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CNIB's "Learn" programs focus on education, skills training, and literacy to empower you to achieve your goals by fostering social skills and independence.

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The ABCs of IOS Manual

This free manual provides parents and educators with the age-appropriate information they need to teach a child how to interact with an iPad using VoiceOver. To put the latest knowledge at children's fingertips, it incorporates accessible apps with educational content.
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CNIB Learning Academy

Join us for a summer of virtual fun with Canadian youth from across the country! Discover and explore your potential through educational and empowering activities while connecting with like-minded peers in a virtual environment. Take part in workshops and challenges that will help develop pre-employment, leadership, independence, and social skills.
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VIEWS for the Visually Impaired

VIEWS for the Visually Impaired is the parents' voice for families with children who are blind, low vision, or Deafblind.

Are you interested in learning how you can help and encourage your child to flourish in and out of the classroom? Maybe you're passionate about being a voice of change to eliminate the challenges that frustrate your child? Or, are you just looking to connect with more parents who have faced the same issues as you?

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CNIB National Youth Council

The National Youth Council is a voice for youth with sight loss in the CNIB Foundation.
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Children and Youth Programs

Growing up with sight loss can bring practical, emotional, and social challenges. Learn how our children and youth programs can help with navigating these developmental stages.
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CNIB Unbound Book Club

CNIB Unbound is for everyone! Although the group is specifically tailored to people with print disabilities like blindness, anyone who cares about accessible literacy is welcome to join.
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Braille and Literacy

This section explains the relevance, usage and importance of braille for people with sight loss and braille services and programs available for CNIB participants.
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Scholarships and Awards

We want to help you achieve your educational ambitions. Learn how CNIB scholarships, bursaries and other awards can help support you!