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Fraud Month: Accessible Formats, Independence, and Security

According to the Competition Bureau of Canada, thousands of Canadians are defrauded each year, all of different ages and with different backgrounds.  Recognizing fraud is the first step to better protecting customers, and it is crucial for any organization issuing account information (whether it’s a bank, cable, telephone, or cell phone company) to provide their blind and low vision customers with the necessary formats to review their private and confidential information independently, and securely.

Jeff Potts - Mar 01, 2014

Giving back what we take from the earth

Today marks the first day of a yearlong program at T-Base Communications; a program that is based on the idea that we have a social and environmental responsibility to give back what we take from the earth. It is said that nearly 4 billion trees are cut down each year for paper, and the world consumes an estimated 300 million tons of paper each year. Many people opt for more environmentally friendly alternatives to paper, such as e-billing and online banking, and many companies’ plant trees on behalf of those who switch over to electronic formats.

Jeff Potts - Nov 05, 2013

Fraud Prevention Month: Privacy, Security & Accessibility

In light of Fraud Prevention Month, (March in Canada), we wanted to commend financial institutions for their commitment to ensuring that privacy and security includes accessibility. There are several standards and legislation that focus on privacy and security such as Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

Jeff Potts - Feb 27, 2013

Accessibility Important this Holiday Season and Year Round

Every year Santa receives millions of letters from children all over the world, in many different languages, formats and styles.  Some of these letters are sent in braille and Santa has asked T-Base to help him respond to these special letters in braille.

Having the choice of accessible formats is something T-Base is very passionate about.  Whether it’s responses from Santa, or statements from your bank or credit card company, everyone should have access to the information they require in their preferred format.

Jeff Potts - Nov 28, 2012

Announcing this Year's Scholarship Winner

As a regular visitor to this blog might be aware, I don’t post quite as often as I’d like, but when I do, it’s the opportunity to write posts like this one that bring me the most joy. On behalf of myself and T-Base Communications, I’m proud to announce Lisa Kovac as the winner of this year’s T-Base Communications Scholarship Award. Lisa will be receiving a $2,000 scholarship as she continues her education towards a Diploma in Writing at the University of Western Ontario.

Jeff Potts - Aug 21, 2012

Friends with the DAISY Consortium

I am pleased to announce that T-Base Communications is now a Friend of the DAISY Consortium!

The DAISY Consortium is an international association that develops and maintains international DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) standards for Digital Talking Books since 1996. The DAISY Consortium has been actively promoting these standards, which have revolutionized the reading experience for people who prefer alternate formats, in navigable audio format.

Jeff Potts - Mar 23, 2011

New Partnerships to Help Ontario Become Accessible

As we build on our existing partnerships into 2011, I thought I would take a moment and introduce you to two companies we have recently partnered with. Acede Consulting, Inc. and the Herrington Group, Ltd., based in Oshawa and St. Catherine’s respectively, bring years of experience in helping organizations meet AODA compliance standards across Ontario.

Jeff Potts - Nov 04, 2010

Welcome to the New T-Base Communications Blog!

Welcome to INSIGHT. Aligned with our corporate positioning, In Sight, In Sound, In Touch with your Customers, INSIGHT will be a key resource for consumers as well as innovative and forward-thinking companies looking for relevant posts on industry design and production standards, legislative and regulatory compliance for accessible information designed to meet the needs of consumers unable to read conventional materials in print or on the Internet.

Jeff Potts - Sep 15, 2010
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