When attending college in the Interpreter Training program, our instructors always emphasized that the most important factor in being a good interpreter was our attitude. It didn't... Continue Reading: The importance of attitude
By Nicole Lawrence, CNIB’s Communications Specialist for Atlantic Canada.
Continue Reading: Want another new year’s resolution you can keep?
In the fall of 2014, I started a cooking group for youth clients in the Niagara Region. There are currently 4 members of the group between the ages of 11-17, as well as 3 volunteers who regularly attend to support ... Continue Reading: Cooking Group
Dear Izzy is an anonymous advice column that offers solutions to everyday challenges for people with vision loss.
The holiday season is quickly approaching and I am dreading all my upcoming family gatherings. ... Continue Reading: Izzy’s Tips For Independent Living
In Toronto, there are several ways to find out when the next bus is coming to your stop, from viewing the official schedule, to downloading an app, to using websites. I find the easiest to be a texting service that... Continue Reading: Riding the TTC - Simplified
This is my first blog post and I think I have at least seven different documents in draft form that I've been working on, trying to figure out which topic I'd like to focus on. Should I talk about the role of... Continue Reading: Stereotypes
Meet Graham. Graham is recently retired, and is a volunteer at CNIB in Ottawa. He has volunteered with CNIB for a number of years, but has been working at the CNIB Ottawa store for the past six months. In the absen... Continue Reading: Volunteer Profile: Graham
The Inner Vision Orchestra is made up entirely of talented blind and partially sighted musicians from around the world. They are hitting the road for their first ever UK tour, and a Kickstarter campaign has been st... Continue Reading: Facing the world through music
Meet Natasha. Natasha has volunteered for CNIB in Ottawa since 2013. During her time here, she has made phone calls to donors on behalf of the CNIB, and has taken on the role of receptionist in order to relieve sta... Continue Reading: Meet CNIB volunteer Natasha
2014-08-14 16:19:54 2014-08-13 14:19:44
Siri is probably the most fun feature of the IPhone but not everyone realizes it can be very helpful as well. Whether you have vision loss or not, there are many useful commands which SIRI can perform to make your everyday life easier. Be... Continue Reading: Everyday Siri Commands
This year, CNIB is hosting its second annual CNIB Night Steps fundraising event – a fun and easy walk under the stars – in six cities across Canada. Proceeds from the event will support CNIB’s vital services, such ... Continue Reading: Night Steps is back!
Guest blog by Peter Parsons, Manager of Programs and Services, CNIB
Continue Reading: The start of something great: CNIB and Dalhousie University offer Judo and self-defense lessons
You may have noticed that the buzz around braille is more prevalent these days. As I was asked this question during one of my presentations recently I thought I would muse about it on the blog and we can ponder it together.
Let m... Continue Reading: Why the Resurgence in Braille
2014-07-04 09:21:29 2014-05-29 10:44:17
A number of the most common eye diseases causing vision loss are age-related, meaning that as our population gets older, the prevalence of eye diseases will increase. In fact, over the next 25 ye... Continue Reading: Age and vision loss
During a recent interview with a professional publication on the subject of eye injuries, I was asked the question: “Can prolonged viewing of a computer screen cause damage to the eye?” I thought I would discuss my... Continue Reading: Computer Eye Strain
When it comes to taking care of one’s health we often hear advice from doctors along the following line: ”It’s never too soo n to start.” This guideline applies just as much to one’s visual health. So much of what ... Continue Reading: Eye Health for Children
2013-05-06 16:04:59 2013-04-09 08:57:53 2013-04-04 10:14:05
The inadequacies of the distribution of corneal tissue banking in Canada have been highlighted in the media over the past couple of weeks. I would like to discuss why it is so important to have a na... Continue Reading: Corneal Transplants
2013-03-13 13:59:30 2013-02-22 14:44:57
By: Dr. Keith Gordon, Vice-President, Research, CNIB
If you are nearsighted, did you ever wonder whether your children would also have to wear eyeglasses... Continue Reading: Nearsightedness Genes
One of the things that irks me the most with iDevices is the virtual keyboard. Sure, I can tap away quick text messages and the like, but it's not really feasible for long typing sessions. I resort to Bluetooth key... Continue Reading: A New Way To Type On Your iDevice
2013-01-29 07:11:58 2013-01-14 09:48:46 2013-01-08 16:52:13 2013-01-04 13:56:10
How I learned to read braille
First things first, I needed to acclimatize myself to tactile sensations felt through my fingers. My teacher's assistant in kindergart... Continue Reading: Braille Rules! Part 2
I have touched on many topics within this blog, but there is one that I have found quite daunting to approach, since it's so dear to me, yet has become somewhat controversial: Continue Reading: Braille Rules! Part 1
2012-11-27 13:53:58 2012-10-26 14:14:52
The 2012 Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded this month to two scientists who discovered how certain mature adult cells could be converted to stem cells. The announcement of the ... Continue Reading: Stem cells and the retina
2012-10-12 11:13:47 2012-10-09 14:41:42
All the videos produced under our EnAbling Change project are intended to educate and to dispel the most common misconceptions surrounding people with disabilities and, in particular, people with vision loss. The f... Continue Reading: Accessibility in the Kitchen
2012-10-03 08:14:52 2012-09-20 11:43:04 2012-09-04 09:41:30
Friday, August 31, 2012:
As you probably know, we came third in our heat today. We raced against GB, USA, Ireland, France and Belarus. The stadium was packed and the noise coming out of the stands was incre... Continue Reading: First races
Thursday, August 30,2012:
We are in Heat 2 at 11:50 am our time (6:50 am Toronto time).
We are racing against Ireland, Great Brita... Continue Reading: Race Times
Saturday, August 25, 2012: Part 2
I'm trying to get these updates done now because I know as the competition gets closer I will only be focussed on that and nothing else! Yesterday w... Continue Reading: Paralympic Athletes' Village
Saturday, August 25, 2012: Part 1
It’s been amazing already, there was a welcoming committee waiting at the airport and everyone is so excited to greet us. They whisked us through al... Continue Reading: We have arrived!
Well, we finally did it! The new library website launched a few months ago. There's still work to be done but we now have a library that will let us meet the needs of our clients for years to come.