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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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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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Reach Canada Seminar -- Access to Justice: Challenges and Future Directions (Sep. 12 in Ottawa)

Come join us for our informative discussion seminar featuring three unique perspectives on the difficulty accessing justice for marginalized people including people with disabilities.

Speakers:

  • David Lepofsky C.M., O.ONT, Chair - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance
  • John H. Sims, Q.C.

Did you learn braille as an adult? We have some informal research questions for you! Reply by Sep. 30, 2014

The following announcement is being posted on behalf of Betty Nobel:

Questions for braille readers who have learned braille as adults!

At the Braille Conference in Toronto at the end of October, Myra Rodrigues and I will be giving a workshop on what motivates braille readers. I would like to have some insight from people who have learned braille as adults. This is informal research and participation is completely voluntary.

Please return this information to me either in a Word document or as part of an email message to bnobel@telus.net by September 30, 2014.

"Braille+" CNIB Braille Conference - October 30th and 31st, 2014 (Toronto)

The 2014 Braille conference will take place on October 30th and 31st at the Courtyard Mariott Downtown hotel in Toronto. Focused on education and transition, digital literacy and accessibility, and advocacy and government policy, the conference will boast sessions for parents, teachers, transcribers, and consumers.

AEBC members Donna Jodhan, Natalie Martiniello, and others will be presenting as part of the conference program.

More information on the conference, including the program and hotel information, may be found at http://cnib.ca/en/get-involved/join-an-event/conferences-and-seminars/Pages/2014-CNIB-National-Braille-Conference.aspx

Rock 'n Roll Revival Fundraiser in Montreal - November 22, 2014

Presented by the Montreal Chapter, with a full 6-piece band (featuring HRMC Studios)

Date: Saturday , November 22nd , 2014
Time: 6pm - 11pm
Location: Royal Canadian Legion (5455 boul Maissoneuve O, Montreal (ndg))

Tickets are $20.00 each (includes dry snacks on table).  (See below to purchase online.)

Proceeds benefit AEBC Montreal's projects, including funding annual bursaries for blind, deaf-blind or visually impaired post-secnodary students!

For more information, contact Ron (514-484-1349) or Heather (514-240-0257).

 

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Valentine's Spagettata (Italian Dinner) - Montreal Chapter Fundraiser - February 8th, 2015

Presented by the Montreal Chapter, with entertainment featuring HRMC Studios

Date: Sunday, February 8th, 2015
Time: 12pm - 6pm
Location: San Domenico Savio Church (Hall) @ 9190 Sainte-Claire, Montreal, Quebec, H1L 1Z7
Price: $40 for adults, $20 for children (8 and under)

Your ticket includes: