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Our Affiliates

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians works with a number of other local, provincial, and national organizations to support blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians. Among these partners and affiliates are the following, whose contribution to the inclusion of blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians in all aspects of community life we recognize and welcome:

Council of Canadians with Disabilities

CCD is a national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an inclusive and accessible Canada, through citizenship, consumer control, equality and human rights, and universal design.  Comprised of 17 member organizations (from the disability-specific such as the AEBC to the general such as Citizens with Disabilities -- Ontario), CCD focuses on disability-related supports, poverty alleviation, employment, transportation, technology, and the protection of human rights, and is perhaps best known for its interventions in key court cases including Andrews, Lovelace, Eaton, Eldridge, Latimer, and VIA Rail.

MAB-MacKay Rehabilitation Centre

The mission of the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, located in Montréal, Québec, is to maximize clients’ autonomy and community participation in order to improve their quality of life.  Working in a collaborative and interdisciplinary fashion this mission is realized through the provision of specialized and ultra-specialized adaptation, rehabilitation, and social integration services to people with a significant and persistent disability.

Media Access Canada

Media Access Canada (MAC) is a not for profit organization working towards a system of fully accessible broadcast content by 2020. To do this MAC is:

  • Leading the Access 2020 Coalition
  • Developing and publishing the Accessible Content Best Practices Guide for Digital Environments
  • Advocating for improved accessibility in broadcasting and telecommunications, in submissions to Parliament, the CRTC and others
  • Working to stimulate the growth of an independent accessible content production industry, as well as
  • Commissioning and publishing independent third-party, research in technical innovation as well as empirical assessments of accessibility in broadcasting and telecommunications