CCB BC Chapter Call In Open Session May 6, 2021

CCB BC-Yukon Division Chapter Call-In Open Sharing Session,
Thursday May 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time

 

To CCB BC-Yukon Division Members,

 

Hello, the Division’s next Call In Session is Thursday May 6th at 10:00 AM, an open/sharing session giving you the  opportunity to speak your mind.

 

And remember our next Division Call In is Thursday May 20th where Jane Hanson from the RCMP will again provide information/updates  on prevalent scams and tips on how to avoid them.

 

Following is the information for connecting to our session on Thursday May 6 and to make it easier for you, I will send out a reminder the evening before.

Looking forward to hearing you all soon.

Thanks, Ann

 

  • You can now ask us to dial you into the meeting – to let us know, send an email message asking to be dialed in, and to receive email notifications of upcoming meetings,
    ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net

 

Ways to participate:

  • click on the yellow highlighted meeting link we will send to you in order to automatically join
  • use one tap mobile for Smart Phones
  • call the toll-free number – you will be asked to enter the meeting ID and press pound (number key) – next you will be asked for your participant code. Just press pound again – next you will be asked for the meeting passcode and to press pound once again – you should then be connected

 

The 12 Prizes of CCB Zoom Christmas Call

– submitted anonymously

 

As the first prize of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

A sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the second prize of Christmas, my blind friends gave to me,

2 liquid levelers and a sweet little Google Mini.

 

As the third prize of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

3 Save On coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the fourth prize of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

Every five minutes of Christmas my blind friend said to me,

PLEASE MMUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the sixth gift of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

6 funny jokes,

PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the seventh gift of Christmas, my blind friends gave to me,

seven songs a singing, 6 funny jokes,

PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the eighth gift of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

8 Alvis tributes, 7 songs a singing, 6 funny jokes,

PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the ninth prize of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

9 calls are dropping, 8 Alvis tributes, 7 songs a singing, 6 funny jokes,

PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the tenth gift of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

10 trivia teasers, 9 calls are dropping, 8 Alvis tributes, 7 songs a singing, 6 funny jokes,

PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the eleventh gift of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

11 friends are listening, 10 calls are dropping, 9 songs a singing, 8 jokes for telling, 7 trivia teasers, 6 Alvis tributes,

PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

AS the twelfth gift of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

12 friends are sharing, 11 friends are listening, 10 calls are dropping, 9 songs a singing, 8 jokes for telling, 7 trivia teasers, 6 Alvis tributes,

DAMN it, MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

Merry Christmas to All, and to All a good night!

 

***Ann McNabb, President

CCB BC-Yukon Division

 

CCB BC-Yukon Division (WCW) Virtual Webinar Recordings February, 7 to 13, 2021

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

BC-Yukon Division

White Cane Week (WCW)

February 7 to 13, 2021

 

Thank you for having celebrated White Cane Week 2021 with us!

 

This year the CCB BC-Yukon Division delivered four virtual WCW events via a Zoom Webinar with special event host Fraser Hiltz.  For those unable to join us on the presentation dates we have posted the recordings of each event, links found below.

 

Webinar 1: Sunday February 7th

Topic: History of CCB & WCW by Amy Amantea

 

Webinar 2: Tuesday February 9th

Topic: Evolution of Assistive Tech, Talking Books by Albert Ruel

Presentation Outline and Bibliography for the History of the Talking Book

 

Webinar 3: Thursday February 11th

Topic: World Blind Union (WBU) by Charles Mossop

 

Webinar 4: Saturday February 13th

Topic: Life Experience, A Success Story by Betty Nobel

 

For more information:
Email: ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net
Ccall: 604-795-3885 or
Toll Free: 1-800-874-4666

 

Please feel free to share this document.

Visual description of the icons on an Apple iOS device, Rita’s iDevice Advice for June 1, 2020

Visual description of the icons on an Apple iOS device

Rita’s iDevice Advice for June 1, 2020

I am sharing this link so that VoiceOver users of iPads and iPhones will be better equipped to ask sighted helpers provide that help, after all, if we don’t know what an item looks like on the screen how can we ask someone sighted to help us find it?

