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OUR KEY PURPOSE

Promoting and facilitating the dignity and independence of blind and visually impaired South Africans remains the key purpose of Blind SA. We do this through our four main focus areas – employment, education, mobility, and braille services. Additionally, we actively lobby for the general rights of blind and visually impaired South Africans through our advocacy work.

Blind SA is a Level 1 BB-BEE contributor in terms of the DTI Codes of Good Practice

324

BURSARIES FOR BLIND STUDENTS SINCE 2012

534

BLIND AND NEWLY-BLINDED PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED AN ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY COURSE

2,367

NUMBER - IN MILLIONS - OF BRAILLE PAGES PRODUCED ANNUALLY

70

YEARS OF SERVICE

WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING

RECENT NEWS

Our work covers many key areas, and the following stories will give you an insight into some of our recent challenges and successes.

23 Feb

BLIND SA CELEBRATES 70 YEARS

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What is now Blind SA originally started on 26 October 1946 as the South African Blind Worker’s Organisation to help the blind find meaningful careers.
23 Feb

BREAKTHROUGH IN ASSISTIVE DEVICES BY BLIND SA

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Blind SA is proud to have recently launched Mali-Bhala – a money counter and signature guide – in association with the Disability Rights Awareness Month. This locally created device comes in two standard sizes that are designed.
23 Feb

AUDIO TECHNOLOGY ADVANCE

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NEW DIGITAL ALTERNATIVE TO ‘HARD This Digital Accessible Information System – or ‘DAISY’ – is a digital audio book for blind and visually impaired people so that they can listen to written material.
23 Feb

Some of our recent REHABILITATION SUCCESS STORIES

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Stompie has found companionship Stompie Matshane has been blind for over ten years and has had to depend on his family this entire time. He didn’t own a cane and couldn’t afford to buy one and had.
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