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CNIB calls on the Canadian Border Services Agency to ensure new app – ArriveCAN – is accessible to all

July 09, 2021
"Recently, I found a significant bug with VoiceOver on the iPhone when I tried to access the ArriveCAN app," says Robert Fenton, a member of CNIB’s National Board. "As someone with sight loss, it was impossible to move beyond the privacy screen on the app. This is yet another example of programs and services, including apps, not being ‘born accessible’ and thus creating more barriers for Canadians with disabilities. Simply put, this must end."
A yellow Labrador-retriever CNIB Guide Dog attending her graduation, wearing a harness and mortarboard graduation cap. Her handler’s hand is in the frame holding her leash.

CNIB Guide Dogs' class of 2021 graduating on International Guide Dog Day

April 27, 2021
CARLETON PLACE, ON – As part of CNIB Guide Dogs' class of 2021, 20 Canadians who are blind or partially sighted are graduating with their guide dogs today – International Guide Dog Day – after completing intensive training.
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CNIB Foundation transitions its Kitchener programs to a hybrid community resource access, and virtual model

July 14, 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CNIB Foundation has been working hard to develop innovative methods to deliver our programs and services when we couldn’t physically be together. Virtual programs have allowed us to be more cost efficient, and to eliminate transportation and geographic barriers for participants. Meaning that we’re able to reach and empower more Kitchener area residents living with sight loss than ever before – no matter where they reside.
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CNIB Lake Joe – Book Your Holiday Week

June 21, 2021
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.
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Ontario Providing Accessible Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

June 23, 2021
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.
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Celebrating Pride Month

June 23, 2021
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.
A woman wearing grey pants and a pink shirt looks in a mirror with an insulin pump on her hip.

Accessible Insulin Pump Roundtable

June 18, 2021
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. 
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CNIB and BlindSquare announce free and unexpired access to BlindSquare EVENT for all Canadians

May 20, 2021
In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and in partnership with BlindSquare, CNIB is pleased to announce that BlindSquare’s navigation and wayfinding app, “Blindsquare EVENT” is now free to use for all Canadians with sight loss from coast to coast.
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Commemorating National Indigenous History Month

June 07, 2021
As we commemorate National Indigenous History Month, CNIB is committed to seeking support from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to ensure we continue to explore and engage in meaningful dialogue and unlearn colonial practices.
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June is National Deafblind Awareness Month

June 01, 2021
Learn about CNIB Deafblind Community Services and how we are commemorating Deafblind Awareness Month.