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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Powering Down for Earth Hour

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.

Deanna White - Mar 25, 2014

We're Sporting a New Look!

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.

Deanna White - Mar 24, 2014

Nobody Says Braille is Slow, Cumbersome, or Outdated

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.

Deanna White - Mar 24, 2014

Tweeting Our Way to a Greener Planet

If you have been following along on our social media properties, you’ll know we have been giving back to the earth by planting 12 trees for every one tree we consume printing braille and large print on behalf of our telecom, education and financial institution customers.  We print it because it’s a necessity for their customers to access their information – but that doesn't mean we can’t give back!

Deanna White - Mar 04, 2014

Large print - going beyond standard design methods

According to the World Health Organization, there are an estimated 246 million people worldwide living with low vision. It is reasonable to expect that the group of older individuals who have low vision will grow and as a result, the demand for large print will rise.

February is low vision awareness month, which provides an opportunity for companies evaluate how their communications with their low vision customers is impacting their company, brand, and from an important business perspective, ensuring their compliance with accessibility legislation. 

Deanna White - Feb 01, 2014

New Year's Resolutions

Another year has passed, and we welcome 2014 with enthusiasm. People all around the world see January 1st as opportunity calling; a fresh start, a chance to change something. New Year’s resolutions are a perfect example of how something small can have big results. We started our resolution a little early to make sure we started 2014 off on the right foot; the right carbon foot, to be exact. 
Deanna White - Jan 01, 2014

Holiday Classics from T-Base Communications

As the holiday season approaches, we often think of classics. Classic winter scenes like skating and sledding, classic holiday gatherings with friends and family, and curling up by a fire to enjoy a classic Christmas story.

A story in particular that comes to mind is the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, where the main character has a renewed outlook after visiting the past, present and future.

Deanna White - Dec 18, 2013

Tree Planting Fun on Twitter... Tweet-a-Tree!

One of the many things I love about working with the team at T-Base is coming up with fun and innovative programs to support our customers and partners. It has been just over a month since we partnered with Tree Canada and American Forests to launch our #tbasedoztrees program in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, and give back to the earth.

Deanna White - Dec 10, 2013

Dr. Abraham Nemeth, Making Advanced Math and Science Truly Accessible

by Aquinas Pather

Everyone concerned with the accessibility of information for all regardless of their disability should pause and acknowledge the remarkable contribution made by Dr. Abraham Nemeth, mathematician, inventor, and creator of the mathematical Nemeth Braille Code. The Nemeth Code has played a significant role in literacy, education, and accessibility for decades; it has given braille readers the opportunity to pursue advanced math and science opening career opportunities and pathways that were otherwise unavailable. Dr. Abraham Nemeth passed away peacefully yesterday at the age of 94. 

Deanna White - Oct 03, 2013

Meet Michael Staffen, T-Base’s 2013 Scholarship Recipient

Picture of Michael StaffenFor the past several years, T-Base Communications has partnered with Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) by offering scholarships in order to help fund the educational pursuits of an outstanding blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted student in Canada who is continuing his or her academic education at the post-secondary level.

Deanna White - Aug 13, 2013


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