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The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians is a national charitable organization, founded in 1992, that is dedicated to promoting the increased inclusion of blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians in all aspects of social life, from employment to participation in elections. Our members, comprised of blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted consumers and supporters from across the country, participate in working groups and committees, engage with local, city-based chapters, and engage in public awareness and education activities on a daily basis.
To increase awareness of rights and responsibilities, so blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted individuals can have equal access to the benefits and opportunities of society.
Following are the objectives of the organization, as defined by our Bylaws:
- To serve as a vehicle for self-improvement by the blind and for public education about blindness throughout the dominion of Canada.
- To function as a mechanism through which the blind and interested sighted persons can come together in local, provincial, and national meetings to plan and carry out programs to improve the quality of life for the blind.
- To provide a means by which blind adults can share their experiences and act as mentors for blind children and support parents in their efforts to improve educational opportunities for blind children.
- To create a climate through public education to increase opportunities for blind people in employment and social integration.
- To take any other action similar to those above which will improve the overall condition and standard of living of the blind.