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Blind Canadians to Meet in Brantford, May 20-22

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2011

The national conference of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) will take place this year at the Best Western Brant Park Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Drive, in Brantford, Ontario, May 20-22, 2011.

"We are excited the AEBC chose Brantford for this year's meeting," says Bob brown, President of AEBC's Brant Chapter.

This year's conference will include displays of technology on Friday afternoon, a President's Report on the past year's activities, and discussions of Election access, Filing Human Rights Complaints, the use of social media by blind persons, working with the CRTC to increase television access, and the election of a new Board.

"These days, we continue to work on removing old barriers to our participation in all aspects of community life, like the recent federal election," says John Rae, the AEBC's First Vice President, "but a growing amount of our work must focus on preventing the introduction of new ones in the areas of access to websites, television, and household products.

The AEBC is a national organization of rights holders who are blind, deaf-blind, and partially sighted, whose work focuses on public awareness and providing input on the development of new products, programs, and legislation. For background, please visit: www.blindcanadians.ca.

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