canada signs the marrakesh treaty

Canada will join the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled. The Treaty will give Canadians with print disabilities more and improved access to material from around the world in a variety of languages.

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netflix adds description!

Fantastic news! Netflix (US and Canada) have added audio description to DAREDEVIL, a new series that features a blind superhero. Kudos to the many people who asked, lobbied and fought for this – and thank you, Netflix, for listening to them!

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Describing Fireworks 2014

Collin van Uchelen is one of our board members who has vision loss and he has been a longtime fan of the annual fireworks competition at English Bay. He has presented me with the challenge and the opportunity of describing tonight’s Celebration of Light for him. He has attended more fireworks displays than I have, including last Friday’s Celebration of Light with a friend who did some describing for him…