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Transforming CNIB’s virtual programs: McConnell Foundation makes incredible gift to support Canadians with sight loss

Last year, the pandemic forced us to rethink how we develop and deliver programming. Since we could no longer deliver community-based programs in person, we had to work quickly and effectively to transition our programs to virtual platforms.

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Events

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Smartlife Product Demo: OrCam

OrCam Read is a highly sophisticated lightweight smart camera. Using AI technology, it instantly reads any printed or digital text from books, newspapers, smartphone screens, computers, and more. It is intuitively operated, with just the press of a button. Either listen via the mini speaker on the device or through headphones (wired or bluetooth). OrCam Read is the most efficient smart pen on the market, with Speed Reading and the only one with Full Page Capture. It is designed for all ages and does not require an internet connection. This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on March 2 from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

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Blogs

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LawyersInHouse.com mentors Canadians with sight loss

LawyersInHouse.com is not your typical law firm. As a partner with CNIB's Come to Work program, the leadership team is hoping to move the needle on accessibility and inclusion in the legal industry.

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COVID-19 Resources

Visit our new COVID-19 Resources webpage to get the latest information on everything from new foundation programs to our physical distancing advocacy initiatives and interviews with program participants.

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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

Ambassador

To promote education on vision health, vision loss, and prevention. Share stories about the impact of vision loss, the abilities of blind and partially sighted Canadians and the role CNIB plays in their lives.

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Vision Mate

Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted by providing sighted assistance and companionship to a person in your community who is blind or partially sighted.

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