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CNIB and BlindSquare announce free and unexpired access to BlindSquare EVENT for all Canadians

May 20, 2021
In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and in partnership with BlindSquare, CNIB is pleased to announce that 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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada helps Canadians with sight loss face challenges of COVID-19 head on

April 15, 2021
CNIB would like to thank Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. for their longstanding support of people with sight loss across the country.
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CNIB Response to Ontario Budget 2021

April 14, 2021
On March 24, 2021, the Ontario government released the 2021 Budget, "Ontario's Action Plan: Protecting People's Health and Our Economies". 

During the government's pre-budget consultations, CNIB submitted a response that urged the Ontario government to take action to address the low employment rates for people who are blind or partially sighted, which has become significantly worse due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

We were pleased to see critical investments to support people with disabilities specifically. CNIB continues to work with the provincial government to find ways of enhancing and growing CNIB's Come to Work program with the ultimate goal of building the employment skills and employment opportunities for our Talent Pool.  
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CNIB Foundation transitions its Brantford programs to a hybrid community resource access, and virtual model

April 13, 2021
As of January 2021, in light of the success, expanded reach, and impact of these virtual programs, CNIB Foundation programs in Brantford transitioned to a hybrid community resource access, and virtual program delivery model. This shift in how we deliver our programming will ensure CNIB continues to be effective and impactful in our service delivery model, and will further enable us to work together as a community to maximize support for people with sight loss in the Brantford area, both through virtual means, and in-person.