Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/new-content Watch this feed for announcements of all new content added to the AEBC website! en AEBC Executive Update, Issue#1, June 2018 http://www.blindcanadians.ca/publications/aebc-executive-update-issue1-june-2018 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 22, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>AEBC Executive Update, communications from the National Board of Directors for all members</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://www.blindcanadians.ca/publications/aebc-executive-update-issue1-june-2018#comments Public Awareness Activity Report Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:01:29 +0000 DaveBest 3178 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca Toronto Chapter Walk-a-thon - Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2018-06-toronto-chapter-walk-thon-wednesday-june-20th-2018 <p>The <em>Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians, Toronto Chapter</em> is joining a Walk-a-thon to raise funds in support of our chapter advocacy activities.</p> <p>This is a “Walk-what-you-can” event, so anyone of any ability can participate. You can secure pledges for any amount, for any distance up to 5km.</p> <p>Collected pledges can be turned in at the start of the Walk-a-thon. Any outstanding pledges will be collected by email by June 30th, 2018.</p> <p>Remember, all of our chapter activities depend on the support we receive from donations, and this Walk-a-thon is our major fund-raising event of the year. Every donation matters.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-postdate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posting Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, June 13, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-archivedate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Archival Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, June 30, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2018-06-toronto-chapter-walk-thon-wednesday-june-20th-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:25:23 +0000 admin 3177 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca 2018 AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Winners Announced http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/press/2018-05-27-2018-aebct-base-scholarship-winners-announced <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, May 27, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>(Vancouver, British Columbia - May 27, 2018)</strong><br /> The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians/l’Alliance pour l’Égalité des Personnes Aveugles du Canada is pleased to announce the six winners of the 2018 AEBC/T-Base Communications Scholarship Program. The official announcement was made on April 27 at the 2018 Conference and Annual General Meeting held in Burnaby, British Columbia.</p> <p>The T-Base Communications Scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, were awarded to Allison Lee and Andrea McIvor. “For students who are blind, have low vision or are print-restricted, access to alternate formats throughout their academic career is critical,” said Bruce Moszcelt, T-Base’s Co-CEO.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/press/2018-05-27-2018-aebct-base-scholarship-winners-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/press/2018-05-27-2018-aebct-base-scholarship-winners-announced#comments Sun, 27 May 2018 19:28:07 +0000 MYale 3176 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca AEBC writes Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care regarding a Review and Expansion of the province's Assistive Devices Program http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2018-05-aebc-writes-ontarios-minister-health-and-long-term-care-regarding-review-and-expansi <p>May 7, 2018</p> <p>Hon Dr. Helena Jaczek<br /> Minister of Health and Long-Term Care<br /> 10th Floor, Hepburn Block<br /> 80 Grosvenor Street<br /> Toronto, Ontario M7A 2C4<br /> Via email: <a href="mailto:hjaczek.mpp@liberal.ola.org">hjaczek.mpp@liberal.ola.org</a></p> <p>Dear Minister Jaczek:</p> <p>The provincial Assistive Devices Program has allowed Ontario to be seen as a leading provider of devices, technology-related or otherwise, which enhance daily living for persons with disabilities in Canada. Without this Program, many Ontarians would be unable to afford them.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-postdate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posting Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, May 27, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-archivedate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Archival Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 8, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2018-05-aebc-writes-ontarios-minister-health-and-long-term-care-regarding-review-and-expansi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 27 May 2018 18:22:04 +0000 MYale 3175 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca 2018 AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Winners Announced http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2018-04-2018-aebct-base-scholarship-winners-announced <p>We would like to congratulate the six worthy students who have been awarded scholarships this year! They are all furthering their educational goals and we are pleased to be able to play a small part in their endeavours.</p> <p><strong>T-Base Communications Scholarships</strong> - Allison Lee, Andrea McIvor</p> <p><strong>Jennifer Laura Eve Wilson Memorial Scholarships</strong> - Di-An Ngo, Henrick Bendwell</p> <p><strong>AEBC Scholarships</strong> - Michelle Smedes, Tarah Sawler</p> <p>Once again, congratulations!</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-postdate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posting Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, April 28, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-archivedate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Archival Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, May 27, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Sat, 28 Apr 2018 15:41:43 +0000 MYale 3173 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca Listen live to the 2018 AEBC conference and AGM (April 27th - 29th, 2018) http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2018-04-listen-live-2018-aebc-conference-and-agm-april-27th-29th-2018 <p>If you cannot attend the <a href="/programs/conf/2018">2018 Conference and AGM</a> in person in Vancouver, but would like to listen into the proceedings from home, you can tune in to our live Internet stream! The stream will be active throughout the day on Friday for the workshop presentations, and throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday for the AGM proceedings.</p> <p>To listen in, you will need Winamp, Windows Media Player, VLC, or another audio player that is capable of playing Internet audio streams. Probably your computer has one of these programs on it already.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-postdate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posting Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, April 16, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-archivedate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Archival Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, April 30, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2018-04-listen-live-2018-aebc-conference-and-agm-april-27th-29th-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:56:07 +0000 admin 3172 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca Let's Talk About A Digital Canada http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/blog/2018/04/lets-talk-about-digital-canada <p>Join me at the AEBC AGM 2018 on April 29 to discuss the AEBC advocacy role in the Canadian Digital Strategy. Review the fifteen Strategy Principles below, and reflect on the three discussion questions in preparation for our interactive session.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/blog/2018/04/lets-talk-about-digital-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/blog/2018/04/lets-talk-about-digital-canada#comments Advocacy Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:10:40 +0000 DaveBest 3171 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca Join the discussion on how to make government better http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/blog/2018/03/join-discussion-how-make-government-better <p>Open Government is about making government more accessible to everyone. This means giving greater access to government data and information to the Canadian public and the businesses community. The Directive on Open Government is Canada’s "open by default" policy, providing clear and mandatory requirements to departments which will ensure that Canadians get access the most government information and data possible.