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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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Halifax Accessibility Advisory Committee to meet with HRM staff over snow clearing: September 10, 2015, 4pm-6pm

Transforming Halifax's Winter Maintenance Program to One that is Inclusive and Recognizes the needs of all Citizens: For Public Discussion and Input

On August 4th 2015 a heated debate took place in the Halifax Council Chambers regarding last winter's snow clearance fiasco, but was it enough to melt the snow for this coming winter? The City Manager stated that it would probably take until the 2016-17 winter season before changes could be made. The Mayor and Council disagreed and gave a clear directive to HRM Management to report back by November 15th on what could be done for this coming winter.

Onkyo Braille Essay Contest - Deadline September 13, 2015

Sponsored by Onkyo Corporation and The Braille Mainichi

The Onkyo Braille essay contest is being administered by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) on behalf of the North America-Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union.

Essays must be written by contest participants, in English or their native language, in Braille on paper, and must be completely original in nature. Participants are also asked to email their essays in electronic format (such as Microsoft Word or something similar). Entries should be no fewer than 800 words and no more than 1,000 words in length.

Call for papers: Spring 2016 Seeing Beyond the Horizon Conference - due September 15, 2015

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations for the 2016 Seeing Beyond the Horizon Conference held in beautiful Vancouver, BC! The goal of the conference is to provide a venue for individuals interested in the development and education of children, youth and young adults who are blind, deafblind, or partially sighted to network and share practical solutions, cutting edge information, research, strategies, and techniques that they use every day. Presentations are 60 minutes in length. Participants should walk away with techniques, methodologies, and new ideas they can use with their students immediately upon returning home.

Guide Dog Users of Canada 2015 AGM - September 18-20, 2015 - Kingston, Ontario

On behalf of Penny Leclair, President, Guide Dog Users of Canada (GDUC)

Guide Dog Users of Canada invites you to our 2015 Conference and AGM that will be held in Kingston Ontario. Please go to this link to the Conference Information page on our website:

http://gduc.ca/conference.

A friendly reminder concerning eligibility to vote at the AGM: Your annual 2015 or life membership dues must be paid on or before Tuesday, August 5, 2015. All cheques must clear the bank on or before the above date which is 45 days prior to the date of the AGM. To renew your membership or join us for the first time, please go to:

http://gduc.ca/membership.

Please email memberships@gduc.ca or leave a message at: 1-877-285-9805 (FREE) if you require assistance.

Call for papers: 3rd International Workshop on "Digitization and E-Inclusion in Mathematics and Science 2016" (DEIMS2016), February 4-6, 2016 (Japan)

The 3rd International Workshop on "Digitization and E-Inclusion in Mathematics and Science 2016" (DEIMS2016)

February 4-6, 2016 at Shonan Village Center, Kanagawa, Japan

Workshop Web Site: http://workshop.sciaccess.net/DEIMS2016
E-mail: deims2016-office@mail.sciaccess.net

A significant number of online journals and e-textbooks, as well as other forms of academic/educational information are now digitized for various purposes. Computerized processing of such information is also being actively studied. For instance, in Japan, so-called "digital textbooks" (the official name of an e-textbook in Japan) are supposed to be fully adopted in elementary and junior-high school by April, 2020.

Toronto Chapter hosting a comedy evening and silent auction - October 7th, 2015 - $15 per person

The Toronto Chapter is hosting an evening of fun and laughter at Absolute Comedy! There will also be a silent auction table with a number of donated items on which you can place a bid.

Tickets are $15 each (but are not eligible for a tax receipt).

Important information about voting in the federal election this October

The AEBC is pleased to share a variety of background information from Elections Canada about voting in the upcoming federal election.

For general information about the voting process, check out their My Voters Guide. This will explain how to make sure you are registered to vote, the different ways of voting (including voting at home through the mail), and what you need to bring with you when you vote. Alternative formats (such as braille) are available by calling Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868.

Job opportunity (Edmonton, AB) - Braille Transcriber / Proofreader

Braille Transcriber / Proofreader
Information & Creative Technical Services 2

Alberta Education, Edmonton. The Services for Students with Visual Impairments (SSVI) is seeking a talented, experienced and highly motivated braille transcriber/proofreader to join our team.

Reporting to the Braille Services Supervisor, you will perform duties and responsibilities in producing resources in braille format for learning resources and provincial standardized tests in the core curriculum areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies for use by Alberta Students who are visually impaired.