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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


Service founded by blind veterans still at work 97 years later

SASKATOON – Nearly a century after its inception, a service created by injured veterans continues to support people who are blind or partially-sighted in Saskatoon and across Canada.  200 more words


Visually impaired children given the chance to touch Van Gogh's artwork

EDMONTON — While touching an original piece of Vincent Van Gogh’s work is prohibited in museums and galleries, an exhibit at Southgate Centre allowed a number of visually impaired children a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the Dutch master’s art. 296 more words


Is the CNIB Really Helpful to Us?

  • by Maria

A question a lot of us blind people have: is the CNIB really helpful to us? It’s confusing because in Manitoba, this organization doesn’t really seem to help us at all whereas in Saskatchewan, someone has stated that they are very helpful in providing screen readers for computers for anyone that needs them for college or otherwise. 205 more words


Thank goodness for “Dear Izzy” and the person’s anonymous advice offered to those with vision loss

Dear Izzy” is a super-valuable column that is part of the CNIB’s Insight newsletter.  In September 2015, Izzy addressed the topic with “how-to” tips for those with vision loss on the use of automated bank machines. 136 more words

Successful Living With Vision Loss

Clients, Not Customers: Charity, Politics, And The CNIB

Author’s note: The following contains frank and potentially controversial material from several sources. To protect their privacy and the privacy of those they have worked with, no names are given. 1,765 more words


Calgary teen collects Braille books for blind students in Philippines

CALGARY – Kaylee Brown has been blind since birth, but she’s blessed with a strong vision when it comes to helping others.

A Grade 10 student at Jack James High School, Brown has spent the past three months collecting donations of Braille books. 52 more words