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Here, you will find items of interest that have come to the attention of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians, and which we believe would be interesting or beneficial for blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians to know about.

Do you have a relevant item of interest that you would like to post here? If so, submit your bulletin board item for review.

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2014 Conference and Annual General Meeting -- Ottawa, Ontario -- April 25th to 27th

Details about the upcoming conference and annual general meeting are now available.  

See http://www.blindcanadians.ca/programs/conf/2014 for the latest and complete details!  Note also that there will be a talent show on Friday night.  Why not submit an entry of your own?

Online audio streaming of the conference will be available.

From CRA: Making tax time accessible to all Canadians!

The following bulletin was provided to AEBC by the Canada Revenue Agency in an effort to provide basic information on the various disability-related tax credits and initiatives that may be relevant to those who are blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted.  

Canadians with disabilities and those who live with them know that, over a lifetime, the costs of overcoming barriers can really add up. That’s why the Canada Revenue Agency offers credits and benefits for Canadians with disabilities to help offset these costs—from childhood through the school years to the workforce to retirement.

"Seeing Beyond the Horizon" Conference - Halifax, May 4-7, 2014 (teachers, parents, and educators of the blind and visually impaired)

Canadian Conference for Educators, Parents and Professionals of Children and Youth who are Blind or Partially Sighted will be held at the Halifax Marriott, Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 4 – 7, 2014. The theme of the conference is: “Seeing Beyond the Horizon.” The conference provides an opportunity for educators, parents and professionals of children and youth who are blind or partially sighted to network, share their knowledge and expertise and enjoy the beautiful Atlantic Coast of Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The theme of the conference will be developed through plenary sessions with keynote speakers and breakout sessions on various topics that fit within the strands of our theme.

For more information, see http://www.apsea.ca/pep2014/

Call for Braille Camp mentors - July 27th to August 2nd, 2014 at Lake Joseph

As announced in previous President's Reports, the AEBC has been working  in collaboration with Jeff Stark, Braille Literacy Canada, Citizens with Disabilities Ontario, and CNIB to organize an enriching and exciting "braille camp" for blind and visually impaired children between the ages of 8 and 12 to be held at the Lake Joseph Centre in Muskoka, Ontario. 

Montreal Chapter - Italian Night Fundraiser (for scholarships) - June 7th, 2014

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (Montreal Chapter) presents:
The 2014 Italian Night Fundraiser
Saturday, June 7th, 2014 from 5:30 to 11pm
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2014 AEBC & T-Base Scholarship Program -- Deadline June 20th, 2014

The application deadline for 2014 AEBC scholarship program is Friday, June 20th, 2014.  All applications and supporting materials must have been received by AEBC on or before that date in order for your application to be considered.

 

 

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All Hands on Braille Camp for Kids in Ontario - July 28-August 1, 2014

The AEBC, in conjunction with Braille Literacy Canada, Citizens with Disabilities Ontario, and CNIB, is working toward the launching of a week-long summer camp dedicated to bringing the exciting world of braille to children 8-12 years old who are blind.  

For more information on how you can help, see our All Hands on Braille page!

2014 Stratford Festival: Audio-described Performances

The Stratford Festival provides live audio description service for patrons who are blind or have low vision on select performance dates. Join us at the following shows (which are marked on the performance calendar with a "descriptive audio" symbol):

Crazy for You

  • Sunday, June 22, 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 6, 2:00 p.m.

Man of La Mancha

  • Saturday, July 12, 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 29, 2:00 p.m.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Sunday, July 27, 2:00 p.m.

King Lear

  • Sunday, September 7, 2:00 p.m.

    Additional performance dates may be added for groups of 10 or more. Please inquire at groups@stratfordfestival.ca.

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