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Consultation on the proposed AODA Education Accessibility Standards (K-12)

June 24, 2021
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!
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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.
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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.
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Consultation on the proposed AODA Healthcare Standard

June 01, 2021
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 Health Care Standards Development Committee has released their drafted recommendations that would inform the government’s work on proposed accessibility standards in the healthcare sector. The report can be viewed on the Government of Ontario's website.

We’re asking community members to respond to the recommendations to ensure the proposed standards include the voices of people who are blind or partially sighted.
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Government of Canada supports new technology to make electronic payment terminals accessible to persons with visual disabilities

May 31, 2021
GATINEAU, May 31, 2021 – The Government of Canada continues on the path towards a barrier-free Canada. In this modern day and age, the Government is especially focused on supporting new technologies that help Canadians with disabilities play an active role in society. This has never been more important, as our country build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.