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Calling all Knitters/Crocheters and Would be Knitters/Crocheters:

To CCB BC-Yukon Division Members and Friends, Calling all Knitters/Crocheters and Would be Knitters/Crocheters: A New Chapter Opportunity!   Come and join the newest CCB Chapter, The Blind Knitters/Crocheters: all abilities are welcome… whether you’ve never knit or crocheted before and you want to… Continue Reading “Calling all Knitters/Crocheters and Would be Knitters/Crocheters:”

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED: Roche Pharmaceutical’s Faricimab being considered for funding under BC Pharmacare for the treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Macular Edema

  Good afternoon,   Our apologies for the last minute distribution of this urgent and time sensitive call to action. Recent updates to our computers to the Windows11 operating system presented a number of unexpected challenges which took time for us to successfully overcome.… Continue Reading “IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED: Roche Pharmaceutical’s Faricimab being considered for funding under BC Pharmacare for the treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Macular Edema”

100 Mile House Free Press Article WCC Student Honorarium, June 20, 2022

From left: Sharon Dye and Lori Fry, of the 100 Mile House District Blind and Visually Impaired White Cane Club, present Kylie Paddison, accompanied by her mother Karen, with a post-secondary honorarium. (Patrick Davies photo – 100 Mile Free Press) Legally blind student awarded… Continue Reading “100 Mile House Free Press Article WCC Student Honorarium, June 20, 2022”

News Release – The B.C. government is providing a $1.35 million grant to continue to help and encourage people with disabilities apply for an RDSP

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.   NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2022SDPR0035-000839 May 30, 2022   Funding helps people with disabilities plan financial futures VICTORIA – Hundreds of thousands of people living with disabilities will be supported with continued access to the… Continue Reading “News Release – The B.C. government is providing a $1.35 million grant to continue to help and encourage people with disabilities apply for an RDSP”

News Release – The B.C. government is providing a $3.162 million grant to the Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults program with assistive communication technology.

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.   NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2022SDPR0034-000838 May 30, 2022   Communication technology supports independence, participation VICTORIA – People with severe communication disabilities will be able to access the augmentative communication technology and professional support they need… Continue Reading “News Release – The B.C. government is providing a $3.162 million grant to the Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults program with assistive communication technology.”

News Release – New funding supports deafblind people in B.C.

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.   News Release Victoria Wednesday, June 1, 2022 8:30 AM Media Contacts Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Media Relations 778 974-3851   A new initiative will improve the quality of life for British Columbians living with hearing… Continue Reading “News Release – New funding supports deafblind people in B.C.”

Joint statement on AccessAbility Week 2022, ASIC and Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, May 29, 2022

Access for Sight Impaired Consumers   ANNOUNCEMENT Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction For Immediate Release May 29, 2022   Joint statement on AccessAbility Week 2022   VICTORIA – Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and Dan Coulter, Parliamentary Secretary… Continue Reading “Joint statement on AccessAbility Week 2022, ASIC and Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, May 29, 2022”

Comox resident named Canadian Council of the Blind BC-Yukon Division president – Comox Valley Record, May 4, 2022

Comox resident named Canadian Council of the Blind BC-Yukon Division president – Comox Valley Record   Pat Chicquen has been named president of the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) BC-Yukon Division. Chicquen accepted the three-year term at the recent provincial annual general meeting.… Continue Reading “Comox resident named Canadian Council of the Blind BC-Yukon Division president – Comox Valley Record, May 4, 2022”

Audiobooks, AI, and humans – where do they stand? – Good e-Reader

The audiobook segment is easily the most lucrative at the moment. With demand ever on the rise, one might have the impression the voice artists are having a — Read on goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audiobooks-ai-and-humans-where-do-they-stand

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”

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