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Press Release Nal’ibali World Read Aloud Day

JOIN NAL’IBALI IN SHARING A SINGLE STORY WITH 1 MILLION CHILDREN!   Nal’ibali’s World Read Aloud Day celebration is fast becoming one of the biggest literacy drives in South Africa; reaching thousands of children and adults every year in its bid to raise awareness of the importance of reading aloud in children’s literacy development and…

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MOM BORN BLIND. HER BABY DAUGHTER BORN SIGHTED

MOM BORN BLIND. HER BABY DAUGHTER BORN SIGHTED. NOW BRAILLE IS PART OF THEIR MAGICAL BOND…   Susan van Wyk’s story, in her own words The day I discovered that I was going to have a baby, I started to wonder: “How am I going to help her if she can see?” I was born…

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Media Release: Bartimea School learners receive braille textbooks in Sesotho

  An agency of the Department of Arts and Culture NPO 000-606      PBO Ref.: 13 000 3512   102 Eighth Avenue Mayfair 2092 Private Bag X9005 Crown Mines 2025 Tel: 011 839 1793/4 Fax: 011 839 1217 Email: ceo@blindsa.org.za Website: www.blindsa.org.za   Media Release Bartimea School, learners receive braille textbooks in Sesotho   Blind SA…

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Banking accessibility for blind and partially sighted persons

Dear Readers   Blind SA has made representation with the Banking Association of SA (BASA) and with several financial institutions over many years regarding inaccessible banking for blind and partially sighted persons. The concerns and challenges are around physical access to the financial institutions, use of the ATM’s, accessible publications and forms, e-banking, website accessibility,…

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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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