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Books for the blind funding renewal prompts blowback

It seemed like an obvious choice last weekend for the Liberal government, but Ottawa’s confirmation that it would help fund the production of accessible books through the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is prompting some unexpected blowback. 1,007 more words


AT Banter Episode 93 - Dave Williams and The Canute


This week we jump over the pond to the UK and welcome Dave Williams from The Braillists Foundation into the Guitar Dungeon to talk all about the Canute, Bristol Braille’s new multi-line E-Reader that is poised to be released this year. 64 more words

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CNIB celebrates 100 years of service, helps 7,000 Manitobans

When Tom, who lives in Winnipeg, suffered retina damage almost 10 years ago, he was introduced to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind to help him through his challenges. 322 more words


Liberals vow to renew $2.5M in funding to book program for the blind and visually impaired

Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, has confirmed the Liberals will renew $2.5 million in funding to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s accessible book program. 529 more words


Trudeau Liberals axe funding for blind and vision-impaired books

UPDATE: Five hours after publication of this story, Minister Kirsty Duncan announced the government will continue funding the CNIB’s production of accessible and alternate-format books.  1,226 more words


Captain Merrill Robinson

Captain Merrill Robinson fought in the 52nd Battalion and the 8th Battalion, attaining the rank of Lance-Sergeant.  He was wounded in action on the first day of the battle of Vimy Ridge, losing his eyesight and almost losing his leg.  148 more words