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Seeing Beyond the Horizon Conference - May 5-7, 2016 - Vancouver - Save the date!

Save the Date

MAY 5-7, 2016


Please join us in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., May 5 through 7, 2016, for our upcoming Canadian Conference for Educators, Parents and Professionals of Infants, Children, Youth and Young Adults who are Blind, Deafblind or Partially Sighted.

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, B.C. Canada

Much more info will follow within the next few weeks, including website and reservations information and the Call For Papers. We hope you will begin planning now to spend time with us in early May 2016, as we continue networking, learning together and celebrating the privilege of working with our very special students and their families.

Kelowna member Ruth Bieber stars in equestrian documentary: CBC Documentary Channel, June 2, 8pm EST/5pm Pacific

Ruth Bieber from Kelowna, Terry Kelly from Halifax and Carly Grigg from Victoria were approached by Criollo Films and CBC to go on an adventure and produce an informative documentary in Argentina.

This inaugural screening of this unprecedented documentary featuring three blind equestrians bravely navigating the rugged and beautiful terrain of the Argentine Andes on horseback was very well received by folks in Kelowna. The airing date for the Blind Spot: Moments Unseen, is on CBC Documentary Channel, June 2, 2015 at 8:00 P.M. EST or 5:00 P.M. PST.

Ruth also wrote an article about her horseback riding trek in Patagonia Argentina, which can be found by going to the Sage-ing journal online spring 2015 issue (

Call for Presentations - 2nd Annual Assistive Technology and Disability Conference, University of Saskatchewan

Call for Presentations - 2nd Annual Assistive Technology and Disability Conference, University of Saskatchewan

"Supporting access to post-secondary education and employment for students with disabilities"

Call for Presentations and Community Organization Information Booths

Disability Services for Students at the University of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the 2nd annual assistive technology and disability conference!

Accessible Technology 2015
October 22-23
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

This conference is open to everyone at no cost. Presentations will focus on a wide-range of assistive technologies and their applications for people with disabilities across all age groups.

2015 AEBC & T-Base Scholarship Program - Application deadline: June 26th, 2015

The application deadline for 2015 AEBC scholarship program is Friday, June 26th, 2015.  All applications and supporting materials must have been received by AEBC on or before that date in order for your application to be considered.


1. Introduction


The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is a grassroots organization which, through education, empowerment, and advocacy, works to improve the lives of blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians.


2015 Vancouver Pride Parade to be audio described (August 2, 2015)

VocalEye is proud to partner with the Vancouver Pride Society to provide live description of the Pride Parade for people who are blind and partially sighted. This will be the first parade of any kind described in Canada and it's happening because of requests from the blind and low vision community. Another victory to celebrate!

"Beginning as a protest march in 1978, the Vancouver Pride Festival has evolved into the largest parade in Western Canada, and the 5th largest Pride celebration in the world.