2014 CNIB National Braille Conference - BRAILLE + Call for Proposals

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) will be holding its 2014 National Conference "Braille +" in Toronto in October.

Date: October 30th and 31st, 2014
Location: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto, 475 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7
Toronto, Ontario

Call for Papers

CNIB invites session proposals for its fall conference. The conference will offer a variety of workshops, roundtables, panels and presentations that are interactive, practical, skill-based, research-based and/or theoretical. We encourage proposals from a wide range of different perspectives. Your session should be informative and facilitate discussion and should provide reference materials such as prepared handouts.

The Call for Papers Form is on this page:

Conference Themes

Proposals should fall within one of the three broad conference themes. Some examples include:

  • Education and Transition: Unified English Braille (UEB); teaching techniques and/or philosophies; being prepared for school; first job experiences; increasing independence, soft and social skills; increasing technical skills; mentorship and peer support
  • Digital Literacy and Accessibility: braille software and hardware; online privacy and digital footprint; social media for personal and professional uses; smartphones, tablets and apps for everyday activities; new developments in assistive technology and mainstream products; increasing sensory accessibility/ usability in the workplace and the community
  • Advocacy and Government Policies: braille literacy; vision health; employment; accessibility; technology; transportation; funding for services; built environment; consumer advocacy; multi-stakeholder approaches: working with service providers, employers and governments


If you have any questions about the conference, please contact us at To propose a session, please complete the Call for Papers form and send it electronically to by April 30, 2014.