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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.

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Workshop: Instructional strategies for transitioning to Unified English Braille (Montreal, April 24th, 2015)

Braille Literacy Canada (BLC) is pleased to offer a workshop on strategies to transition students to Unified English Braille (UEB). Note that this workshop does not provide instruction on the code itself.

Survey to update the Canadian National Standards for the Education of Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired, including those with Additional Disabilities

Dear Stakeholders in the Education of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired,

Inspired by discussions and presentations at Seeing Beyond the Horizon conference in Halifax, efforts were started to create a Shared Vision Canada network that can help keep us connected across the country. This, and other presentations prompted a discussion about the need to update our Canadian National Standards for the Education of Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired, including those with Additional Disabilities, a document that highlights what we feel is important to ensure quality and equitable educational experiences for students who are blind or visually impaired.

Barrier-Free Canada/Canada sans barrieres striving for a Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA)

Barrier-Free Canada/Canada Sans Barrieres (BFC/CSB) advocates for the Canadian Parliament to enact a strong and effective Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA) to achieve a barrier-free Canada for all persons with disabilities.

To this end, BFC/CSB is seeking endorsements from national disability organizations to build a non-partisan community coalition.

The steering committee of BFC/CSB has drafted a set of principles, reproduced below, concerning a CDA that are drawn from the principles that underpin the provincial disability legislation in Ontario and Manitoba. A CDA is not meant to replace provincial disability legislation.

Announcing the 2015 AEBC talent show! Join in by April 20th!

Your AGM committee is excited to announce an evening of entertainment on Friday, May 1st in Halifax, Nova Scotia – the first night of the 2015 conference and Annual General Meeting.

This event is sponsored by Richard Papadina of RBC.

How To Enter

Chapters and members are invited to show off their talent either by sending us an MP3 recording or perform live the evening on Friday, May 1st, just after the President’s Report, awards presentation, and the concert with Dr. Terry Kelly.

Chapters and members are encouraged to submit or perform more than one item. You can perform as an individual member, as a group of members or you can represent your chapter. In order for this event to take place, we need a minimum of six entries.

Join us (in person or online) for the 2015 "Live Like a Champion" Conference in Halifax May 1st to 3rd, 2015

The AEBC's 2015 National Conference will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the Atlantica Hotel from Friday, May 1st to Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.

Full program details are available on the 2015 Conference page!

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

Save the Date

MAY 5-7, 2016

SEEING BEYOND THE HORIZON 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
http://www.sheratonvancouverairport.com

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 (http://www.sageing.ca).

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