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Why I Love UEB: As a Braille Producer and Reader

By Steve Booth

For several decades, the discussion about changing the braille code to Unified English Braille (UEB) has sparked passionate feelings. This code, named for its inventor Louis Braille, has been around for over 200 years and has served the blindness community well. 735 more words

National Braille Press

Distant Islands

Directed by Bettina Maylone (NFBC / 1981 / 6 min)
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This is Just Wrong

Ok so I was out to dinner the other night with my parents. My dad is blind and has been his whole life. We went to a restaurant that we have been to several times before and every one has heard of. 237 more words

Thoughts

Functionality vs. esthetics, Sensory substitution vs. sensory augmentation

As I was reading through the weekly product of some of the mailing lists I am signed up for, a news letter sent by the  1,086 more words

NFB names André Picard as director of creation and innovation

The National Film Board has appointed a new general director of creation and innovation. André Picard will take over the position starting Monday.

“My role will be to accelerate the NFB’s evolution, enhance the relevance and impact of its works, engage its sustained interactions with Canadians and the world, push the boundaries of technology for the benefit of art and citizens, and build new partnerships with companies, institutions and collaborators,” said the Harvard graduate, whose CV includes stints at IMAX, Just for Laughs, the Société des arts technologiques, and as general director of the NFB’s French Program. 80 more words

Movies

Canadian doc shows cultures bonding over Bread

Bread (or naan, or bannock) is one of those rare foods that’s shared by most cultures, says Mariette Sluyter. That realization came as she was working with a non-profit organization in Calgary trying to reduce social isolation among seniors. 671 more words

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Life in Highrises: An Interactive Documentary Hosted By @theNFB

After seven years, the multi-award winning interactive documentary, Highrise: The Universe Within (http://highrise.nfb.ca/), has finally been completed.  This documentary explores the intersection between the physical and the virtual lives of highrise residents around the world.   225 more words

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