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CNIB Response: Ontario's Data Strategy

CNIB welcomes the introduction of an Ontario Data Strategy and the opportunity to respond to the government's consultation to ensure the proposed solutions will benefit more than 680,000 Ontarians living with sight loss. Historically, interactions with essential government services have relied heavily on lengthy paperwork processes, which are often inaccessible to people who are blind or partially sighted. With accessibility software (e.g. magnifiers/screen readers), Ontarians living with sight loss should be able to fully access and engage with the Ontario government's digital platforms. We want to work together to ensure online government services are fully accessible for everyone.

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Events

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Technology Workshop: Shop 'til You Drop with Accessible Technology – Toronto

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of online shopping. We will teach you the tips and tricks to using accessible apps so that you can shop till you drop right on your own smartphone or tablet.

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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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A graphic showing the cover of the 2020 CNIB Guide Dogs Calendar. A black Lab poses with CNIB Foundation branding.  Text: Proceeds support the CNIB Foundation's innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion.

2020 CNIB Guide Dogs calendar on sale now!

The 2020 CNIB Guide Dogs calendars are now available!

This year’s calendar features future guide dogs (Eric, Hope, Ray, Lily, Luna, Pepper, Potter and Wonder) and working CNIB Guide Dogs (Maple and Piper). Ambassador (Willow) and buddy (Queenie) dogs are also featured.

You can purchase a 2020 CNIB Guide Dogs calendar for only $10 at local CNIB offices!

Proceeds support the CNIB Foundation's innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion.

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Tech Mate - GTA

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

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Leisure Mate - GTA

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

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