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Live Audio Description Comes to Vancouver

Going to the theatre has taken on a whole new meaning for me since I was introduced to live audio description 1 year ago. I have been to 5 performances so far, and I highly recommend this experience to others who are blind or partially sighted.

VocalEye's live audio description is provided as a service through Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture and is the first initiative of its kind in Canada.

Here is how VocalEye is described on their website:

If I could dream

If I could have just a few seconds to dream then this is what I would dream of: That blind kids of the future will have a better shot at enjoying a more mainstream life.  That they will be able to have equal access to such things as websites, information, and services.  That their parents would be in a position to afford to buy them the necessary access technology that they would need in order to function on an equal footing with mainstream kids.  That somehow, they would be able to go out there and literally reach for the stars.

Invitation to Town Hall Meeting With CNIB Regarding Library Services

You are cordially Invited to a Town Hall Meeting

With John Rafferty, CEO of the CNIB

Topic:  Library Services in Canada

Purpose:  to ask questions of, and provide input to, the CNIB on:

How best to move forward on issues pertaining to the future of library services for blind, partially sighted, and deaf/blind Canadians.

When: October 29 2011

Time: 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time or 10:00 am Pacific Time

Location:

365 Bloor Street East, Suite 902

Toronto

The closest subway is at Bloor and Sherbourne

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