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The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind has a New Home
CHEK TV, Veronica Cooper, Feb 14, 2016

Pacific Training Centre for the Blind

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Shaw TV Excerpt, Jun 9, 2014

Blind Woman Fights For a Chance at an Independent Life
by Edward Hill – Victoria News  Feb 8, 2014

Heidi Propp navigates through her house with ease, and finds her computer. Her Braille translator allows her to read the screen line by line, or to program code for web design, one of her favourite hobbies.

Blind from birth, the 35-year-old Colwood woman appreciates the safety of her parent’s home, but is itching to find a job and a measure of independence.

But making that leap to what sighted people might take for granted – crossing the road, catching a bus, cooking, shopping – requires intensive training, the kind offered nowhere in Canada.

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