Category: News

Federal Government funding cuts to CELA and NNELS, March 6, 2021

To CCB BC-Yukon Division members and friends, Re: Federal Government funding cuts to CELA and NNELS In Canada CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) and NNELS (National Network for Equitable Library Access) Provide accessible Library Services to people with Print Disabilities – encompassing individuals who… Continue Reading “Federal Government funding cuts to CELA and NNELS, March 6, 2021”

CCB BC-Yukon Division (WCW) Virtual Webinar Recordings February, 7 to 13, 2021

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) BC-Yukon Division White Cane Week (WCW) February 7 to 13, 2021   Thank you for having celebrated White Cane Week 2021 with us!   This year the CCB BC-Yukon Division delivered four virtual WCW events via a Zoom… Continue Reading “CCB BC-Yukon Division (WCW) Virtual Webinar Recordings February, 7 to 13, 2021”

Visual description of the icons on an Apple iOS device, Rita’s iDevice Advice for June 1, 2020

Visual description of the icons on an Apple iOS device Rita’s iDevice Advice for June 1, 2020 I am sharing this link so that VoiceOver users of iPads and iPhones will be better equipped to ask sighted helpers provide that help, after all, if… Continue Reading “Visual description of the icons on an Apple iOS device, Rita’s iDevice Advice for June 1, 2020”

Join NNELS and CCB in celebrating World Braille Day!

Follow the below links to see how you might participate in the World Braille Day celebrations planned by NNELS, CCB and other Canadian blindness organizations. Join us in celebrating World Braille Day! — Read on secure.campaigner.com/csb/Public/show/cftj-2c6ql6–stqh0-5knzjr54

Don’t Just Stand There…Scan It By Annette Goehring of ND Assistive

I’ve come across this blog post by Annette Goehring of ND Assistive that I thought many would appreciate learning about.  Check the link below for a detailed look at these 4 scanning stands. Don’t Just Stand There…Scan It! “iPads and tablets have become more… Continue Reading “Don’t Just Stand There…Scan It By Annette Goehring of ND Assistive”

Pocket-sized 2021 Uncontracted Braille Calendar, $5 Each at Canadian Braille Service

Pocket-sized 2021 Uncontracted Braille Calendar Produced by Canadian Braille Service   Measures 4 by 6 inches. For a low price of $5. Technology is great, but sometimes it’s just easier to have a paper braille copy at your fingertips.   To receive a high… Continue Reading “Pocket-sized 2021 Uncontracted Braille Calendar, $5 Each at Canadian Braille Service”

Government of Canada extends deadline to apply for the Disability Tax Credit to receive the COVID-19 one-time payment for persons with disabilities

In May 2020 the Canadian Council of the Blind reported its findings from a survey of Canadians living with vision loss as it relates to the Pandemic, and now we see some of the strategy employed by the Government of Canada to help ameliorate… Continue Reading “Government of Canada extends deadline to apply for the Disability Tax Credit to receive the COVID-19 one-time payment for persons with disabilities”

Testing Accessibility & Preventing Barriers in Library Reading Apps, an NNELS Report

Dear CCB BC-Yukon Division members, see below a full NNELS report on several audio reading apps and strategies for your enjoyment and edification.  In order to take advantage of all that the article has to offer please access it on the web by following… Continue Reading “Testing Accessibility & Preventing Barriers in Library Reading Apps, an NNELS Report”

Coronavirus scammers are preying on public anxiety, by TERRI THEODORE, THE CANADIAN PRESS

I thought this article might be of interest for CCB members as we begin to be inundated with fraudulent calls, emails and social media posts related to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Check out the below link to the full article so you can access several… Continue Reading “Coronavirus scammers are preying on public anxiety, by TERRI THEODORE, THE CANADIAN PRESS”

THE BLIND CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO 2020

To All CCB BC-Yukon Division Members, This information is being sent out for TEAM LIMITLESS – THE BLIND CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO 2020… In preparation for our Mt. Kilimanjaro trek, CCB Team Limitless has made application for the Holman Prize and would appreciate your support… Continue Reading “THE BLIND CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO 2020”

Final Report of the Elections Canada TeleTownHall Held on June 6, 2019

Summary report of the Elections Canada TeleTownHall Hosted by Sterling Creations and the Canadian Council of the Blind, June 6, 2019. Please find attached the final Summary Report as promised, and for those who may not have access to attachments we have pasted a… Continue Reading “Final Report of the Elections Canada TeleTownHall Held on June 6, 2019”

CCB BC-Yukon Division’s AGM Minutes – May 1, 2019

CCB BC-Yukon Division’s draft AGM Minutes – May 1, 2019

50 50 Draw Winner

I am happy to announce that Dave Daley from Kelowna won $4,466 in our 2019 CCB BC-Yukon Division on May 1st. Dave a chef at Freedoms Door – a recovery center for men where CCB Member and Lioness Kathy Sanness volunteers – bought multiple… Continue Reading “50 50 Draw Winner”

Results of the 2019 Triennial Conference Elections

Results of the 2019 Triennial Conference elections for the CCB BC-Yukon Division.    President Ann McNabb from Chilliwack Chapter    National Representative Geraldine Braak from Powell River Chapter    1st Vice President Pat Chicquen from Comox Valley Chapter    2nd Vice President Bill Conway… Continue Reading “Results of the 2019 Triennial Conference Elections”

Book of Honour

CCB BC-Yukon Division Book of Honour We are soon approaching our 2019 Triennial Conference and we are looking forward to presenting the BOOK OF HONOUR (BOH) to recognize members. To do this I need your assistance. You are saying, ‘What can I do?’… First…… Continue Reading “Book of Honour”

75th Anniversary of the CCB

To All CCB BC-Yukon Division Members, Hello, this year we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the CCB Nationally and next year we will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the CCB BC-Yukon Division – a perfect excuse to party for two years! One… Continue Reading “75th Anniversary of the CCB”

Share your Chapter Happenings

To All CCB BC-Yukon Division Members, Hello, hoping you all had a great White Cane Week (WCW)! It’s that time again to share your Chapter happenings – Christmas, curling, WCW etc – or you may have a personal story or something of interest to… Continue Reading “Share your Chapter Happenings”

BC/YUKON CCB WEBPAGE UPDATES

We have put together a Team from our membership to overhaul our website. Your webpage team consist of Joanne Dufault, Kathy Sanness, and Kelvin Adams. We have set a overall theme to our site to give it a new look and feel. There will… Continue Reading “BC/YUKON CCB WEBPAGE UPDATES”

Blind Beginnings News!

Highlights Blind Beginnings Fourth Annual Talent Show Blind Beginnings is proud to announce that the 2016 talent show has been a successful fundraiser for the fourth year in a row. There were many different kinds of performances in the talent show including dancing, singing,… Continue Reading “Blind Beginnings News!”

AMI THIS WEEK goes bowling!

The Chilliwack bowlers were recently visited by AMI Media during one of their bowling days in January. The host Grant Hardy was guided by a Chilliwack member on how to bowl while blind or visually-impaired. This episode of “AMI This Week” will broadcast on… Continue Reading “AMI THIS WEEK goes bowling!”

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