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CNIB's Virtual Program Offerings

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Join us! Whether it’s children and youth groups, employment workshops, tech sessions or book clubs, our innovative programs are designed to educate, entertain and engage! Our free programs are available to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted as well as their families, friends and caregivers.

We kindly ask participants to register for programs at least one business day before the start date. If you can’t join us, register anyway. If a program is recorded, we’ll send the recording to registered participants. When registering, please provide your first name and last name, as well as any accessibility accommodations you require to attend and fully participate in the program.

Below, you'll find a snapshot of some of our global virtual program offerings. *For local program offerings in your province, visit: cnib.ca/en/event.

Advocacy

2021 Canadian Census
The next Census of Population will take place in May 2021. The 2021 Census questions are available in large-print, braille, audio and video formats. Learn more about alternate formats for the census questionnaire. Learn More

Monday, May 31

Accessible Standards Canada  Annual Public Meeting
Register by May 14, 2021. Learn More

June 21 – 30, 2021

World Blindness Summit 
Register by June 9, 2021. Learn More

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Children & Youth

Printbraille Family Library Project
Get your free package, while supplies last!, Register Now.

CNIB Braille Creative Writing Contest
Submissions due May 31, 2021. Learn More

CNIB Learning Academy: SCORE Senior Scholars (grades 10 to first-year of post-secondary)
Applications due May 28, 2021. Learn More

CNIB Learning Academy: Junior Explorers (grades 7-9)
Applications due June 14, 2021. Learn More

Friday, May 14

Music for Kids (Friday Sessions)
Every Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Sunday, May 16

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Children's Group
Every Tuesday & Sunday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Kids Group
Every Tuesday & Sunday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Monday, May 17

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Youth Group
Every Monday & Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Teens Group
Every Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now

Tuesday, May 18

Music for Kids (Tuesday Sessions)
Every Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Children's Group
Every Tuesday & Sunday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Kids Group
Every Tuesday & Sunday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

The Family Zoom Room
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Youth Leadership Program
Tuesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, May 19

Dance & Movement Games for Kids
Every Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Youth Group
Every Monday & Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Teens Group
Every Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Youth Tech Club Hangout
Wednesday, May 18, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Thursday, May 20

Tween Zoom Hangout
Thursday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Friday, May 21

Music for Kids (Friday Sessions)
Every Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Fashion Forward
Friday, May 21, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Sunday, May 23 

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Children's Group
Every Tuesday & Sunday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Kids Group
Every Tuesday & Sunday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Monday, May 24

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Youth Group
Every Monday & Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Teens Group
Every Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now

Tuesday, May 25

Music for Kids (Tuesday Sessions)
Every Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Children's Group
Every Tuesday & Sunday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Kids Group
Every Tuesday & Sunday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

The Family Zoom Room
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Young Adult Zoom Hangout
Tuesday, May 25, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, May 26

Dance & Movement Games for Kids
Every Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Youth Group
Every Monday & Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Teens Group
Every Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

CNIB Young Writers 
Wednesday, May 26, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, May 27

Teens Zoom Hangout
Thursday, May 27, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Friday, May 28

Music for Kids (Friday Sessions)
Every Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Sunday, May 30

PERK (Parents Educational Resources for Kids)
Sunday, May 30, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Children's Group
Every Tuesday & Sunday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online Kids Group
Every Tuesday & Sunday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

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Culture, Sport & Recreation, including Peer Support

Friday, May 14

Friday Fun Trivia
Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group
Friday, May 14, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Advocacy Trivia
Every Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Manitoba Virtual Coffee Group
Every Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Coffee-Talks
Every Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Accessible Yoga Sessions
Every Monday & Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Saturday, May 15

Velocity – Collaborative Sports Solutions
Ongoing program. Register Now.

Old Time Radio
Saturday, May 15, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Relaxation Yoga
Every Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: 60th Anniversary Celebration "Saturday Series"
Saturday, May 15, 1:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Monday, May 17

There & Back Again Trans Canada Step Challenge
Ongoing program. Register Now.

Yoga
Every Monday, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

French Conversation – Let's Learn Together 
Every Monday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Accessible Yoga Sessions
Every Monday & Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Jeopardy
Monday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, May 18

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Coffee Break
Every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Eastern Canada Social Meet-Up Teleconference
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Mindfulness Through Music
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

The Good News Spotlight
Every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wildlife Talk with Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
Tuesday, May 18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Tuesday Virtual Games
Every Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Reel Film Fans
Every Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Virtual Cooking Class
Tuesday, May 18, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Chair Yoga
Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

For The Love of Podcasts
Tuesday, May 18, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Guide Dog Handler Group
Tuesday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Register Now.

Evening Beginner Meditation
Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, May 19

Morning Beginner Meditation
Every Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

The Bookends Book Club
Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now

Wednesday Morning Social
Wednesday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday Social Hour
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Seeing Things: Charles Bonnet Syndrome Group
Wednesday, May 19, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

How It's Played, featuring Team Empowerplay
Every Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now

Gentle Yoga - all skill levels
Every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Music & Friends
Wednesday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Thursday, May 20

Western Canada Social Meet-Up Teleconference
Every Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time. Register Now

It's Coffee Time!
Every Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Virtual Bingo
Every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Bible Study Group
Every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Seated Dance Fitness
Every Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Name That Tune
Thursday, May 20, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIB Unbound Book Club
Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Learn More.

