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Descriptive Video Works Makes Case For DV At CRTC Hearings

This past week, Diane Johnson, CEO and President of Descriptive Video Works, took part in the CRTC (Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission – the administrative tribunal that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications) hearings discussing the future of Canadian television. 642 more words

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Let's Learn About Guide Dogs

Sophie and I often visit school classrooms. Today we were invited to Oak Grove Elementary to speak to the pre-k class about guide dogs. This class has several students who are visually impaired and the teacher just completed a unit on “pets.” I shared a storybook with the teacher about a guide dog and she read it to the children ahead of time. 359 more words

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Yoga Anyone?

Making the Committment

In my retirement, I have been exploring new ways to be physically active. I have always walked for exercise with my guide dog. 837 more words

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SMART Brailler

Will my 6 year old son get a chance to try the Perkins SMART Brailler!

The Transportation Problem

Finding Rides When You Can’t Drive

One of the most difficult challenges for people with vision loss is finding reliable and affordable transportation. Whether you have had to give up your driver’s license or never had the chance to drive, it is an adjustment fraught with emotion and a sense of loss of independence. 922 more words

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Life in the fast lane - the science of colour

How do you describe colour to someone with vision impairment?

In researching the question, I discovered it is a philosophical and scientific question.

If blind from birth you can’t rely on senses to describe colour as they are meaningless. 428 more words