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Introducing CNIB: Read, our new virtual book club

April 04, 2019
Are you an avid reader, but you wish you had someone to talk to about your latest read? Want to join an accessible book club, but don't have time for in-person meetings? Then you'll love our new virtual book club, CNIB: Read!
Image of Cindy Shone and her guide dog, Barney

Love at first pet: Meeting my guide dog, Barney

March 26, 2019
Imagine looking at the world through ice cubes. That's what my vision is like. And as the years go by, those ice cubes become more and more opaque. Everything in my world is very blurry. I can see shapes and figures, but not much else. And that makes it hard for me to get around safely.
Computer generated image of the forthcoming Axess Condos building

Canadian developers to build world's first fully accessible condos

March 21, 2019
It's about time! That's what we said when we heard that Canadian building developer, Liberty Hamlets Inc., has announced plans to build the world's first condominium building that's fully accessible to people with disabilities, including blindness.
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Your voices: Braille transcribing - oops!

March 26, 2019
In the early 1970s I was employed as a braille transcriptionist at the CNIB Maritime Division headquarters in Halifax. A sighted person was my reader.
Copies of the 2019 budget booklet are stacked on a table.

CNIB commends Government of Canada on Budget 2019 commitments

March 26, 2019
The CNIB Foundation commends the Government of Canada for its 2019 budget, which includes significant commitments to accessibility and inclusion for Canadians with sight loss. Among numerous measures supporting people with disabilities, the budget included targeted funding for the production of accessible books, accessible point-of-sale technology, and enhanced CNIB Foundation employment programming.
A hand on a book reading braille.

Change the Life of Someone Who Is Blind With a Visit to your Local Library

March 12, 2019
CNIB Foundation has partnered with CULC (Canadian Urban Libraries Council) to bring their Phone It Forward Program to participating local libraries across Canada.
Perkins Brailler with braille message on paper saying "if you can read this you can read the braille alphabet"

Big Brailler Bounce Initiative

March 12, 2019
The Big Brailler Bounce Initiative aims to ensure that any unused Perkins Braillewriters find their way into the hands of a blind child, adult, or senior who can benefit from the ability to write in braille! Since 2015, Braille Literacy Canada has been collecting unused Perkins Braillewriters, refurbishing them, and re-distributing them to those in need at no cost to any of the recipients.
Ward 14 Toronto-Danforth Councillor Paula Fletcher with students Dalia Golovco and Maddie Dick, and Ramla Abukar, Coordinator, Advocacy and Engagement, CNIB posing for a photo.

Equalize – March 2019

September 10, 2018
In this issue, municipalities receive provincial funding to make public transit more accessible. We learn how students are smashing accessibility barriers in their neighbourhoods. A London pharmacist tells us how he's using braille, and a councillor with the Town of Puslinch gives a shout-out to the enablers. We also hear from Deloitte Canada, a partner with the CNIB Foundation's Come to Work program, about inclusive workplaces.
A group of young children raise their hands in the air to answer a question.

Share your Feedback: Educational Outcomes Survey

February 15, 2019
CNIB is looking to hear from people who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind to gather information related to educational outcomes.
Ottawa Senators players play with puppy in locker room

Puppy love: Ottawa Senators fall in love with future guide dog, Rookie

January 31, 2019
Here's a riddle for you… What's small and furry and has 23 foster dads in the NHL? The answer? A CNIB future guide dog named Rookie!