Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) there are a number of committees that are tasked with reviewing or developing new accessibility standards. The Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) Education Standards Development Committee has released their drafted recommendations in developing accessibility standards in education. We’re asking community members to respond to the recommendations to ensure the proposed standards include the voices of people who are blind, partially sighted, or Deafblind. Join CNIB for a virtual consultation and share your feedback!
As we continue to explore opportunities for our community to visit CNIB Lake Joe safely, we’re piloting Holiday Week programs in August.
This new offering invites guests who are blind or partially sighted to visit CNIB Lake Joe with family members from the same household.
Holiday Weeks will focus on independent, self-directed activities. There will be no formal programming offered. Instead, guests are encouraged to choose their own adventure and build their own experiences.
The Accessible Drive-to-Vaccines program provides door-to-door rides to vaccination sites for people with disabilities, including seniors with mobility issues, who face challenges accessing safe transportation.
It’s Pride Month, a time to celebrate the history, progress, and diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities, while recognizing continued discrimination. As we aim to create a brighter future for Canadians with sight loss and transform our communities into beacons of accessibility and inclusion, we will continue to support community members with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions through our innovative programs and powerful advocacy. We must continue to raise our voices relentlessly to challenge stigma and support equal rights today, tomorrow and beyond. Together, we will continue to stand with the communities we serve.
On May 19, 2021, organizations representing Canadians with sight loss, Canadians living with diabetes, government, academia and insulin pump manufacturers, met to discuss the inaccessibility of available devices that help people manage their diabetes effectively.