Virtual Writers Circle
Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Learn More.

BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents Monthly Let's Get Quizzical Trivia Night
Thursday, May 20, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Friday, May 21

Friday Fun Trivia
Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Advocacy Trivia
Every Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Manitoba Virtual Coffee Group
Every Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Coffee-Talks
Every Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Song Bingo Game Night
Friday, May 21, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Accessible Yoga Sessions
Every Monday & Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Saturday, May 22

Velocity – Collaborative Sports Solutions
Ongoing program. Register Now.

Relaxation Yoga
Every Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Monday, May 24

There & Back Again Trans Canada Step Challenge
Ongoing program. Register Now.

Yoga
Every Monday, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

French Conversation – Let's Learn Together 
Every Monday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Accessible Yoga Sessions
Every Monday & Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, May 25

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Coffee Break
Every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Eastern Canada Social Meet-Up Teleconference
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Mindfulness Through Music
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

The Good News Spotlight
Every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday Virtual Games
Every Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Saskatchewan Peer Support
Tuesday, May 25, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Register Now

Reel Film Fans
Every Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Chair Yoga
Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Scattergories
Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Test Trivia Talent
Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now

Evening Beginner Meditation
Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, May 26

Morning Beginner Meditation
Every Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Mountain Time. Register Now.

The Bookends Book Club
Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Parents Supporting Parents
Wednesday, May 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Wednesday Social Hour
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Diabetes & Vision Loss Group
Wednesday, May 26, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Social Spot
Wednesday, May 26, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Smartphone Photography Club
Wednesday, May 26, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

How It's Played, featuring Team Empowerplay
Every Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now

Gentle Yoga - all skill levels
Every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Music Social
Wednesday, May 26, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, May 27

Western Canada Social Meet-Up Teleconference
Every Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time. Register Now

It's Coffee Time!
Every Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Newfoundland Time. Register Now.

Virtual Bingo
Every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Mind Power Life Coaching
Thursday, May 27, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Bible Study Group
Every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

AFB 100: The Power of Gratitude and Joy, A Conversation with Rebecca Alexander
Thursday, May 27, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIB LGBTQ2S+ Social Group
Thursday, May 27, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Trivia
Thursday, May 27, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Seated Dance Fitness
Every Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Family Feud
Thursday, May 27, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIB Unbound Book Club
Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Learn More.

Virtual Writers Circle
Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Learn More.

Friday, May 28

Friday Fun Trivia
Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Advocacy Trivia
Every Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group
Friday, May 28, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Manitoba Virtual Coffee Group
Every Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Coffee-Talks
Every Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Accessible Yoga Sessions
Every Monday & Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Saturday, May 29

Velocity – Collaborative Sports Solutions
Ongoing program. Register Now.

Old Time Radio
Saturday, May 29, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Relaxation Yoga
Every Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Register Now.

Parenting With Sight Loss Group
Saturday, May 29, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now

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Learning & Employment

CNIB Scholarships
If you are pursuing a post-secondary diploma, degree, skilled trades certificate or apprenticeship program, we encourage you to apply! Submit your application by June 30, 2021. Learn More.

Microsoft Online Certification Courses
Free online certification courses. Learn More.

Tuesday, May 18

Microsoft Teams: Use Your Tech to Connect
Tuesday, May 18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, May 19

Time Management – Tips & Tricks of the Trade, with a Screen Reader
Wednesday, May 19, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, May 25

Come to Work: Core Skills Workshop Series
May 25, 27. June 1, 2, 3, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, May 26

Working with Indeed: Job Search & Apply with a Screen Reader
Wednesday, May 26, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, May 27

Come to Work: Core Skills Workshop Series
May 25, 27. June 1, 2, 3, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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Technology

Saturday, May 15

Tea & Tech: iOS Widgets 
Saturday, May 15, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Apple Music Workshop
Saturday, May 15, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, May 18

Tech Drop-in Session
Every Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now

App Review: Google Assistant
Tuesday, May 18, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tech Talk Tuesday
Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, May 19

Connecting with Technology: Braillenote by HumanWare
Wednesday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Techstravaganza
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIB Smartlife Product Demo: IrisVision
Wednesday, May 19, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Amazon Alexa Workshop
Wednesday, May 19, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CCB Presents: Android Accessibility Users Group
Wednesday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Tuesday, May 25

Tech Drop-in Session
Every Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now

Tech It Out: Introduction To Voice Assistants
Tuesday, May 25, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Tech Talk Tuesday
Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, May 26

Connecting with Technology: NuEyes Smart Glasses and IPEVO Do-Cam
Wednesday, May 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Register Now.

Techstravaganza
Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

CNIB Smartlife Product Demo: Aftershokz Headphones
Wednesday, May 26, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Taking Pictures With The iPhone Camera
Wednesday, May 26, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Thursday, May 27

VoiceOver Workshop Series
Thursday, May 27, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

Wednesday, June 9, 16, 23, 30

ZoomText: From Basics & Beyond
Wednesday, June 9, 16, 23 & 30. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register Now.

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Vision Mate

Virtual Vision Mate Program
To sign up to be matched with a Virtual Vision Mate, visit cnib.ca/virtualvisionmate.

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