Islanders who are blind or visually impaired can now try out new equipment. Thanks to the generosity of the Sherwood Parkdale Lions club, Islanders can test the equipment at the PEI office of The CNIB. There was a demonstration of these new technologies today. Karen stopped in and talked to Darcy MacDougall, Brittany Fediurek and Peter Parsons. For more information about all the programs and equipment available at the CNIB give them a call at 566-3044
Jan Wong worked as a journalist for almost 30 years including 20 as an award-winning reporter for The Globe and Mail. Then a story she covered and the backlash from it led to her becoming sick. She was diagnosed with clinical depression and at the height of her illness she couldn't eat, couldn't sleep, could barely talk with friends and couldn't write. Jan Wong also became entwined in a battle over sick leave and compensation with her employer and health insurer. Jan Wong wrote about her experience in a self-published book called Out of the Blue. She's now a professor of Journalism at Saint Thomas University and she was in our Fredericton studio.