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Blog - October 2016

Let's Get It Out There - Penny’s Impressions

On October 29th, I attended a town-hall meeting via streaming, that was called, “let’s get it out there”

I found the meeting to have been interesting. My impressions may not be the same as other people but I am sharing them. The objective of this meeting of people who are blind, was to see how we might work more closely together to achieve improvements to our lives in all aspects.

I understood that no one would speak as a representative, I note that the president of CFB, was basically allowed to repeat her email address @CFB, three times in a comment response to one question. She didn’t respond to the question except to say she would love to hear from people about any letters that CFB could write in support of advocacy efforts.

Being the Object of Prayer

If you’re blind, you’re no stranger to the experience of having a religious zealot approach you to tell you that they’re going to pray for you, and that God will listen to their prayers, and give you your sight back. Such encounters used to irritate the hell out of me, but no longer. As someone who starts off with a deep theoretical interest in religion and its expression, I’ve come to view these experiences as an opportunity for a little informal research, and scope for entertainment.

Membership Renewal & Toronto IDPwD Event

Dear Current and Former AEBC Members:

When I returned from working overseas in 2009, I went to the usual service providers to upgrade my mobility, computer and independent living skills, including employment agencies to get back into the Toronto work force. After experiencing barriers and marginalization, I wanted to join a group making changes for the better for our community. That is how I started coming to AEBC meetings five years ago.

Learning and working together with like-minded blind, deafblind and partially sighted grassroots activists help all of us to hone our knowledge and skills in speaking up at public meetings, speaking to our elected representatives, and speaking about issues concerning us.

Service tip: Say goodbye to the CNIB Library website

Hello Everyone,

In August the Accessible Information and Copyright Committee posted documents providing members with information about CELA and NNELS services.

We want to share one important update from the CELA September “OpenBook Newsletter”.

Read on!

Service tip: Say goodbye to the CNIB Library website

It’s time to update your bookmarks! If you are still using the CNIB Library website to access CELA services, please note that as of October 15, 2016 that site will no longer be active and all library services will be fully transitioned to the CELA website. Please make sure you update your bookmarks today to use celalibrary.ca instead of cniblibrary.ca. Your account number and password remain the same as for the CNIB Library.

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