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The case for described video

For Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, described video is not just a way to access entertainment. It levels the societal playing field by allowing everyone to enjoy popular culture. The CRTC is trying to mandate described video during prime time, and some broadcasters are pushing back and seeking exemption.

Let them know you support described video!

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Events

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Introduction to adaptive Scuba diving with DiveHeart!

In this extraordinary opportunity, participants are invited to an introduction to Scuba diving with instructors trained by the DiveHeart adaptive SCUBA organization. Hosted by Dive World in Etobicoke, this experience will involve 2-3 hours of class time, combined with 1-2 hours of pool time. For the nominal cost of $25 per person, you’ll receive one-on-one guidance through equipment usage and underwater techniques.

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Stories

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Travis's battle

At two years old, an E.coli infection almost took Travis's life and stole his sight.

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Download our new app, The Venture Zone Game!

The Venture Zone Game is a new app that provides Canadians with an accessible, fun and risk-free way to gain entrepreneurial experience – regardless of their sight.

The game allows players to create and name their own company, select products to sell based on three price points, and raise virtual cash with seed funding, a bank loan or friends and family.

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A group of four smiling teenagers and a volunteer pose for a photo at Canada's Wonderland.

CNIB's National SCORE Program

Calling all youth in Canada! Sign up for the experience of a lifetime with CNIB's National SCORE program

SCORE (Skills, Confidence & Opportunities through Recreation & Education)

CNIB's National SCORE program is a summer experience that combines the joys of camp with excursions and activities geared to helping youth (ages 16-21) learn and develop skills to pursue post-secondary education.

Put down the textbooks and join CNIB for an all-expenses-paid opportunity! Discover and explore your potential through educational and empowering activities while connecting with like-minded peers.

CNIB National SCORE program:
Sunday, July 14, 2019 – Saturday, July 27, 2019

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Volunteer Opportunities

Braille Transcriber Volunteer - GTA

Obtain your UEB Transcriber Certification and help us to smash communication barriers for our clients by giving them access to the printed word.

Volunteer for Braille Transcriber Volunteer - GTA

Children's Day Program Assistant - GTA

Change what it means to be blind by helping children with sight loss meet new friends and gain self-confidence while enjoying interactive social and recreational activities. Provide community-based support: help to plan, implement and supervise the children’s day program.

Volunteer for Children's Day Program Assistant - GTA