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CNIB Podcast Network

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The CNIB Podcast Network is a collection of audio programming designed to give a voice to people across the CNIB community as they share their personal stories of life with sight loss.

Listen to the episodes on any of the platforms listed below. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to your favourite shows and you will be automatically notified when new episodes are released!

 

Blind Wide Open

"CNIB Blind Wide Open" with sun icon on yellow. In 'Blind Wide Open', host Christine Malec explores how we work, play, learn, use technology, support each other, and advocate for the issues that matter through conversations with a wide variety of guests.

Episode 1: Get to know CNIB Guide Dogs

Hear from John Mulka, Executive Lead, CNIB Guide Dogs and Elaine Mattatall, one of our volunteer puppy raisers about our new program.

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Venture Zone

"CNIB Venture Zone" with breifcase icon on yellow.The 'Venture Zone' Podcast showcases dynamic entrepreneurs who are blind or partially sighted and curates expert advice about successfully running a business.

Episode 1: Business, Blindness and Balance

Pina D'Intino runs an accessibility consulting company. She talks working long hours, balancing other commitments, and doing it all with sight loss.

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Unbound

"CNIB Unbound" with braille book/speech bubble icon on yellow.The 'Unbound' Podcast is a way for us to invite you to read books that you otherwise might not and join an online community of readers.

Episode 1: Introducing CNIB Unbound, An Online & Interactive Book Club

Books at your fingertips, between your ears. Stories are how we understand our world. They educate, provide an escape, kindle our imagination, and give us a better understanding of the human experience.

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EmpowerPlay

"CNIB EmpowerPlay" with running shoe icon on yellow. The 'EmpowerPlay' Podcast captures stories from individuals with sight loss, on how being physically active, participating in sport, taking on a new challenge, learning a new skill, and stepping outside your comfort zone, can lead to amazing self discovery.

Episode 1: Welcome

Welcome to CNIB EmpowerPlay podcast. In this episode we introduce you to your host, Ryan Van Praet, to the program, to a few brave rock climbers, and to the notion of being empowered through "play".

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SmartLife Tech Cast

"CNIB SmartLife Tech Cast" with light bulb icon on yellow.Discover the specialized and mainstream technology that’s transforming the lives of blind and partially sighted Canadians. From the simplest and most inexpensive gadgets to help around the home, to the cutting edge in assistive technology, we’ll explain what it is, and how to make the most of it in your every day life.

Episode 1: Introducing Your Hosts

Jason Fayre and Chris Chamberlain introduce themselves and describe a bit about their background. They also give you a preview of what’s to come in future episodes.

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Because Braille

"CNIB Because Braille" with braille book/speech bubble icon on yellow. Join host Rhonda Underhill-Gray as she talks to people involved in the Canadian world of braille. Readers, writers, transcribers and more!

Episode 1: Introducing Because Braille

Rhonda and Karen Brophey discuss upcoming world-wide braille events to look forward to, the dichotomy of the perceived notion that braille is no longer relevant for literacy in this day in age despite all of the progression, inclusivity and advancements in braille technology, and finally some heartfelt stories on how braille has greatly improved the quality of life for people of all ages, and levels of ability.

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