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Disability Tax Credit
Disability Tax Credit
The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the DTC can also open the door to other government programs. For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/dtc or call 1-800-959-8281.
The CNIB Children's Discovery Portal is a great website for CNIB children who are 6 to 14 years of age. The website is good for kids who have low vision, because you can change the text size. If you are blind you can use your screen reader. There are a lot of things you can do on the site. For example you can chat, answer questions about yourself, play games, read online magazines, get help with your homework, or go on the library and borrow books.
The games are good. There are three games on the site. They are called dreadnought, doctor wacky, and crazy concerto. Dreadnought is pretty much like Battle ship, doctor wacky is a memory game, and crazy concerto is about matching and remembering.
There is a speak out column in which you answer questions related to the website. The CNIB kids portal has an event column. It shows you the event of that month. There is another column called favorites where you answer questions about yourself. There is a section called e-magazines. It has a variety of magazines for all ages of girls and boys. There are at least 40 magazines. Homework helper is another section where you can e-mail the librarian a question or you can search a database for information on your topic. The last section is the library. In this section you can borrow books in print, in braille, or on cd and they come straight to your mail box. You can also download electronic books.
I would recommend this to kids in APSEA as a fun website. The best part about it is the games. My favorite game is dreadnought. I also like the homework helper. It is useful if you are stuck on a question. This is one thing I don't like about the website. You can only chat for one hour on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and its really hard to remember when to go on to chat. I rate this website at 4 stars.