Join Us at the 2014 Canadian Federation of the Blind Convention

The 2014 Canadian Federation of the Blind Convention will be held at the Bowen Island Lodge from Friday, May 23 to Sunday, May 25. Follow this link to register.

Read the Latest Issue of The Blind Canadian Magazine

The Fall 2013 issue of The Blind Canadian can be read in BRF, PDF, Text, DAISY (in a ZIP file) and Web versions.

Lions iPHone Project for the Blind

Recognizing the iPhone as a very powerful information access tool for the blind, the District 19 Zone I-2 Lions, represented by 12 clubs situated on Southern Vancouver Island, are excited to be sponsoring a project that will see up to 12 blind individuals be equipped with their very own unlocked iPhone 5, valued at $783. each.

In partnership with the Canadian Federation of the Blind (CFB), the iPhone project goals are to: boost individuals’ employment prospects, enhance individuals’ independence, increase community participation, integration, and generally, improve one’s quality of life. Learn how to apply by following this link

Anne Ford wrote about the value of the iPhone for the blind and visually impaired in the September 2012 issue of The Lion Magazine. A PDF version of the article can be found here.

The CFB Is Sponsoring 6 Publications

The Canadian Federation of the Blind is proud to sponsor the following six publications:

Children’s Playing Safely Magazine;
Easter Story Book; Available in BRF
Christmas Carol Book; Available in BRF
The Children’s Circus Book; Available in BRF
Eco Troopers – A Kid’s Environmental Book
Hospital Veterans Journal

Print copies will be distributed to hospitals and other centers serving children throughout Canada. We are especially pleased to announce that we are able to offer downloadable Braille versions of the text of the children’s books. If you know someone who would like copies of these publications, then please follow this link to order.

Position Statement of the Canadian Federation of the Blind Concerning Rehabilitation of Blind Canadians

The Canadian Federation of the Blind has just posted a seven-point position statement concerning the rehabilitation of blind Canadian. Follow this link to read the entire document.

The CFB wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the following sponsors for their ongoing support:

Thrifty Foods

Country Grocer

Coast Capital Savings

Victoria Imperial Lions Club