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Commemorating National Indigenous History Month

June 07, 2021
As we commemorate National Indigenous History Month, CNIB is committed to seeking support from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to ensure we continue to explore and engage in meaningful dialogue and unlearn colonial practices.
June is National Deafblind Awareness Month, showing a Deafblind Community Services intravenor and her client

June is National Deafblind Awareness Month

June 01, 2021
Learn about CNIB Deafblind Community Services and how we are commemorating Deafblind Awareness Month.
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Consultation on the proposed AODA Healthcare Standard

June 01, 2021
Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) there are a number of committees that are tasked with reviewing or developing new accessibility standards.

The Health Care Standards Development Committee has released their drafted recommendations that would inform the government’s work on proposed accessibility standards in the healthcare sector. The report can be viewed on the Government of Ontario's website.

We’re asking community members to respond to the recommendations to ensure the proposed standards include the voices of people who are blind or partially sighted.
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Government of Canada supports new technology to make electronic payment terminals accessible to persons with visual disabilities

May 31, 2021
GATINEAU, May 31, 2021 – The Government of Canada continues on the path towards a barrier-free Canada. In this modern day and age, the Government is especially focused on supporting new technologies that help Canadians with disabilities play an active role in society. This has never been more important, as our country build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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CNIB and BlindSquare announce free and unexpired access to BlindSquare for all Canadians

May 20, 2021
TORONTO, ON – In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and in partnership with BlindSquare, CNIB is pleased to announce that the premium paid version of BlindSquare’s navigation and wayfinding app, “Blindsquare EVENT” is now free to use for all Canadians with sight loss from coast to coast.
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Teach us a lesson at the Connecting the Dots conference!

May 12, 2021
Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development conference focused on education, technology, and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted. Organized by CNIB, the conference features thought-provoking workshops, keynote presentations and panel discussions on a variety of topics connected to the conference theme. Share your unique perspectives and knowledge! Have an idea for a session, product demo or keynote presentation? Submit a proposal to present!
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2021 Canadian Census

May 03, 2021
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.
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CNIB Foundation offers free educational manual – The ABC’s of iOS: a VoiceOver Manual for Toddlers and Beyond! – to help children with sight loss learn how to use technology during the COVID-19 pandemic

June 23, 2020
TORONTO – June 22, 2020 – As students and families adjust to remote learning during COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has released a free version of its iOS training manual for children with sight loss. The ABC's of iOS: A VoiceOver Manual for Toddlers and Beyond! ensures educators and family members have the tools to teach a child who is blind or partially sighted how to use iOS with VoiceOver.
A yellow Labrador-retriever CNIB Guide Dog attending her graduation, wearing a harness and mortarboard graduation cap. Her handler’s hand is in the frame holding her leash.

CNIB Guide Dogs' class of 2021 graduating on International Guide Dog Day

April 27, 2021
CARLETON PLACE, ON – As part of CNIB Guide Dogs' class of 2021, 20 Canadians who are blind or partially sighted are graduating with their guide dogs today – International Guide Dog Day – after completing intensive training.
The CNIB Guide Dogs logo. Below it, reads “Pup Crawl, April 28 – May 28, 2021” against a yellow background. On the right, there is a photo of the golden retriever guide dog, Carla. Beside her is the text “Carla, Race Director.”

Second annual virtual 5-km "Pup Crawl" to raise funds for CNIB Guide Dogs

April 28, 2021
Carleton Place, April 28, 2021 – Today, in honour of International Guide Dog Day, the CNIB Foundation is launching the second annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl, a virtual five-kilometre fundraiser in support of the charity's guide dog program.