ADVOCACY

ADVOCACY AND CONSUMER ACCESS

Canadian Council of the Blind members are involved in many accessibility and advocacy meetings and address a variety of issues.  Committee members attend local, provincial  and national forums and information sessions to speak on behalf of blind and partially sighted Canadians and tirelessly advocate for accessibility and independence for people living with vision loss in all areas of life. The right to accessibility in transportation, banking, voting and office & public building environments & non-drivers ID cards are just some of the areas that have been addressed in recent years. On-going concerns include representation on health boards and advocacy to drug companies and information & concerns communicated to local, provincial and federal governments across Canada to ensure that proper and best practice eye-care health is foremost. The CCB has played an integral part in ensuring that Canadian bank notes are accessible to people living with vision loss by advocating for and testing Brailled bank notes.