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Last chance to apply for a CNIB Foundation scholarship!

May 23, 2019
Paying your way through university is never easy. That's why we're working to help lighten the financial load for students who are blind or partially sighted with a series of post-secondary and graduate school scholarships.
Boy who is blind touches LEGO Braille Bricks

LEGO introduces braille bricks

May 23, 2019
Since launching the toy bricks we all know and love back in 1958, LEGO has given millions of kids around the world an oh-so-fun way to explore their creativity and ingenuity.
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Tips for travelling with sight loss

May 23, 2019
Losing your sight doesn't mean vacations have to be a thing of the past. But booking hotels, finding your baggage or travelling to new destinations can be a challenge at the best of times.
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How to thread a needle without sight

May 23, 2019
By Lynn Jensen, Independent Living Skills Specialist, VLRC

Many people who love to sew find threading a needle can become a big challenge after they lose their sight – but it doesn't have to be.
A family of four sitting on a couch, watching TV.

The case for described video

May 07, 2019
For Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, described video is not just a way to access entertainment. It levels the societal playing field by allowing everyone to enjoy popular culture. The CRTC is trying to mandate described video during prime time, and some broadcasters are pushing back and seeking exemption.

Let them know you support described video!
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2019 CNIB Tech Fairs

September 10, 2018
Technology is transforming the lives of people with sight loss and the CNIB Foundation is excited to bring the latest in cutting-edge technology to your community.
A family of four sitting on a couch, watching TV.

Canadians urged to submit intervention to CRTC in support of described video

May 08, 2019
Canadians who are blind were looking forward to described video for all shows during prime-time hours starting in September 2019, as mandated by the CRTC.

But now three Canadian broadcasters have petitioned the CRTC to exempt them from providing described video to non-Canadian programs received less than 72 hours prior to broadcast without described video.
Illustration of the Venture Zone Game logo, which displays a bright yellow lightbulb with a dollar sign placed over it next to the words “CNIB Venture Zone”.

Canadians gain entrepreneurial skills with new Venture Zone Game

May 16, 2019
Aspiring Canadian entrepreneurs can now learn to run their own business with the Venture Zone Game, a new app that teaches business skills in a fun way. The app is now available for free download on the Apple App Store in Canada and is fully accessible for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.
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CNIB Ontario Announces the Launch of a New Electronic 50/50 Raffle System!

May 02, 2019
CNIB is excited to announce the launch of a new 50/50 raffle in Ontario.

This technology-based format will now allow tickets to be sold through hand held devices at all CNIB Lottery Centres in Ontario and online at cnib5050.ca.
A golden lab. CNIB Guide Dog - puppy in training. The dog's tongue is sticking out and he is in a leash.

CNIB response: Draft Policy – School Board Policies on Service Animals

May 01, 2019
CNIB commends the Ontario Ministry of Education for providing guidance to school boards on their policies regarding service animals. We also welcome the opportunity to provide detailed comment on the draft policy to ensure it adequately supports the existing rights of guide dog handlers and highlights the difference between service animals and guide dogs.