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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.

Apps and other resources to help students with course and assignment readings

Introduction

Back to school means lots of reading, as all students know! The purpose of this blog post is to provide you with info on programs, apps and resources that will enable you to do the reading you have to do for courses and assignments.

The list of resources, found below, is the result of the collective work of:

  • Kim Kilpatrick, GTT Coordinator
  • Rebecca Jackson, GTT, Summer Student Project
  • Albert Ruel, GTT Coordinator
  • Leo Bissonnette, AEBC National Board Member,

Our compiled list is not exhaustive.

AEBC Telecommunications (CRTC) Committee Review of Bell's DORO 824C Cellular Phone

The AEBC Telecommunications (CRTC) Committee is pleased to share a detailed review of the DORO 824C Bell phone carried out by Ronald Pelletier, an active member in the Greater Montreal Chapter.

Ron’s report is detailed and offers an important perspective.

The phone is still under development and will no doubt add features and improvements.

Bell’s willingness to work with us by providing a phone for an extensive evaluation underlines Bell’s commitment to accessibility.

I urge members to read Ron’s evaluation, below.

I thank Ron for his detailed work on this project.

Leo A. Bissonnette, Ph.D.


DORO 824C FROM BELL (Evaluated by Ron Pelletier)

NOTE: This evaluation was made from the perspective of a totally blind person.