Blog Archive

  • Ignorance can cause offensive remarks.

    Libby Thaw

    I recently had someone make a comment on one of my blog posts. They called me a fraud. They sent a second comment saying “Don't support this women she a fraud.... I've watched her bike around Port […]

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  • The PSA popped!

    Libby Thaw

    My teeny little office got turned into a full-blown production line this week when the Checkered Eye Project got flooded with orders from across Canada. The 30 second checkered eye awareness spot we […]

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  • We're back!

    Libby Thaw

    I was prompted by a reader to get back on the horse and write something current for this blog – thanks Robert! Here’s some great news… … The Checkered Eye Project (CEP) is now officially registered […]

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  • Go ahead punk, mock a blind chick!

    Libby Thaw

    Years ago, there was a public service announcement on tv. It was put out by an agency that provides services to blind people. I believe it was inspired by my requests for them to help with the […]

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  • Wrong way! ARE YOU BLIND!?!

    Libby Thaw

    YOU’RE GOING THE WRONG WAY! ARE YOU BLIND! Image description: an angry exasperated emoji face. There are signs posted everywhere. There are arrows on the floor plainly indicating which way you can […]

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  • Postponement Unrelated to Coronavirus

    Libby Thaw

    Each year during Canada’s White Cane Week the Checkered Eye Project does a little extra awareness boost. Our main focus is of course ensuring that as many people as possible understand that if they […]

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  • What can sighted people do?

    Libby Thaw

    In a brain storming session for some awareness posters related to the checkered eye, it was suggested that we address the question: okay, now I know what it means, what do I do? My immediate reaction […]

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  • Crazy Airplane Stunt

    Libby Thaw

    I'm going to pull a 60 ton plane across the tarmac by myself! I'm getting a bit cranky about how slow this awareness effort is going so I've decided to ramp things up a bit.  Here's a press release […]

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  • Accessible prescriptions.

    Libby Thaw

    In Ontario we have a law called the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act or AODA. Part of what is now required of businesses in Ontario is to have a policy stating how they will manage […]

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  • The Checkered Eye Ball!

    Libby Thaw

    On Sunday, May 6th, 2018,I had a ball at the first ever Checkered Eye Ball! Five different bands performed and kept everyone grooving. People were interested in the blindness simulations. The Old […]

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