In May, the CNIB Foundation held a private preview reception at TechnoVision+ in Quebec City to educate and empower employers to create accessible and inclusive workplaces.
With more than 40 guests in attendance, including politicians and Come to Work partners from Service Triad, Randstad and Microsoft, guests learned about the benefits of recruiting and hiring people who are blind or partially sighted.
Wearing blindfolds, attendees participated in an awareness activity, challenging them to learn more about workplace accommodations and technologies for employees with sight loss.
Sophie Bradet and Loai Essabawi from Groupe Dallaire delivered a moving testimony about their experience working alongside Miguel Ross, a developer and programmer with sight loss – they praised him for his excellent work and contribution to the team
The event also introduced CNIB's new nationwide conference: Connecting the Dots – the largest educational and professional development experience focused on technology, employment and literacy for people with sight loss.
Did you know? The cost of hiring an employee who is blind is the same as hiring an employee who is sighted.
In the News
- Salon TechnoVision + et actualités de l'INCA, Aux quotidiens, radio Canal M, 4 avril 2019
- Phoning it Forward, CTV National News, April 22, 2019
- Receiving a smartphone through the CNIB Foundation's Phone it Forward program, Optik Now, April 16, 2019
- Launching May 1: CNIB Phone It Forward Program, Ottawa Public Library, May 1, 2019
- Around Town: 2019 CNIB Tech Fair, TB News Watch, May 8, 2019
- See the opportunity with Assistive Technology, Maclean's Magazine, May 16, 2019
- Advocates are installing a network of wayfinding "beacons" for the blind in downtown London, CBC News London, May 29, 2019
- Beacons to help the visually impaired, CBC London Morning, May 29, 2019
- Applications iPhone et impact des cellulaires, Aux quotidiens, radio Canal M, 6 juin 2019, 1h36m