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Briefs and White Papers

These papers and presentations have been developed by AEBC to provide background information and recommendations on issues of concern to blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians. These may have been presented at conferences, or to government or other public bodies.


Activity Reports (prepared every few months) and President's Reports (prepared annually) serve to keep members and others informed, at a relatively high level, of what the AEBC has been working on.  These reports are archived here for later review.

Canadian Blind Monitor

Cover image from an issue of the Canadian Blind Monitor

The CBM is a free yearly publication that provides short stories about people who are blind, partially sighted and deaf-blind. Most often the stories put forward a progressive viewpoint about what it means to be blind as well as some of the issues that affect the lives of people who have limited vision. It is hoped that the publication serves to stimulate thinking and discussion as well as change some of the misunderstandings, misconceptions and negative stereotypes about blindness.

Personal Successes: Unlimited Potential

Cover image from the Success Stories booklet

How would you define success in your own life?

Success stories from blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians on any topic from employment to community involvement are being collected and compiled into this guide, highlighting the often simple and realistic techniques employed to complete everyday tasks and achieve our goals!

Stand up! Speak out! Advocacy Guide

Cover image from the advocacy guide

This guide discusses the various forms of advocacy, the advocacy process, tips and barriers, as well as assertive and effective communication, in order to assist individuals interested in advocating for themselves or others. Incorporating real-life stories, this guide seeks to bring alive for the reader the continued need for advocacy in Canadian society, at individual, institutional, municipal, provincial and national levels.

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