National Gallery of Canada’s White Cane Week

I am passing on information from the NAG in Ottawa. If you are in town, blind on any level & form and would like to attend, contact Elizabeth Sweeney to obtain a Deaf-Blind interpreter. I would suggest you bring a Support Service Provider, Intervenor or someone you know to accompany you as interpreters are NOT responsible to guide you around, just to interpret voiced and texted information that isn’t converted into Braille.
It looks like a cool thing to go to, so count me in.
As for more questions whether there is more access for those who are Deaf Blind, feel free to email Ms. Sweeney, she will answer your questions.
– Christine
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The National Gallery of Canada and The Canadian Council of the Blind are Celebrating White Cane Week!
Thursday, February 8th from 5:30-7:30 at
The National Gallery of Canada – Great Hall
FREE
The National Gallery of Canada is proud to host an event in partnership with the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) to highlight our accessibility programs and celebrate White Cane Week!

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
An exhibition of artwork by members of the Canadian Council of the Blind, created in a Master Workshop series delivered by the National Gallery of Canada.
5:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Join us for musical performances by Terry Kelly, a musician who is blind.
6:30 pm
Tactile tours and verbal description tours inviting you to experience art from a new perspective!
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Le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada et le Conseil Canadien des Aveugles feront la fête en l’honneur de la Semaine de la canne blanche!
Jeudi 8 février de 17h30 à 19h30
au Musée des beaux-arts du Canada -Grand Hall
Gratuit!
Le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada est fier de présenter un évènement en partenariat avec le Conseil Canadien des Aveugles (CCA) pour mettre en vedette les programmes d’accessibilité et pour souligner la Semaine de la canne blanche.
17h30 à 19h30
Exposition d’œuvres d’art des membres du CCA, réalisées lors de la série d’ateliers de maître présentée par le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada
17h30 et à 19h00
Présentations musicales de Terry Kelly, un musicien aveugle
18h30
Visites guidées tactiles et visites guidées avec descriptions verbales. Découvrez L’art d’une nouvelle façon!

Please pass on to anyone you know who might be interested. Come one come all, it’s a free event!
Elizabeth Sweeney
Accessibility Educator
Education & Public Programs
National Gallery of Canada
esweeney@gallery.ca
613.949.8378

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