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Blog - September 2015

Over The Rainbow Bridge - A Celebration of life for Nayttor Tayttor (November 22, 2002 - August 21, 2015)

This was written by Nate and Louise Johnson.

I was born on November 22, 2002 at GDB California Campus. I joined my puppy family in February of 2003, and enjoyed my time there. I was very well loved and learned a lot with my puppy family.

I arrived back at GDB's California Campus for my formal training in February 2004. My trainer was Darren Walsh who was an apprentice at that time. I learned slowly, but I never forgot what I learned. My training at GDB was longer than other guides. I became ready for class when I understood what was required of me, as a guide dog.

The first time I was partnered in class, it didn’t work out for the two of us. I went back to the kennels to wait for my perfect match.

Back to School? Access thousands of accessible books through Bookshare!

Students who are blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted often require access to material in alternative, accessible formats. There are many resources available out there, and the AEBC, including its Access to Information Committee, is on a mission to spread the word about some of them!

This blog post will tell you a bit about Bookshare, a provider of accessible online formats for thousands of books.

Federal Legislation to Implement UN Disability Rights Convention: Nothing About Us Without Us (CCD press release)

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities has released the below press release, calling on the government to fully implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Canada is a signatory to the same, but that has not removed the barriers that Canadains with disabilities face (or prevented the introduction of new ones!).


September 9, 2015 -- Building on the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), supported by all political parties and jurisdictions, and given that Canadians with disabilities continue to experience barriers and discrimination, the Government of Canada must take new and concrete action to implement the CRPD.

Disabling Poverty, Enabling Citizenship - CCD press release on a refundable disability tax credit

The below media release from the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) calls for change in the way the Disability Tax Credit is handled, making it refundable and reimbursable.


September 1, 2015 - The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) urges all federal political parties to promise Canadians with disabilities, who as a group are among the poorest Canadians, to reform the Disability Tax Credit (DTC), making it refundable. A refundable DTC would give $2,000 to all eligible tax filers, whether or not they owe income tax.

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