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Dec 09, 2014, 08:00 ET CNIB now accepting nominations for the Winston Gordon Award of Excellence in Accessible Technology

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Winston Gordon Award of Excellence in Accessible Technology is presented to an individual or group who has made...


Jul 22, 2014, 10:00 ET Shop CNIB presents The Bradley

The epitome of style, design and accessibility; created for everyone. TORONTO, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Making waves the world over, The Bradley...


Dec 10, 2013, 08:00 ET Veteran TV broadcaster Craig Oliver appointed CNIB's honourary board chair

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - CNIB has announced that veteran TV broadcaster and CNIB supporter Craig Oliver will take on the role of honourary...


Nov 21, 2013, 08:00 ET New CNIB campaign "Worth a thousand words: Preserve your vision" highlights impact of adult vision loss

Many leading causes of adult-onset vision loss can be prevented TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - According to the World Health Organization, 75...


Oct 10, 2013, 09:00 ET Vision 2020 calls for national vision health strategy to prevent avoidable vision loss

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - About 285 million people worldwide are living with vision loss. However, 80 per cent of vision loss is preventable...


Sep 10, 2013, 13:45 ET Frances Cutler Receives Arthur Napier Magill Distinguished Service Award

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - CNIB presented Frances Cutler with the Arthur Napier Magill Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of her...


Aug 01, 2013, 12:30 ET Blind cyclist makes history, sets off on cross-Canada tour for charity

To learn more, donate or fundraise, visit our website at craiggivesback.ca ST. JOHN'S, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - On Sunday, Aug. 4, blind cyclist...


Jul 17, 2013, 14:00 ET Few Canadians know their eyes need UV protection on cloudy days

TORONTO, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Wearing sunglasses on a sunny day is second nature for most Canadians, but few realize that their eyes are...


May 09, 2013, 08:00 ET Gift of innovative technologies to CNIB marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day

TORONTO, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Two innovative companies have provided generous gifts to the CNIB community that will help improve accessibility for...


May 01, 2013, 08:00 ET Canadians with 20/20 vision may still have serious eye disease

Eye exams the most critical step to prevent blindness, say CNIB and Doctors of Optometry Canada TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Think perfect...


Jan 25, 2013, 08:00 ET Call for Nominations: The Winston Gordon Award of Excellence in Accessible Technology

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - This award was established by CNIB in 1988 and is presented annually to an individual or group who has made...


Nov 30, 2012, 10:29 ET First-of-its-kind career and employment website for Canadians with vision loss to launch today

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Project Aspiro, a career planning and employment website for people who are blind or partially sighted launches...


Sep 24, 2012, 08:30 ET AMD the leading cause of vision loss in Canadians over 50

Note to editors: International AMD Awareness Week is September 22-28, 2012. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss...


Jun 13, 2012, 08:00 ET Smoking can cause blindness

CNIB says new regulations for tobacco products labelling good news TORONTO, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - As of next week, June 19, retailers can only...


May 22, 2012, 08:00 ET CNIB asks Canadians to show their Shades of Fun

TORONTO, May 22, 2012 /CNW/ - This May, people of all ages across Canada are showing their "Shades of Fun" for CNIB's Vision Health Month. Now in...


May 15, 2012, 08:00 ET Most eye injuries can be prevented

TORONTO, May 15, 2012 /CNW/ - A recent CNIB survey - released as part of Vision Health Month - revealed that each year an estimated 720,000...


May 08, 2012, 08:00 ET Study reveals many Canadians unnecessarily living with vision loss

TORONTO, May 8, 2012 /CNW/ - A study released today by CNIB and the University of Waterloo's School of Optometry as part of Vision Health Month...


Jul 15, 2011, 10:54 ET Winnipegger wins national photography prize despite blindness

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/cnib/winnipegger-wins-national-photography-prize-despite TORONTO, July...


May 09, 2011, 11:26 ET CNIB Chanchlani Global Vision Research Award of $25,000 instituted

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/cnib/cnib-chanchlani-global-vision-research-award TORONTO, May 9...