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Current National Campaigns

Today, our advocacy efforts are working to bring about:

  • A retail payment solution providing secure access when purchasing goods and services.
  • Greater engagement from websites and digital platforms for those using assistive technology.
  • Barrier-free access to the built environment.
  • Equitable access to transportation, including public transit and taxis that accommodate passengers who are blind.
  • Increased awareness of the abilities and skills of persons, regardless of their age, with sight loss.
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Accessible Public Transit

Accessible Public Transit is one of the key advocacy issues for Canadians living with sight loss. Join us in advocating for more connected and inclusive communities.
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Accessible Payment Terminals

CNIB has worked together with Moneris Solutions Corporation (‘Moneris’), with support from the Government of Canada to create an inclusive and accessible shopping experience for everyone through the development of this new accessible terminal.
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Accessible Insulin Pumps

Diabetes and sight loss are closely connected, with diabetic retinopathy being a common related condition for people living with diabetes. Over the last few years, CNIB has heard from Canadians living with diabetes and sight loss who are having difficulties managing their diabetes because their insulin pump is not accessible. End users are unable to independently or safely use their insulin pump because often the device must be navigated solely using visual features on a display screen. 
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E-Scooters

With the introduction e-scooter pilot projects becoming more common across the country, CNIB is concerned about how the deployment of e-scooters is impacting people who are blind or partially sighted.
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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (self driving cars)

Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) have the potential to be life-changing for people who are blind or partially sighted. CAVs may allow someone living with sight loss to operate and travel independently by car for the first time, receive navigation information via apps as a pedestrian by using connected traffic infrastructure, and increase pedestrian safety when interacting with vehicles.

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A Journey Towards Accessible Elections

Canadians with physical disabilities have always had the right to vote in principle, but they did not always have access to voting services. As early as 1874, Canadians were not prevented from the right to vote because they were blind or partially sighted; however, the elector had to ask the deputy returning officer to help them mark the ballot in the presence of sworn agents of the candidates – far from a secret ballot!

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Help us Break Barriers

Join our community now and become part of a passionate group of people working to create a more inclusive Canada and a bolder future for everyone with sight loss.

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