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AEBC expresses its condolences to family and friends: The passing of Steve Jobs is a huge loss

Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2011

October 7, 2011 (Kelowna, BC) --- The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) today issued a statement expressing its condolences on the passing of co-founder and former chairman and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs on October 5th. The AEBC agrees that Jobs, an unusual leader and visionary, will be greatly missed.

“He helped to level the playing field for blind and sight impaired persons in so many ways by incorporating accessibility into his ground-breaking products. He went where so many have hesitated to go and was practically the only one under whose leadership Apple was able to incorporate accessibility features into its mainstream product lines,” says AEBC’s President Donna Jodhan.

“As a devout Apple user, I am going to miss Steve’s futuristic designs and developments,” says Cindy Ferguson, national secretary of the AEBC.

Mr. Jobs leaves a huge vacuum that may never be filled, and unusually large shoes that are going to be very difficult to find new owners for and a legacy that will last for many generations to come.

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About the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC), is a national organization of Canadians who are blind, deaf-blind, and partially-sighted persons. The AEBVC is in its 20th year and continues to advocate for the recognition, legitimization, and protection of the rights of its members as outlined under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

For more information, email Donna Jodhan or Cindy Ferguson or call 1-800-561-4774.

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