Fighting Blindness Canada

Since 1974, Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) has been leading the fight against blindness and driving forward research that supports understanding why vision loss occurs, how it can be slowed, and how sight can be restored. 

As the largest charitable funder of vision research in Canada, FBC has not only contributed critical funding for the development of sight-saving treatments and cures for blinding eye diseases but has been an invaluable resource for individuals and families impacted by blindness. 

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Our Brief

With more than 1.2 million Canadians living with vision loss, Fighting Blindness Canada is committed to bringing hope to those living and impacted by blindness by moving critical vision research forward and advocating for access to new treatments. With a wide range of information and resources, including eye health testing, currently funded research, education events, and patient registry, Fighting Blindness Canada recognizes the importance of creating an inclusive online experience for all members of the community. 

With this in mind, FBC sought a solution to eliminate barriers that may prevent users from accessing its website and resources and ensure that its online information and services are easily accessible and user-friendly for everyone.

Our Solution

To ensure that all individuals, including those with disabilities or visual impairment needs, have equal access to information and opportunities on the Fighting Blindness Canada website, the organization implemented the Recite Me toolbar.

The Recite Me assistive toolbar enables all website visitors, regardless of their differing abilities or language needs, to customize the Fighting Blindness Canada website in a way that works best for them. Recite Me assistive technology includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customizable styling options, and an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages, 65 of which can be read aloud.

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