CNIB Response – AODA K-12 Education Accessibility Standards
In June 2021, the Ontario government published a report that contained 197 recommendations for Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) Standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). These standards aim to identify, remove, and prevent accessibility gaps and barriers faced by students with disabilities from kindergarten to Grade 12. A further 75 recommendations were put forward addressing the transition from K-12 to post-secondary, the community and/or the workplace.Read more
Go Play! 1:1 Sports Mentoring
Do you have a sport or fitness goal and are unsure of how to go about achieving that goal? Would you like to play the sports your family and friends or favorite sports teams do? Do you need help knowing where to start and how to access the resources in your community? Well, there is no time like the present! The Go Play! program is designed to be a 1 on 1 short term mentoring program. We are here to help you as you advocate, adapt, and find essential resources to play the sport you love and reach any goal you dream of!Read more
Look At Me Now: Stefanie Volpe
Stefanie Volpe loves her job! As a Mentor Coordinator with The Family Education & Support Centre, she supports youth volunteers who act as mentors for the organization’s after-school program. Stefanie loves working with the youth. She enjoys seeing them progress and grow in their roles and works hard to help them move forward with their own goals.Read more
Join us for Connecting the Dots 2021!
October 15 & 16 (French Event) and October 22 & 23 (English Event)!
Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development conference focused on education, technology, and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted.Register Today!
Giving the gift of literacy
Thank you, TD Bank Group!
The TD Summer Reading Club is increasing access to Early Learning opportunities for children living with print disabilities.
The TD Summer Reading Club helps children of all abilities get excited about reading, fosters an inclusive environment for children with print disabilities to be part of their local library community, and provides an avenue for children with print disabilities to connect with exceptional Canadian children's writers and illustrators. Through the TD Ready Commitment, funding from TD also provides training and support to library staff in the planning and delivery of accessible reading activities.
Thank you, TD Bank Group, for helping open doors to education and contributing to the long-term well-being of individuals, families, and communities by building crucial literacy skills for children with print disabilities!
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Virtual Vision Mate
The Virtual Vision Mate program gives volunteers an opportunity to engage in friendly conversations with people who are blind or partially sighted.
Your support is urgently needed during this unprecedented time. You can schedule your chats on a set day and time every week, or you can schedule week-to-week, whatever works for both of you.
Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by providing sighted assistance and companionship to a person in your community who is blind or partially sighted.