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Materials for the Use of the Blind Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1283)

Regulations are current to 2020-06-17 and last amended on 2008-09-05. Previous Versions

Materials for the Use of the Blind Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1283

CANADA POST CORPORATION ACT

Regulations Respecting the Conditions Under Which Materials for the Use of the Blind may be Sent by Post Free of Postage

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Materials for the Use of the Blind Regulations.

Interpretation

[SOR/2000-199, s. 3(F)]

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

material for the use of the blind

material for the use of the blind means

  • (a) matter impressed in Braille or similar raised type;

  • (b) plates for manufacturing matter described in paragraph (a),

  • (c) tapes, records and other sound recordings posted by the blind in Canada; and

  • (d) tapes, records, other sound recordings and special paper intended solely for the use of the blind if mailed by or addressed to a recognized institution for the blind. (documentation à l’usage des aveugles)

postage

postage means the charge payable for the handling and conveyance of material for the use of the blind. (affranchissement)

  • SOR/83-800, s. 1
  • SOR/86-245, s. 1
  • SOR/94-203, s. 1
  • SOR/2000-199, s. 4
  • SOR/2003-379, s. 1

Limits of Size

 Material for the use of the blind sent by post in Canada may be sent free of postage if

  • (a) for delivery in Canada,

    • (i) the combined length, width and depth of the material does not exceed 2 m with the greatest measurement not exceeding 1 m, and

    • (ii) the material is not less than 10 cm in length and 7 cm in width;

  • (b) for delivery outside Canada,

    • (i) the combined length, width and depth of the material does not exceed 90 cm with the greatest measurement not exceeding 60 cm, and

    • (ii) the material is not less than 14 cm in length and 9 cm in width.

  • SOR/79-194, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-379, s. 1
  • SOR/2008-285, s. 1(F)

 [Revoked, SOR/83-800, s. 2]

Maximum Weight

 The maximum weight of any item of material for the use of the blind that may be sent by post under these Regulations is 7 kg.

  • SOR/79-194, s. 3

Conditions

  •  (1) Every item of material for the use of the blind shall, if for delivery in Canada,

    • (a) by means of marking, printing or labelling, bear the words “Literature for the blind” or “Documentation à l’usage des aveugles” in the upper right corner on the address side of the item; or

    • (b) bear on the address side of the item a label in a form approved by the Corporation.

  • (2) Every item of material for the use of the blind shall, if for delivery outside of Canada,

    • (a) by means of marking, printing or labelling, bear the words “Cécogrammes” or “Cécogrammes (Literature for the blind)” in the upper right corner on the address side of the item; or

    • (b) bear on the address side of the item a label in a form approved by the Corporation.

  • (3) Every item referred to in subsection (2) shall meet all applicable customs documentation requirements as described in the International Letter-Post Items Regulations.

  • (4) Every item of material for the use of the blind shall be prepared for posting in such a way that its contents are sufficiently protected while permitting quick and easy verification.

  • (5) Every item of material for the use of the blind shall be accepted for registered mail or, in Canada, XpresspostTM mail at no charge.

  • SOR/81-387, s. 1
  • SOR/94-203, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-379, s. 2
  • SOR/2004-297, s. 2
 
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