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SAHRC releases its Final Investigative Report

SAHRC releases its Final Investigative Report into a fire that claimed the lives of three learners at North West School for the Deaf, North West Province 7 February 2018 The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or ‘the Commission’) has finalised its investigation into a fire that killed three learners at the North West…

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WBU Survey

Dear WBU members, As you know, the WBU has been working for a number of years to improve access to audio description services for film, television and live theatre for the benefit of blind and partially sighted persons. While audio description services have improved significantly in some parts of the world, they are not available…

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Young Leaders for Children Programme Application

The YOUNG LEADERS FOR CHILDREN programme is a national year-long leadership programme. The aim is to empower emerging non-profit leaders in order to provide sustainable services to children in South Africa. We believe in the power of young people to bring about change.   The programme consists of two blocks of one week each. The…

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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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