Levelling the Playing Field: Myplanet, CNIB, & HackerYou Partner to Create Accessible Learn-to-Code Opportunity

Myplanet
Myplanet
May 23 · 5 min read

“We want to encourage Canadians who are blind and partially sighted to achieve successful careers in STEM.” — Jason Cottrell, CEO, Myplanet

Research shows that only 38% of working-age Canadians with vision loss are employed, compared to 73% of non-disabled Canadians. Blind or partially sighted Canadians are facing staggering unemployment levels and the result is that approximately half of them are living on less than $20,000 year. Systemic barriers to employment, especially in STEM careers, are a known problem and we’re excited to start tackling a few of them, even on this relatively small scale.


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