CNIB’s ShopTalk project celebrates a significant milestone!

12/5/2017
 
On Thursday, November 30, 2017, CNIB hosted a party at the Community Hub in Toronto to celebrate the progress of the ShopTalk: BlindSquare Enabled project with local business owners, CNIB volunteers, staff and Councillor Josh Matlow in attendance.
 
The project helps individuals with sight loss navigate the neighbourhood safely and confidently, through the placement of ‘beacons’ in businesses. With more than 106 beacons installed, we’ve almost reached our goal of making Yonge and St. Clair the most accessible neighbourhood in Canada for people with sight loss!
 
The event celebrated all who have contributed to making the project such a success and premiered a new video of CNIB’s Debbie Gillespie giving a firsthand experience of how beacons work in the neighbourhood. Check out the video for yourself on our YouTube channel.
 
The ShopTalk: BlindSquare Enabled project wraps up in late February 2018 and is made possible by The Rick Hansen Foundation Access4All Canada 150 Signature Project, supported by the Government of Canada.
 
If you are a business owner in the Yonge and St. Clair neighbourhood and would like a free beacon, please contact shoptalk@cnib.ca.
 
ShopTalk supporter Jessica and Councillor Josh Matlow at the Hub event 
 
Photo: ShopTalk supporter Jessica and Councillor Josh Matlow at the Hub event.
 
 
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