January 19, 2022

Canada: “Liberals Reverse Decision, Announce Continued Funding for Blind and Vision-Impaired Books”

From GlobalNews.ca:

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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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.