Canada: “Liberals Reverse Decision, Announce Continued Funding for Blind and Vision-Impaired Books”
Five hours after publication of this story, Minister Kirsty Duncan announced the government will continue funding the CNIB’s [Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)], production of accessible and alternate-format books.
From the Article:
Starting April 1, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), which is Canada’s largest producer of accessible and alternate-format books,
will no longer receive government funding for converting conventional books into accessible formats.The news comes nine days before the CNIB is set to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
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