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PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL 4 AUGUST 2017 AND NOW IS THE TIME! THE KEY IS IN YOUR HANDS! The gift of empowering blind, visually impaired and otherwise print disable persons in South Africa   By Mr Jace Nair AND NOW IS THE TIME! THE KEY IS IN YOUR HANDS! The gift of…

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BLIND SA SUCCESSFULLY TRAINS 19

SIGHTED TEACHERS IN UNIFIED ENGLISH BRAILLE Blind SA recently undertook grade 1 and grade 2 braille training for 39 educators from the Gauteng Department of Education. The training took place during January and March 2017 at Sibonile and Filadelfia Schools, and was funded by the ETDP SETA. The training included: Read and Write fully contracted…

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Break through is assistive devices by Blind SA

BREAKTHROUGH IN ASSISTIVE DEVICES BY BLIND SA

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 to fit either in a person’s wallet or pocket.

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Woman in the city listening to music

AUDIO TECHNOLOGY ADVANCE

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.

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Stompie has found companionship

Some of our recent REHABILITATION SUCCESS STORIES

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 never received any form of orientation and mobility training. His everyday life consisted of sitting at home as…

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Ofentse Manyane teachers

We're teaching the teachers one school at the time

Professional, passionate and dedicated as they are, teachers who have the task of teaching visually impaired children have seldom been given any specialist knowledge or formal training in braille – and most provincial departments of education don’t provide it…

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