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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

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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

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White Cane Awareness Week: What you may not know

SASKATOON – As White Cane Awareness Week continues, the Canadian National Institute For The Blind (CNIB) has a message for you: Don’t assume everyone with a white cane is completely blind but don’t forget to offer help. 296 more words

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Vision - When Opportunity Meets Preparedness 

This will be my first positive entry about the CNIB. Admittedly, during my visit today my guards were up. The last few times I’ve gone were horrendous. 405 more words

Stargardt's Disease

CNIB gets funding cut reinstated but still needs more than $317,000 for rehabilitation therapy

HALIFAX – The CNIB has had a portion of their funding that was cut by the provincial government reinstated, but the organization says they still need more money to cover the services they provide. 275 more words

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Stable funding for vision rehabilitation program being considered: minister

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s health minister says his department will review a funding cut for a program provided to 13,000 Nova Scotians by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. 224 more words

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