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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
For 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.
Without a doubt, this year’s Braille Challenge was one of the best. Sixty students from across North America attended this year’s event, including three Canadians.
Astrid Alauda is quoted as saying "Tea is Instant Wisdom - Just add Water”. This quote is the theme for our booth at this year’s AHEAD conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Visiting the T-Base Tea Room booth will feel like stopping by your favorite café where you will learn about our classics, specialty flavors and our hot new blends. Enjoy complimentary iced tea to quench your thirst as you speak to our knowledgeable staff and pick up your T-Base Tea Pack to bring home.
At T-Base, providing your students with accessible format textbooks is a simple as brewing a cup of tea:
The Braille Challenge recently held its regional competitions where blind students across North America demonstrated their braille literacy skills. Within Canada, Ella Yu (Age 9) from Delta, BC; Keisha Anderson (Age 14) from Lower Nicola, BC; and Rhianna Martin (Age 17) from Campbell River, BC qualified as finalists from the regional site held at the University of British Columbia.