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Living with Blindness

Travelling, running their home or a major company, or navigating daily life, people who are blind or partially sighted can do almost anything. They just do it differently. In this section, learn more about how people who are blind live and thrive. 

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Getting around

Learn how people who are blind navigate the world.
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Library Services for People who are Blind

Access a world of books and information through specialized library services in your community.
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Braille is a system of raised dots that people who are blind can read with their fingers. Learn more about braille.
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Discover different ways to read when you’re blind or partially sighted.
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Travel tips for people who are blind or have low vision

Planning a vacation and travelling can seem daunting and overwhelming, but with the right amount of planning and preparation, it doesn't have to be! Are We There Yet? – The Ultimate Guide for Travellers Series examines everything you need to consider when planning your next adventure!
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About Accessible Media Inc.

AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.
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White Cane Awareness Project

CNIB is advocating to build awareness with Canadians about the white cane and how it is used, what it signifies, and how to effectively assist when requested by someone who is blind or partially sighted.
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Mobile phones, tablets, wearables, apps and other innovative digital tools are game changers in every part of life for people who are blind. Learn how accessible technologies offer unprecedented levels of information and independence.