 

“Apple’s iOS software is an extremely visual environment, with icons that VoiceOver has been programmed to describe. An icon is a picture or symbol on the screen, used to represent an application, action, or a status message. This article will attempt to describe what a sighted person sees when looking at his/her iOS and iPad OS device. Having a basic understanding of these visual concepts can help non sighted users explain and teach iOS to those who can see, as well as providing an easier means by which Voiceover users and sighted users can relate to each other with regard to the iOS interface.

Please keep in mind that the descriptions presented in this document are based on initial layout, which you might see if you purchase a new iPhone or iPad and set it up as new, rather than restoring from a back-up. As you, or other people, use your device, changes may be made, additional apps may be installed, thus adding new icons, and much more. Additionally, the layout and descriptions presented here represent the current configuration as of iOS 13 and iPad OS. Much can change as new software updates are released. That said, the information in this document is subject to change or to be inaccurate.”

 

Access the full article here:
Visual description of the icons on an Apple iOS device

 

Facts about vision loss, Day Seven, Leading Causes of Eye Disease, White Cane Week 2021

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

BC-Yukon Division

White Cane Week (WCW)

“A Lack of Sight is not a lack of vision”

 

WCW Day Seven, February 13, 2021
Facts About blindness, vision loss and deaf-blindness

Fact #7 – Leading causes of Eye diseases nationally

Cataracts – 3,541,000

Age Related Macular Degeneration – 1,574,000

Glaucoma  – 294,600

Diabetic retinopathy – 794,800

As of 2017, there were 252,000 British Columbians with mild to severe sight loss

Please Join us

Check out our 4 virtual information sessions and learn more about vision loss, White Cane Week and life after blindness.

This year the CCB BC-Yukon Division is planning four virtual WCW events via a Zoom Webinar with special event host Fraser Hiltz

Webinar 1: Sunday February 7th at 1:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: History of CCB & WCW

Presenter: Amy Amantea

Webinar 2: Tuesday February 9th at 10:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Evolution of Assistive Technology

Presenter: Albert Ruel

Webinar 3: Thursday February 11th at 7:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: World Blind Union (WBU)

Presenter: Charles Mossop

Webinar 4: Saturday February 13th at 11:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Life Experience, A Success Story

Presenter: Betty Nobel

How to Connect with Us

Please click this yellow highlighted link to join us:

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(you will be asked to enter your email and name; and once connected, you will be automatically muted during the presentation)

 

Or join by using one-tap mobile:

Canada: +17789072071,,86809309057# or +12042727920,,86809309057#

 

Or join by telephone: (use the nearest area code)

Webinar ID: 868 0930 9057

(when phoning you will be required to punch in the webinar ID)

Canada: +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588
US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833

For more information email ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net or call 604-795-3885 or 1-800-874-4666

To stay in touch with all CCB BC-Yukon Division happenings register your email address near the bottom of the
CCB BC-Yukon Division Website, or

Follow the CCB BC-Yukon Division on Facebook.

 

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White Cane Week 2021, Did You Know #4, Dog Guides, Saturday, February 13th at 11 AM Pacific Time.

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

BC-Yukon Division

White Cane Week (WCW)

February 7 to 13, 2021

 

DID YOU KNOW that a service/guide dog provides individuals the opportunity for independence which could lead to gainful employment and/or a successful career creating a better quality of life?

Learn more at the CCB BC-Yukon Division’s White Cane Week Event on
Saturday, February 13th at 11 AM Pacific Time.

Event Description: Join our host, Fraser Hiltz, and the Division board of directors on Zoom as we wrap up our White Cane Week (WCW) 2021 celebrations with Event #4.

Special guest speaker Betty Nobel will speak about her Life Experience.

