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2014-07-22 12:29:29

The epitome of style, design and accessibility; created for everyone. TORONTO, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Making waves the world over, The Bradley timepiece gives users the power to touch time! The Bradley, created for people who are blind or partially sighted, makes it possible to discreetly tell time without everyone knowing you're checking the time. Now available in Canada only through Shop CNIB while supplies last. Named for an ex-naval officer and gold-medal Paralympian, The...

2014-06-05 08:29:17

TORONTO, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The TD Summer Reading Club through the CNIB Library for children with print disabilities launched this week. Ten per cent of Canadians have disabilities that prevent them from reading traditional print (this includes visual, physical and learning disabilities), and over 550,000 of these readers are children. CNIB's partnership with the TD Summer Reading Club helps ensure these kids have the chance cultivate their love of reading in an encouraging,...

2014-05-29 16:24:33

VICTORIA, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Centre for Equitable Library Access officially launched its new national service which provides accessible library services and materials to Canadians with print disabilities. The announcement was made at the Canadian Library Association's National Conference in Victoria, BC. Over three million Canadians have a print disability. This could be a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print. For the 10 per...

2014-04-30 12:30:29

TORONTO, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Most of us are aware of the things we need to do to protect our overall health - from going for regular checkups to exercising and eating healthy. But many people don't know that the same is true for the health of our eyes. A recent CNIB study reported that among Canadians who hadn't had an eye exam in the past two years, more than half said the reason was they believed they have good vision. But many serious eye diseases that can cause vision...

2014-02-28 08:25:29

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Victoria Nolan, a former Paralympic rower on Team Canada, launched her first book, an autobiography titled Beyond Vision, on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Nolan was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that causes slow, progressive loss of vision at the age of 18. Though her diagnosis devastated her, it also provided a lot of insight: it explained why she always felt a little uncomfortable in crowds, why she didn't like speaking in...

2014-01-22 08:25:32

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The CNIB Library has introduced an easier and faster way to get DAISY audiobooks called Direct to Player. As with all CNIB Library services, Direct to Player is free for all users. This new way of downloading will allow users to get DAISY audiobooks directly on their players without having to use a computer or wait for a CD in the mail. The Direct to Player service removes the need for users to order books through the CNIB Library, which means less...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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