Posts by Blind SA

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…


Thank You

On behalf of everyone who has felt the warmth of your friendship during this difficult year … thank you! Best wishes for the holiday season and a happy, healthy 2021!


Media Release

Attention:    Hon Thandi Modise, Speaker of Parliament Hon Duma Nkosi, Chair of Parliamentary Portfolio Committee (DTIC) Hon Amos Masondo, Chair of NCOP Cc:              Hon Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa Hon Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Hon Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Arts and Culture Hon Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic…


Blind SA and ReCreate SA In association with SA Disability Alliance SA Braille Authority SA National Council for the Blind A2K Right to Know

*We Stand Together!  Hands Off Our Livelihoods!  Fair Copyright Now!* #BrailleIsNoCrime   #FairRoyaltiesNow    #FairUseNow     On International Human Rights Day 2020, Blind South Africans unite with musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers and educators from across South Africa to demand that government respect their rights. Currently it is illegal for blind persons organisations to translate material into…


Advert Special Awards 75th Anniversary

Blind SA, as part of its 75th Anniversary on 26 October 2021, will present Special Awards to deserving blind and partially sighted persons and organisations who have made an outstanding and meritorious contribution to the empowerment of the lives of other blind and partially sighted people. The Special Awards will be presented in two categories,…


You can help fight this unfairness

At school, blind learners need their teachers or partially sighted schoolmates to guide them around the buildings. That means touch – a hand on an elbow or a shoulder – and social distancing now makes that a problem. It would not be like this if these youngsters had, at an early age, been taught the…


Blind SA Bookshare

Are you ready to catch up on your reading during the year-end break? Since 26 October 2020, blind persons have access to thousands of books in accessible formats. Blind SA Bookshare is a free library service that will enable blind and partially sighted persons to borrow hundreds of thousands of books in braille, daisy, audio…