Zoom link and details will be posted on our Facebook page and on our website. Follow the below link for details and Zoom links.

White Cane Week Virtual Events, February 7 to 13, 2021

For more information email
ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net or call 604-795-3885 or 1-800-874-4666

 

Please feel free to share this document.

 

Facts about vision loss, Day Six, Entertainment Fields, White Cane Week 2021

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

BC-Yukon Division

White Cane Week (WCW)

“A Lack of Sight is not a lack of vision”

 

WCW Day Six, February 12, 2021
Facts About blindness, vision loss and deaf-blindness

Fact #6 – You will find blind & deaf-blind citizens participating in all sorts of entertainment fields, from the theatre to a rock & roll singer, from a busker to the small and big screen productions.

Please Join us

Check out our 4 virtual information sessions and learn more about vision loss, White Cane Week and life after blindness.

This year the CCB BC-Yukon Division is planning four virtual WCW events via a Zoom Webinar with special event host Fraser Hiltz

Webinar 1: Sunday February 7th at 1:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: History of CCB & WCW

Presenter: Amy Amantea

Webinar 2: Tuesday February 9th at 10:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Evolution of Assistive Technology

Presenter: Albert Ruel

Webinar 3: Thursday February 11th at 7:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: World Blind Union (WBU)

Presenter: Charles Mossop

Webinar 4: Saturday February 13th at 11:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Life Experience, A Success Story

Presenter: Betty Nobel

How to Connect with Us

Please click this yellow highlighted link to join us:

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US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833

For more information email ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net or call 604-795-3885 or 1-800-874-4666

To stay in touch with all CCB BC-Yukon Division happenings register your email address near the bottom of the
CCB BC-Yukon Division Website, or

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Facts about vision loss, Day Five, Employment, White Cane Week 2021

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

BC-Yukon Division

White Cane Week (WCW)

“A Lack of Sight is not a lack of vision”

 

WCW Day Five, February 11, 2021
Facts About blindness, vision loss and deaf-blindness

Fact #5 – You will find blind & deaf-blind citizens in a variety of employment opportunities.  These employment opportunities can range from grocery clerk to a member of parliament, from the mum & pop store to career oriented opportunities.

Please Join us

Check out our 4 virtual information sessions and learn more about vision loss, White Cane Week and life after blindness.

This year the CCB BC-Yukon Division is planning four virtual WCW events via a Zoom Webinar with special event host Fraser Hiltz

Webinar 1: Sunday February 7th at 1:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: History of CCB & WCW

Presenter: Amy Amantea

Webinar 2: Tuesday February 9th at 10:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Evolution of Assistive Technology

Presenter: Albert Ruel

Webinar 3: Thursday February 11th at 7:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: World Blind Union (WBU)

Presenter: Charles Mossop

Webinar 4: Saturday February 13th at 11:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Life Experience, A Success Story

Presenter: Betty Nobel

How to Connect with Us

Please click this yellow highlighted link to join us:

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Canada: +17789072071,,86809309057# or +12042727920,,86809309057#

 

Or join by telephone: (use the nearest area code)

Webinar ID: 868 0930 9057

(when phoning you will be required to punch in the webinar ID)

Canada: +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588
US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833

For more information email ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net or call 604-795-3885 or 1-800-874-4666

To stay in touch with all CCB BC-Yukon Division happenings register your email address near the bottom of the
CCB BC-Yukon Division Website, or

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Facts about vision loss, Day Four, Education, White Cane Week 2021

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

BC-Yukon Division

White Cane Week (WCW)

“A Lack of Sight is not a lack of vision”

 

WCW Day Four, February 10, 2021
Facts About blindness, vision loss and deaf-blindness

Fact #4 – You will find blind & deaf-blind students in a number of educational and vocational learning & training institutions from primary to university graduating classes

Please Join us

Check out our 4 virtual information sessions and learn more about vision loss, White Cane Week and life after blindness.

