2017 News

T-Base Awards $2,000 Scholarship in Support of Accessible Education

T-Base Awards $2,000 Scholarship in Support of Accessible Education

(Ottawa, ON / Kelowna, BC - April, 27, 2017) - For the sixth consecutive year, through the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC)/T-Base Communications Scholarship Program, T-Base has awarded a student who is blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted a $2,000 scholarship in support of accessible education.

Keisha Anderson is this year’s recipient. In the fall, Anderson will attend Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC, as a first-year student in the Bachelor of Arts program. She will major in English and minor in Biology; she aspires to become a high school teacher in either subject.

“As I further my education, I know that access [to course material] will continue to be a major consideration and obstacle,” said Anderson. “However, I strive to remain solution-driven when it comes to accessing information for lifelong learning and growth.”

 “At T-Base, we understand that having access to accessible formats for course notes, textbooks and other learning materials is a major factor in student success,” said Bruce Moszcelt, Co-CEO of T-Base Communications. “We award this scholarship to help support a student that can benefit most from an accessible education and wish Keisha great success as she continues with her academic pursuits.”

Each year students who are visually impaired enrolled in any program at a post-secondary institution in Canada are eligible for the T-Base $2,000 scholarship through the AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Program. T-Base receives and reviews applications from several qualified candidates and selects the recipient based on academic performance, community involvement and overcoming adversity.

“This year’s scholarship applicants once again demonstrate the importance they place on pursuing an education that will give them the tools they need to participate in today’s society,” said Leo Bissonnette, AEBC’s National Director and Chairperson of the Student and Education Council Committee. “And they are doing all this with a keen sense of giving back to their communities through a range of most impressive volunteer activities. We salute all those who applied for the 2017-18 scholarship!”

About T-Base Communications

T-Base is North America's go-to alternate format company and industry thought leader. We simplify accessible communications by producing accessible educational materials, such as textbooks and secure tests & exams, for complex STEM subjects in braille, large print, audio, as well as online with web accessibility and PDF documents. www.tbase.com

About The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is a national grassroots, peer support organization that comprises Canadians who are blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted and supporters from the public at large. Founded in 1992, AEBC is dedicated to promoting the inclusion of Canadians who are blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted in all aspects of social life, from education to participation in elections. AEBC’s members participate in working groups and committees, engage with local, city-based chapters, and engage in public awareness and education activities on a daily basis. www.blindcanadians.ca

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Media Contacts

T-Base Communications
Deanna White
Media Relations
(613) 236-0866 Ext. 1231
dwhite@tbase.com

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC)
Leo Bissonnette
National Director
1-800-561-4774
leo@blindcanadians.ca