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2000-14: Access to information

Whereas access to information requires Canadians to be able to see the regular type print, hear the TV, radio or verbal presentations, or read by listening to others read information or by reading Braille materials and

Whereas society generally uses a large visual media to communicate, therefore this reality causes significant barriers in how or whether a blind, low vision or deaf-blind person can access information,

Be it resolved that the NFB:AE fully recognize the various ways members communicate and receive information that not every person cannot read Braille, listen to tape or read printed materials, therefore, that That intervention be advocated for needs deaf blind members as the only method of communicating with any other person and accessing verbal information

The NFB:AE refer to intervention requirements whenever advocating for access to information and
Consideration be given to levels of literacy skills that exist within the membership of the NFB:AE.

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