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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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Privacy Commissioner of Canada seeking submissions on issues relating to 'consent' - Deadline July 13, 2016

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has just released a discussion paper and are looking to interested parties to provide submissions on the viability of the consent model and propose solutions to improve individual control over personal information in the commercial environment.

The purpose of asking for submissions is to assemble a collection of potential solutions and bring clearer definition to the roles and responsibilities of the various players that could implement them.

2016 Ontario Open Blind Golf Championships at Chippewa Creek Golf and Country Club

Blind golfers hit Hamilton ON, Aug 12-14 2016. Sponsors, volunteers & spectators needed. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/OntarioBlindGolfOpen #OVIG

The Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities Social Media Use and Needs survey now online

The purpose of the study is to assess post-secondary education (PSE) students with disabilities' uses and needs related to online communities (e.g., social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook) and electronic mentoring (e-mentoring) opportunities. This study will help us to gain a better understanding of how PSE students with disabilities use online communities and what they need to support their success while attending university or college. It will also inform the development of an online network for PSE students with disabilities. This network will provide opportunities for learning, online community building, and e-mentoring.

In-flight entertainment more accessible on Air Canada

Marcia Yale and John Rae, both members of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians are pleased to report the outcome of their human rights complaint which has resulted in improved access to Air Canada's onboard entertainment system. For English, go to: http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/before/specialneeds/accessible_ife.html For French, go to: http://www.aircanada.com/fr/travelinfo/before/specialneeds/accessible_ife.html

Call for Proposals: Cripping the Arts in Canada - Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

Until very recently, disability, crip, D/deaf, and Mad arts (d/c/D/M arts) have been included in the art world in such a way that normalizes us as outsides rather than meaningfully propels our art sector. Categorizations of our art as ‘outsider art’ or ‘art brut’ have delegitimized our artistic voices and depoliticized our art (Gorman, 2007); inaccessible environments, equipment, technology, and programming have excluded us from artistic development and cultural participation; systemic ableism and institutionalized poverty have prevented us from accessing the funding needed to sustain our artistic practice. In the midst of such an inhospitable environment, we have maintained our art histories, practices, and communities.