Media Advisory - CNIB to Launch National Advocacy Campaign

TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ -

    What:  CNIB is turning the page on inequality. John M. Rafferty, CNIB
           President and CEO, will address a human rights issue affecting the
           right to read of over 800,000 blind and partially sighted

           The CNIB Library, Canada's largest provider of alternative format
           materials, has been providing accessible library services for over
           90 years and is in jeopardy without government support.

    Activities include:

    -   Interview opportunities with CNIB clients - Hear from clients about
        what the CNIB Library means to them.
    -   Tour of the library - Visit our stacks and see our recording studios,
        e-publishing, braille and audio duplication machines in action.

    When:     Tuesday, January 19, 2010
              11:00 a.m.     Announcement from John M. Rafferty
              11:30 a.m.     Library Tour / Interviews / Photo Ops

    Where:    CNIB Conference Centre, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

    Who:      John M. Rafferty, President and CEO
              Maya Jonas, CNIB Library user
              Katja Newman, CNIB Library user

About CNIB

CNIB provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. To find out more, visit or call 1-800-563-2642.

Note to broadcast media: B-roll of the CNIB Library is available upon request.


For further information: For further information: Yeena Peng, Specialist, Media Relations, CNIB, O: (416) 486-2500 ext. 8355, C: (416) 529-1628,

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