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Message Header ccb bc-yukon division call in thursday january 6th…

Hello, trusting you all had a good break and found some time to relax and stay away from zoom; but hoping too you’re ready to join us on the Division’s next Call In Session Thursday January 6th at 10:00am, your first opportunity of 2022 (wow!)… Continue Reading “Message Header ccb bc-yukon division call in thursday january 6th…”

World Braille Day | National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)

In celebration of World Braille Day, Braille Literacy Canada (BLC), the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), the CNIB Foundation, the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA), the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS), and the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI)… Continue Reading “World Braille Day | National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)”

The Legacy of Blinded War Veterans, October 26, 2021, A Triple Vision Podcast on AMI Audio

Triple Vision, a Podcast on AMI Audio On Triple Vision, hosts David Best and Hanna Leavitt bring you the history of Canadians who are blind, deafblind, and partially sighted, one story at a time, illuminating the challenges of the past, present, and future. Triple… Continue Reading “The Legacy of Blinded War Veterans, October 26, 2021, A Triple Vision Podcast on AMI Audio”

“The Duty to Accommodate People with Disabilities 101 – An Introduction to the Duty to Accommodate.” by David Lepofsky

A New Captioned Video Gives You a Practical Guide to the Duty to Accommodate People with Disabilities Have you heard something about the duty to accommodate people with disabilities, but wanted to know what it actually means? Who owes this duty? To which people… Continue Reading ““The Duty to Accommodate People with Disabilities 101 – An Introduction to the Duty to Accommodate.” by David Lepofsky”

Public Engagement Invite: BC Building Code Accessibility

Public Engagement Invite: BC Building Code Accessibility From: BC Government Accessibility Directorate Dear Partner: As you may know, the Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing and I are committed to achieve our shared mandate to ensure the next iteration of the BC Building… Continue Reading “Public Engagement Invite: BC Building Code Accessibility”

An open letter to all federal parties to fast track a Canada Disability Benefit – Disability Without Poverty

An open letter to all federal parties to fast track a Canada Disability Benefit – Disability Without Poverty — Read on http://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/an-open-letter-to-all-federal-parties-to-fast-track-a-canada-disability-benefit/

New Report: COVID-19’s impact on Canada’s crisis of Preventable Blindness

Dear Canadians living with vision loss,   A few months ago, the Canadian Council of the Blind released our Cost of Vision Loss & Blindness in Canada report. Today, we’d like to share some recent startling discoveries we’ve made about the impact COVID-19 has… Continue Reading “New Report: COVID-19’s impact on Canada’s crisis of Preventable Blindness”

Final Report: Canadian Accessible Elections Town Hall 2021, July 31, 2021

Report to Elections Canada Canadian Accessible Elections Town Hall 2021 Produced by Sterling Creations July 2021 This report is based on the comments, feedback, and suggestions made by participants who attended and sent emails to the Canadian accessible elections tele town hall organizing committee… Continue Reading “Final Report: Canadian Accessible Elections Town Hall 2021, July 31, 2021”

OPINION: In Anticipation of a British Columbia Accessibility Act

When it comes to reducing barriers, B.C. has made progress, but still has a long way to go. Imagine for a moment you were the keynote speaker at an … OPINION: In Anticipation of a British Columbia Accessibility Act

Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Create the New Canada Disability Benefit

On June 22nd 2021, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to establish the framework for a new Canada Disability Benefit. The benefit would … Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Create the New Canada Disability Benefit

Announcement in Celebration of Global Access Awareness Day, May 20, 2021

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and in partnership with BlindSquare, CNIB is pleased to announce that the premium paid version of BlindSquare’s navigation and wayfinding app, “Blindsquare EVENT” is now free to use for all Canadians from coast to coast. BlindSquare is… Continue Reading “Announcement in Celebration of Global Access Awareness Day, May 20, 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”

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