Call for nominations for the T-Base Sponsorship of blind and partially sighted athletes



    OTTAWA, April 16 /CNW Telbec/ - T-Base Communications Inc. announces the
request for nominations of blind and partially sighted athletes for the
2007/2008 T-Base Sponsorship. This annual sponsorship is awarded in the spirit
of T-Base Communications, to a blind or partially sighted athlete dedicated to
a competitive sport who exemplifies the drive for success and commitment in
his/her athletic endeavors.
    Deaf blind speed skater Kevin Frost was the recipient of last year's
sponsorship, supporting his ambition to become Canada's first Paralympic speed
skating competitor and gold medallist. After short and long track competitions
throughout Canada and the United States, Kevin ranked 27th in the world
against able-bodied competitors, and has been added to the track record in
Calgary as a Paralympic disabled skater.
    T-Base Communications provides recipients of the annual sponsorship with
various communication materials such as braille business cards, and speaking
notes in an accessible format of choice. "We believe T-Base's ongoing support
reflects our commitment to providing competitive blind athletes with the
accessible materials they need, and the exposure to personal achievements they
deserve," said Sharlyn Ayotte, president and CEO of T-Base Communications.

    
    Nomination Process

    In order to submit a nomination, please send emails to dwhite@tbase.com on
or before July 31st, 2007, with the following inclusions:

    - The name of the athlete in the email message subject line

    - An explanation (40 lines or less) outlining the goals and ambitions of
      the nominee

    - Location and any additional information on which your nomination is
      based (i.e. Website, articles, etc.)

    T-Base sponsorship eligibility is limited to North American residents.
Previous recipients of the sponsorship are not eligible for nomination,
however re-submission of previous nominees is encouraged. From those eligible,
the sponsorship committee will select a 2007/2008 recipient based on alignment
of T-Base goals and objectives, and will be announced on August 17, 2007.
    

    About Kevin Frost

    Kevin Frost has Usher Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes
progressive hearing and vision loss. Kevin aspires to earn deaf-blind speed
skating a recognized class in Paralympic sport and to be one of the first to
compete. The Opening Ceremony for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games is to take
place in Vancouver with all competitions in Whistler. For more information on
Kevin Frost, please visit www.ushersyndromeskater.com

    About T-Base Communications Inc.

    With locations in Canada and the United States, T-Base Communications
produces listen-ready and touch-ready contractual and customer management
materials, assisting government and industry to communicate with their
customers who cannot access information in conventional print. Specializing in
braille, large print, e-Text, audio and website accessibility, T-Base
Communications works in partnership with North America's most progressive
companies to meet the diverse information needs of their customers such as
American Express, Citigroup, LaSalle Bank, Merrill Lynch, Nokia, Royal Bank,
Symcor, TD, and Verizon Wireless. For more information, please visit
www.tbase.com




For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Deanna
White, T-Base Communications Media Relations, (613) 236-0866, Ext. 231,
1-800-563-0668, dwhite@tbase.com

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