This year the CCB BC-Yukon Division is planning four virtual WCW events via a Zoom Webinar with special event host Fraser Hiltz

Webinar 1: Sunday February 7th at 1:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: History of CCB & WCW

Presenter: Amy Amantea

Webinar 2: Tuesday February 9th at 10:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Evolution of Assistive Technology

Presenter: Albert Ruel

Webinar 3: Thursday February 11th at 7:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: World Blind Union (WBU)

Presenter: Charles Mossop

Webinar 4: Saturday February 13th at 11:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Life Experience, A Success Story

Presenter: Betty Nobel

How to Connect with Us

Please click this yellow highlighted link to join us:

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Webinar ID: 868 0930 9057

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Canada: +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588
US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833

For more information email ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net or call 604-795-3885 or 1-800-874-4666

To stay in touch with all CCB BC-Yukon Division happenings register your email address near the bottom of the
CCB BC-Yukon Division Website, or

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White Cane Week 2021, Did You Know #3, The World’s Blind, Thursday, February 11th at 7 PM pacific Time.

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

BC-Yukon Division

White Cane Week (WCW)

February 7 to 13, 2021

 

DID YOU KNOW the World Blind Union (WBU) is a global organization representing the estimated 253 million people who are blind or partially sighted worldwide?

Learn more about the WBU at the CCB BC-Yukon Division’s White Cane Week event on
Thursday, February 11th at 7 PM pacific Time.

Event Description: Join our host, Fraser Hiltz, and the Division board of directors on Zoom as we continue our White Cane Week (WCW) 2021 celebrations with Event #3. Charles Mossopp, Chair of the North America Caribbean Region of the WBU will speak about Disability Rights.

 

Zoom link and details will be posted on our Facebook page and on our website. Follow the below link for details and Zoom links.

White Cane Week Virtual Events, February 7 to 13, 2021

For more information email
ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net or call 604-795-3885 or 1-800-874-4666

 

Please feel free to share this document.

 

Facts about vision loss, Day Three, Sports, White Cane Week 2021

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

BC-Yukon Division

White Cane Week (WCW)

“A Lack of Sight is not a lack of vision”

 

WCW Day Three, February 9, 2021
Facts About blindness, vision loss and deaf-blindness

Fact #3 – You will find blind & deaf-blind citizens participating in a variety of sports, ranging from community to international events, such as: tennis, ice hockey, all track & field events, and many more fun and competitive sports.

Please Join us

Check out our 4 virtual information sessions and learn more about vision loss, White Cane Week and life after blindness.

This year the CCB BC-Yukon Division is planning four virtual WCW events via a Zoom Webinar with special event host Fraser Hiltz

Webinar 1: Sunday February 7th at 1:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: History of CCB & WCW

Presenter: Amy Amantea

Webinar 2: Tuesday February 9th at 10:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Evolution of Assistive Technology

Presenter: Albert Ruel

Webinar 3: Thursday February 11th at 7:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: World Blind Union (WBU)

Presenter: Charles Mossop

Webinar 4: Saturday February 13th at 11:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Life Experience, A Success Story

Presenter: Betty Nobel

How to Connect with Us

Please click this yellow highlighted link to join us:

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Webinar ID: 868 0930 9057

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US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833

For more information email ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net or call 604-795-3885 or 1-800-874-4666

To stay in touch with all CCB BC-Yukon Division happenings register your email address near the bottom of the
CCB BC-Yukon Division Website, or

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Facts about vision loss, Day Two, Underlining Health Conditions, White Cane Week 2021

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

BC-Yukon Division

White Cane Week (WCW)

“A Lack of Sight is not a lack of vision”

 

WCW Day Two, February 8, 2021
Facts About blindness, vision loss and deaf-blindness

Fact #2 – Other underlining health conditions that contribute to blindness:

  1. Diabetes can affect your eye sight
  2. A stroke can affect your eye sight
  3. Multiple Sclerosis can affect your eye sight

Please Join us

Check out our 4 virtual information sessions and learn more about vision loss, White Cane Week and life after blindness.

