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Economic Impact on blind and partially sighted entrepreneurs and workers

Economic Impact on blind and partially sighted entrepreneurs and workers at Sheltered and Protective Workshops due to National Lock Down as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic Blind SA received numerous requests from blind and partially sighted entrepreneurs and workers from Sheltered and Protective Workshops for urgent assistance during the National Lock Down. These entrepreneurs were not…

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Give us a call

We may be in lock-down but we are still available for calls should you need us. You can call us on our landline 011 839 1793

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19 Actions for an inclusive Covid-19 response

This Call for Action is produced by Blind SA (A National DPO) inconjunction with the World Blind Union (the global organisation representing the estimated 253 million persons who are blind and partially sighted worldwide). The actions are in line with recommendations by other Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (DPOs) and reflect the urgent needs of…

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BlindSA teaching support for parents and schools

Good day to all readers of the BlindSA Parents’ network letter The Education Committee of BlindSA is reaching out to parents and schools to assist with the schooling of learners with visual impairment during the lockout period and beyond. We would love some feedback from parents and even schools. Below are links about websites and…

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The Impact of Covid19 Coronavirus on Blind People

MEDIA RELEASE Blind SA wishes to advise blind persons and those individuals who are asighted guide for a blind person to avoid sneezing in the crook of the elbowas advised by the authorities, since blind people holds onto the sightedguide by holding on their elbow. We recommend that blind persons and sighted guides rather sneeze…

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All smiles as Blind SA presents new Tatrapoint Brailler

Children, teachers, and parents enthusiastically welcome this valuable new educational aid. That was the reponse from two excited pupils after Blind SA donated a special Tatrapoint Brailler to private school Ad Laudem in Bloemfontein recently. Henrikus Henning (6) and Isabelle Beukes (11), both of whom were born blind, could hardly contain their excitement as Jace…

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Strong spirit of sharing at Lethabo Centre

A strong spirit of sharing is alive and well in the township of Kokosi, near Fochville. Blind and visually impaired residents there have taken it upon themselves to form an organisation called Lethabo Centre for the Visually Impaired. Its purpose? – to improve the quality of life of its members by pooling resources and knowledge…

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Sharing our knowledge with professional ophthalmic nurses.

In early December last year, two of Blind SA’s Orientation & Mobility Practitioners travelled to Limpopo Province to share their valuable practical knowledge with professional ophthalmic nurses working at the eye clinic of Dr C N Phatudi Hospital. This ‘sharing and learning’ workshop gave our O&M Practitioners time to talk through a range of assistive…

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Blind commuters are commuters too!

Sensitisation training for bus service staff was ‘just the ticket’ In the daily crush of rush-hour commuting, the needs of disabled folk can easily be overlooked. Systems and signage may help – but staff of Tshwane’s rapid transit system have recognised that it’s the human touch and proper awareness of its staff that will make…

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David Malatjie’s breakthrough…

… with help from Blind SA and the Tzaneen municipality David Malatjie cried the day our Orientation & Mobility Practitioner visited. It was partly his delight that somebody, finally, was reaching out to help – and partly his shame at having to confess that his humble home couldn’t offer his visitor the use of a…

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