Posts by Blind SA

Basic Rights of blind and partially sighted people violated by Government

Blind and partially sighted people’s basic human rights in accessing reading materials in accessible formats – braille, daisy and audio etc. is still being violated despite Democracy since 1994. The outdated Apartheid Copyright Act of 1978 which does not have exceptions and limitations permitting the conversion of accessible formats for blind people does not conform…


Joint SANCRC and SACSoWACH advocacy submission to Presidency

The SANCRC and SACSoWACH call on the President and Premiers to provide leadership of children’s rights as a national development priority in 2021 10 February 2021 Click here to view the full submission Click to view the letter to the president Click here to download the summary The South African National Child Rights Coalition (SANCRC)…


Disabilities in Africa Anthology of Writing

What does it mean to be a disabled person in Africa today? How do people in Africa living with a range of physical and psychological disabilities experience and express their unique sense of embodiment? The Disabilities in African Contexts Project invites creative submissions for an anthology of original voices around the theme “Alternative Explanations /…


Study Bursary Applications

We would like to remind potential Study Bursary assistance candidates to submit their application forms. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2021 Please Email to Denise Frostdenice@blindsa.org.za


The People’s Vaccine Campaign

Blind SA supports the People’s Vaccine Campaign and encourages blind and partially sighted people to choose to be vaccinated. Add your support by emailing: peoplesvaccinecampaign@gmail.com  or on Facebook: C19 People’s Coalition


Blind SA leads march to end ‘book famine’

https://www.thisability.co.za/2021/02/01/blind-sa-leads-march-to-end-book-famine/ By Mokgadi Maponya Blind SA has participated in a march to the Union Buildings, Pretoria to demand, among other things, the right for blind persons’ organisations to translate material into braille and other accessible formats and to import braille books into the country. The march, which took place on December 10, from the Department…


Open the doors of learning for the blind

https://www.thisability.co.za/2021/01/30/blind-sa-open-the-doors-of-learning-for-the-blind/ By Nkhensani Hlungwani Blind SA has called on the Department of Basic Education (DBE) together with the provincial departments of education to provide blind and partially sighted pupils and teachers with information in braille format. In a media release posted on its website as part of celebrating Braille Awareness Day on January 4, the…


WBU statement for World Braille Day – 4 January 2021

ENDORSED AND AUGMENTED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN BRAILLE AUTHORITY [SABA] January 4th 2021 is world braille day. In 2018, the UN General Assembly officially designated the world braille day as a day to raise awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for persons…


World Braille Day 4 January 2021

Blind SA endorses the statement by the World Blind Union on the occasion of the World Braille Day, declared by the United Nations in 2018 as being the 4th of January annually.  During this COVID-19 Pandemic and especially during this second wave of the pandemic, over 750000 blind and partially sighted people do not have…