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March 10th 2014: Careers for Young People Living With Blindness

Bronwyn Funiciello became blind at age 11, is an elected trustee, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, She strongly advocates for persons with disabilities. Rabia Khedr, who is blind, has her own company, diversityworX,, is Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities, and a board member of the Ontario Women's Health Network. They talk about their own careers, living with blindness, and their work. They discuss the challenges encountered by young people seeking careers who are living with blindness,

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Bronwyn Funiciello

Bronwyn Funiciello has lived in Ottawa, Canada, for the past 35 years. She became blind at the age of 11. As a result she is a strong advocate for persons with disabilities. She has a particular passion for equitable access to public education. She’s been an elected school board trustee since 2003,, and she also works for the federal government. In addition she’s the proud parent of five children. She’s an avid runner and looks forward to competing in her first half ironman in the summer 2014. She believes that anything is achievable.
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Rabia Khedr

Rabia Khedr is a Human Rights Trainer and Consultant with her own company diversityworX, She conducts disability awareness and diversity workshops for corporations, community organizations and government. She’s Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities and a board member of the Federation of Muslim Women. She chairs the City of Mississauga Accessibility Advisory Committee and sits on the Ontario Women's Health Network Board. She’s active in raising awareness about disability issues, women’s rights and Islamaphobia. She’s worked with non-profit organizations and corporations to ensure the inclusion o
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