The ability to access and enjoy your own community is essential for everyone. Engaging in the many things that our local neighbourhoods offer is vital for the overall wellbeing of all community members, including people who are blind or partially sighted. When places are inaccessible and lack a sense of inclusiveness, everyone misses out.
For many people who are living with sight loss, businesses and community spaces can be inaccessible because of the built environment, attitudes of customer service representatives and policies and procurement practices. These barriers have become even more evident since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are launching our first Accessible Community Engagement Campaign to help support local organizations make easy and minor adjustments that can make a huge difference to people who are blind or partially sighted
We are looking for volunteers and community advocates from across the country to come together and join us in calling on local businesses and governments to create accessible community spaces, shopping, built environments and to remove barriers created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are passionate about accessible community engagement, making positive changes with local businesses and governments and would like to learn more about the campaign and how to get involved, please contact the representative in your region at the bottom of the page.
Information for organizations
Please visit our dedicated accessibility resources webpage for information on making your organization accessible to people who are blind or partially sighted.
Local Accessible Community Engagement Leads
Newfoundland and Labrador
Ontario East: Kate.Riccomini@cnib.ca
Ontario North: Tanis.Boardman@cnib.ca
Ontario West: Bernard.Akuoko@cnib.ca