Capital Project

Embracing My Vision Loss

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As I reflect on what it means for me to embrace my disability, many concepts come to mind: acceptance, awareness, advocacy, perseverance, self-growth, gratitude, humility, empowerment, and independence. Many people who go through vision loss experience stages of grief and loss. As I look back on 2007 when I was initially diagnosed with my degenerative […]

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Shauna’s Experience Navigating the Education System

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Raised in Ontario most of my life, I attended kindergarten through to grade 12 from 1982-1994. From early childhood I have had visual challenges. I got my first pair of prescription eye glasses at the age of four. I remember finding it difficult to adjust to my lenses, and I even fell down a flight […]

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True or False: Dispelling the Misconceptions Related to Blindness

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Although today’s culture is moving towards a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive society, more positive change in regards to disability rights needs to occur. Advocacy and awareness are vital to changing societal attitudes and perceptions. Misconceptions of blindness are perpetuated today. This article sets out to dispel some of the common misconceptions of vision loss […]

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People Who Are Blind Indeed Do Dream!

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Research suggests that all mammals experience sleep. Sleep may look different across the species. The type and amount of sleep tends to be based on a species’ needs, environment, and whether they are predator or prey (Meadows, A, 2021). Sleep is vital for the human body to rest and recharge and contributes to a person’s […]

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Everyone Can Benefit From Audio Description

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As a person with a visual impairment, my vision loss has been gradual. Over the years, I have had difficulty when viewing certain television programs and movies. When first introduced to audio description (AD) and described video (DV), I was amazed at the detail and information offered to me through these mediums. Each one of […]