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Food For Thought

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Cooking is a vital task that one needs to do almost every day in some shape or form in order to ensure that they are meeting their body’s needs. However, most often when people have a disability such as blindness, they are discouraged from this practice. This could be due to the fear of the […]

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What Does “Blind” Have to Do with It? The Right to Parent from a Sighted Daughter’s Perspective

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Editor’s Note: Today is Family Day in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. In this speech, presented by Joanne Gabias at the 2018 National Federation of the Blind (NFB) convention in the United States, she speaks about her experience growing up in a household with two blind parents. Joanne […]

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Looking for Older PTCB Content?

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Looking for older PTCB content? With the reorganization of the website and blog in early 2021, a few things have moved. Below are the older homes of some of PTCB’s content: Older news can be found here Older blog posts can be found here If you can’t find what you are looking for, please let […]

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Student Voices: Elizabeth Lalonde

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Editor’s Note: This article is an updated version of the story My Journey at the Louisiana Center for the Blind, by Elizabeth Lalonde, which originally appeared in Volume 5 of the Blind Canadian magazine. It is reprinted with permission from both Elizabeth and the Canadian Federation of the Blind. Elizabeth Lalonde has a BA with […]

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Happy White Cane Day!!! 🧑‍🦯🎉

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October 15 is International White Cane Day, referred to as National White Cane Safety Day or National White Cane Awareness Day in the United States and simply White Cane Day in Canada. When you think of the word blind it is likely that you either picture someone with a white cane or perhaps a guide […]

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Student Voices: Jinnie Saran

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Editor’s note: Jinnie Saran was PTCB’s final student before the conclusion of the Victoria-based Home Stay pilot program, which is being replaced as part of the Bowen Island Recreation, Training and Meeting Centre Project. Jinnie graduated in December of 2019. The following article originally appeared in the Blind Beginnings Limitless newsletter and is reprinted verbatim […]