As part of White Cane Week, the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) Toronto Visionaries Chapter is hosting the Experience Expo, Canada’s only consumer show dedicated to Canadians who are blind and partially-sighted, on Saturday, February 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in Toronto. The Expo will feature dozens of exhibitors, products, and services addressing every aspect of living with vision loss. Get connected with information on new adaptive technologies, recreation and leisure, tactile art and accessible entertainment, sports and fitness, transportation, education, employment, government supports, advocacy issues, and more.
This year, the Experience Expo takes as its theme the ability for all of us to see clearly, to see the potential of people with sight loss as equal to the potential of other Canadians, and to show that, when it comes to having a clear view of their own potential, those who live with sight loss have a vision that’s 20/20.
A community-building experience
Following the Expo, the Visionaries Forum will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. This panel discussion will focus on independence through gainful employment, and will feature panellists Deborah Gold, Executive Director of BALANCE for Blind Adults, and Laurent Messier, Program Lead of the Accessible Technology Program, among others.