This year the CCB BC-Yukon Division is planning four virtual WCW events via a Zoom Webinar with special event host Fraser Hiltz

Webinar 1: Sunday February 7th at 1:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: History of CCB & WCW

Presenter: Amy Amantea

Webinar 2: Tuesday February 9th at 10:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Evolution of Assistive Technology

Presenter: Albert Ruel

Webinar 3: Thursday February 11th at 7:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: World Blind Union (WBU)

Presenter: Charles Mossop

Webinar 4: Saturday February 13th at 11:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Life Experience, A Success Story

Presenter: Betty Nobel

How to Connect with Us

Please click this yellow highlighted link to join us:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86809309057

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Canada: +17789072071,,86809309057# or +12042727920,,86809309057#

 

Or join by telephone: (use the nearest area code)

Webinar ID: 868 0930 9057

(when phoning you will be required to punch in the webinar ID)

Canada: +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588
US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833

For more information email ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net or call 604-795-3885 or 1-800-874-4666

To stay in touch with all CCB BC-Yukon Division happenings register your email address near the bottom of the
CCB BC-Yukon Division Website, or

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White Cane Week 2021, Did You Know #2, History of Assistive Technology, Tuesday, February 9th at 10 AM Pacific Time.

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

BC-Yukon Division

White Cane Week (WCW)

February 7 to 13, 2021

 

DID YOU KNOW that Assistive Technology products range from braille writers to screen readers to audio books to even a sonar smartband that helps provide social distancing?

Learn more about Assistive Technology at the CCB BC-Yukon Division’s White Cane Week event on
Tuesday, February 9th at 10 AM Pacific Time.

Event Description: Join our host, Fraser Hiltz, and the Division board of directors on Zoom as we continue our White Cane Week (WCW) 2021 celebrations with Event #2. Special guest speaker, Albert Ruel, will speak about the history of talking books.

 

Zoom link and details will be posted on our Facebook page and on our website. Follow the below link for details and Zoom links.

White Cane Week Virtual Events, February 7 to 13, 2021

For more information email
ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net or call 604-795-3885 or 1-800-874-4666

 

Please feel free to share this document.

 

Facts about vision loss, Day One, Eye Examinations, White Cane Week 2021

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

BC-Yukon Division

White Cane Week (WCW)

“A Lack of Sight is not a lack of vision”

 

WCW Day One, February 7, 2021
Facts About blindness, vision loss and deaf-blindness

Fact #1 – Today it is recommended for people to have an eye examination by an optometrist and/or an ophthalmologist every two years.

 

Please Join us

Check out our 4 virtual information sessions and learn more about vision loss, White Cane Week and life after blindness.

This year the CCB BC-Yukon Division is planning four virtual WCW events via a Zoom Webinar with special event host Fraser Hiltz

Webinar 1: Sunday February 7th at 1:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: History of CCB & WCW

Presenter: Amy Amantea

Webinar 2: Tuesday February 9th at 10:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Evolution of Assistive Technology

Presenter: Albert Ruel

Webinar 3: Thursday February 11th at 7:00 PM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: World Blind Union (WBU)

Presenter: Charles Mossop

Webinar 4: Saturday February 13th at 11:00 AM PST, Zoom link here

Topic: Life Experience, A Success Story

Presenter: Betty Nobel

How to Connect with Us

Please click this yellow highlighted link to join us:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86809309057

(you will be asked to enter your email and name; and once connected, you will be automatically muted during the presentation)

 

Or join by using one-tap mobile:

Canada: +17789072071,,86809309057# or +12042727920,,86809309057#

 

Or join by telephone: (use the nearest area code)

Webinar ID: 868 0930 9057

(when phoning you will be required to punch in the webinar ID)

Canada: +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588
US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833

For more information email ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net or call 604-795-3885 or 1-800-874-4666

To stay in touch with all CCB BC-Yukon Division happenings register your email address near the bottom of the
CCB BC-Yukon Division Website, or

Follow the CCB BC-Yukon Division on Facebook.

