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Blind SA is to host a Zoom Press Conference as listed below

Date: 5th August 2020

Time:  10 am

Venue: Zoom Meeting. Please find the zoom link below.

Topic: Blind SA The Plea from blind and visually impaired people

  • Education Crisis for blind and visually impaired learners due to COVID-19 pandemic #EducateMe

Blind SA has been negotiating with the Department of Basic Education from before the National Lock Down in March 2020 regarding the unsatisfactory infrastructure, lack of Learner Teacher Support Materials (LTSM), lack of basic assistive devices and safety at the Schools for the Blind in the country. The impact of covid-19 with social distancing protocols brings a greater crisis to our sector especially the inadequate hostel facilities and classrooms, educators and teacher aides and the provision of orientation and mobility for learners as well as the provision of teaching and the provision of assistive devices for learners who are still at home.

  • Listen to the voice of Blind and Partially Sighted Woman this Women’s Month #Blindwomen’slifematters

Blind and visually impaired women face secondary abuse by Police when reporting rape and other sexual abuse and domestic violence because the Police say blind and visually impaired women cannot identify their perpetrators.

  • The President denies blind and visually impaired people access to published works #Brailleisnocrime

Section 19 D in the Copyright Amendment Bill provided the exceptions and limitations that blind and visually impaired people to access published works in an accessible format and the President has not ascended to the CAB resulting in blind and visually impaired people being denied access to published works and perpetuating the “Book Famine”.

These and other issues that are resulting in a crisis that blind and visually impaired people have to experience will be highlighted at the Press Conference.

More information

Jace Nair


Blind SA

Mobile 0609670258

#EducateMe SMS 45345

Please find the Zoom Link below.

Jace Nair is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BLIND SA – PRESS CONFERENCE Blind SA The Plea from blind and visually impaired people

Time: Aug 5, 2020 10:00 AM Harare, Pretoria

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Meeting ID: 857 1438 1810

Passcode: 687081

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