August 28, 2014
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
August 18, 2014 August 14, 2014
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
August 08, 2014
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!
July 15, 2014
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
July 08, 2014
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
July 04, 2014 May 29, 2014
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
January 04, 2014 September 03, 2013
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
May 16, 2013
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
May 06, 2013 April 09, 2013 April 04, 2013
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
March 13, 2013 February 22, 2013
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
February 22, 2013
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
January 29, 2013 January 14, 2013 January 04, 2013
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
January 04, 2013
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
November 28, 2012 November 07, 2012 October 26, 2012
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
October 09, 2012
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
October 03, 2012 September 20, 2012 September 04, 2012
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
August 31, 2012
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
August 28, 2012
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!
August 25, 2012
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
August 24, 2012 August 21, 2012 August 13, 2012 August 09, 2012 August 03, 2012
In a previous blog I wrote about the results of a study we at CNIB conducted on eye injuries in adults. In this study I reported that only about 8% of eye injuries experienced by adults occurred while playing... Continue Reading: Eye injuries in children’s sports
July 31, 2012 July 31, 2012
By: Victoria Nolan
It's getting really exciting - watching the Olympics and knowing we will be there in just a few short weeks! I'm on the edge of my seat and l... Continue Reading: On the edge of my seat
July 24, 2012 July 20, 2012 July 16, 2012
Every year I attend the largest meeting of vision scientists in the world. Known as ARVO, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology is a meeting of over 12,000 vision scientists discussing everything... Continue Reading: Ocular Gene Therapy
July 13, 2012
A recent report from Prevent Blindness America (PBA), a U.S.-based organization dedicated to decreasing preventable eye disease, showed that there has been a dramatic increase in the prevalence of eye disease... Continue Reading: Increase in Eye Disease Prevalence
July 13, 2012 May 25, 2012 May 23, 2012
By: Karen Brophey
Accessible programs and resources for kids with vision loss and other print disabilities are no fantasy!
Continue Reading: Part 1: Imagine! Fantastic resources and programs for kids!
May 16, 2012
This Vision Health Month CNIB is raising awareness about preventing and treating eye disease early wherever possible.
But for those who do develop vision loss, th...