October 2016

Save The Date - VIRN's Trade Show October 27th

"Information Stations" - Resources for People with Disabilities

Mark this date on your calendar. A great opportunity to network and gather valuable information. And the chance for hands on experience with new tools and technology. More exciting details coming soon!

2016 VIRN Trade Show Thursday, October 27th

Resources For People With Disabilities

Thursday, October 27, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Viscount Gort Hotel
Salon A Main Floor
1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Presentations throughout the day and “Great Auction Prizes”
No Admission Fee and Everyone Is Welcome!

 
Accessible Media Inc.
Accessible Media Inc. logo
 
Ambutech
Ambutech logo
 
Aroga
Aroga logo
 
CNIB
CNIB logo
 
Frontier Computing
Frontier Computing logo
Manitoba Civil Service Commission
Province of Manitoba logo
Manitoba Public Library Services
Province of Manitoba logo
 
OrCam
OrCam logo
 
Reaching E-Quality Employment Services
REES logo
Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind
RCMDB logo
 
 
VIRN
VIRN logo
 
 
Visions Of Independence
Visions Of Independence logo
 
 
Winnipeg Public Library
Winnipeg Public Library logo

A presentation schedule will be posted shortly.

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VIRN Trade Show Details

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Resources for People with Disabilities

Trade Show
Resources for People with Disabilities

Thursday, October 27, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Viscount Gort Hotel
Salon A Main Floor
1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Presentations throughout the day and “Great Auction Prizes”
No Admission Fee and Everyone Is Welcome!

This trade show is an excellent opportunity for you to browse and take your time, go at your own pace, talk to the exhibitors who have tons of information to share. “This is a more intimate (closely connected) environment that will make you feel welcome.”

A presentation schedule will be posted shortly.

For more information contact: 204-975-9340
Toll-Free: 1-888-851-VIRN (8476) Email: info@virn.ca

Scholarship Application 2016

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L. P. Ings Scholarship

There is time to apply for the 2016 LP Ings Scholarship administered by the Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) in partnership with the Winnipeg Foundation.

If you are a student with a vision impairment living in Manitoba you are eligible to apply. Or if you know of a student with a vision impairment living in Manitoba, share this information with them.

What does an employer look for when they are hiring? They look for someone who has a good education and skills needed to fill the position. We hear this all the time!

VIRN realizes that this is what is needed to find a job. However, VIRN also understands how difficult it is for someone who is vision impaired to afford the high costs of an education or training in a trade. That is why VIRN with the support of the Winnipeg Foundation has been raising funds to award scholarships to people living with vision loss to help them follow their career goals.

The L. P. Ings Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Lawrence Ings, to assist Manitoba students who are vision impaired with their education and training. The successful recipient can use the $1,000.00 award to cover costs such as tuition, tutoring, text books, adaptive devices or software.

For details regarding qualifying and applying for VIRN’s L. P. Ings scholarship, visit the scholarship application page.