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CNIB Foundation offers free educational manual – The ABC’s of iOS: a VoiceOver Manual for Toddlers and Beyond! – to help children with sight loss learn how to use technology during the COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO – June 22, 2020 – As students and families adjust to remote learning during COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation has released a free version of its iOS training manual for children with sight loss. The ABC's of iOS: A VoiceOver Manual for Toddlers and Beyond! ensures educators and family members have the tools to teach a child who is blind or partially sighted how to use iOS with VoiceOver.

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Events

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Ability4Good: Radiate Let's Play and Chat Online – Children's Group

May 9, 2021

A weekly online group, facilitated by Ability4Good Calgary, providing a safe environment for children and youth to build connections and friendships with peers across Canada. We will explore different indoor activities, online games, arts and crafts, baking, and other fun activities. We will be using a safe online platform to facilitate the group. Children's Group: for kids (ages 5-6), every Sunday and/or Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time.

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Blogs

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Celebrating Parenthood with Michelle Van Dyk

As part of a new CNIB blog series, we’re talking to parents (and their children!) about their experiences parenting with sight loss and/or growing up with a parent who is blind or partially sighted and/or parenting a child living with sight loss. 

We asked Michelle Van Dyk if we could share a recent Facebook post she penned about motherhood and the things she wishes she knew when her daughter, Emma, started losing her vision.

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CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl

Get ready for the second annual CNIB Guide Dogs Pup Crawl! Kicking off on April 28 in honour of International Guide Dog Day, this virtual five-kilometre movement event is about getting active in a safe way, all while supporting CNIB Guide Dogs in communities across Canada.

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Have you seen us in your neighbourhood?

Yes, we are fundraising!

The CNIB Foundation has partnered with fundraising organization Globalfaces Direct, TNI and Public Outreach to fundraise safely for monthly donations in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

To learn more, including why we’re fundraising and what precautions are being taken in line with provincial regulations, please visit our Donor Info page.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual Vision Mate

The Virtual Vision Mate program gives volunteers an opportunity to engage in friendly conversations with people who are blind or partially sighted.

Your support is urgently needed during this unprecedented time. You can schedule your chats on a set day and time every week, or you can schedule week-to-week, whatever works for both of you.

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Tech Mate

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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