 

Please feel free to share this document.

 

White Cane Week 2021, Did You Know #1, History of White Cane Week, Sunday February 7th at 1 PM Pacific Time.

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

BC-Yukon Division

White Cane Week (WCW)

February 7 to 13, 2021

 

DID YOU KNOW that it was almost 100 years ago that blind pedestrians were first granted any protections?

Learn more about the History of White Cane Week at the CCB BC-Yukon Division’s kick off White Cane Week event on
Sunday February 7th at 1 PM Pacific Time.

Event description: Join our host, Fraser Hiltz, and the Division board of directors on Zoom as we kick off White Cane Week (WCW) 2021 with the first of 4 events. A BC Government representative will make the official proclamation. Special guest speaker, Amy Amantea, will speak about WCW and the history behind this important week recognized nationally.

 

Zoom link and details will be posted on our Facebook page and on our website. Follow the below link for details and Zoom links.

White Cane Week Virtual Events, February 7 to 13, 2021

For more information email
ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net or call 604-795-3885 or 1-800-874-4666

 

Please feel free to share this document.

 

White Cane Week Virtual Events, February 7 to 13, 2021

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

BC-Yukon Division

White Cane Week (WCW)

February 7 to 13, 2021

 

Please Join us

 

This year the CCB BC-Yukon Division is planning four virtual WCW events via a Zoom Webinar with special event host Fraser Hiltz

 

Webinar 1: Sunday February 7th at 1:00 PM PST

Topic: History of CCB & WCW

Presenter: Amy Amantea

 

Webinar 2: Tuesday February 9th at 10:00 AM PST

Topic: Evolution of Assistive Technology

Presenter: Albert Ruel

 

Webinar 3: Thursday February 11th at 7:00 PM PST

Topic: World Blind Union (WBU)

Presenter: Charles Mossop

 

Webinar 4: Saturday February 13th at 11:00 AM PST

Topic: Life Experience, A Success Story

Presenter: Betty Nobel

 

How to Connect with Us

At the correct time and on your preferred dates, Please Join Us by clicking this link:

(you will be asked to enter your email and name; and once connected, you will be automatically muted for the presentation)

Or join by using one-tap mobile:

Canada: +17789072071,,86809309057#
or +12042727920,,86809309057#

Or join by telephone: (use the nearest area code)

Webinar ID: 868 0930 9057

(when phoning you will be required to punch in the webinar ID)

Canada: +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588
US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833

For more information email ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net or call 604-795-3885 or 1-800-874-4666

 

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The 12 Prizes of CCB Zoom Christmas Call

The 12 Prizes of CCB Zoom Christmas Call

 

As the first prize of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

A sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the second prize of Christmas, my blind friends gave to me,

2 liquid levelers and a sweet little Google Mini.

 

As the third prize of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

3 Save On coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the fourth prize of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

Every five minutes of Christmas my blind friend said to me,

PLEASE MMUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the sixth gift of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

6 funny jokes,

PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the seventh gift of Christmas, my blind friends gave to me,

seven songs a singing, 6 funny jokes,

PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the eighth gift of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

8 Alvis tributes, 7 songs a singing, 6 funny jokes,

PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the ninth prize of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

9 calls are dropping, 8 Alvis tributes, 7 songs a singing, 6 funny jokes,

PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the tenth gift of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

10 trivia teasers, 9 calls are dropping, 8 Alvis tributes, 7 songs a singing, 6 funny jokes,

PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

As the eleventh gift of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

11 friends are listening, 10 calls are dropping, 9 songs a singing, 8 jokes for telling, 7 trivia teasers, 6 Alvis tributes,

PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

AS the twelfth gift of Christmas my blind friends gave to me,

12 friends are sharing, 11 friends are listening, 10 calls are dropping, 9 songs a singing, 8 jokes for telling, 7 trivia teasers, 6 Alvis tributes,

DAMN it, MUTE YOURSELF!

