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eSight and CNIB Announce National Partnership to Benefit Canadians with Sight Loss

In honour of World Sight Day, eSight, a Canadian-based world leader in vision technology, is proud to announce a new partnership with CNIB, a non-profit organization driven to change what it means to be blind today. The partnership, the first of its kind for eSight, will expand access of its flagship product, eSight 3, to individuals living with sight loss in Canada.

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Events

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Calgary Youth Tech Club

A place for youth to discover assistive technology through peer to peer interaction and collaboration.

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Blogs

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Dollars for Dogs: Mary & John Crocker

Sponsoring a puppy was an easy decision for Mary and John Crocker, long-time supporters of CNIB.

"When we learned CNIB Guide Dogs believes everyone who would like to have a guide dog should have that opportunity, regardless of financial circumstances, we decided to become a sponsor," says Mary. "It's gratifying to know exactly where our sponsorship contribution goes."

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Bill C-81 is now law!

Bill C-81 is now law! The Accessible Canada Act – created to proactively eliminate barriers and ensure greater opportunities for persons with disabilities – requires all organizations under federal jurisdiction to ensure that public spaces, workplaces, employment program services and information be accessible to everyone.

CNIB’s John Rafferty and Diane Bergeron share their thoughts on the passing of this historic legislation and celebrate the triumphant efforts of the sight loss and disability communities across Canada.

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Peer Support Groups

Peer support groups connect you with others living with sight loss.

If you're struggling to overcome the emotional challenges of sight loss and wish you had someone to help you work through these feelings, you’re not alone. We're here for you.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Tech Mates

Get involved by providing one-to-one technology (iOS) training and support for a person who is blind or partially sighted to increase their confidence and help them engage in the world of technology.

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Team Captain, Phone It Forward

The Team Captain reports to the CNIB Specialist, Phone It Forward and is responsible for coordinating and supporting the development of Phone It Forward phone drives in local communities, raising awareness about the CNIB Foundation and its programs, elevating the community profile, advocating for smartphone donations and educating the public on the impact technology has in the hands of individuals living with sight loss.

This position will be of interest to enthusiastic individuals who are highly organized, self-starters, and enjoy team work.

Volunteer for Team Captain, Phone It Forward