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New Name, New Logo, and New Image

The National Federation of the Blind: Advocates for Equality (NFB:AE) has changed its name, adopted a new logo and developed a new state of the art website, but its previous work continues.

Now known as Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians/L\'Alliance pour l\'ÉgalitÉ des Personnes Aveugles du Canada (AEBC), the group remains a consumer organization of persons who are blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted.

"The name change process involved a tremendous amount of work on the part of many, more than I ever imagined," says John Rae, AEBC President, "but I think our members have chosen well.

"From now on, there should be no further confusion of who we really are, and no more \'Oh, you\'re the National Film Board?\'

"Our new name is very descriptive of who we are and what we want to achieve," says Rae." We are a coming together of individuals in more and more locations every year. All of our work focuses on gaining greater equality. We are a consumer organization run by and for our members; and we are Canadian-based and Canadian focused," he adds.

The AEBC, like its predecessor the NFB:AE, is clearly an independent, made-in-Canada consumer organization, whose work focuses on improving the lives and living conditions of blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians through public education and advocacy.

The AEBC can be reached at 1638 Pandosy Street, Suite 6, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P8; Phone: 1-800-561-4774; Email: info@blindcanadians.ca or by visiting our new website: http://www.blindcanadians.ca

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