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2000-10: Braille and Large print on federal and provincial home delivered packages

Whereas important information is distributed to the public in a format that does not communicate to the blind and

whereas in an attempt to save costs important information is distributed to the public with a printed message in French that offers the francophone sighted public the same publication in French by call a toll free number and

whereas a short description of the document with a reference number could be printed in Braille and large print on the publication and

Whereas along with this description would be a toll free number in Braille and large print that would allow the consumer to request the document in the format of choice, and

Whereas the today's Braille printing technology is durable and practical print and

Whereas providing brief information in Braille and large print on publicly distributed government documents would provide access to information for the blind, and

Whereas this valuable service provided by our own governments, both federal and provincial would also promote specific needs of the blind community to the sighted public and other institutions that could provide a similar service for the blind,

Now therefore be it resolved by the NFB:AE that government distributed information to public residences accommodate the blind as a matter of right and

Be it further resolved that this organizations support a proposal for a brief description and a toll free number available in Braille and large print in English and French on all government publications distributed to Canadian residences. And

Be it further resolved that this support be formally expressed to the appropriate government bodies.