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/blog/2018/03/join-discussion-how-make-government-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/blog/2018/03/join-discussion-how-make-government-better#comments Advocacy Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:12:21 +0000 DaveBest 3166 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca Global Trends and the Impact on Prosperity http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/blog/2018/02/global-trends-and-impact-prosperity <p>The digital revolution and the social rights movement are disrupting the traditional business models, and having an impact on the way we interact with machines and each other. These two global trends are rapidly merging together to form a new era of artificial inteligence that will enable all people to share in the economic prosperity. As organizations become more diverse and more automated, business leaders struggle in making effective decisions with accurate and current information. The driving forces behind rapid societal changes are shaping cultural attitudes and business strategies, but only those who understand the global trends will remain competitive and sustain market growth.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/blog/2018/02/global-trends-and-impact-prosperity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/blog/2018/02/global-trends-and-impact-prosperity#comments Advocacy Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:51:06 +0000 DaveBest 3165 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca 2018 Conference and AGM registration now open - deadline April 6th, 2018! http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2018-02-2018-conference-and-agm-registration-now-available <p>The <a href="/programs/conf/2018/register">registration form</a> and information on the Saturday evening <a href="/programs/conf/2018/cruise">dinner cruise</a> has now been posted to the AGM site.</p> <p>The deadline to register is April 6th, 2018.</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/programs/conf/2018" title="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/programs/conf/2018">http://www.blindcanadians.ca/programs/conf/2018</a> to learn all about the AGM and conference, including information on hotel accommodations. The information packet (including registration forms) for Exhibitors and Sponsors was also recently updated.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-postdate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posting Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, February 4, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-archivedate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Archival Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 6, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:54:20 +0000 admin 3164 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca The 2018 AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Program is here! http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2018-01-2018-aebct-base-scholarship-program-here <p>The application deadline for the 2018 AEBC/T-Base scholarship program is <strong>Friday, March 30th, 2018.</strong> All applications and supporting materials must be received by AEBC by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, March 30th, 2018, in order to be considered. For more information, and to download the application form, check out our <a href="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/programs/scholarship">scholarship page</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-postdate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posting Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, February 1, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-archivedate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Archival Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 30, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:22:55 +0000 MYale 3159 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca AEBC seeks National Bookkeeper, application deadline: December 19, 2017 http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2017-12-aebc-seeks-national-bookkeeper-application-deadline-december-19-2017 <p>The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) invites applications from qualified individuals for the virtual, part-time, contract position (15 to 20 hours per month) of bookkeeper.</p> <p>The AEBC is a national grassroots, peer support organization that is comprised of Canadians who are blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted and our supporters. We work to ensure we have a voice on all matters affecting our participation in Canada’s mainstream society.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-postdate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posting Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 4, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-archivedate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Archival Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, December 20, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2017-12-aebc-seeks-national-bookkeeper-application-deadline-december-19-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:57:16 +0000 MYale 3155 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca Call for Abstracts: 2018 National Conference (due January 26th, 2018) http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2017-12-call-abstracts-2018-national-conference-due-january-26th-2018 <p>The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC), founded in Kelowna, British Columbia in 1992, will be celebrating 20 years of providing workshops in an effort to celebrate the full inclusion and participation of blind, deaf-blind, and partially sighted Canadians in all aspects of society. Through its public education, peer support, training opportunities, and public policy advocacy activities, the AEBC and its members have accomplished a great deal. While improvements sometimes happen in small increments, the future has a lot of promise.</p> <p>The conference will take place the weekend of Friday, April 27th – Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at the Metrotown Hilton hotel in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-postdate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posting Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-archivedate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Archival Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 26, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2017-12-call-abstracts-2018-national-conference-due-january-26th-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:09:28 +0000 admin 3154 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca Digital Design Without Inclusive Accessibility Is Blind http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/blog/2017/11/digital-design-without-inclusive-accessibility-blind <p>Going Digital</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/blog/2017/11/digital-design-without-inclusive-accessibility-blind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/blog/2017/11/digital-design-without-inclusive-accessibility-blind#comments Technology Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:43:19 +0000 DaveBest 3153 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca Job posting: Itinerant Vision Teacher, Salmon Arm, SD83 http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2017-09-job-posting-itinerant-vision-teacher-salmon-arm-sd83 <p>Student Learning Department of School District No.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-postdate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posting Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 21, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-bb-archivedate"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Archival Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, October 21, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/bb/2017-09-job-posting-itinerant-vision-teacher-salmon-arm-sd83" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rehabilitation Services Education Employment Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:24:01 +0000 admin 3145 at http://www.blindcanadians.ca