An Unequal Playing Field

Report on the Needs of People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Living in Canada

Dates:December 1, 2003 to November 30, 2005
Funder:Human Resources Development Canada - Office for Disability Issues, Social Development Partnerships Program, Government of Canada
Full Name:An Unequal Playing Field: Report on the Needs of People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Living in Canada
Contact:Research Administration Coordinator, CNIB Research, Tel: 416-486-2500 ext. 7622, Email: research@cnib.ca

Description:

"An Unequal Playing Field" was a far-reaching nationwide needs study that looked closely at quality-of-life issues faced by Canadians living with vision loss.

It investigated three main areas:

  • Access to supports and services
  • Inclusion in education, employment and community life
  • Participation in civil politics, advocacy networks etc.

The results of this groundbreaking project will be invaluable to organizations and individuals interested in disability issues, and ultimately will help lay the groundwork for improved access to jobs, social services and education for people with vision loss.

For more information:

  • Read the Executive Summary of this study:
  • Order a copy of the final report, available in English, French and alternative formats, by writing to research@cnib.ca.

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