|June 07, 2017
John and RNIB's Insight Radio host, Allan, spoke about the activities CNIB has planned for the summer including how to make them accessible so that everyone can participate. They also talked about the Marrakesh treaty and improving access to information for people who are print disabled and those who are blind or partially sighted.
January 04, 2017
What did 2016 hold for CNIB? John Rafferty, President and CEO spoke to Allan Russell about all CNIB accomplished in 2016, including funding vision loss rehabilitation and the Marrakesh Treaty, and its lasting impact for Canadians for vision loss.
October 25, 2016
John Rafferty, CEO of CNIB recently spoke from Ottawa to Allan Russell at RNIB Connect Radio about CNIB’s EmployAbility Campaign and Public Service Announcements, our organization’s story and checking in at the midway point on The Path to Change.
June 01, 2016
John Rafferty, CEO of CNIB recently chatted to Allan Russell at RNIB Connect Radio about May’s Vision Health Month and as it’s summer, what’s in store for kids with vision loss at Lake Joe in Ontario.
May 03, 2016
Recently, CEO John Rafferty spoke to RNIB Connect Radio about CNIB’s progress on the Path to Change, Dr. Keith Gordon’s recent paper on Charles Bonnet Syndrome, and CNIB’s involvement in the launch of the Orbit Braille Reader at CSUN in San Diego.
December 15, 2015
Last month, John Rafferty spoke to RNIB’s Insight Radio in Scotland about an update on Clearing Our Path, some of the activities that took place as part of CNIB’s annual Braille Conference, as well as a round-up of our successful Night Steps fundraising walks.
June 01, 2015
Earlier this month, John Rafferty spoke to RNIB’s Insight Radio in Scotland about Vision Health Month. John and the show’s host, Allan, discussed the CNIB commissioned National Vision Health Report findings as well as the Canadian Patient Charter for Vision Care. Both were presented in recognition of Vision Health Month at an event in Toronto on May 7. Check back in June for John’s next interview with Insight Radio.
March 23, 2015
On Thursday, March 19 John Rafferty had a brief chat with RNIB’s Insight Radio in Scotland about the Winston Gordon Award and the growing world of technology. Allan, the show’s host, and John discussed the importance of accessible technological devices and their respective apps in the lives of individuals who are blind or partially sighted. They also discuss CNIB’s Winston Gordon Award and what it recognizes. John will be a regular monthly feature on RNIB’s Insight so check back monthly for his interviews.
December 23, 2014
Braille continued to adapt in 2014. This year saw the introduction of two new devices that enhance functionality while on the go, while maintaining the quality braille users have come to expect. As part of recognizing World Braille Day on January 4, we spoke with Chris Chamberlin of Frontier Computing on the subject of braille and emerging technologies.
October 31, 2014
In September, CNIB launched the new strategic plan – The Path to Change – at the annual general meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan. In this episode of Visioncast John Rafferty, CNIB’s president and CEO, takes us on the first steps of the path – a path that will lead to some exciting changes for CNIB and Canadians who are blind or partially sighted and informed by the voices of those we serve. Join us on the Path to Change and discover CNIB’s bold new direction for 2014 – 2018.
September 09, 2014
In Part 3 of our Craig Oliver Series, John Rafferty, CNIB’s president and CEO, sits down with Craig, CNIB’s honourary board chair, to talk about navigating the world through the use of your other senses, a white cane and other helpful tips. Listen in for more information on safety, electric cars and more about independent travel.
August 20, 2014
John Rafferty, CNIB’s president and CEO, introduces us to CNIB Night Steps 2014 – a fun and easy night-walk under the stars that raises money for CNIB programs and services in local communities. This year’s walk will take place in six cities across Canada and will be a celebration with music, entertainment, family and community members. Sign up an individual or a team and raise funds for CNIB in your community. Can’t attend an event? Register as a virtual walker. John Rafferty will tell you more.
June 26, 2014
John Rafferty, CNIB’s president and CEO, sits down with Craig Oliver to talk about adjusting to life with vision loss.
June 11, 2014
In this, the first of the Craig Oliver Visioncast Series, John Rafferty, CNIB’s president and CEO, introduces us to Craig the CNIB’s honourary board chair and discuss his introduction to CNIB many years ago.
March 24, 2014
John Rafferty, CNIB’s president and CEO, interviews the president of Zagga Entertainment Ltd., Kevin Shaw about the service he’s created that gives blind and partially sighted audiences the same Netflix-style access to their favourite television shows and movies.