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Saskatoon Police Service looks past the misconceptions of the working blind

It’s a disappointing reality; CNIB statistics show those who are blind or partially-sighted trend towards unemployment in Canada.

Currently employment rates among those with vision loss are at 38 per cent, compared to 73 per cent for people without a disability. 379 more words


Moncton woman getting revved up to compete in 'Blind Race' fundraiser

A New Brunswick woman is getting all revved up to hit the track for the biggest race of her life next month.

Moncton’s Natalie Fougere will take part in “The Blind Race” fundraising event for the Mira Foundation, which provides free service dogs for people with varying disabilities in Canada. 305 more words


Blind architect involved in 35-storey CNIB building in Edmonton

Edmonton city council has unanimously approved a new development uniquely designed for those who are blind and visually impaired in Edmonton’s Oliver neighbourhood.

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind plans to replace its office on 120 Street and Jasper Avenue with a new 35-storey building. 589 more words


CNIB seeks full funding from Alberta government for vision loss rehabilitation

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind is urging the Alberta government to fully fund and integrate rehabilitation services for vision loss into the provincial health-care system. 489 more words

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Despite ongoing issues, Ontario plans to reduce small business accessibility requirements

For most people, hailing a cab is no big deal, but Diane Bergeron has a guide dog and she says that makes all the difference. 473 more words


The strange things people see when they're going blind

Little men holding umbrellas at the end of their bed. A woman in a red dress sweeping the floor. Soldiers marching down the street. New Canadian research suggests that those dealing with vision loss encounter hallucinations. 845 more words