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Posts by Blind SA

International White Cane Day on 15 October 2020

Blind SA is to commemorate International White Cane Day on 15 October 2020 by creating awareness and advocacy during the covid-19 pandemic.    Blind and partially sighted people using the white cane can enjoy greater mobility and safety by determining the location of curbs, steps, uneven pavement, and other physical obstacles in their path. The white cane…

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Blind SA Bookshare Library

The Blind SA Bookshare library is an ebook library that makes reading easier. South Africans with reading barriers like dyslexia, blindness, and physical disabilities can read in ways that work for them with a huge collection of titles in audio, audio + highlighted text, braille, and other formats. Around the world, people with reading barriers…

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#BrailleIsNoCrime Help legalise braille books

#BrailleIsNoCrime Help legalise braille books  Less than 0.5% of published works is available in braille and the majority are published by NPO’s such as Blind SA. President Ramaphosa held the Copyright Amendment Bill on his desk for fifteen months before he referred it to Parliament citing constitutional reasons on 16 June 2020, this after Blind…

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BrailleIs No Crime, Unlock the Chains and Ratify Marrakesh Treaty

Less than 0.5% of published works is available in braille and the majority are published by NPO’s such as Blind SA. President Ramaphosa held the Copyright Amendment Bill on his desk for fifteen months before he referred it to Parliament citing constitutional reasons on 16 June 2020, this after Blind SA submitted an application to…

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#BrailleIsNoCrime

Copyright Act 1978 does not have exceptions and limitations for Blind and Visually Impaired people to have books in accessible formats Support BlindSA SMS 45345

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Free Covid-19 educational booklet available in e-braille and audio formats

DBE and PED LTSM and Inclusive Education Coordinators, School Principals Pioneer Printers has taken it upon itself to make the “Duma Says” Educational Booklet accessible to the visually impaired as a means to raise awareness of the Covid-19 pandemic. The educational book is available in the following formats to visually impaired persons:  E-Braille (BRF) format…

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Article by Dineo Madile

My name is Dineo Madile, I am 38 years old. I lost my eye sight in 2006 meaning I was not born blind. I went to a normal school from grade 1 until grade 12, I passed my Grade 12 in 2001and Graduated in 2005 and as I mentioned before I became blind a year…

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Copyright Bill in Parliament on 18 August 2020

Some documents and audio of Parliamentary Portfolio Committee DTIC 18 August 2020 proceedings on the Copyright Amendment Bill (CAB). The Blind SA Constitutional Court action forced the President to refer the CAB to Parliament on 16 June 2020.   DTIC Background Document Audio of Proceedings MEDIA STATEMENT  TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE BRIEFED ON PRESIDENT’S RESERVATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE COPYRIGHT…

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Petition Secondary abuse of blind and visually impaired women by Law Enforcement Agencies

Blind and visually impaired women are also victims of gender based violence – intimate partner violence, domestic violence, rape and sexual, emotional and psycho-social abuse. The incidents are not reported upon by Law Enforcement Agencies since the cases/incidents are generally not recorded by officials. Blind and visually impaired women are generally informed by police officials…

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