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CNIB Foundation launches Connecting the Dots

October 23, 2019
Today, the CNIB Foundation was pleased to welcome Honorary Patron, the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, as it launched Connecting the Dots – a nationwide conference focused on braille, technology and employment for people with sight loss. 

Coinciding with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the two-day event invites Canadians to learn more about current trends and innovations in the sight loss community, network with talent who are blind or partially sighted, experience the latest advancements in assistive technologies, and meet a community of entrepreneurs.
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Microsoft launches free app to help Canadians navigate the world around them

October 08, 2019
As the next step on the journey to creating a more accessible Canada for all, Microsoft Canada announced the availability of Soundscape, an app that empowers people who are blind or partially sighted to explore the world around them through a 3D audio experience.
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On Target – October 2019

October 08, 2019
Welcome to On Target, our quarterly e-newsletter committed to keeping you up to date about the progress we're making towards achieving the three strategic ambitions outlined in our strategic plan, “Bold dreams, bright futures”.
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Receiving a smartphone through the CNIB Foundation's Phone It Forward program

October 08, 2019
In 2013, Louise Sylvain participated in a technology workshop. When she learned about the powerful built-in accessibility features iOS devices offered, she was amazed. Following the workshop, she immediately connected with the CNIB Foundation in Quebec to learn more about accessible technology.
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Elections Canada information sessions

October 08, 2019
Canadians are expected to head to the polls on October 21, 2019 for a federal election, and the CNIB Foundation wants to ensure electors who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind are aware of their right to accessible voting.
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eSight and CNIB Announce National Partnership to Benefit Canadians with Sight Loss

October 09, 2019
In honour of World Sight Day, eSight, a Canadian-based world leader in vision technology, is proud to announce a new partnership with CNIB, a non-profit organization driven to change what it means to be blind today. The partnership, the first of its kind for eSight, will expand access of its flagship product, eSight 3, to individuals living with sight loss in Canada.
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You’re invited to a CNIB Election Townhall!

September 30, 2019
To ensure that accessible adaptive technology and programs are top-of-mind for MP candidates, CNIB is hosting town halls across the country during the federal writ period. 

The town halls will provide an opportunity for clients, volunteers, advocates, and other community members to join forces and ask their local MP candidates questions about the “TechNow!” campaign. 

Are you interested in hearing what your local MP candidates have to say? Join us at a town hall event near you.
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Introducing CNIB Unbound, 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 Unbound!
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CNIB Night Steps mixes awareness and fun, raises funds for programs in Toronto

September 19, 2019
On Wednesday evening, superheroes of all ages gathered in Toronto to serve, protect and fundraise for a local cause – the CNIB Foundation. Community members participated in CNIB Night Steps, a Superhero Walk, to support CNIB Foundation programs in Toronto.
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Ambassador spotlight: Guy Carriere meets his hero

August 21, 2019
When Guy Carriere packed his bags for Guide Dog AdvoCamp at CNIB Lake Joe, he had no idea that his hero, Paul Rosen, would be there.

"I recently decided I wanted to try and play blind hockey," says Guy. "In that process, I was reading a lot about Paul Rosen and his life and what he's accomplished," says Guy.