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Adapted books for persons with a disability: Copyright law terminology

Posted on January 20, 2020

Have you ever heard of “adapted books”? They’re copies of educational material made for the benefit of persons with a disability. In her post, guest blogger Barbara McClintock presents some English and French terminology related to copyright legislation and adapted books.

Dictionaries and Indigenous languages

Posted on January 13, 2020

Guest blogger Julia Fischer tells how Indigenous peoples in Canada are preserving and revitalizing their languages through a tool we’re all familiar with: dictionaries!

The role of French immersion programs in the vitality of British Columbia’s linguistic duality

Posted on January 6, 2020

Did you know that British Columbia has a thriving French-speaking community, thanks in part to the enduring popularity of French immersion programs? Read how French immersion has contributed to linguistic duality in B.C. in this post by guest blogger Alex Hughes.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act: Personal testimonies

Posted on December 16, 2019

This year, Canada marks the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act, which transformed our country’s linguistic landscape. Robert Beaumier presents three personal testimonies by people who experienced the benefits of this law in their personal lives.

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