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Festival of Literary Diversity

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  • Nelson Régo of Cool Blind Tech joins us to talk about new technology including a voice-activated telephone dialer. How is this possible?
  • Our pop culture critic JM Frey previews the new superhero action flick, Black Panther! Is it deserving of all the hype?
  • The Ontario government has published a series of children's books about inclusion of people with disabilities. Author Carolyn MacDiarmid tells us all about it.
  • Theresa Power from the Centre for Equitable Library Access discusses Canada Reads and the Festival of Literary Diversity.
  • Producer Kevin Philipupillai previews what you’ll be hearing this weekend on The Walrus with Lloyd Robertson.

Making Websites Accessible

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  • Tim Schwartz of Double Tap Canada previews tonight’s program including how to make a website accessible for people with vision loss.
  • Michelle McQuigge of the Canadian Press discusses an ongoing inquest calling for protocols for hospitals to treat patients when they are intoxicated.
  • Our accessibility and special needs business consultant Donna Jodhan joins us with tips to remember in protecting yourself when travelling abroad.
  • Our community reporter Derek Lackey delivers news and happenings in Winnipeg Manitoba.
  • One million trees for a forest named after Donald Trump? Producer Dawn Dickinson explains as she previews some of the articles we’ll be hearing this weekend on The Guardian This Week.

More info from Derek:

CNIB Centennial Celebration - Contact Kayla at our CNIB office at 204-774-5421.

Street Proof - Contact number 204-789-0954.

Adjustment to Vision Loss Program - Contact Joanne Fabian at the CNIB office as soon as possible to reserve a position.

Americans with Disabilities Act Rollback

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  • The US Congress recently voted in favour of rollbacks to certain provisions in the Americans with Disabilities Act. We speak to a disability activist as to what the rollbacks might mean.
  • Producer Kevin Philipupillai previews the articles you’ll hear on tonight’s edition of The National Post Show including a story about the criticism aimed at Vancouver officials for boasting about low pay of its tech workers in the bid to Amazon’s new headquarters.
  • We speak to Dr. Yvette Lu, a BC family physician who is part of a new online project to connect family caregivers to resources that they may not know exist.
  • Our community reporter Amy Amantea will provide us the community events in Vancouver BC.
  • Mike Agerbo of the App Show gives us the latest tech news including how Google is blocking ads with its updated browser.

More info from Amy:

Sequence - More info phone 604.990.3474, or at

Trivia Night - To purchase tickets go to Trivia Night Tickets or call the Blind Beginnings office at 604-434-7243

We Believe in Music - Call the AEBC office at 1-800-561-4774 and leave your name and telephone number