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World Book and Copyright Day 23 April 2018

“April 23 is marked annually as the World Book and Copyright Day. On this occasion, the World Blind Union highlights the importance of books and promotes its vision of inclusive societies where people with visual disabilities can freely access and share printed materials across borders without discrimination. With fewer than 5% of published works accessible…

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PHD GRAD SAYS: ”I DID IT FOR MY BLIND FRIENDS!”

In 2010 Matthys Odendal enrolled for a PhD at the Department of Linguistics at the University of the Western Cape with the help of the Blind SA Bursary Fund. The newly titled Dr Matthys Odendal received his PhD in Linguistics at the University of the Western Cape at the end of last year. The motivation…

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New Stories of Independence

Blind SA recently teamed up with the Gauteng-based  Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education Training Authority  (ETDP seta) to facilitate and empower the development of skills for blind and partially sighted people. The focus was to help these folk to achieve independence. This joint project has now resulted in 35 blind folk recently completing…

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BLIND SA LAUNCHES ‘SENSITISATION WORKSHOPS’ FOR POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS

With just under 400 unemployed blind and partially sighted candidates currently on our database, we have to be both practical and innovative if we’re to see these folk successfully employed. Says BlindSA’s Employment Officer Parishna Ramluckan: “It’s not enough to have bright and brilliant potential employees who’ve been screened, completed some fairly intense job readiness…

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BLIND SA PRESENTS 5 BRAILLE COPIES OF SCHOOL SETWORK

Five braille copies of the award winning Sesotho language drama Lejwe la Kgopiso were recently presented to the Bartimea School in Thaba Nchu. An essential Grade 12 setwork, the work was produced in two volumes by our Braille Services, and handed over to the school’s Acting Principal Mrs Mothibe in November last year. Presentation of…

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