April marks Financial Literacy Month in the United States! The term 'Financial Literacy' is defined as ‘having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.’ Much attention is being paid to the issue of financial literacy this month, especially communities where language, disability, income levels, and other factors impact the ability of people to understand financial information and make informed decision about matters that ultimately affects our overall quality of life.
Each year at this time we delight in renewing our commitment to fund a scholarship to be awarded to an outstanding blind, or low-vision post-secondary student, in conjunction with our administering partner, the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians.
Each year, T-Base participates in Earth Hour on the last Saturday of March, which falls on the 29th this year. Once again, we will be powering down between 8:30 - 9:30pm to show our commitment to the planet.
We invite everyone to join us in powering down on Saturday March 29th between 8:30 and 9:30pm. Leading up to the power down, you can follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter by participating in tweet-a-tree.
We have had the same logo for over a decade, and as a company, we have evolved, so it only makes sense that our branding evolves too. Our services are now offered from all touch points, all access methods, and in all formats. We are going for a new professional and modern image that better reflects who we are and what we do.
At T-Base, we believe strongly that braille literacy is a fundamental and underpinning ingredient of financial and academic success, for blind students and consumers alike. We continue to advance as the leader in tactile graphic design and are one of the few early adopters of the UEB (Unified English Braille) code. Without accessible document formats, our financial, telecom and educational customers couldn't effectively communicate with their blind consumers who access their information this way.
Braille allows the recipients of information from these types of organizations, whether it is a braille bank statement, cell phone bill or their course textbook, to independently manage their affairs and make fully informed decisions.
Braille is important to many users for many reasons. While some may feel this format is dated, others beg to differ. Today’s guest blog post is from Dr. Edward Bell, Ph.D., who offers his refreshing and positive perspective of braille, as demonstrated through his life and educational pursuits.