conference highlights. 

This is just a reminder about our national GTT call tonight. Next GTT national conference call will be held on Wednesday April 13 at 7 PM eastern time 4 Pacific.

Jason Fayre will be our guest speaker. 

Jason is a big part of the Toronto GTT group.

 He has recently returned from the CSuN conference and wants to tell us all about CSun and the exhibits and presentations made there.

CSun is a huge access technology exhibit held every year in CAlifornia.

Come and join us and ask Jason questions about the conference, the presentations, the exhibit hall, and what is new in the fields of access technology.

Here is the call in info.

1-866-740-1260

Passcode 5670311

            

Reminder Next GTT national Conference call all about the CSun conference held recently in California. 

Next GTT national conference call will be held on Wednesday April 13 at 7 PM eastern time 4 Pacific.Jason Fayre will be our guest speaker. 

Jason is a big part of the Toronto GTT group.

 He has recently returned from the CSuN conference and wants to tell us all about CSun and the exhibits and presentations made there.

CSun is a huge access technology exhibit held every year in CAlifornia.

Come and join us and ask Jason questions about the conference, the presentations, the exhibit hall, and what is new in the fields of access technology.

Here is the call in info.

1-866-740-1260

Passcode 5670311

            

Next GTT national Teleconference call all about accessible web browsers Wednesday March 9 2016 7 PM Eastern 4 Pacific. 

Next GTT National Teleconference Call All About Accessible Web BrowsersJoin us on Wednesday March 9 for our next national GTT teleconference. 

Our calls are always held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7 PM Eastern time (4 Pacific time) 

Our topic for this month is accessible web browsers. 

What browsers do you use? 

On your portable devices? 

On your PC? 

On your Mac? 

Which ones are most accessible with screen readers and screen magnification software? 

Join us for a web browser discussion. 

Bring your tips and tricks and questions. 

Here is the call in info. 

1-866-740-1260 

Passcode 5670311 

 

Reminder next GTT national conference call all about talking to your Iphone, Ipad, or Ipod touch. Our next GTT national conference call will take place on Wednesday February 10 at 7 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific time. Our topic for this call is how to talk to your phone. Ever wondered how to use Siri on an Iphone, Ipad, or Ipod touch? What can you ask of her? Also what is the difference between Siri and Dictation? What about the google voice app? Join us learn together as we share our tips and tricks and even outrageous and funny things you can ask siri. Please RSVP to Kim so she has an idea of numbers. You can email her at gttprogram@gmail.com Or call her at 1-877-304-0968 X 513. Call in info is 1-866-740-1260 Passcode 5670311 

Next GTT national conference call Wednesday February 10 7 PM Eastern 4 Pacific.  Talking to your I Device:  how can you best work with siri? 

Our next GTT national conference call will take place on Wednesday February 10 at 7 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific time. Our topic for this call is how to talk to your phone. 

Ever wondered how to use Siri on an Iphone, Ipad, or Ipod touch? 

What can you ask of her? 

Also what is the difference between Siri and Dictation? 

What about the google voice app? 

Join us learn together as we share our tips and tricks and even outrageous and funny things you can ask siri. 

Please RSVP to Kim so she has an idea of numbers. 

You can email her at 

gttprogram@gmail.com 

Or call her at 1-877-304-0968 X 513. 

Call in info is 

1-866-740-1260 Passcode 5670311 

Resource: Saving CELA/CNIB Library Zipped DAISY files to a Dropbox folder for uploading to Voice Dream Reader

Saving CELA/CNIB Library Zipped DAISY files to a Dropbox folder for uploading to Voice Dream Reader:

Note: This set of instructions was requested at the end of the discussion during the January 13 National Conference Call titled, “All About the Mac”. Strangely, these are PC based instructions related to the use of Voice Dream REader on iOS devices.

To access the two sets of instructions in this document search for ## and your word processor will take you to the start of each section.

##CELA Library search and Download instructions

1. open your favourite web browser then brows to http://iguana.celalibrary.ca/iguana/www.main.cls?surl=CELA-home&lang=eng&theme=reset
2. Scroll to the Sign-in link and press the enter key. Type your user name and password and press the enter key;
3. Press the letter E in order to access the Search edit field. Using JAWS or NVDA you will press the space bar to activate the Edit Mode, then type your search string, for example, “Chevalier, Gerry” will bring up the following result, CNIB digital library audio tutorial;
4. Use the letter H to navigate to the Heading for the second result, then use the down arrow to read about the Zipped DAISY book available for download, then continue down arrowing to the Get It! DAISY Download Zip Button and press the enter key;
5. In the resulting page down arrow to the Download Button and press the enter key;
6. With Internet Explorer you will hold down the Alt key while pressing the letter N, then Tab to the Save Button and press the space bar to actually start the download;
7. Use the down arrow button to access the Return to Search Results and press the enter key to go back as above;
8. Check your Downloads folder to see that your book has been downloaded. Allow some time for this to occur, which will be dependent on the speed of your internet service.

##To move the DAISY Zipped file to your Dropbox folder do as follows:

1. Navigate to your Downloads folder and locate the desired Zipped file;
2. Copy or Cut the file to the Clipboard with Alt X or Alt C respectively;
3. Navigate to the Dropbox icon on your Desktop, then locate the sub-folder you wish to store the Zipped file into and press the enter key to open it;
4. Paste the Zipped file into the folder with Alt V;
5. Once the Zipped file finishes loading into your Dropbox account you will have access to it from Voice Dream Reader.

##How to download a Zipped DAISY file to Voice Dream Reader from Dropbox:

1. In Voice Dream Reader navigate to the Add Button and do a 1-finger double-tap;
2. Flick right or left with 1-finger to access the Dropbox icon and do a 1-finger double-tap to open it;
3. Flick right with 1-finger to locate the file, or the folder where the Zipped DAISY file will be found. If it’s in a folder a 1-finger double-tap will open the folder, then flicking to the right or left with 1-finger will allow you to navigate to the desired file;
4. Once the file is located do a 1-finger double-tap to start the download process. Flicking right and left with 1-finger will access the progress bar for the download and loading processes. Flick to the OK Button once done and do a 1-finger double-tap;
5. This will land you back in the Dropbox folder, so flick right or left to the Done Button and do a 1-finger double-tap to return to the main Voice Dream Reader screen;
6. Flick right or left with 1-finger to access your stored material to find the book just downloaded and do a 1-finger double-tap to launch it.

If you have any questions about the above please be in touch with Albert Ruel at GTTWest@CCBNational.net or 1-877-304-0968 Ext. 550.

Next GTT national conference call all about the mac computer.  Wednesday January 13 7 PM Eastern time, 4 PM Pacific. 

Next National GTT Conference Call January 13 2016. All about the mac. Happy 2016 to you all. 

Our first national conference call of 2016 will take place on Wednesday January 13 at 7 PM Eastern time, 4 Pacific time. 

Our topic will be the mac computer. 

Ali Moosa will talk about the basics of the mac. 

Kim Kilpatrick will talk about using the mac from a totally blind person’s perspective. 

Lorne neufeldt will discuss the mac from a low vision perspective. 

Bring your questions along. 

We are also going to send out some new procedures for the calls. This will hopefully make things go more smoothly with fewer conversation diversions. 

We will send this out in the next few days and thank those who suggested ways of making the call run more smoothly. 

Here is the call in info. 

You can RSVP to Kim at 1-877-304-0968 Extension 513 or 

Gttprogram@gmail.com 

1-866-740-1260 

Passcode 5670311