Posts Tagged ‘Canadian National Institute for the Blind’

CNIB celebrates Braille’s birthday

By Jeff Heuchert ©  Stratford City Gazette, Canada — They were the six dots that changed the world for the blind and visually impaired. The braille system, which allows people with vision loss to read and write using characters made up of an arrangement of one to six embossed points, was devised by Frenchman Louis Braille, who himself was blind from the age of three, in 1821. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Braille’s birth, and is an anniversary agencies around the world are commemorating throughout the year. Last Wednesday, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) marked the occasion at an open house at the United Centre in Stratford. Staff and volunteers from the CNIB’s Southwest office in London were on hand to answer questions about the many services and resources they offer, and – only fittingly – to cut a cake in celebration of Braille’s birthday. Mary Ann Marchand, a certified vision rehabilitation teacher with the CNIB, said the open house was also about raising awareness about the braille system…. READ ARTICLE

CIBC website receives CNIB Site Check certification

© Investment Executive, Canada — With the launch of a suite of new site enhancements, becomes the first Canadian bank website to receive CNIB Site Check certification for providing barrier-free web access to people who are blind or have vision loss, the bank said Friday…. READ ARTICLE

Helped by CNIB, happy to give back

By Erin Madden © Winnipeg Free Press, Canada — Deanna Ng, 24, knows first-hand the difference the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) makes in the lives of the visually impaired. Born with retinopathy of prematurity, she has just five per cent vision in her right eye and no vision in her left eye. Since she was just an infant, she has been a client of CNIB, receiving services which have allowed her to grow into the young lady she is today…. READ STORY