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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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A11yYOW 2014 - Ottawa's Accessibility Unconference - December 6th

The 2nd edition of a11yYOW will be held December 6th, 2014. The event aims to bring to Ottawa the capital’s Web industry, as well as the Ontario, Quebec and Canada governments around the theme of web accessibility.

In the spirit of active participation and to encourage networking, the a11yYOW team opted again this year for a lighter formula, where renowned speakers will provide the content of the main presentations.

In the morning we will have an open panel discussion, with representatives from Canada, Ontario and Quebec government on their respective web accessibility standards.

Disability Tax Credit Application Process - Public Consultations

The Canada Revenue Agency has launched consultations on the Disability Tax Credit – in particular, on how to simplify the DTC application process and clarify the steps needed to take to apply for the credit.

The consultations are described as being in support of the Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act, which received Royal Assent in May, and which limits fees that can be charged for helping to complete DTC requests.

There are a variety of non-profit and for-profit companies in Canada that promise to help people with their DTC applications, claiming to have expertise in completing these requests.  These companies have come under scrutiny for their practices and the fees they charge, likely prompting the passage of this new legislation. 

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: 

Next National Conference to be in Halifax, Nova Scotia - May 1st to 3rd, 2015 - with Terry Kelly!

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.

A room rate of $129 per night, plus taxes (double occupancy), has been negotiated for conference participants, and this rate will be available for a few days before and a few days after the conference for those would like to come earlier or stay later to explore all that Halifax has to offer.

(October 2014): On Friday, May 1st, a series of workshops and presentations will take place throughout the day, leading to our opening ceremonies for the conference on Friday evening.