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Connecting the Dots Conference

As an attendee 

At Connecting the Dots, you’ll learn from the best!  The conference attracts an incredible lineup of keynote speakers, panellists, educators, and vendors who impart their knowledge, ideas, and research to ignite conversations and provide valuable insights on braille, technology and employment.  

  • Braille: Connect with braille transcribers, educators, independent living specialists, and braille producers to discuss and share all things braille! From UEB rule revisions and new techniques to software solutions - learn from leading experts in braille on an array of topics.
  • Technology: The latest technology at your fingertips! Explore new technologies, products, services, and customized technology solutions that are helping to build and transform the world of tomorrow. Meet with product vendors and learn more about pioneering gadgets, apps, and devices that can support and empower you. 
  • Employment: Whether you’re actively searching for employment or just staying attuned to the landscape, Connecting the Dots is a great resource to help build your professional profile, develop strategies for advocating, and connect with professionals and resources to support your career ambitions. 

As a presenter

Keynote speakers and presenters have access to captive audiences and receive ACVREP continuing education recredits. All sessions will be 50 minutes in length, including Q&A time. Presenters will be given free admission to the conference. If you’re interested in presenting a topic related to braille, technology or employment, please complete the "Call For Papers" application and submit it to

Call For Papers: Connecting the Dots 2020 Application Form (EN)
Appel de communications: Congrès Points de connexion 2020 (FR)


As a tech exhibitor 

You’ll have the opportunity to showcase your brand, promote your latest products, network with talent, and earn business.

As an employer/HR recruiter

Connecting the Dots will be an unforgettable learning experience enriched with innovative ideas and educational panels. Learn about providing an accessible and inclusive work environment and connect with job seekers who are blind or partially sighted to discover the full potential of Canada's talent.