4 Girl guide Cookies, 3 Save On Coupons, 2 Liquid Levelers, and a Sweet Little Google Mini.

 

Merry Christmas to All, and to All a good night!

Anonymous

 

Join NNELS and CCB in celebrating World Braille Day!

Follow the below links to see how you might participate in the World Braille Day celebrations planned by NNELS, CCB and other Canadian blindness organizations.

Join us in celebrating World Braille Day!
— Read on secure.campaigner.com/csb/Public/show/cftj-2c6ql6–stqh0-5knzjr54

Victor Reader Stream Bookshelves Tutorial, Onboard Storage, Part 2of2 on the CCB-GTT Podcast by Gerry Chevalier October 29, 2020

Hi BC-Yukon Division members.  This is the second and final tutorial aimed at getting you to learn all there is to know about your 2nd Generation VR Stream, which was posted originally to the CCB’s GTT blog and podcast sites.  If you need help registering your email address to automatically receive postings from those sites you can contact the GTT team at the contact info listed in this article, or contacting your Division staff/Board members.

Victor Reader Stream Bookshelves Part 2 of 2, Online Bookshelves,

Get Together with Technology (GTT)

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

Show Notes:

October 29, 2020

Theme:  Victor Reader Stream Bookshelves Part 2 of 2

Presenter: Gerry Chevalier

GTT.Edmonton@gmail.com

In this 68 minute second of two presentations, Gerry demonstrates how to use the Victor Reader Stream online bookshelves to organize and play different types of Internet media. The Victor Stream is a popular digital talking book player for blind people manufactured by HumanWare. This second presentation focuses on managing online content including CELA Library Direct to Player books, Podcasts, Internet radio, and Wikipedia and   Wiktionary articles.

You will learn how to:

  • Connect your Stream to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Configure your Stream to use the CELA Library Direct to Player service.
  • Perform Stream multi-tap text entry.
  • Download CELA Library Direct to Player Books comparing the Stream’s automatic or manual download modes.
  • Use your computer to search the CELA Library for Direct to Player books.
  • Navigate the Stream Direct to Player bookshelf.
  • Return a Direct to Player book to CELA.
  • Navigate the Stream’s Podcast bookshelf and play podcasts.
  • Download new podcast episodes and delete episodes.
  • Configure the Stream for manual or automatic episode download.
  • Move an episode to the SD card.
  • Add or remove podcast feeds.
  • Backup your list of feeds to the SD card.
  • Change the HumanWare suggested podcast feeds.
  • Use the Stream’s Internet radio bookshelf to listen to radio stations.

Add stations to your favorites and delete stations you no longer want.

  • Select different HumanWare suggested playlists.
  • Create your own playlists.
  • Backup your playlists to the SD card.
  • Use the Stream’s References bookshelf to find articles on Wikipedia and
  • Save articles or move them to the SD card.

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

 

 

Don’t Just Stand There…Scan It By Annette Goehring of ND Assistive

I’ve come across this blog post by Annette Goehring of ND Assistive that I thought many would appreciate learning about.  Check the link below for a detailed look at these 4 scanning stands.

Don’t Just Stand There…Scan It!

“iPads and tablets have become more widely used in our everyday lives and have provided an essential means of communication, and are used for education and entertainment for people of all ages.” The author goes on to say, “…many people who need to be able to take pictures of text and have it read back to them through apps, or those who need a tablet stand that’s ergonomically designed for someone with limited mobility or dexterity to be able to access the touchscreen and use it independently.”

Annette also said, “There’s a wide array of stands (both portable and mountable) available to choose from depending on the ability of the user and what they intend to use it for. Here are a few of my favorites.”

·     ScanJig and ScanJig Pro $50 – $56

·     Belkin Portable Tablet Stage – $80

·     Justand –  $99

·     2-in-1 Kitchen Tablet Stand Wall/Desktop Mount – $24

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