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Training and resources

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CNIB provides guidance and training to individuals living with sight loss who want to advocate for themselves. Below you will find a manual and  toolkit that will help you get started.

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Online resources

We advocate on the premise that everyone should be able to participate in all aspects of society. It’s helpful to understand legislation and standards that protect your rights to ensure the law is working for you.

Clearing Our Path – Universal Design recommendations for persons with sight loss

http://cnibtoday/Accessibility/Accessibility%20Links%20and%20Resources/Clearing%20Our%20Path.pdf

Understanding the cost of vision loss

http://content.cnib.ca/en/research/Pages/covl.aspx

Provincial Accessibility Information W3C Accessibility Standards Overview 

https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/

Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Code

http://www.justice.gov.nl.ca/HumanRightsReview/HumanRightsReview.pdf   

Blind Persons' Rights Act

This covers topics including guide dogs in public areas and rental units

http://www.assembly.nl.ca/legislation/sr/annualstatutes/RSN1990/B04.c90.htm

New Accessibility Amendments to Newfoundland and Labradors Building Accessibility Code

http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/servicenl/1023n01.aspx